Festival fashion on a budget
Spring means flowers, more sunshine — and festivals. From Joshua’s Tree to Lightning in a Bottle on into the summer, for Bonnaroo and the long list of other events, it’s festival time.
But not every festival-goer can afford to wear head-to-toe Free People.
Here’s what you need to rock festival style on a budget.
1. A long, fringe vest:
Fringe is as festival as it gets, and a long, fringe vest can easily transform any outfit into the style you want. Sleeveless means you can wear it when it gets warm or over a long-sleeved top if it’s breezy. The light brown color goes with everything. Save money by picking faux suede rather than real leather. New Look Sudette Fringe Waistcoat, $29.10 (plus Cash Back), Asos.com
2. Ethnic accents:
Topshop’s special Festival collection is full of no-fail fashion inspirations, but even some of the accessories can feel a little pricy. Add ethnic accents for super cheap with temporary tattoos. Ethnic White Temporary Tattoo Pack, $12, Topshop.com
3. A colorful print dress:
Short-shorts and a poncho or lacy top are one main outfit staple, but a colorful, print dress works great, too. We love this tiered dress with elephant and floral prints from Maurices. Imagine this under a long, fringe or denim vest. Tiered Dress In Elephant And Floral Print Dress, on sale for $39 (plus Cash Back), Maurices.com
4. Gladiator sandals:
Strappy and lacy gladiators seem to be the festival shoewear of choice. Skip shoes with a heel or wedge, as they won’t be comfortable or practical. For something a little sexier, pick a style that laces up your shin and calf. Muk Luks Jessica Gladiator Sandals, $37.50 (plus Cash Back), Beallsflorida.com
5. Floral hairpiece:
Whether it’s a headband or a headwrap, the free-spirited finishing touch is flowers in your hair. We love this brown floral headpiece from Maurices, because it’s not too over-the-top. It is the perfect, simple way to pull the look together for cheap. Floral Headwrap In Tan, $10.50 (plus Cash Back), Maurices.com