22 Festival Outfit Ideas To Inspire Your Summer Style

22 Festival Outfit Ideas To Inspire Your Summer Style
Ever stand in front of your jam-packed closet, staring at more than enough clothing options, and think: I have nothing to wear? Same. But perhaps the issue isn’t that you’re out of viable outfit choices. You just need a fresh dose of inspiration — say: festival outfit ideas — to help you see your wardrobe in a new way. That’s where Outfit Dump comes in. We supply you with enough ideas to fuel your style until the next drop comes along.

Festival season is upon us, and it’s kicking off with what is arguably one of the most fashion-forward events: Coachella 2024. Celebs, influencers, and music lovers are all descending upon the desert of Southern California, offering us months worth of outfit inspo in the process. hot-weather wardrobe.

From breezy button-downs and caftans to wearable takes on the biggest Y2K trends (think rosette appliqués and baggy silhouettes), there's lots to love in the world of festival fashion right now. So we've rounded up some top festival looks from the Coachella Valley and beyond to inspire your approach to summer dressing this season.

Festival Outfit Idea: Hot Pants 

Take a page from Olivia Rodrigo’s on-stage fashion, and hit up your chosen festival in a pair of trendy hot pants — bedazzled or not. You can also style them with a pair of personality-forward tights for both the aesthetic and extra protection from the elements. 

Festival Outfit Idea: Crochet Mini Dress 

Not only is a crochet mini dress colorful and fun, but it’ll also keep you cool during a long day spent outdoors (and is easy to layer with should you need to). Extra points here for the red cowboy boots — yeehaw!

Festival Outfit Idea: Fringe 

Lean into the Western trend with fringed, well, everything. Go head-to-toe fringe, or, if you want to be slightly more subtle, make one fringed piece the star of your outfit.

Festival outfit idea: cowboy boots

Western-inspired fashion has long been a pillar of Coachella fashion, but we have entered the golden age of the festival cowgirl. We love these bright red, butterfly motif cowboy boots paired with a simple feminine skirt-and-tank combo.

Festival outfit idea: cowboy boots

Make your cowboy boots poolside party ready by wearing them alongside a brightly colored swimsuit, sheer skirt, and sparkling Western-style hat.

Festival outfit idea: leather-on-leather

If the thought alone of wearing leather in the summer has you breaking a sweat, then look away — because two-piece sets in the durable fabric (and/or its vegan alternatives) are proving to be fashion's glossiest outfit formula for the season ahead.

Festival outfit idea: cowboy hat

Not feeling the boots? Cowboy hats are still very much a festival staple that can be recycled for a great horse girl fashion moment this summer, but it's the floret, shoulder-bearing top here that's really caught our attention (swipe right for a closer look).

Festival outfit idea: swimsuit as a top

Looking to style your easiest, breeziest button-down this summer? Wear it open over a black bikini top and some jeans.

Festival outfit idea: swimsuit as a top

Make your best one-piece swimsuit your hottest summer 'fit — just add sneakers instead of water.

Festival outfit idea: scarf top

Gen-Z style queen Storm Reid is paying homage to the early-2000s scarf top trend, and we're not mad about it.

Festival Outfit Idea: Animal Print 

Leopard print is the neutral of 2024 (really!), which makes it a no-brainer for your festival looks this season. But if you want to stand out from the crowd even more, you could also try a different animal print (like tiger, zebra, or cow) in an array of bold colors.

Festival outfit idea: florals

Wondering if you're overdoing it on the florals? Fear not, fashion friends. There's simply no such thing.

Festival outfit idea: belly chain

We're all about this bra top and belly chain pairing. Extra points for the butterfly motif necklace.

Festival outfit idea: Y2K butterflies

Haven't you heard? The early aughts are back in fashion. So, the more butterflies, the merrier...

Festival outfit idea: Y2K butterflies

Haven't you heard? The early aughts are back in fashion. So, the more butterflies, the merrier...especially in the form of the Dua Lipa-approved butterfly top.

Festival outfit idea: chunky sneakers

Consider this a masterclass in dressing down a sparkly kaftan by adding some chunky sneakers and funky patterned socks to the mix.

Festival outfit idea: babydoll dress

Black bow, black boots, and a baby doll dress. Now there's a sweet and summery outfit trifecta if we ever did see one.

Festival outfit idea: midi dress

No back? No problem. Summer is the unofficial season of exposed skin, after all.

Festival outfit idea: platform shoes

Yes, it was the neon mini dress here that caught our eye, but it's those ultra-on-trend platform flip-flops that got us staring.

Festival Outfit Idea: Chunky Sneakers 

Let’s face it: You’re going to need some form of comfort while standing on your feet all weekend. Pick your favorite pair of chunky sneakers, style the rest of your outfit around them, dance away, and thank us later.

Festival outfit idea: denim

We're calling it: the denim mini vest will continue to dominate.

Festival outfit idea: denim

Or you could go full-on Canadian Tuxedo (but make it desert-friendly).

Festival outfit idea: tank top and baggy jeans

White tank topbaggy jeans — midriff — belt. Leave it to Hailey Bieber to demonstrate an easy summer outfit formula that’ll last a lifetime.

Festival Outfit Idea: Baggy Jorts 

Too hot for your fave pair of baggy jeans? Try: baggy jorts!

Festival outfit idea: rubber boots

Let's normalize wearing practical, weather-proof shoes as a major fashion statement, please.

Festival outfit idea: tie-dye

Friendly reminder that you can re-wear your 2020 tie-dye attire outside of the house, too.

Festival outfit idea: leather harness

Take all the frolicky, flirty, festival-y appeal of a tiered dress and balance something a bit more hardcore, like this leather harness.

Festival outfit idea: mini skirt

Just because maxi skirts are trending doesn’t mean you should be ditching your favorite mini

Festival outfit idea: mini skirt

Case in point. For an even more festival-approved look, pair the mini with cowboy boots.

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