Yep, it’s that time already. We're just about to kick off festival season with Coachella right around the corner, and it’s time once again to embrace your inner music goddess and get your festival flow on! Coachella is a bohemian style hotbed, not only because stars channel their inner flower-child, but also because it's really hot... it's in a desert after all. And with the heat, comes the shorts. Celebs like Kendall Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, Gigi Hadid, and Alessandra Ambrosio are known for rocking some cute denim shorts over the weekend, and these girls certainly know how to do it in style.
I have taken a page out of their fashion bible, and put together 5 different ways to style your denim shorts to create the perfect festival look…
#1 THE CLASSIC BLUE DENIM SHORTS
You really can't go wrong with classic Levis. They are literally more comfortable every time you wear them because the denim softens, which I love! They are a staple in my wardrobe throughout the summer months, and are a great easy short for any festival. I kept the look easy with this awesome “Namaste” tee, a fun colored bralette, and lots of accessories to spice up the look.
#2 WHITE DENIM SHORTS
Bella Thorne wore these cute button up shorts to Coachella last year, and she looked great. I absolutely love the fit of them, and how amazing is this flowy star print top from Wildfox. You would have so much fun floating and dancing around any festival in this top. (FYI - Wildfox also has a great Coachella collection you may want check it out) I went with a yellow bag to add a pop of fun color to this monochrome look.
#3 DISTRESSED ROCKER SHORTS
These next shorts have a little rocker vibe, with the washed out look. High waisted shorts are great if you want to wear a crop top, but don’t want to have your full midriff on display. With these, you can just show a bit of skin. I tied a flannel at the waist for a casual touch, but this would also be great to layer onto if it gets a little colder at night. I completed the look with a statement American flag scarf, which not only looks cool but can be great to cover your mouth if your festival is dusty! I am always trying to keep it practical with the footwear at festivals so I went for these cool sneakers.
This next look screams 1970's Woodstock, and I am loving it. Whether dressed up or dressed down, these high waisted button up shorts with front pockets, would be great to wear throughout the summer. I paired them with a wrap top with great 70’s bell sleeve, and I couldn’t resist a great vest fringe vest... fringe is always a festival hit. Head wraps are great to throw on a few days into the festival when your hair isn’t quite blow-dry fresh, and fun print can add another 70’s flare to the look.
#5 DENIM ON DENIM
I am a huge fan of denim on denim. Done in the right way, it just looks amazing. I went with a classic denim jacket, which I think works really well with these thinner light blue denim shorts. To break up the denim,I went for a cool floral print top in a matching color scheme, and to keep those rays off your face, add in a cute straw hat. This is also another great place to throw in a little fringe, I added just a touch with these booties.
To see all the looks in action, check out this week's episode of StyleWire below!
So... are you going to any festivals this summer? What will you be wearing? Let me know in the comments below!
Electra Formosa is an LA-Based celebrity stylist and host of Hollywire's StyleWire. Follow her on twitter [email protected], and let us know what you'd like to see on upcoming episodes.