These Are the Biggest Festival Fashion Trends for 2022, According to Stylists
Festival season is back in full force this year, bringing us high-energy crowds, star-studded performances, and an intense urge to
scream sing along, out loud, to our favorite songs. Depending on each venue's guidelines, wearing a mask might be optional for these events, but breaking out your best festival fashion to celebrate this momentous occasion? That's a requirement (at least from where we stand), so spread the word.
If your festival outfit styling skills are a little rusty, or it's your first time partaking in such festivities, don't panic. Dressing up is part of the fun, and you don't need to be up to date on haute couture trends to fit the festival vibe. Sure, being knowledgeable about the season's hottest styles can be helpful, but your personal taste should take precedence. At the end of the day, the best festival outfits are the ones that make you feel your best, happiest self, and do not — in any way, shape, or form — prevent you from having the time of your life.
With that being said, planning your ensemble around the festival's location and the weather forecast is also important, notes Stitch Fix stylist Nicole Scudder. The goal here is to dress accordingly in the name of comfort and practicality. Stick with breathable materials like cotton, linen, and crochet or mesh styles for hot weather, and if cool temperatures are expected, Scudder recommends packing light layers, like a fringe jacket, for warmth.
Of course, if you clicked on this article for inspiration, you're in luck. Below, stylists share their best festival outfit ideas for 2022 — whether you're headed to Coachella, Stagecoach, Lollapalooza, or beyond — as well as their forecasts for some of this year's biggest festival fashion trends.