Festival Pins, Hats, Braids & Prints: 16 Rad Trends for Festivals in 2016

Festival Pins, Hats, Braids & Prints: 16 Rad Trends for Festivals in 2016

It’s official: We have festival fever. The music festival season has kicked off, and we’re eager to see more artist, celebrity and street wear styles. While denim cut off shorts, flower crowns, and boho fringe accessories are staples on festival grounds, we’re making predictions about different fashion and beauty trends that’ll be hot this season. From cool nail art and billowy blouses for the ladies to man buns and sneakers for the fellas, here’s 16 sizzling trends that are major music festival fashion moments waiting to be had.

For the Ladies

1. Nail Art

For the 2016 music festival season, we’re predicting lots of cool nail art like actress Busy Phillips’ hot pink tropical-inspired manicure adorned with pineapples and flowers.

2. Braids

Tonight's Hair #DoubleBraidedCrown #pfw. @cesar4styles

A photo posted by Ciara (@ciara) on

Braids have no doubt made a strong comeback recently, so we expect to see lots of plaits on the music festival fields this season. We suggest a braided crown updo, as seen here on Ciara, to help keep you cool while rocking out in the hot sun.

3. Pins

Decorative pins have been making their way back onto the fashion scene (for some, they never left). Rock the trend by decking out a jacket, vest, or a handbag with pins of your favorite bands, characters, or sayings for a really fresh and edgy look.

4. Chokers


A photo posted by Jasmine Tookes (@jastookes) on

As for neck candy, there’s nothing hotter right now than a chic choker. It’ll add an instant cool factor to any music festival ensemble. See Victoria’s Secret model Jasmine Tookes’s selfie above for proof.

5. Boho Blouses

So ready for spring. Wearing @lordandtaylor's #DesignLab 🌿

A photo posted by Martha Hunt (@marthahunt) on

Model Martha Hunt is the epitome of music festival fashion in this bohemian embroidered blouse. Complete the festival look with shorts and a wide-brimmed hat.

6. Denim Dresses

SXSW 🌿 wearing @tularosalabel @revolve #revolvefestival

A photo posted by by Danielle (@weworewhat) on

Blogger Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What is spot on with this denim dress. The breezy look oozes positive music festival vibes especially when paired with black booties.

7. Off-the-Shoulder Looks

There’s something undeniably sexy and flirty about an off-the-shoulder romper, dress, or blouse, which makes it perfect for dancing the night away on the festival grounds. Do like Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell and pair your off-the-shoulder look with strappy sandals.

8. Henna Tattoos

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Last music festival season, it was all about the gold and glittery flash tattoos, but this season we’re betting you’ll see lots of people rocking beautiful henna tattoos on their hands and around their ankles like Queen Bey does on her Instagram.

For the Guys

1. Graphic T-Shirts

#22 🍰

A photo posted by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on

All you need is a cool graphic t-shirt and you’re good to go. They pair well with just about anything and they’re a great way to stand out from the crowds of festival-goers.

2. Newsboy Hat

We’re digging Justin Timberlake’s newsboy-style hat for music festivals. It’s a cool twist on the quintessential wide-brimmed fedora or the baseball cap.

3. Denim Jacket

Denim jackets will forever be a go to for music festivals. Take style notes from Cody Simpson and pair your jacket with a big hat and some dark shades.

4. Mirrored Sunglasses

#somethingbigiscoming16 @victoriassecret #stbarth

A photo posted by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on

Mirrored aviator sunglasses are another fashion staple that are so hot right now. The shape is universally flattering and the mirrored lenses instantly make any outfit look super flashy.

5. Slim-Fit Shorts

Tyler Posey’s look is perfect for a music festival in the scorching desert heat. His slim shorts look fresh and polished styled with a white t-shirt and just a hint of graphic details.

6. Man Buns

Cuba 2015

A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on

Jared Leto’s long, luscious mane singlehandedly made the man bun a phenomenon. Although Leto has since chopped off his sweet, sweet locks, we wouldn’t be surprised to still see dudes at music festivals wearing this rad hairstyle.

7. Sleeveless Shirts

A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

Guys have been donning sleeveless shirts to music festivals for years and we don’t think that trend is going anywhere anytime soon. Sleeveless tank tops are the way to go to if you want to stay fresh in the heat and look good doing it.

8. Sneakers with Attitude

I believe I can fly @adidasoriginals @itsjeremyscott

A photo posted by Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) on

Comfortable footwear is absolutely essential at any music festival. Copy Steve Aoki and opt for a pair of kicks that have some sort of unique twist.

Music Festival Guide 2016