We are less than a month away from Coachella and a long spring and summer of music festivals, so it’s crunch time to plan those outfits. Are you wondering what will be trending on the festival grounds this year? I have pulled together trends from the runways, social media, and street style that I predict will be major at festivals.
One of the most popular spring motifs has been the three-dimensional rosette, and I just know this will be popular at festivals as well. Whether it is a fabric appliqué on a piece of clothing or an adornment on a necklace, this is the 2023 way to do florals for spring.
Get The Look: Prabal Gurung Rosette Mini Skirt
Color blocking is one of those trends that comes and goes every so often, but I have noticed a resurgence of pairing large swaths of bold, bright colors this year. Use your color wheel to plan out an outfit with complementary colors, and don’t forget to use accessories too!
Get The Look: Zankov Color-Block Ribbed Cotton-Blend Maxi Dress
Sequins for daytime are so fun, and I challenge you to bring the party with an embellished top or dress this festival season. Not only are sequins a great way to make a style statement, but they will look absolutely dazzling in the setting desert sun.
Get The Look: Buddy Love Adeline Sequin Short Wrap Dress
Ultra-mini skirts and booty shorts will always be popular at festivals, but if you want to take your style in another direction this year, why not try the bubble hem? Yes, the popular skirt shape from the mid-2000s is back and ready to bring volume to your outfit. Go full throwback with a tube top and semi-opaque sunglasses lenses for a nostalgic look.
Get The Look: SIMKHAI Sanam Puff Sleeve Bubble Mini Dress
It’s no secret that it gets blazing hot at summer festivals, so you will likely want pieces that are light and breathable to keep you from overheating. Luckily, mesh and crochet pieces are incredibly popular this year, and mesh products make for great layering pieces over bralettes, bodysuits, and more. For extra flare, look for a mesh top with sequins or embellishments.
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Embrace the hue of the desert sunset with pieces featuring warm and sunset-shaded colors like yellow, orange, red, and pink.
Get The Look: Trina Turk Marine 2 Top
Perhaps you have seen the rise in the “coastal cowgirl” aesthetic on TikTok, which takes a modern spin on western classics. Look for cow prints, light wash denim, prairie dresses, and of course cowboy hats and boots to complete your western look. Perfect for Coachella or Stagecoach!
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Because festivals are day-long affairs that span from the afternoon into the wee hours of the night, they are the perfect place to showcase this emerging trend to its full potential: that of fabrics that change with light and heat. Take, for example, NBD’s reflective top that changes colors with flash and different lighting.