Ever since Kate Moss was snapped battling the Glastonbury mud in frayed cutoffs and beat-up Hunter boots, festival goers have emerged as street-style magnets with a colorful look all their own. Equal parts high-end hippie and urban warrior, the festival fashion aesthetic is breathable (try wearing jeans in the 100-degree sun!), breezily bohemian, and above all, very cool.
How to nail the look? Look for styles with crafty details like tie-dye, crochet, and fringe. The elegantly tie-dyed Kerala shorts by Calypso in our Summer Festival Style sale offer a great, modern take on the hippie staple. Do as our stylists do and pair them with a blousey peasant top and sleek flat sandals to complete the effect.
Sturdy basics are essential as well: Think sexy cutoffs, whisperweight tanks, and easy tees like this cute, globally inspired crop top by Wkshp. Stash an army jacket in your bad for when temperatures drop at night.
If you’d like to take things in a more feminine direction, pair a breezy maxi dress with your favorite boots (rain) or flat sandals (shine). Jersey and lightweight cotton are perfect when the weather is scorching, and they roll up easily when it comes time to pack. We love the color of this golden-yellow Avaleigh design for spring.
As for accessories? Crossbody bags are perfect for keeping your hands-free while rocking out (the fringier the better!), and you should feel free to pile on the beads and bangles to your heart’s content. Oversize sunglasses, straw hats, and plenty of sunscreen will protect you from the elements.