Music festivals are surely becoming one of my favorite weekend activities.
No adrenaline is like the one you get at a music festival. Base dropping beats from the hottest DJ's. Crowded pits of head banging fans. The only thing separating you from your favorite artist is the steel barricade. Becoming one with music has always been a consistent lifestyle through festivals and concerts. Offering that up and close personal attention to an artist and fellow fans, has been a tradition throughout all ages. Previous music festivals include the legendary Woodstock or even the forever running Coachella. Fan favorites of course; however, these once in a lifetime shows cost usually a once in a lifetime price. To add more opportunities to the concert market, Los Angeles has been adding more inclusive shows for cheaper prices. These shows include the same experience as Coachella, with various artists and fashion for prices under $300.
Behind fashion, music is my second love. Both comparative to one another, fashion and music are the artistry of festivals. The purpose of fashion is forever shifting based off of what the person is attempting to reflect. With fashion you can become whoever you want to be. Music reveals who you are and what you prefer. Music festivals combine the interest of flexing your style that was inspired by your favorite music choice is.
What is Bohemia?:
Within this look, I found a way to combine fashion and music. Titled bohemian chic, artists created a style form fitting to both things. Socialites and Insta-Stars would use their platform to participate in music festivals. Some enjoy the music, while others enjoy the fashion. Fashion and festivals created a new style of clothing. Mixing culture, glam and comfort, the style is making its way at California music festivals like Coachella, Afro Punk and more. 2013, started the wave of the bohemian trend. Though recycled the trend was highlighted this year due to the popularity of music festivals.
Many festival goers needed wardrobe advice for the occasion. For one festivals are extremely hot, so too much fabric is out of the question. Two, if you are not an ultra celeb or socialite, I am pretty positive that you are most likely about to be in the outdoor crowded sections all day. Wearing something comfortable, yet body slimming is the best trick for wardrobe at the occasion. On the hunt for festival wear, the trend developed to festival wear and street style.
Bohemianism extends and will continue inspiring young girls to relax and look comfortable. The irony of the trend is the impact it created. Now women go through a lot for the effortless trend of Boho Chic. Searching the Melrose and hidden thrift shops, to finding something that no one else would have! Even designers took notice into the trend as brands such as Gucci, Chloe and Alexander McQueen expanded their bohemia collection. The trend even parted into various types of bohemia. There is Coachella Style, which we previously discussed. There is also the growing nouveau-bohemia, which includes comfort and form fitting silhouettes.
As bohemianism is growing into various styles, finding a way to wear it as everyday fashion is becoming the clear norm. Effortless is in, though finding the energy to pull it off is what's keeping the trend almost unattainable. A clear set of fashion irony, indeed.
At a hole in the wall fashion shop in Downtown, I found this amazing brown print set. The Indian themed shop had a friendly staff and was filled with traditional cultural wear such as decorative cloth and jewelry. The two set pieces were from the Kimie collection. Piece by piece the set is one of my favorite outfits. The styling of the top is complicated but presents a simple wear. Also the pants are wide legged, form fitting wear and comfortable. Representing bohemian chic, this look is perfect for music festivals. Completing pieces that transcends a layback trend thus daunting a womanly sleek look, is bohemian wear. Presenting style and womanhood, the transcending trend shows the best part of you. It also matches the atmosphere of concert goers as free flowing, gypsy like music lovers.
Photos By: Nadira Fatah
Boho Set: Kimie of Downtown Los Angeles - $45
Shoes: Forever 21- $27.99
Hair: @BraidsbyChrissy- $175