The Ultimate Outfit Guide To Festival Season

By Anna Hartman··  5 min read
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If you’re searching for a feminine alternative to torn up band tees and bondage-inspired dresses, you’ve come to the right place. You don’t have to compromise your morals or overhaul your style aesthetic in order to feel like you’re ready to tackle festival season this year.

There are, in fact, ways to keep things classy while fully embracing the excitement and carefree atmosphere of a popular spring or summer concert. 

With Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and our other favorites just around the corner, we want to make sure you're prepared with a stylish, feminine outfit that makes you feel like your most comfortable and confident self. 

Keeping each festival’s location and weather in mind, I’ve scoured the internet for breathable, practical pieces with an emphasis on soft colors and silhouettes. 

Whether you bought tickets with the intent of spending the day singing at the top of your lungs beside your best girlfriends, or you’re hoping to catch the eye of a handsome lead guitarist, we want to make sure you’re prepared. 

With the forecasted trends for this year’s festival season including sheer fabrics, micro mini skirts, itty-bitty baby tees, near-naked cut-outs, and nipple covers (yes, really), we’re here to show you another way. You can still dress on theme for each festival without baring it all or spending your hard-earned money on items you’ll surely never wear again. Without further ado, I’ve put together six outfits to inspire your next cute festive look for this upcoming concert season.

coachella festival outfit style inspo

Coachella, April 15-24 

Arguably the most Instagramable festival of the season is Coachella. Between major influencers and celebrities being paid to show face, the A-list lineup, and the tickets costing up to $1,000 for a single weekend, it’s no wonder why people planning to attend this event curate their outfits down to the tiniest of details. For this desert-inspired weekend, a pair of cowboy boots, denim shorts, and a boho style smock blouse will allow you to remain “on theme” without playing into the latest trashy trends. Bring along a cropped denim jacket for extra layering to stay warm once the sun goes down. 

Cowboy Boots $260 | Cropped Jacket $68 | White Denim Shorts $46 | Boho Smock Blouse $150 | Aqua Hat $139 

stagecoach festival outfit style inspo

Stagecoach, April 29-May 1 

Another fan favorite is the country music festival, Stagecoach, also taking place in California. For this event, a more casual and understated ensemble is appropriate. Take a cute “howdy” tee and pair it with your favorite classic denim shorts and light-colored cowboy boots. Add a pink Western hat and a fringe jacket to play up the spring 2022 fashion trends while remaining feminine and classy. 

Howdy Shirt $40 | Western Hat $65 | Cowboy Boots $174 | Fringe Jacket $128 | Denim Shorts $138

Governors Ball festival outfit inspo

Governors Ball, June 10-12 

How fun are these knit, flared pants? I believe they were truly made for festival season. When attending this NYC festival during the summer, your best bet is to stick with light, flowy fabrics and breathable materials. Style a pair of funky pants with a puff sleeve blouse, wide-brimmed hat, fringe crossbody bag, and sandals, and you’re guaranteed to have a ball. 

Wide Brim Hat $50 | Puff Sleeve Blouse $60 | Sandals $90 | Knit Pants $198 | Fringe Crossbody Bag $38

Bonnaroo festival outfit inspo

Bonnaroo, June 16-19

Think festival, but also Barbie. 

Bonnaroo tends to be a bit more of a funky atmosphere than some of the more mainstream concerts. Use a basic white blouse from your capsule wardrobe and dress it up with a pair of colorful, flared leggings, a fuzzy bucket hat, statement booties, and pink sunglasses for a fun look that you’ll be dying to capture on Instagram.  

Flared Leggings $20 | Puff Sleeve Blouse $89 | Sunglasses $60 | Bucket Hat $99 | Booties $44

Lollapalooza festival outfit inspo

Lollapalooza, July 28-31 

This might just be my favorite outfit of the roundup. I love the pops of pastel pink and the floral pattern mixed with the pearl details of the handbag. Instead of grabbing the trendiest band tee that’s usually dark and dingy, upgrade your selection with this light and feminine t-shirt you can wear all season. 

If you’re going to mix two patterns together, my best advice is to choose items that have an overlapping color palette (in this case: pink and blue). 

Festival season is your excuse to go a little outside your comfort zone and embrace outfits that make you feel young and carefree, and I think this combination does just that. 

Buttercup Tee $40 | Straw Hat $13 | Floral Pants $45 | Handle Bag $56 | Espadrille Trainers $33

firefly festival outfit style inspo

Firefly, September 22-25 

Firefly festival outfits are known for having a lot of crochet-inspired pieces involved. One way you can participate in the trend while keeping your femininity and not showing too much skin is by pairing a colorful halter tank with a lightweight midi skirt. Add a pop of pink and a subtle paisley pattern to your hair accessories, slip into a pair of casual sandals, and add a crossbody bag to store your essentials, and you’re all set to sing along with your favorite Halsey tune in style. 

Sandals $19 | Crochet Halter Top $44 | Crossbody Bag $69 | Ruched Midi Skirt $98 | Paisley Hat $60

Closing Thoughts

No matter which festival or concert you’re attending this spring and summer, I hope that these six outfits helped give you an idea of what to look for when pulling together your look. Don’t let some of the new tacky trends make you feel like you have to compromise your morals or personal style aesthetic in order to fit in. By taking the theme of each popular festival and using it in an elevated, feminine way, you can enjoy this season to the fullest while feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin.  

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