With music festivals clogging up our timelines, those of us in the know are aware that live performances aren’t the only thing to look out for at Sunburn or a Weekender. Music fests are a barometer of style – a breeding ground of new ideas where good music and good fashion come together to create something truly exciting.

So, curious on how to dip your toes into the multi-colored pond that is Fest Fashion? Well, despair not! From head to toe, here are the five absolute must haves if you intend on looking Coachella suave.

The Headgear

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Photos source: Zara

Now, we aren’t talking offensive feather headdresses or basic flower crowns. Those are rookie mistakes. Here are a few hats you need to be rocking {and holding on to} to make heads turn as you head bang. A simple wide brimmed hat, paired with a pair of Lennon sunglasses, can lend serious grunge cool even a look comprising of just t-shirt and shorts. And all for INR 2,790 here.

For the chillier locations, why not bust out a faux fur cap and ensure you’re grabbing eyeballs as you run from one stage to another? Buy it for INR 1,299 here.

Beanies are perfect because literally every man can rock them. Ditch the solid colors for some funky khaki print, and go the camouflage way. Buy it for INR 990 here.

The Eyes

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Whether you’re shielding your eyes from the sun, or trying to hide how faded you are at twelve in the day, these sunnies have got you covered. A classic round frame looks good on practically any face and these ones are just distinctive enough without being overpowering. Buy it for INR 1,299 here.

At first glance, these might seem like a tad much, but trust me on this – eyewear is a great conversation starter. Go approach that cute chick and get her to try these on. Buy them for INR 1,499 here.

A good pair of wayfarers is a must in every man’s wardrobe, and you can get yours for INR 899 here.

The Clothes

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Photos source: RDKL and ASOS

The funnest part of any festival, don’t be afraid to experiment. Honestly, the worst thing you can do at a music festival is look boring. I’ve laid out a selection of clothes and sites that hopefully should be enough to get you started on your online style journey. A matching short and tee-shirt set is a great staple in your wardrobe – amp it up by getting printed tees and matching shorts to go with.

Look for any kind of fun print – aztec and floral are always reliable and safe. Like these pants, which you can buy here. An all-over print pullover would go great with a simple pair of skinny black jeans, but why not get sweatpants in a matching print for a quirky ensemble? All for INR 1,499, get it here, and here.

Tank tops, ripped jeans, printed pants are all acceptable when rolling around in grassy fields listening to music. Let your creative side take over and go for pieces you wouldn’t normally wear. After all, aren’t all of these fests champions of free spirits?

Footwear

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Two words – combat boots. That’s all I’m going to say. Every human is that much better with a pair of combats in their wardrobe. Get a pair for INR 1,049 here.

On the other hand, Vans are THE shoes to wear for everything that is indie and alt. Grab your pair in some fun colors or stick to basic black ones if you will. Buy some for INR 2,100 here.

Accessories

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Photo source: Skating Duck and KOOVS

So. You’ve made it this far. If you were able to put together an outfit, accessories shouldn’t be a problem. Wristbands, necklaces, pins, bags – the idea is to still have a sense of fun and weird about your person, while looking extremely fashionable.

Like this silver hologram backpack {INR 1,500}, which you can buy here. Or go for a funky wristwatch {INR 499} which you can buy here. You can also opt for some funky brochures for INR 299 {buy it here}.

Featured photo: Athul Prasad/LBB