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Cool look for music festivals

April 10 - 16, 2019

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

Gulf Weekly Cool look for music festivals

It’s about that time again when the hottest summer trends will be highlighted at the world’s biggest annual arts and music festival of the year – Coachella.

The annual Californian event will feature an impressive line-up of acts this year including Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Solange and J Balvin and will attract the coolest party-goers.

Females in Friday’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival crowd usually wear fringe, sheer shirts and tiny shorts, with other hippie, bohemian styles coming to the fore.

Here are some helpful style tips to ensure FashionWeekly readers fit in with the A crowd … wherever they’re partying this summer.

- Boho babe

Bring out the feminine bohemian within by wearing a white tiered dress and carrying a jute bag, which is made using the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton. Slit maxi skirts and dresses also give off a gypsy vibe. Remember to keep it light, airy and versatile to make it easier to dance and move around in. Rompers and jump suits are still popular but remember, it’s no fun having to visit the bathroom in one of those things.

- Work it out

Ath-leisure is a trend in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as at the workplace, at school, or at other casual or social occasions. It’s all the rage right now, especially as women can look comfy while making a statement. Think crisscross body suit with a pale denim skirt to keep you cool and active as the temperatures soar. Pair the look with heels for a touch of drama or sneakers to keep your feet cushy while dancing the day away.

- Crochet all the way

Who says crochet wearables like hats, scarves and sweaters are just made for winter. Many models and celebrities are making crochet festival-worthy with rainbow crochet shorts, kimonos and dresses. Pair a crop top to crochet shorts or a kimono over a mini dress.

- Pretty prints

Channel your inner hipster with florals, geometric patterns, mandalas and tie dye colours in maxi skirts and dresses, tops or wrap-around palazzo pants.

- Awesome accessories

Sassy sunglasses, large totes and crochet bags, oversized jewellery, headbands and hats can add pizzazz to the hippy looks. Also, don’t forget that sun screen. As for shoes, think sandals, gladiators, trainers, slouchy boots, ankle boots and zip-ups.

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