Singer Rita Ora was once quoted as saying, “I love how music and fashion are so similar. We need each other.” Indeed, music festivals have become a platform for those who love to dress up to show off their sense of fashion.
“Taking cues from the Kardashian sisters and Hadid siblings, pieces such as bodysuits, quirky slogan tees, and denim jackets with fun patchwork can be termed as the ‘hot’ looks of the season. Everyone aims to carry off a stylish look. Flaunting styles and standing out on social media is the norm of the day,” says stylist Archana Walavalkar.
Music festival essentials — slip dresses with thigh-high boots, oversized denim bomber jackets, chunky belts, chokers (made with fabrics and metal) and hair accessories — are elements that contribute to an uber-cool look.
“Every year, we see unique ways of styling at concerts. I think music festivals are a way to flaunt our personalities through our styles in the most exaggerated way, without any judgment,” says fashion designer Vedika Mehr.
A statement outerwear paired with ripped denims, fringe tops, stacked jewellery and chunky booties can make up a typical music festival outfit.
“Of all the looks that graced the Coachella music festival this year, Taylor Swift’s simple gray T-shirt and black cut-out denim miniskirt may just have been the coolest,” says fashion designer Parul J Maurya. So, here are some stylish options you can try out at upcoming music events.
To the tee
Basic tees are one of the most dressed down trends spotted at music festivals. Vintage T-shirts, like the one Kendall Jenner is flaunting, are definitely the top style statement at music festivals this year. Whether vintage or pop — there is a version for everybody.
Off the hook
Cold shoulder tops and dresses are the new peasant blouses. It is a casual look for those who love to keep it simple. You can accentuate the outfit with a belt.
Go for a cape, like this lemon sheer organza piece by Parul J Maurya. It features purple and yellow flower detailing on the neckline. Also, this year, pompom jewellery, bags and footwear will have a special place at music festivals.
This black and white hand-painted Vedika Mehr outerwear fits the feel of the event. The carefree throw-on with an abstract print is a fun addition to the outfit.
Cut, Copy, Crop
Gigi Hadid rocks this fringed, cream-brown, suede vest, teamed with a crochet bralette and black denim shorts. You can accessorise the look with some junk jewellery.
Worn-out relaxed boyfriend jeans with funky embroidery or sequin work is the next fashionable obsession. Team the jeans up with a sheer lace top. Also, the denim miniskirt, which was ubiquitous among high school and
college-going girls, has come back.