It’s summertime, baby, and it’s time to party! Since the first day of summer has finally arrived, we’re diving head first into the boldest trends the season has to offer. And by the looks of it, fashion is right alongside us, with raver style on the rise and festival season among us. For summer, expect lots of neon colors, and the sizzling hot festival looks perfect for enjoying your favorite bops outside and enjoying all that festival season has to offer.
Since color is a big part of fashion, style experts, designers, and consumers alike have noticed the emphasis on vibrant color that has taken place in the past few years. This is most likely a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, since it greatly impacted the way we all think and live.
Neon fashion trends first hit their zenith in the ’80s and have resurfaced every few decades. Designers incorporated loads of neons in their S/S ‘22 collections, and celebrities have too, with an emphasis on neon blue, pink, and highlighter yellow. Whether you prefer your neon in dashes or dumps, it’s sure to catch your attention.
Festival style is all about standing out, and what better way to match the electrifying vibe of a festival than to rock a neon swimsuit or head-to-toe bodysuit/matching trouser look. Is neon not your style? Not to worry, it’s just one of the style possibilities popular for festivals this summer. Festival styles and neon colors are practically a perfect pair.
As far as festival staples go, if you slip into a corset, fringe top, crochet set, cutout mini dress, wrap mini skort, or Western-inspired looks, you’re going to fit into the festival scene just fine. Whether you’re venturing to Louisiana, Tennessee, Chicago, or somewhere else for your favorite festival, add in some color or festival trend favorites, and you’ll be set.
To the festival lovers who want more understated and practical festival attire, there are options for you too. From denim or bike shorts to flared leggings, you don’t have to pull out all the fashion stops to be festival ready. Denim shorts can tap into the western-style festival trend, while comfy bottoms like tennis skorts are practical, warm-weather friendly, and stylish.
Now, for the non-festival crowd: Neon can work for a variety of ages and more than just festival occasions. For neon looks that are a bit more sophisticated, add a neon-colored blazer to your outfit. A shift dress in neon pink would wow at a summer wedding, or add high-quality accessories, like neon shoes, belt bags, or jewelry to your outfit. Neon is bright, but it isn’t an all-or-nothing trend. I like to believe there are enough styling options to fit every level of neon comfort.
After festivals have been few and far between in the past few years, it’s exciting to venture back into the swing of things, and the inviting neon colors and festival styles make it that much more enticing. Which festival looks are you eyeing for this season? Leave a comment below!