Stand out from the music festival crowd

If you’re going to a music festival this summer, don’t be another one of those girls wearing high-waisted jean shorts and a flower headband. You can do better than that. Set yourself apart from the crowd. Behold, here is your guide to summer 2015’s boho-chic music festival fashion.

First thing’s first: wear something comfortable and weather-appropriate. Since you’ll be outside in the heat all day, you want an outfit that doesn’t stifle you. Steer clear of long sleeves. I recommend this Brandy Melville dress because it’s so light and thin. The open back gives it a fun, loose touch. Plus, who doesn’t love a good floral pattern for a music festival? This dress comes in ten other patterns and colors, so you can choose a solid color and dress it up with a patterned kimono or cool accessories.
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I also love the simplicity and layered straps on this flowy shift dress from Dainty Hooligan. Bring a hat with you like the one below to cool you down and accessorize your look.
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The off-the-shoulder trend (one of my absolute favorites) also works really well for looking cute and staying cool at music festivals. Check out Asos for tons of tops, dresses, and rompers. Pair this simple top with bright, patterned shorts and layered necklaces.
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I also LOVE this elephant print Asos top, especially because you can wear matching shorts with it. The gold coin trim at the bottom decorates it with a unique edge, perfect for making you stand out.
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If you want to wear high-waisted jean shorts, ditch the bustier crop top and flower headband. That’s been worn one too many times at music festivals. Choose high-waisted jean shorts with a pattern on the pocket, like these from the up-and-coming Canadian brand, Garage.
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Or, you can opt for a loose graphic T or tank top to pair with your high-waisted jean shorts. The simplicity of jean shorts calls for a bold top, like this one from Asos.
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Whatever you decide to wear, keep it simple and enjoy your music festival! Have fun, stay hydrated, and I hope you get the chance to crowd surf.
-Blair Donovan