Think summer music festivals are just a bunch of drug-induced hippies in the desert? Well... they are, but they have also become some of fashion's most talked-about events. From Kate Bosworth in Topshop at Coachella to Kate Moss in....well, anything, at Glastonbury, there's no doubt this ultra-cool, dressed up/dressed down style is high fashion. Read on to find out how to incorporate the festival style into your summer wardrobe.
The festival girl look is a careful balance: 1 part bohemian wild child, 1 part grunge rocker, and 1 part tribal spirit. Festival standards include crop tops, flat boots, denim cutoffs, band tees, romantic maxi skirts, hipster hats, tribal prints, and loads of accessories. There are no rules when it comes to mixing colors, prints, styles.
Rock the trend with these Festival Girl-inspired pieces- 50 under $50!
Funky embellished sunglasses were all over Coachella, like Anna Sophia Robb's Pearl & Rose pair by Mercura NYC.
Create your own for about $8 each with this super easy DIY guaranteed to turn some heads at your next outdoor event.
1. Stock up on sunglasses. I got mine from Forever21, which has so many different styles at only $5.80 per pair. Retro shapes like cat-eye, round, and aviator work great for the festival vibe.
2. Gather some found objects for embellishing. Here I used earrings, also from Forever21, that I found on clearance for $2. The pearls and studs I found (also on clearance!) in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. The scrapbooking embellishments often have flat backs, which makes this project incredibly easy. Buttons, rhinestones, or any old pieces of jewelry would also work great.
3. If using jewelry, remove any extraneous parts with the wire cutters. I expected the earrings to put up a fight, but using the wire cutters is actually very easy and the pieces popped right off.
4. Glue embellishments to the frames. For heavier pieces, like the earrings, it's really necessary to hold in place for up to 2 minutes to make sure they are secure. The scrapbooking pieces, however, were secure in seconds.