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Summer Festival Style

This summer, festivals take a fashion-forward turn

summer festival style

summer festival style

Summer style has all but become synonymous with festival fashion. From the desert of Indio to the city of Austin, from Randall’s Island to Las Vegas, festival-goers are decked head to toe (not including midriffs) in crochet, tie dye, denim, neon and fringe. Music festivals have become an excuse to dress up as your favorite hippie-hipster-rave-punk-rock-flower-child version of yourself. And no matter what your budget, every store – from H&M to haute couture – offers a vast array of festive clothing and accessories to get you festival-ready. Here are some inventive examples of 2013’s summer festival trends.

By Emma Greenberg

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Fundamentals

Round sunglasses and creatively-styled headbands are both fashion fundamentals for summer festival-hopping.

coachella summer festival style

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Fashionista

In a lace tank, high-waisted acid wash shorts and cool accessories, this festival fashionista is ready to rock her socks off.

coachella summer festival style

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Closed-Toe

Closed-toe shoes are key for keeping your feet dust-free. An animal print kicks these slip-ons up a notch.

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Impermanent

Bold hair color is another major festival trend. Try chalk or wash-out dyes for a less permanent statement.

coachella summer festival style

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Hands Free

Backpacks and other hands-free bags are the best way to keep your belongings safe while you dance up a storm.

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