These Are the 9 Best Festival Outfits and Trends for 2023

Get ready to revamp your packing list.

A Coachella festival attendee wears distressed jeans and western barbiecore, some of the biggest festival trends of 2023

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With Coachella weekend one wrapped and weekend two fast approaching, our obsession with festival style isn't just in full swing, it's being fed by the festival fashion looks we're seeing on our feeds. Even if you aren't headed to the desert for Coachella, a single music festival does not a festival season make. This spring and summer are overflowing with art and music festivals, and we've got your packing list covered with the nine biggest festival fashion trends of 2023.

We tapped brand founders and scoured the internet for insights to curate our list of what the who's who of festival-goers will be wearing. Plus, we found out what shoppers are searching for in order to really hone in on the top trends of the season. You'll see some familiar festival favorites down below, including western wear, itty-bitty skirt sets, and rhinestones galore, along with some of spring's biggest trends reimagined and set to a festival scale, including crochet and retro glam.

Western Barbiecore

A woman wears barbiecore westernwear, one of the 2023's biggest festival trends

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Google Trends has spoken and "pink cowgirl outfit" is the most-searched Coachella outfit of the year. Coastal cowgirl, this trend is not. Instead, it's all about super-saturated pink, embellishments, and the kind of flashy cowboy boots you can dance your butt off and run between stages in. To put together a pink cowgirl festival outfit of your own, lean into the extra of it all and be sure to have at least one statement piece.
Shop Similar: Acne Studios Cotton Canvas Vest, $440, and Planet Cowboy Pinky Tuscadero Boots, $238 (Originally $475).

Crochet Sets

Scheana Shay wears a crochet matching set

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One of the top 10 trending festival looks, according to Google Trends, is a crochet set — and we're not surprised. After all, crochet has been huge this spring and will only continue to trend into summer. That said, we are delighted simply because crochet is so versatile. You can go sultry with a midi set in a wide knit, or take a sportier approach with a shorts and crop set in a closer knit.
Shop Similar:
Princess Polly Leah Knit Set, $57

Mesh Dresses

A Coachella guest wears a mesh dress, one of the top festival trends for 2023

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Another most lusted-after festival look, per Google Trends, is the mesh dress. You can go for a beachy open knit or opt for something a bit more sparkling like a rhinestone-studded micro-mail.
Shop Similar: Santa Brands x REVOLVE Sydney Mini Dress, $466 (Originally $575)

'70s Glam

Alessandra Ambrosio wears 70s glam, one of the top festival trends of 2023

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While we've all been watching Y2K fashion return with a vengeance, another decade has slowly been gaining mainstream momentum: the '70s. Celebrities were spotted at the first weekend of Coachella in flower child wide-leg pants, embellished belts, and crochet cut-out tops. Pick a single style or go all out by embracing three or four at once.
Shop Similar: Warp + Weft NCE Wide-Leg Jeans in Two-Faced, $98, and Streets Ahead Calista Belt, $415.

Cowboy Boots

A woman wears a pair of vibrant cowboy boots, one of the biggest festival trends of 2023

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"Cowboy boots and Coachella go together like PB&J. The latest iteration of the Western boot harkens back to the ongoing popularity of Y2K’s trends. Beloved by the era's brightest stars, this wardrobe staple piece can skew casual cool or embrace the ultra-extra of festival fashion," says Erikka Wang, co-founder of AKIRA.
Shop Similar: AZALEA WANG Spice It Up Chunky Western Boot in Multi, $90

Ultra-Distressed Shorts

A woman wears ultra-distressed shorts, one of the biggest music festival trends for 2023

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"Denim and crystals are trend heaven this season. The more distressed, the better," says Robin Chretien, founder of Robin's Jeans. When shopping, Chretien recommends looking for shorts that feature "embellishments and rips that give an authentic vintage feel."
Shop Similar: Robin's Jeans Destroyed Denim Shorts, $175.

Barely There Pastels

Two women wear Y2K pastels, two of festival season's biggest trends for 2023.

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Festival season is known for being about showing skin, but this year, the barely there maxi dresses are softened by shades of bubblegum pink and periwinkle. For a truly leveled-up look, match the shorts, bra, or bodysuit worn below your top layer.
Shop Similar: Beach Riot Holly Crochet Maxi Dress, $148, and Parade Nearly Naked Seamless Bodysuit in Purple Haze, $38.

Corset Tops

A Coachella guest wears a pink corset top, one of the top festival trends of 2023.

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The trending corset tops for this year's festival season are not your Victorian great-great-great-great grandmother's corsets. Instead of romantic satin and velvet, festival season 2023 is all about edgy club kid-inspired buckle-and-strap corset tops.
Shop Similar: Current Mood Divided Attention Vegan Leather Embroidered Harness Top, $58.

Ultra-Low-Rise Jeans

A woman wears ultra-low-rise jeans, one of the biggest festival trends of 2023.

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While many Millennials still wake up sweating from nightmares of low-rise jeans, the super low-rise jeans of this year's festival season have a few styling saving graces. They're baggier than low-rise jeans of the past, which means they're actually comfortable to wear (we know, we were shocked too). Plus, the distressed and embroidered details are more akin to '90s than Y2K styling.
Shop Similar: 7 For All Mankind The Jennifer 90's Baggy Jean in Blue Babe, $268.

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