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Dump The Faded T-Shirts & Revamp Your Music Festival Look With This Guide

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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

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 have you looking grungey-cool, even if you're just wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Head here to shop for all the caps you'll need.

The Eyes

Whether you’re shielding your eyes from the sun, or trying to hide how faded you are at 12 PM, these sunnies have got you covered. A classic round frame looks good on practically any face, and they're a safe bet for when you want to play things up just a little.

Wayfarers are a wardrobe staple according to us, and we think you should get a pair of those, too. Yes, it can be expensive to experiment with styles and colours... But we've got your back. You don't always need branded glasses, especially when its just to bring a festival look together. Here's a list of stores you can visit.

The Clothes

This is the funnest part of any festival, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Honestly, the worst thing you can do at a music festival is look boring. 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 them. Get 'em here and here. These stores are in Bandra, and you'll get a lot of stores around these, too, that offer loads of options. If you're closer to Andheri Lokhandwala, head to Think Pink or (if you wanna get really swaggy...) check these out.

Look for any kind of fun print – aztec and floral are always reliable and safe. 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?

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. 


Two words – combat boots. That’s all I’m going to say. Every human needs a pair, and you'll get 'em at stores like Feet First. Remember to wear comfortable footwear no matter what, because believe us, you're gonna be walking a TON. If you don't have the budget for branded sports shoes... Bandra hai, na! Head to this store at Linking Road, and don't miss the stores around it, either!


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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. Get funky bags, belts and more at Queen's Store (for more cutesy stuff), here for some seriously offbeat accessories for men, and here for funky leatherwear.