Mar 29 2017

Fun Festival Fashions

By: Krystral Cooper Christen

Since New Orleans is the festival capital of the world, it is safe to assume that most of us will find ourselves partying like rock stars at one point or another this festival season. While taking advantage of the many festivals, there are plenty of ways to be stylish, comfortable, and fun. Here are my top picks for fashion and function:

Boho chic has been on my coveted fashion list for the last couple of years, and it still rates very high among my festival go-to ensembles. Since I love everything about 60s fashion, it is almost like getting to experience Woodstock through my style. What better way to make an entrance than in a funky, multi-colored dress or an off-the-shoulder top paired with a great skirt, jean shorts, or bell-bottoms? Just don’t forget your headband, fringed vest, and boots.  

If a more classic look is at the top of your list, a cute, strappy sundress with some strappy sandals may be your go-to outfit to enjoy the warmer weather that usually arrives right when the festivals begin.  

Another must-have staple is the ever-popular cowgirl boots and cowgirl hat. No matter if you are matching them with jeans and a tank top or a little black dress, you are sure to be a show-stopper with these fun items.

Every girl loves jewelry, and festivals are a time to have fun with it. Long necklaces with multi-colored stones or large medallions are a way to dress up every basic top. Add a few bangles and a large ring, and you are on your way to being a festival fashionista.

Baseball caps for men, women, and children are a festival necessity. Rain or shine, these little treasures are multi-functional. They cover your wet, sweaty locks while keeping the sun out of your eyes. They are a great way to look put-together with little effort. Grab one that displays your favorite sports team or movie. If all else fails, you always have the oh-so-fabulous monogram caps.

It doesn’t matter if you are an aviator girl or a wayfarer boy, sunglasses not only make a statement, they save your eyes from UV waves. Make it a point to pack your favorite pair on your way to the festival grounds. You can be both chic and smart.

And since we are in Louisiana and we live in one of the wettest locations in the United States, rain boots and ponchos must make this list. While they may not be a fashion must, they are a festival must. With a wide variety of rain boots to choose from, everyone should be able to find a style to complement their unique personality. And, what can I say about ponchos? Throw one on, grab a drink, and let the good times roll. 

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