Music Festivals 2013
fashion trends for summer music festivals
It's that time of year where the weather is warm, the energy is high, and the festivities begin. By festivities, of course, I mean music festival mania! This involves 2-3 day events in specific music hall locations with a line-up of artists pertaining to the genre and or genre(s) associated with that specific festival. These events acquire a large cult following of youth and older generations as well who come from all over to pay tribute to their favorite artists and bands. Because these crazy festivals last all day long and for multiple days, there is often camping involved set up in a tailgating type manner in which groups of fans set up, camp out, and live and breathe the music.
-Of course, some people come prepared more than others - and if you don't go through the list of necessities before entering the music festival culture, you could find yourself out of water by the first day - and god forbid- out of beer! Always make sure you have enough supplies to live off of based on the size of your group and the number of days you are staying. You will be out in the sun alll day so shade and lots of water should be first on your list!
Also, if your thinking of wearing the cutest outfits for music festivals, know that they will get dirty and they may get ruined. The music festival culture isn't about wearing top designer brands and looking like you just stepped of the red carpet. Music Festival fashion has evolved to mimic the culture itself; boho grunge, punk, minimalists, with the acceptance that this isnt a beauty contest; it's a lifestyle.
Just because you will have minimal access to showers, be living in a tent for a few days, and will probably smell like the alleyway behind an ethically questionable restaurant, DOESN'T mean you can't rock a good look. In fact, the bigger the music festival culture has gotten, the more I have noticed that the grunge-style within the camp culture has surfaced more prominently into the fashion world. But let's just jump to the music festivals of 2013 and the trends that you can expect, and the ones you should reject.
1. WAKARUSA 2013
Location: Ozark, AK
Wakarusa 2013 Dates: May 30–June 2
Some Featured Artists:
The Black Crowes
Younder Mountain String Band
Of Monsters and Men
Walkarusa fashion is similar to that of Woodstock: hippy, dippy, trippy. Lots of cut-off jean shorts, bathing suit tops, fringe vests, ect. Comfort trumps style in the heat, but a flowy sundress and perhaps a flower or two in your hair will do...accessorize with colorful bracelets and anklets long pendant necklaces and feather earrings. Just add your own twists of color and style with accessories and look boho chic.
Wakarusa Fashion Trends
(Left to right) Born Janna (shoeline.com), Frankie straw fedora ($30 - swell.com), CHRISTINER DRESS ($65 - bench.ca), Lennon Small Round Hippie Style Sunglasses ($10 - 80spurple.com), Born Crown Aberlin ($115 - shoeline.com), FULL TILT Cross Back Button Front Womens Top ($22 - tillys.com),high waisted shorts light denim ($45 - etsy.com). Dream Catcher Feather Effect Earring ($19 - debenhams.com)
DO:Embrace your inner flower child
Cut off jeans, Aztec patterns, and of course - Fringe and flowers, is all you need to captivate the free spirit living of the Wakarusa Music festival.
DO:Spend time with friends, camp out and enjoy the musical atmosphere around you!
DON'T: ....Just Dont....
DON'T: Bring your kids...come on people! A music festival - although awesome on so many levels - is no place for children. There are weirdos and creepers and drinking and partying...I don't care if your kid's named rain water star-dust - leave em' home!
Want more info about wakarusa 2013?
Visit http://www.wakarusa.com/ for more information on Ticket Prices, availability, The 2013 Wakarusa line-up, and vendor information!
2. Movement 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Movement 2013 Dates: MAY 25-27, 2013
Some Featured Artists:
Adult. - live
Audion - live
Azari & III - live
Break Science - live
DJ Godfather & DJ Zebo
See Full Line-Up for Movement 2013
Maybe it's the electronic vibes of Movement or the people that it attracts, but as far as fashion is concerned, movement is the most vivacious yet. If Music festivals were holidays, Movement would most definitely be Halloween. Originally called the Detroit Electronic Music Festival or DEMF, fans come adorned in pleather, plaid, neon, and chains. From head to toe, their bodies are bejewled in steam-punk accessories, straps, and frills as if Jersey Shore meets The Mad Hatter. If you go to movement wearing anything less than costume decor, you will find yourself a bit under dressed. So go crazy with your style and let loose! Movement is most definitely a festival that truly allows you to embellesh your look to the max.
