21 Festival Outfit Ideas To Inspire Your Summer Style

Ever stand in front of your jam-packed closet, staring at more than enough clothing options, and think: I have nothing to wear? Same. But perhaps the issue isn’t that you’re out of viable outfit choices. You just need a fresh dose of inspiration — say: festival outfit ideas — to help you see your wardrobe in a new way. That’s where Outfit Dump comes in. We supply you with enough ideas to fuel your style until the next drop comes along.

The first weekend of Coachella 2023 may have been without its festival fashion queen, but the absence of one Vanessa Hudgens most definitely did not leave us with a shortage of outfit inspo across the desert of Southern California. In fact, it was the laid-back looks of celebs like Zoey Deutch (who opted for a comfy T-shirt, mini skirt, and sensible sneakers) that were getting the most attention, suggesting that festival attire might slowly be shifting from statement-making to something a lot more… easy going. And with the summer season fast approaching, that means the latest looks on the festival scene are rife with style ideas you can carry over to your hot-weather wardrobe.

From breezy button-downs and kaftans to wearable takes on the biggest Y2K trends (think rosette appliqués and baggy silhouettes), there’s lots to love in the world of festival fashion right now. So we’ve rounded up some top looks from the Coachella Valley and beyond to inspire your approach to summer dressing this season.

Festival outfit idea: leather-on-leather

If the thought alone of wearing leather in the summer has you breaking a sweat, then look away — because two-piece sets in the durable fabric (and/or its vegan alternatives) are proving to be fashion’s glossiest outfit formula for the season ahead.

Festival outfit idea: cowboy hat

Cowboy hats are still very much a festival staple that can be recycled for a great horse girl fashion moment this summer, but it’s the floret, shoulder-bearing top here that’s really caught our attention here (swipe right for a closer look).

Festival outfit idea: swimsuit as a top

How to style your easiest, breeziest button-down this summer? Wear it open over a black bikini top and some jeans.

Festival outfit idea: swimsuit as a top

Make your best one-piece swimsuit your hottest summer ‘fit — just add sneakers instead of water.

Festival outfit idea: scarf top

Gen-Z style queen Storm Reid is paying homage to the early-2000s scarf top trend, and we’re not mad about it.

Festival outfit idea: florals

Wondering if you’re overdoing it on the florals? Fear not, fashion friends. There’s simply no such thing.

Festival outfit idea: belly chain

We’re all about this bra top and belly chain pairing. Extra points for the butterfly motif necklace.

Festival outfit idea: Y2K butterflies

Haven’t you heard? The early aughts are back in fashion. So, the more butterflies, the merrier…

Festival outfit idea: Y2K butterflies

…especially in the form of the Dua Lipa-approved butterfly top.

Festival outfit idea: chunky sneakers

Consider this a masterclass in dressing down a sparkly kaftan by adding some chunky sneakers and funky patterned socks to the mix.

Festival outfit idea: babydoll dress

Black bow, black boots, and a baby doll dress. Now there’s a sweet and summery outfit trifecta if we ever did see one.

Festival outfit idea: leather harness

Take all the frolicky, flirty, festival-y appeal of a tiered dress and balance something a bit more hardcore, like this leather harness.

Festival outfit idea: midi dress

No back? No problem. Summer is the unofficial season of exposed skin, after all.

Festival outfit idea: platform shoes

Yes, it was the neon mini dress here that caught our eye, but it’s those ultra-on-trend platform flip-flops that got us staring.

Festival outfit idea: denim

We’re calling it: the denim mini vest will be one of the biggest jean trends of 2023.

Festival outfit idea: denim

Or you could go full-on Canadian Tuxedo (but make it desert-friendly).

Festival outfit idea: tank top and baggy jeans

White tank topbaggy jeans — midriff — belt.

Leave it to Hailey Bieber to demonstrate an easy summer outfit formula that’ll last a lifetime.

Festival outfit idea: rubber boots

Let’s normalize wearing practical, weather-proof shoes as a major fashion statement, please.

Festival outfit idea: tie-dye

Friendly reminder that you can re-wear your 2020 tie-dye attire outside of the house, too.

Festival outfit idea: mini skirt

Just because maxi skirts are trending doesn’t mean you should be ditching your favorite mini. 

Festival outfit idea: mini skirt

Case in point. For an even more festival-approved look, pair the mini with cowboy boots.

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