With the kick off to festival season just a few weeks away it’s time to start planning your looks. But lets be honest, you don’t always have to take the bohemian theme literally. After attending festivals for nearly a decade, we can attest to getting bored of the usual favourites like micro florals, crochet, fringe, and let’s not forget, the dreaded floral crown.
It all starts with Coachella, no doubt the most mainstream festival in the circuit, but also the unofficial start to the summer festival season that not only sets the tone for artists on tour, but also for festival fashion spotting. Why not think outside the box this year and surprise street style photographers with some cool summery looks, that aren’t yet completely cliché.
Thus, we’ve rounded up seventeen rather amazing/lovely/rad pieces that will make your festival look really pop with originality this year.
This delicious patterned shift dress is just about the most prefect thing you can wear in the dessert. It’s light and airy without hugging the skin and it also provides some coverage, so you can rock a backpack without it carving up your sunburned shoulders.
Japanese designer Toga has long been innovating with western touches in her accessories and these embellished sandals are pretty perfect as far as festival footwear goes. The silver touches paired with the cerulean blue ankle strap would pair perfectly with some silver jewellery
The floppy hat is kind of over, but you still want to complete your look with some kind of fun headgear that isn’t a horrible floral crown. This Missoni striped visor is a little bit Grandma in the best way possible; match your outfit to one of the colours on it and you’ll surely get stopped by every street style photographer.
There are many things Reformation does well, and bohemian frocks that don’t make you want to barf is definitely one of them. This Orchid dress is delicately printed with a star pattern and is the perfect thing to wear with a pair of platforms taking you from the festival field to the after party.
The perfect beach cum festival bag roomy enough for everything you’ll need for a day of lying in the grass. Leave your fancy designer fringe bag at home and be sensible with this tote you won’t feel guilty about putting down on the floor while you dance!
Not your average festival frock, this burlap dress a totally unexpected option in what often feels like s sea of bad lacey printed options. You’ve got that little bit of fray around the edges to give you that bohemian flare without going over the top.
Add that little bit of kitch and metallic at the same time to your look with these cute slip ons. Cheap and cheerful, so you don’t have to worry about messing them too much on the festival fields.
Australian designer Alice McCall is a genius at the cute yet sexy playsuit. This buttercup sublime playsuit is a totally unexpected option to rock to the festival fields. It looks amazing with a jean jacket and is also a fool proof piece sure to draw in those street style photographers.
Inspired by a recent trip to Cuba, Proenza Schouler went totally tropical with their latest collection and this perforated bucket bag would be an oh-so perfect compliment to your festival look all season long.
Friendship bracelets really never go out of style and these ones from New York designer Venessa Arizaga are perfectly trendy and probably better made than any DIY version you’d be able to come up with.
I’m a Unicorn? WTF? Why not!
This dress just screams summer and without being too proper, it’s also completely adorable. Pair it with a comfortable pair of flats and a white bag to make your festival look pop. But be sure to wear your sunscreen and re-apply, because a backless burn will suck tomorrow.
Coach has reimagined their classic saddle bag for the summer season in a gorgeous floral print calf hair. Give your all white festival look a little pop of print with this number and head in-store to personalize your bag with your initials.
Maybe you’re going for that easy breezy t-shirt dress look for the festival, but you still want to dress things up and add that statement piece to your look. The Dannijo sisters have you covered with their show stopper Vera.
You wouldn’t think flatforms would be the ideal footwear to rock to a festival, but they are. Being a few inches off the ground is actually the most amazing and foolproof way to keep clean in a sea of dust soaked feet.
Experienced festival goers know that constricting body con pieces are not your friend. It’s always better to go with loosy goosy pieces like this Isabel Marant Étolie jumpsuit. It’s got that floral aztec vibe too, so you’ll fit right in, fashionably of course.
It goes without saying you’ll need a solid line up of shades to get you through the festival season. Go big or go home here ladies! Floral, metallic, neon, or all of the above! Make a statement with these gorgeous Poolside numbers from Karen Walker you’ll want to wear all day long.
Give those tired micro floral prints a rest shall we? Why not rock these adorable pink cactus shorts by Kenzo this year? Perfect for post pool dips before heading to the festival.