Festival Fashion: Spring 2012 Edition

Chunky jewelry in neon hues, oversized sunnies and dresses that are just as free flowing as the tunes: yes, the season of music festivals is finally upon us!

As Coachella slips into our rearview as of last week, the Phoenix Fashion Week team has you covered for Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival and any other summer concerts you plan on attending. After all, what better occasion to freely express yourself than a music festival? The best part about selecting outfits for a concert is anything goes. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that music festivals are exhausting, all-day events. Donning those cute Michael Kors jelly wedges can mean hideous blisters and calluses. Remember to incorporate functional pieces into your outfits.

DSquared’s Spring 12 collection is a go-to for music festival outfit inspirations. Fringed beige vests add a boho chic touch to grungy band tees. Opt for a classic summer look with cut-off jean shorts, which can be paired with band tees, sheer button-downs, or printed bandeaus.

Play it safe with the maxi dress, an ever-occurring spring staple, as indicated by Kate Spade and Peter Som’s Spring 12 shows. What better way to rock the hippie chic look than rocking a maxi dress with loose locks?

Another Spring 12 trend to incorporate into your concert wardrobe may be a safari chic look with animal print and jungle tones, as seen by Marni and Michael Kors. Pairing cheetah print with leather or combat boots adds an edgy touch to a grunge-glam look.

A hit of the season is also the crop top, from the likes of ASOS among others. Dodge the heat with this comfy-cute number and pair it with high-waisted shorts or pants for ultimate functionality.

Stay cool in denim with the colorful twist that has been a hit this spring. Denim shorts and pants in feminine spring colors are a pop of personality to the classic staple.

Music festivals are stellar occasions to show off your individuality with vibrant colors, wild patterns and all the other outlandishly cute trends Spring 12 fashion has to offer. Concerts are free of fashion guidelines, so have fun with it!

*We love feedback! Post a comment with your favorite festival trends and you could win a free PHXFW t-shirt!

Article by Stephanie Garcia for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”


  1. I totally agree: the reoccurring spring staple maxi dress is a must-have item in any girl’s closet. I’m still a little bitter about not being able to go to Coachella this year, but regardless, we still dressed the part here in Scottsdale! 🙂 Cute blog post. Your trends are spot on.

    • Ash
    • April 23rd, 2012

    Love the crop top look with a pair of high waisted shorts or skirt!

    • Hey Ash! We couldn’t agree more, super cute way to rock some spring style! -Team PHXFW

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