Festival season is upon us! That means it’s time to stuff your leather fringe bag full of camping-essentials, pile on the arm candy, and pick out a pair of denim cut-off shorts to wear as your summer 2013 uniform. Festival style means carefree and edgy, and Guess has a capsule collection that takes care of those elements nicely. Aptly named The Festival Collection, we had a sneak peek at this collection last November. Rocker tees, free-spirited accessories, and lots of destroyed denim in the mix. Shop our favorite picks below.
1. High-waisted sequin denim shorts 2. Pavilla Hobo Bag 3. Fringed Shield Necklace 4. Pendleton Serape Blanket
Shop the full Festival Collection here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Boho style, festival fashion, festival style, fringe bag, fringe shorts, guess denim, leather fringe, pendleton blanket, sequined denim, serape blanket, what to wear festival
As revved up as we are for the holidays and impending cold-weather festivities, the Guess spring 2013 preview made us long for sunny spring days again. Their candy-hued pastel colored denim and sportswear came with an emphasis on mint green and peach. A capsule collection specific to festival fashion was displayed in a separate room on astroturf. The icing on the cake? Carnival candy and macaroons circulated the room, making summer seem just within reach.
See the spring 2013 preview below:
See the festival collection below:
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: festival fashion, festival style, guess spring 2013, mint green blazer, mint green jeans, pastel macaroons, printed denim, skinny jeans
The only thing more exciting than going to a huge music festival? Browsing hundreds of festival style pics after the show wraps up! Okay, we digress. There’s something about the open air, pool parties, live music, and a bunch of friends dressed up in festival fan fare that you just can’t beat. But if you didn’t go to Coachella 2012, this is the next best thing. Check out some of the denim street style we loved from around the web.
See the denim style looks below:
Street style from Refinery29, Harper’s Bazaar, Fashionologie, and Fashion Indie.
Tags: coachella, cut off shorts, denim style, festival fashion, festival style, high-waisted shorts, sexy jeans
Clothing label Babakul picked models that remind us of Jane Birkin and her It Girl daughter, Lou Doillon, for their Spring-Summer 2012 range of Hippie jeans, and we do mean 70s fashion redux. After all, Babakul is a French translation for “hippie.” This consistent collection of classic denim silhouettes—featuring flared wide leg jeans in high waists, soft denim shorts and a flirty denim dress—are sure to be great music festival fashion staples. We suddenly wanted to put on some Serge Gainsbourg and fiddle around with an acoustic guitar (even if we can’t play one). Babakul is simply killing us with their tranquil, laid-back styling, a product of the Los Angeles-based company founded by denim industry veterans who have together founded True Religion and Taverniti jeans.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 70s jeans, babakul, bell bottoms, Bohemian style, denim dress, festival fashion, flared jeans, hippie jeans, Hippie style, jane birkin, Lou Doillon, retro style
Matias Denim is anything short of California cool in its latest lookbook. The brand keeps things totally LA for spring with poolside fun, American flag bandannas (and shoes), and a wide selection of casual denim separates perfect for the Cali heat! We love the mix of distressed stone wash jeans in blues and greys with laid back 70s influences like oversized stripes, wide-brimmed hats, and fringe. Definitely perfect for weekend getaways, festivals, and soaking up the West Coast heat. Don’t worry everyone, spring will be here before you know it!
Images via Denimology.
Tags: 70s fashion, 70s influence, 70s syle, American flag bandanna, American flag shoes, California style, casual denim separates, festival fashion, festival style, L.A. Style, Matias Denim, stone wash denim, stone wash jeans, West Coast Style, wide-brimmed hats
While you probably waded through a hundred different festival style round-ups after Coachella, we’ve saved the best for last. Check out these photos we snapped while our very own Renee was rocking out for three days in the sun. She not only donned a few awesome outfits, but she spotted some great spring & summer denim trends along the way.
