Our Top Fashion Trends to Follow This Festival Season
by Ben Malka
As we gear up for Coachella month, we’re thinking about more than just the music. The festival has come to be a three-day fashion show after all and with progressive headliners like BLACKPINK, Bad Bunny & Rosalia, this year is sure to exceed expectations. To help you get inspired for your own festival looks, we’ve put together a curated list of trends to follow this season. From effortless casualwear picks to statement jewelry, there’s surely something for everyone.
Effortlessly casualwear is back
One trend that pleasantly surprised us last season was a return of effortlessly cool casualwear. It was first spotted among high-profile frequenters like Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber who previously favored a maximalist approach in yesteryears. And it didn’t take long for others to follow in their footsteps in weekend 2. Our bet is that it’ll carry over strongly into this year as well. The return of 90s grunge has brought with it a newfound love for oversized everything – not that loose, comfortable clothing is anything new. The key to nailing this trend is in the details. Opt for high-end basics like graphic tees in neutral colors and layer classic-fitted leather or denim jackets over top. These quiet luxuries will go a long way in making you look chic and pulled together without trying too hard.
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Metallics are a sure thing
This section is all about how to stand out in a sea of denim at any festival this season. The best way to do that? Throw on some metallics. Whether it’s a full-on sequined dress or just some subtle accenting, metallics are sure to make you shine. Either way, the festival season is the perfect time to experiment with this trend.
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BLACKPINK’s Jennie-Inspired Ballet Core Look Will Be Everywhere
Of course we have BLACKPINK member Jennie’s “Ballet Core” look that she first debuted on her Born Pink world tour, which instantly inundated our feeds. This unique take on the classic ballet outfit is both comfortable and fashionable, making it a great choice for festival fashion. And the best part is that it can be easily achieved with a few key pieces. A corset or leotard paired with tights or leggings will give you the base for this look. Then, simply add some tutu-inspired skirt or shorts over top and finish it off with some ballet flats or sneakers. And don’t forget the accessories! A cute headband or ribbon tied around your bun, arms or even legs will really complete the look.
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Western ensembles are here to stay
Western-inspired clothing and accessories are still popular among festival-goers, despite being a more timeless style. Frequent choices in this category include bold prints, fringe, cowboy boots, and hats. It will also be noted that double-denim is making a comeback in the festival fashion scene.
Sporty sunglasses frames are an obvious choice for the occasion
Sunglasses have long been a staple of festival fashion. They’re practical, they protect your eyes from the sun, and they can help you hide if you’ve had a late night. And this year, our bet is on sporty frames. This trend has been gaining popularity for a few years now, but it really took off in 2018 when they were spotted on the runway among Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Burberry shows. And since then, they’ve become a must-have accessory for any fashion-savvy festival goer. And because they come in such a wide range of styles and colors, it’s easy to find a pair that suits your personal taste.
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Statement jewelry will be used by many to elevate a simple look
Statement jewelry can embellish any festival look. Ear cuffs and ear jackets add a layer of sophistication with low commitment, making them the perfect accessory to try out. A brightly colored necklace or bracelet can really brighten up your look or add some texture to your outfit. A piece with interesting textures will add some visual interest to your outfit. Look for pieces with beads, sequins, or crystals.