The fashion world — and celebrities — have officially gone bonkers for boho-chic “festival fashion.” Case and point: what exactly is Selena Gomez (middle) wearing to Coachella? So. Much. Crochet.
With spring and summer music festivals around the corner, retailers have been jumping on the festival fashion bandwagon, hoping to offer us the perfect outfit for a breezy outdoor concert. According to an email blast I received last week, Lulu’s wants me to attend Coachella, the massive outdoor music festival, wearing this sexy maxi (gah, imagine the tan lines!) or this barely-there fringed cover up. Hmmm…
ASOS has a whole section of their site dedicated to festival fashion. These fests are all about the music, but that doesn’t mean we should throw our sense of style out the window! This jean jacket. Just no.
And then there’s this jumpsuit. Nasty Gal thinks it’d be perfect Bonnaroo. Let’s ignore the wacky pattern for a minute and talk about practicality: how will I use a porta potty in that?!
My good friend Erin, a festival connoisseur, put it perfectly: “These marketers are crazy.”
Spring and summer music festivals are a lot of things: they’re fun, laid back, relaxed. They’re also known for a few headaches including: unpredictable weather, lots of walking, and maybe even sleeping outdoors. Dressing for all of these factors is not quite as easy breezy as retailers or celebs are suggesting. (Google “Kate Bosworth Coachella” and you’ll see what I mean. Oh, to be a celebrity…)
Luckily, fashion is all about taking trends and making them work for you. I’m not headed to any major music festivals, but I’ve seen a few boho-chic pieces that I fully plan on rockin’ out in at a local festival or even just a backyard BBQ. Outdoor events call for cute, easy-to-wear, and practical pieces. No complicated jumpsuits allowed!
Shop (Cute!) Festival Fashion:
[Top image: Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Kendall Jenner at Coachella. Photo via Refinery 29]