I Went to My First Music Festival: 5 Trends I Saw Everywhere


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; PICTURED: Frankie's Bikini's dress; Lack of Color Hat; BY FAR bag)

Honestly? I've never really been a festival person. I know people who absolutely love attending them, never miss a Coachella, and will even travel to different cities for festivals. But that wasn't me. I'm not sure why, as I love music and any excuse to dress outside my comfort zone. But there's something about the big crowds and walking miles from one stage to another that didn't appeal to me. You'll never guess what convinced me to go to my first festival. I had a Hamptons trip already planned with friends, who have a running joke about how I'm always drinking a Celsius, my energy drink of choice. Turns out Celsius was sponsoring a festival in the Hamptons the same weekend we were already going to be visiting.

When the stars align like that, how can one say no? Suddenly my relaxing weekend out East turned into me attending my first festival, and I totally needed to pivot on what I was planning to pack. As a festival first-timer, I took to Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok for outfit inspiration. While this was a festival, it was also in the Hamptons, and I had to consider that when packing. There were so many classic concert trends on display at the festival I attended. Everyone took their festival fit very seriously. I was honestly impressed, but five trends reigned supreme.

Keep scrolling to see which five trends I saw everywhere.


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13)

Western Boots

Western boots have been a go-to festival fashion item for years, and I must say, from what I saw at my first festival, they still reign supreme. I couldn't go a few feet without seeing a herd of girls in skirts, dresses, and shorts sporting Western boots. I'm a big fan of the Western vibe, so this is a trend you can sign me up for. 

Crochet Everything

Crochet is one of my favorite trends for summer, but it's perfect for a festival. It has that Coachella-y vibe to it. I opted for a crochet minidress from Frankies Bikinis for my first festival look. 

Cutoff Denim Shorts

Some may argue that cutoff denim shorts are out, but I have to say, it seems the festival crowd disagrees. They're a classic summer staple and go with basically anything. I'm not mad about it. 

Wide Brim Hats

If you know me, you know I love a good wide-brim hat. So, of course, when I was heading to my first festival, I knew a hat would be involved, and I wasn't the only one. I wore a hat from Lack of Color (my go-to brand for hats), and I got so many compliments. 

Matching Sets 

Who doesn't love a good matching set? They're so easy to style, and when dressing for a concert, you want to be stylish but also feel comfortable dancing around or walking from one stage to the next. 

Next up, The Pretty Trend That Will Make Your Outfits Look Seriously Expensive

Assistant Editor

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.