If you’ve ever been deep in the muddy trenches at Glastonbury or sweated your way through a desert dance session at Coachella, you know that putting together the perfect music festival outfit is about being practical while staying true to your sense of personal style. Is it easy, though? Not so much.
Happily, there’s plenty of celebrities and fashion bloggers who make dressing for music festival season look like a piece of cake. Better yet, they’re inclined to share their outfits on Instagram for us plebs to shamelessly copy.
So, we did the only thing to do. We rounded up five of our favourite festival looks – from Alexa Chung to Beyoncé – so you can steal their style any time you’re out of ideas.
1. Alexa Chung
Model and TV host Alexa Chung was spotted at Glastonbury channelling her inner It Brit. The result? A festival outfit even reigning Glasto queen Kate Moss would envy. Chung paired a metallic mini dress with an army jacket and a just-in-case sweater. Her outfit is an easy mix of flirty, fun and functional. Count us in.
2. Rumi Neely (of FashionToast)
Fashion blogger Rumi Neely loves her stylish separates, and she made no exception for her latest Coachella adventure. We’re partial to Neely’s unfussy vibe. Her outfit ticks all the right boxes by being stylish and sensible, and thanks to the simple silhouettes, Neely can avoid being weighed down with busy embellishments.
Queen Bey hit up this year’s Coachella festival as an observer, not a performer. (Her husband Jay-Z and sister Solange were both on the bill.) As such, Bey opted for relaxed clothing – denim cut-off shorts and a breezy white shirt – that allowed her to break out her best dance moves while also staying cool and comfortable.
4. Julie Sariñana (of Sincerely Jules)
If you err on the boho-chic side, make sure to take a page out of Julie Sariñana’s book at your next festival. Sariñana’s printed dress instantly draws the eye, which means you need little else – just some comfortable flats and a sun-shielding hat – to create an easy-to-wear festival outfit.
5. Alessandra Ambrosio
Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is a fashion favourite at Coachella, and with good reason. Year after year, Ambrosio pulls together her best hippie-luxe pieces for a day of dancing under the sun. Her best style trick? Pile on the accessories. Ambrosio doesn’t do things by halves, layering bracelet upon bracelet to take her outfit to the next level.
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