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Summer 2018 Festival Fashion: What To Expect

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04.2018

Music festival season is upon us and there’s no summer festival like Coachella. America’s flagship festival, Coachella, is more than just celebrities, music and selfies. Instagram has been taken over by brands advertising “festival fashion,” that we can hardly wait to see what our favourite bloggers will be wearing this year at the biggest music festival in North America.

Los Angeles based fashion brand Revolve is known to have its own hashtag during Coachella season: #REVOLVEFESTIVAL. This retail brand went from hosting two-influencers, Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules and Song of Style’s Aimee Song, in a single rented home to now purchasing an entire hotel with over 140 rooms for fashion bloggers and influencers to stay.

Whether it’s Revolve or H&M’s festival looks, there’s no denying that Coachella is every sun-worshipping blogger’s paradise. Over the year’s we’ve witnessed trends including flower crowns, fanny-packs, bralettes, circular sunnies and festival season signature “boho” looks. Although these trends were perfect for Coachella in the past years, it’s time to move on and bring forward new styles.

Here’s what you can expect at Coachella 2018: 

Circle-Shaped Bags

From catwalks to music festivals, the circle-shaped bag is every blogger’s must-have bag. The trending straw circle bags are this seasons favourite and they sure do add a touch of style to any spring look.

Brands such as BalmainMansur Gavriel and Chloé have released their versions of the circle-shaped bag. These minimalistic bags are perfect to take to summer festivals, allowing you to carry all your important essentials in style.

“The biggest shift is the move away from boho to a few things that are more urban, more eclectic, maybe more vintage,” notes WGSN Retail Editor Sidney Morgan-Petro. “But that also reflects the shift in what festivals we’re looking at for inspiration.”

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

The cat-eye sunglasses add a retro update to this year’s festival trends. According to WGSN, “it merges with the 1990s Kurt Cobain look that has been popular at summer music festivals such as FYF Fest in LA.” Although we love our circular and aviator sunglasses, we’re ready to take on this new cat-eye trend that screams summer chic.

Even Gigi Hadid is on board with this trend. It’s official, we must own these sunnies.

Sporty Waist-packs

The fanny pack just got a whole lot better and we are obsessed with the new sporty look to it. We’ve seen it on the catwalks and street style, there’s no escaping the return of fanny packs! The youthful sporty waist-pack is a must-have for the festival season. High-fashion labels including KenzoGucci and Louis Vuitton have brought the fanny-pack back to life and it’s been Vogue-approved.

Western Boots and Belts

Western boots and belts have become staple items to wear at summer festivals. The Western belt trend has been modified with coin detailing and can be worn with dresses, skirts, and denim shorts. Wink Gal offers an amazing selection of these belts!

Yes, beauty is a pain, however, if you’re spending a weekend dancing and walking, then you’ll definitely want to invest in a pair of fashionable yet comfortable shoes to wear. Western booties with a small heel make for the perfect pair of shoes to wear to festivals. And remember to wear shoes that you’re not afraid to get a little dirty.

Bucket hats, print dresses, mini metal round sunglasses, layered pendant choker necklaces, wide-leg pants and off-the-shoulder blouses are all trends that you will see at Coachella this year. Now the only question left to ask is, will Kylie Jenner, queen of wigs and all things fashion, be at Coachella this year? We can’t wait to see what celebrities and bloggers will be wearing to the biggest music festival of the year.

John Casablancas Institute Fashion Business & Creative Arts graduate Emma Leger will also be at Coachella this weekend. Keep up with her Instagram stories for behind the scenes and live action from Coachella!


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