Festival Fashion


Blank NYC Tomboy denim short $78; fab'rik Fallen top $20; Bamboo Juliana sandal $38; Gold choker $26; Beaded fringe necklace $68; Leather tassel necklace $42; Gold earrings $18

Blank NYC Tomboy denim short $78; fab’rik Fallen top $20; Bamboo Juliana sandal $38; Gold choker $26; Beaded fringe necklace $68; Leather tassel necklace $42; Gold earrings $18

 BB Dakota Sheena romper $72; Lace plunge bralette $28; Gold hoop earrings $18; Tassel choker necklace $24; Bamboo Charade wedge sandal $20; Bracelets $18+

BB Dakota Sheena romper $72; Lace plunge bralette $28; Gold hoop earrings $18; Tassel choker necklace $24; Bamboo Charade wedge sandal $20; Bracelets $18+

Upon hearing “Woodstock,” often the images in one’s mind’s eye are of sweaty young folk clad in bell bottoms and flower crowns. Today, the word “Coachella” is as much about Spring’s Californian music festival as it is the fashion trends it has inspired.

A brief look at the history of musical festivals reveals that, while many of us would like to trace their origins to Woodstock, which was held from August 15 -18, 1969, on a dairy farm in New York, these gatherings actually date back to the Pythian Games in ancient Greece, where musical competitions and acts were the highlight of entertainment for the wealthy upper class. Through the years festivals continued throughout Europe, finally catching on in America in the 1950’s via the Newport Jazz Festival – think Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Nina Simone. Interestingly, what started out as an older, wealthy crowd was overtaken by youth who camped out in tents to enjoy the music. Sound familiar? 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival, headlining the likes of Janis Joplin, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel and the Mamas & the Papas, was a prelude to Woodstock. Fun fact: it was there that Jimi Hendrix famously lit his guitar on fire.

While it may not have been the first, Woodstock remains the festival that kindled all others – setting the bar for not only great music but, perhaps more important, a spirit of camaraderie, acceptance, and free expression of self. The bohemian vibes conjured on Yasgur’s farm thread their way through the fashion choices of today’s festival goers: joining the still-present bell bottoms and flower crowns are feathers, vintage tees, earthy tones, lace, and lots of artisan jewelry. The look has become so popular it now serves up style inspo outside of the concert crowds. 

 fab’rik Mercer midi dress $30; Bracelets $18+; Bamboo Choice sandal $38; Leather fringe earrings $28; Sunny Lane shades $18; Crossbody bag $38

fab’rik Mercer midi dress $30; Bracelets $18+; Bamboo Choice sandal $38; Leather fringe earrings $28; Sunny Lane shades $18; Crossbody bag $38

More than 32 million people* attend at least one music festival each year. Here are some of the most popular offerings around the US:

SXSW: Austin, TX (March)

Ultra: Miami, FL (March)

Coachella: Indio, CA (April)

Hangout: Gulf Shores, AL (May)

Governor’s Ball: New York, NY (June)

Bonnaroo: Manchester, TN (June)

Sloss Fest:  Birmingham, AL (July)

Lollapalooza: Chicago, IL (Aug.)

Outside Lands: San Francisco, CA (Aug.)

Burning Man: Black Rock, NV

(Aug./Sept)

*Nielsen, 2015

Flying Monkey platinum edition distressed flare $98; Melodie lace cami $30; Bamboo Choice sandal $38; Crossbody bag $26; Fabulona Designs feather necklace $72; Arrowhead necklace $28; Lilly Bella wooden bead choker $16; Snakeskin cuff $24

Flying Monkey platinum edition distressed flare $98; Melodie lace cami $30; Bamboo Choice sandal $38; Crossbody bag $26; Fabulona Designs feather necklace $72; Arrowhead necklace $28; Lilly Bella wooden bead choker $16; Snakeskin cuff $24

Clothing & Accessories from fab’rik Homewood

Hair: Billy Halliday of Forecast Salon

Makeup: Ashley Bush of Forecast Salon

Model: Sydney Fiddler of Red Models

Shot on Location at Sloss Fest 2017

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