Movement Fashion Trends
(Top Left to right) Know When to Fold 'Em Sunglasses ($3.99 - charlotterusse.com), Dana Top by Motel ($34 - topshop.com), New Look Aztec Backpack ($31 - asos.com), Neon Episode Post Earrings in Neon Yellow and Teal ($22 - etsy.com), Bubble Necklace (fab.com),Sofft Pedra in Ocean Multi Patent ($99 - shoeline.com), Black studded shorts ($70 - etsy.com), River Island Black festival pattern bracelet pack($7.68riverisland.com)
DO: Wear Glow in the Dark Gear for the Light Show
DO: Color Co-ordinate Bright Neon colors with friends
DON'T: Dress like a Cartoon Character
DON'T: Dress like a pole dancer
Want more info about Movement Electronic Music Festival?
Visit http://movement.us/ for tickets, line-up, special guests, room rates, and more!
3. BONNAROO 2013
Location: MANCHESTER, TN
Bonnaroo 2013 Dates: JUNE 13-16, 2013
Some Featured Artists:
Mumford & Sons
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Of Monsters and Men
Empire of the Sun
See Full Line-Up for Bonnaroo 2013 at: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/
With 700 Acres filled with up to 80,000 fans/campers, Bonnaroo is a festival that has quite the hype. Over 150 performances and 10+ stages, is what makes Bonnaroo one of the biggest festivals of the summer. For 4 days, fan camp, eat and sleep on the grounds and packing all the necessities to last your group during these days is a task in itself. The hot hot weather, along with the length of this gigantic party, are recipes for dehydration and too much sun exposure. This is why packing cute AND comfortable is key to the fashion trends at Bonaroo.
Bonnaroo Fashion Trends
Jane Norman Cap Sleeve Crop Top ($12- janenorman.co.uk), Black Floral Lace Swing Crop Top ($20 - newlook.com), FOREVER 21 Bolted Stud Denim Shorts ($20 - forever21.com), 953 Festival Studded Frayed Shorts (runwaydreamz.com) Ecote Dillon Smocked Strapless Dress ($49 - urbanoutfitters.com), Mali Sabatasso Gold and Emerald Teardrop Pendant Necklace ($205 - maxandchloe.com), Born Crown Gayla ($130 - shoeline.com), Minnetonka Thunderbird Mocs ($49 - Shoeline.com) Cut N Paste Fringe Crossbody ($59 - lorisshoes.com), Born Delano ($80 - shoeline.com)
DO: Cool Down in the Sprinkler
DO: Layer Up in colorful scarfs when it gets cold and the sun goes down
DONT: Wear Kids Toys as a part of your costume
DONT: Try and get on stage...it's not worth it
REMEMBER: You're NEVER too old to party...
Want more info about Bonnaroo 2013?
Visit http://www.bonnaroo.com/ for ticket info, line-up, special guests, camping, and more!
One trend we are noticing for these next winter months are Moccasins and Minnetonka has all the styles imaginable under $50. With options of soft soles or hard soles - these moccosins are going to make for a comfy and stylish holiday season. Moc-up people, we have a long winter ahead!
The classic Minnetonka moc is now available in a variety of colors - each with the option of hard or soft soles. These mocs are comfortable, classic, and on our want list this year!
The South western style stitching on this moc create s a uniquely colorful addition to the classic style moccasin from Minnetonka. In shades of Taupe, Black, and Brown suede, these rustic mocs add a country western style edge to winter look.
The Thunderbird II is the latest addition to the iconic Thunderbird family, offering an updated, contemporary style with a more rounded toe and sporty rubber sole. Available in different colors and fabrics such as genuine leather moccasins or suede moccasins. The Thunderbird II style of minnetonka moccasins are available in adults and kids sizes making these Native-style mocs are the perfect gift for anyone in your family.
Just a little hint of sparkle, adds more glam to the classic Moccasin. The simple suede exterior and cushioned footbed, makes these moccasins comfortable and refined , while the silver studded detail on the toe adds more fun to the mix. I would match this look up with a pair of skinny-leg jeans and a wool sweater for a cute, comfortable and effortless look.
How to rock the Moc
Check out how fashion blogger Erika Marie rocked her mocs for a casual outing. Erika chose a laid back, stylish look to sport her tan mocs with light-wash skinny jeans and a chalet sweater. and go to her blog fashionchalet.net for more style tips and tricks!