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Sequins, psychedelic prints, fringe and all things Y2K fashion abound during festival season. These fashion trends encapsulate the playfulness of these events, so it’s no wonder festival goers turn to them to make show-stopping entrances. Take, for example, Harry Styles, who wowed the crowd at the 2022 Coachella Festival when he took the stage in a colorful sequin Gucci jumpsuit, or Billie Eilish‘s Statefair by Conrad biker shorts and shirt imprinted with a graphic motif. Meanwhile, Doja Cat’s platform boots and studded harness proved that accessories are everything.
The street-style stars at Coachella also delivered notable looks, including sheer dresses, crochet minidresses, and colorful halter tops. While you don’t have to follow any specific festival fashion trends, the following style hacks will help you create memorable Bonnaroo outfits. Let your personality shine, whether you’re styling maximalist pieces or keeping it minimal with comfortable basics.
On the footwear front, Flat sandals or chunky sneakers typically guarantee comfort, which is essential when you’re standing out in the sun for hours on end. Platform boots or low heels, meanwhile, take your outfit to new heights — just make sure you’re able to walk in them for long periods of time. And don’t forget headwear: wide-brimmed hats or baseball caps will stylishly shield you from the sun. As for jewelry, stack your favorite necklaces or bracelets to embellish a neutral dress. Finish with a bag that has room for your essentials (sunscreen, water, phone charger) and that you’ll feel comfortable carrying late into the night, whether it’s a backpack, an everyday tote, or a shoulder or crossbody bag.
Read on for the ultimate shopping guide to Bonnaroo.
What Is Bonnaroo?
Bonnaroo is an annual four-day music festival in Tennessee established in 2002. The event attracts major headliners (Cardi B performed in a viral sequin jumpsuit in 2019) and everyday festival-goers alike. It’s one of the most popular arts and musical festivals in the US.
Bonnaroo Outfit Ideas
There’s really no wrong way to dress for a festival, as long as you feel good and energized enough to dance the day (and night) away. Whether you embrace new fashion trends or turn to existing pieces in your closet, Bonnaroo outfits are all about comfort. Our favorite combos include a halter minidress with low-heeled sandals, crop tops and wide-leg trousers, and fishnet dresses that double as bikini cover-ups.
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