Festival Fashions outfits for Lollapalooza to Coachella


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Whether you go for the headlining acts or the unique variety of food trucks, one of the most important factors when it comes to music festival season is your outfit.

From choosing the picture perfect outfit to then posting pictures of the outfit, there are multiple things to take into consideration when selecting what to wear to a music festival.

Depending on the location of the festival you’re attending, the weather might be hot. That being said, you’re going to want an outfit that’s airy, doesn’t show sweat stains easily and doesn’t leave you with regretful tan lines.

“I knew it was going to be hot out so I had to choose an outfit that I could wear in the sun, as well as I got closed toed shoes so no one could step on my feet,” said Erin McGrath, freshman in pre-interior design.

McGrath attended one day of Lollapalooza in 2017 and 2018.

Secondly, you’re going to want an outfit that’s comfortable one that won’t cause horrific wardrobe malfunctions.

“The biggest trend would to have been either biker shorts or tube tops,” McGrath said. “People went crazy with their outfits and they were really out there.”

Adding functional accessories to your outfit can prove themselves to help more than hurt. Sure, you might not want to carry around a water bottle backpack all day and deal with the hassle of filling it up, but it beats spending an insane amount of money for a water bottle each time you grow thirsty. Plus it can hold all your vital necessities such as your phone, keys, portable charger and anything else you need to survive the day.

“If I could do it differently I would make sure to bring a camelback water bottle backpack,” McGrath said. “They are a necessity.”

With festival season upon us, the time to gain outfit inspiration is now. From Urban Outfitters to Topshop to the a local thrift shop, parts of outfits can be selected from virtually anywhere.

Websites like Shein and Francesca’s have been advertising toward those who are attending festivals this season, and are offering deals on items on items from sundresses to sunglasses.

While Francesca’s can be pricier than Shein, it all depends on what festival style you’re trying to encapsulate. Francesca’s proves to be more bohemian and helps to bring out the indie style in all of us, while Shein offers edgier looks for someone who’s willing to take a few risks with their style.