Festival Outfit Ideas and Trends

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For some, festival season style essentials like crop tops and vintage denim are kept at the ready all year long. But for spring and summer 2024 in particular, it’s no surprise that ’90s fashion is heavily influencing shopping habits. Fans of the fashion era have a newfound affinity for baggy cargo pants, oversize jeans, naked dresses, and — of course — corsets. Y2K-inspired looks are also trickling into the festival realm, so if classic bohemian staples like cowboy boots, fringe, and crochet aren’t for you, you have slightly more contemporary options.

We scoured many of our favorite labels known for festivalwear to see what’s selling ahead of the concerts to come and can confirm that wardrobes are skewing more and more toward personal taste, whether it’s decorative makeup products and face gems or the best sneakers for getting around. That being said, there are plenty of universally versatile essentials such as face SPF, affordable, hands-free bags, collapsible water bottles, and even handheld fans that you simply can’t go without when you’re hitting up a music festival in the sweltering heat.

Ahead, check out some of our go-to products for festival season, some of which have been recently rated and reviewed by our editors, then shop the best Levi’s jeans and sunglasses if you need to round out your wardrobe even more.