“Here I am in neon bathing suit top, NARS lipstick in Heat Wave, True Religion top (love the tiny floral print), and cut-offs that I made from an old pair of Banana Republic jeans.”
“This girl’s crocheted crop top and Topshop high waisted shorts more or less summed up the statement of the weekend. We love the way her skinny belt sits in her over-sized belt loops.”
“These ladies were covering all of the summer trend bases: fedora, cut offs, acid wash, crochet/lace crop tops, florals, fanny packs, cross body fringe bags…”
“Here’s me in floral Anthropologie top and True Religion shorts—these clothes so are good for chilling out, Coachella-style!”
“And finally, my favorite outfit to end the post! A navy blue lace Free People top, Target bathing suit (necessary to layer something underneath there unless you’re a total exhibitionist, which actually isn’t that uncommon at festivals), and True Religion shorts.”
—Renee Sykes & Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Banana Republic, coachella, crocheted top, denim shorts, festival fashion, neon bathing suit, summer denim trends, Topshop, True Religion
When it comes to supplying good style, we know we can always count on Refinery29 to pack a day full of delectable clothes, balanced, chic outfits, and shop links to boot into a day of blog posts. Today is no exception. When our tired eyes spotted this gem of a style resource for festival fashion this morning, Monday got a little bit brighter. In the R29 Coachella street style roundup, you’ll spot everything from denim dresses to destroyed cut-offs. Get clicking—inspiration awaits!
Photos via Refinery29.
Tags: coachella, denim dresses, destroyed denim, festival fashion, Kate Bosworth
Only a few days until pretty young things, punk rockers, and music lovers across the country hop on planes and converge for Coachella Music Festival (our very own Renee included!). If you’re ripping through your closet trying to strike a balance between bohemian-beauty and free-wheeling comfort, or tempted to go in an ankle length dress, you’re at the right spot. We’re churned out three gorgeous outfits with denim as a styling base to outfit you for the wild ride you’re about to have. Rock on!
1. Anthropologie Ganado Scarf ($145) – buy it at Anthropologie.
2. Charley 5.0 Seamed Wide Leg Jeans ($120) – buy it at Nasty Gal.
3. Z BY ZANDRA RHODES Foil printed jersey tank (On sale $54) – buy it at The Outnet.
4. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Big Girl’ Sandal ($150) – buy it at Nordstrom.
5. Chamak by Priya Kakkar Tortoise Crystal Bangle Set ($65) – buy it at Cusp.
1. Siwy Madeline Cut Off Shorts with Exposed Pockets in Sea Breeze ($145) – buyt it at Singer22.
2. DSTM Draped silk chiffon loop scarf (about $135) – buy it at You He She.
3. Diane von Furstenberg Rochelle Print Wrap One Piece ($230) – buy it at Shopbop.
Don’t like the price? Get inspired by this suit and pick a colorful high-contrast one-piece within your budget range!
4. Steve Madden Troopa Black Leather boots ($75) – buy it at Jildor.
5. Band-Aid Desgn’ Adhesive Bandages ($4) – buy it at Soap.com.
1. French Connection Petal Statement Necklace ($22) – buy it at Asos.
2. The Furies Hex Maxi Dress ($165) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
3. Topshop Aztec Print Sleeveless Gilet denim vest ($70) – buy it at Topshop.
4. Sigerson Morrison Twisted leather gladiator sandals ($297) – buy it at The Outnet.
5. Swatch Color Codes “ECRUBELLE” watch ($50) – buy it at Swatch. (Many colors available!)
—Michelle Christina Larsen
P.S. Don’t forget to keep up with Renee and Gordon of Denim Therapy as they chug along on their daily Raw Denim Project. See how their denim is taking shape, and how they’re styling the same pair of jeans every day!
Tags: Bohemian, coachella, cut off shorts, denim trends, denim vest, festival fashion, flare leg jeans, music festival, nasty gal vintage, summer fashion