Festival Fashion Must Haves

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Festival season is upon us, and you know what that means – time to break out the glitter, dust off your cowboy boots and start planning those outfits!

We all know the best part about festivals is dressing up (the music is fun too), but there’s just something about putting together a fun outfit that brings us a thrill.

This year at Coachella, less was definitely more, but we think that there’s room to express yourself however you like during festivals, so we’ve gathered a few of the cutest items that could be simple, or elaborate whatever way you style them.


1. Fun in fringe

Pic via ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Petite fringe midi skirt in silver SALE PRICE €35.00

Starting out strong, fringe is one of the biggest trends you’ll see this summer. Spice up your festival wardrobe by adding a bit of fringe for that extra flare and movement. Plus, the best part is you can swoosh around till your heart’s content, a great way to keep yourself entertained during those long porta- potty waits.

2. Cute crochet

Pic Via Boohoo.com

Premium patchwork knitted dress €36.00

Next up is crochet. This boho-chic trend is oldie but a goodie, adding a pop of colour and texture to your outfit. It’s the perfect way to look chic while staying cool during the hot summer weather. Whether it’s a crochet co-ord, skirt or dress we promise this look will ensure plenty of compliments!

3. Stand out co-ords

Pic via Zara

Zara top €39.95 and trousers €29.95

Matching sets have been all the rage lately, and for good reason! Not only do they look super cute, but they’re also practical – no need to worry about finding a top that matches your skirt! Simply throw on a colourful co-ord and you’re ready to go. It’s the perfect hack to make you look put together with minimal effort.

4. Mesh everything

Pic via @ASOS

ASOS DESIGN embroidered daisy mesh baby tee in green SALE PRICE €21.00

If you want to stand out, mesh pieces are a must! Mesh clothes are a great way to add some edge to your festival outfit. From tops to dresses, this trend is perfect for those who want to show a little more skin while still keeping covered. Pair a mesh top with cute bralette underneath and you’re good to go!

6. Cowboy boots

Pic via ASOS

Public Desire Exclusive Dolly novelty western boots in multi

No festival look is complete without a good ol’ pair of cowboy boots. They’re comfortable, stylish, and provide the perfect amount of support for those long days spent dancing in the sun. Plus, they come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can find the perfect pair to match your outfit. Just don’t forget to break them in beforehand – no one wants those nasty blisters!

7. Denim-on-denim

Pic via New Look

Pale Blue Frayed Crop Boxy Denim Jacket €39.99

This classic trend has taken 2023 fashion by storm. Denim-on-denim is perfect for festivals because it’s both practical and stylish. Let’s face it Irish weather is unpredictable and we can almost guarantee EP will be no Coachella. So, if you want to look stylish while staying warm this look is the perfect option. So throw on a denim jacket over your denim shorts and you’ll be ready to rock out in style.

8. Metallic must haves

Pic via Ego

Metallic Co Ord €34.00

If you want to shine like a disco ball, then metallic pieces are the way to go. From sequin shorts to holographic jackets, metallics are the perfect way to add some extra sparkle to your outfit. Plus, they’re super versatile, so you can mix and match with other festival essentials like leather jackets or cute crop tops. We’re sure you’ll be the star of the show (literally).

9. Feathers

Pic via Club L London

Club L London Feather Skirt SALE PRICE €120

Feathers are all the rage this year, and not just for the birds. From feather-trimmed crop tops to boas, this trend is for those who want to make a bold statement. Plus, they look super cute!

10. Sequins-on-sequins-on-sequins

Pic via Nasty Gal

Disc Chainmail Sequin Halter Mini Dress SALE PRICE €146.30

This list would not be complete without the mention of sequins and glitter. Whether you’re going for a full-on sequin dress or just a sequin top, you’ll be sure to shine bright like a diamond. And if you’re feeling really extra, why not try some sequin boots or a jacket? Just be prepared to blind everyone with your fabulousness.

11. Cross body bag

Pic via Urban Outfitters

Eastpak Black Springer Bum Bag €32

A cross body bags or bum bags (which can be worn cross body) are festival essentials. You don’t want to be going around with a backpack because you will have no idea if someone has slipped something out of it in a large crowd. Keeping your valuables on you and where you can see them is so important. Slay but also be safe x

By Zana Zee Keough

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