With warm weather comes festival season, and with festival season comes social media feeds filled with suede, fringe, denim cut-offs, and besties posing in matching floral ensembles – there's no escaping it.
In less than a month, the U.K. will give Toronto a second taste of its offbeat mixture of music and costume with multi-faceted, award winning music festival, Bestival. And as any festival-goer knows, crowd commanding musical appearances aren't the only highlight of the events. Attendance also means sporting the best of festival fashion, from body jewellery, to wide brimmed hats and rainbow hued hair dos that become the norm in the sea of over-the-top '70s-inspired fashion choices.
In attempts to help you prepare your wardrobe for this year's festival season, we've gathered 5 street style looks that will give you the ultimate style inspiration.
FESTIVAL FASHION AND BEAUTY TIPS
If you'd prefer to stray away from the stereotypical '70s-inspired suede fringe looks and go for something a little more sophisticated, sheer is the way to go. A floral embellished, long sheer dress adds the perfect finishing touch to an otherwise boring look. Opt for a long gown that can be worn atop a shorter, plain mini dress for a chic, yet festival-appropriate look. The best part about sheer? You won't sweat to death in the heat of the sun!
BODY JEWELS AND TATTOOS ARE A MUST
When it comes to festival beauty, the rule is that anything goes. Whether it's body tattoos, jewels on your face, glitter makeup, or a simple bejewelled manicure, a few body embellishments will add something extra to your look, and better yet, festival's give you an excuse to go totally over-the-top! So take advantage of the opportunity and get creative with your beauty routine come festival season.
MIX N' MATCH
When it comes to festival fashion, no one likes a boring solid or simple pattern! Go for a full-on '70s-inspired patch-work look that will make for the perfect contrast against a white crop-top. Better yet, mix n' match patterns and wear your hair slightly tousled for a carefree, #IWokeUpLikeThis festival-appropriate look!
Since festival attire usually consists of mini dresses, cut-off shorts and crop-tops, we need a little something extra to fill in the gaps and add a life to our simple pieces. That's why bold jewellery is the best way to stand out amongst the crowd. Pair a cool crop top with a bold, over-sized silver necklace and miss-matched bracelets for a night-meets-day festival-appropriate look.
The best way to stay on-trend and keep from roasting in the hot sun? A wide brimmed hat! Not only are they functional, wide brimmed hats are the perfect way to accessorize your look, adding a bohemian vibe that goes hand-in-hand with festival season. To spice up your look even further, opt for a coloured hat.