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Festival Fashion Staples You Can Wear Every Day

Festival Fashion Staples You Can Wear Every Day

It’s hard not to look at the onslaught of festival street style images on your Instagram/Pinterest feeds without cringing at the pseudo-gypsies and wannabe hippies. There’s a fair smattering of outlandish looks and eccentric getups, to varying degrees of sartorial conviction.

Yet despite the overall costumey feel of the whole charade, I can’t help but remember digging through my dress-up chest, flinging layers of tulle behind me, sorting through piles of sequins, beads and endless fabric, and look back at the bliss of strutting about in the fantastically elaborate ensembles I had crafted. Crossing back over into real life, I love to maintain an element of imagination in an everyday outfit. There’s just something a bit alluring about the bravado of it all—the eclectic pilings of jewelry, the hypnotic prints, and the glittering accents. But if you’re not a fearless Coachella queen, here’s how to translate that free-spirited flavor of festival fashion into your everyday duds.

Fringe

Fringe immediately invokes a classic hippie vibe. A luxe fringed bag is the perfect way to incorporate the trend to everyday without looking like you’re headed to a Halloween party.

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Forever 21 purse, $44.90

Eclectic Jewelry

Boho baubles instantly transform a simple black crop top into a bold backdrop. I adore anything trimmed with turquoise or dancing with dangly coins.

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Natalie B. necklace, $88

White Lace

There are few things I love wearing more than graceful lace. It’s timeless and darling in the summer months. A sweeping maxi dress can pose the risk of looking more bridal than boho, but a shorter hemline is breezy and effortless.

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Free People dress, $168

Embellished Jacket

Colorful embroidered embellishments, endless beads and fluttering tassels, encapsulate the eclectic essence of the festival scene. A basic jacket transformed with all the trimmings is the perfect ode to festival fearlessness.

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Free People jacket, $198

Crochet

Perfect for cooler evenings or breezy days by the beach, I love crocheted details in solid black or in colorful sunburst patterns. The delicate detailing is beautiful layered over a simple black slip or sleek bodysuit.

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Forever 21 dress, $24.90

Airy Maxi Dress

Drapey dresses and billowy sleeves look perfect in crisp summer whites. Minimal accessories accent this simply chic style.

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Free People dress, $198

Loose Patterned Dresses

Balance intricate patterns with a light flowy shape. Butterfly sleeves and relaxed necklines make the look effortlessly edgy.

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Tolani dress, $173

Lauren Dozier

Lauren is a journalism student, film enthusiast, art lover and self-declared cheese connoisseur. She enjoys fashion, literature, sweet tea, and laughing too long at (her own) jokes. She lives for those cinematic moments that are too perfect and too poetic not to be scripted and yet there they are, just effortlessly and serendipitously there. Her passion is working with words and realizing the story in the real.
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