What to Wear to a Music Festival

Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing a tie-front floral midi dress, Call It Spring white frame sunglasses, and a Clare V bag with a Gap jean jacket.

There have definitely been times where I’ve struggled with what to wear to music festivals. Boho is most certainly not one of the words I’d use to describe my personal style and that tends to be name of the game when it comes to festival fashion. While I don’t want to look out of place, I want to stay true to my own style at the same time… It can be a challenge! When I was preparing and packing for Coachella a few weeks ago, I settled on a dress (the dress I’m wearing here), a bodysuit and shorts combo, and a romper for my three festival outfits. (You can see all three at the end of this post!) I wanted to find a few pieces that could work for Coachella, as well as the next few months of warmer weather, versus buying things just for the sake of the festival. This tie-front midi dress was perfect!

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an ASTR tie-front floral midi dress for a music festival.

Breezy silhouettes and breathable fabrics are essential when it comes to festival attire! I want my outfit to feel barely there in the blazing sun, but also look age-appropriate at the same time. (I’ll be 28 in a few months, which seems to be about a decade older than most festival-goers the last few years. 😂)

Fashion stylist Bows & Sequins wearing an ASTR tie-front floral midi dress and white Soludos knotted slides with a pearl cuff.

When we had a warm weekend in Chicago a few weeks ago, I styled my dress with a pair of cream-colored slides, a denim jacket, and my new light leather bag. Calling it right now, this will be my summer uniform on the weekends… Flowy dress, jean jacket, these slides, and this bag. So easy!

Bows & Sequins holding a Clare V Petit Henri bucket bag.

Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing a floral tie-front dress with a Clare V Petit Henri bag, a Gap light denim jacket, white Soludos knotted slides, and Call It Spring sunglasses.

Get the Look…

Tie-Front Midi Dress (similar here!)
Knotted Slides
Denim Jacket
White Leather Crossbody Bag (more colors here, here, & here!)
White Metal-Rim Sunglasses (also love these!)
Pearl Slider Cuff

Bows & Sequins wearing white Soludos knotted slides.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a white Clare V Petit Henri bag for a music festival.

A few more finds that would make for fun festival looks…

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a floral tie-front dress, a Gap jean jacket, and Call It Spring sunglasses with a white Clare V Petit Henri bag.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an ASTR tie-front floral midi dress with Call It Spring sunglasses, Soludos knotted slides, and a Clare V Petit Henri bag.

FYI: You really can’t wear a bra with this dress. I didn’t/don’t mind it… I actually prefer braless styles in the summer because I think it’s a lot more comfortable. The one perk of having a flat chest, I suppose!

Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing an ASTR tie-front floral midi dress with a Gap jean jacket, Soludos knotted slides, and a Clare V Petit Henri bag.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a floral tie-front dress, a Gap jean jacket, and Call It Spring sunglasses with a white Clare V Petit Henri bag for a music festival.

Bows & Sequins styling white Soludos knotted slides with a floral midi dress and light wash jean jacket.

Here are three snaps from Coachella of the exact outfits I wore…

Bows & Sequins styling a tie-front midi dress at Coachella with perforated leather sneakers.

Tie-Front Dress  |  Perforated Leather Sneakers  |  Clare V Crossbody Bag  |  Sunglasses  |  Bandana

Bows & Sequins wearing a black hat, bodysuit, cut offs, and a statement necklace at Coachella music festival.

Janessa Leone Hat  |  Free People Bodysuit  |  American Eagle Cut Offs  |  Vanessa Wu Sneakers  |  Clare V Crossbody Bag  |  Celine Sunglasses  |  BaubleBar Statement Necklace

American Eagle Gingham Romper at Coachella

And we’ll leave it on this note! 🍻🙈😂 We all pool-partied a little too late before heading to the festival on Day 3… Didn’t have time to do my hair (#airdry) or take a normal outfit snap! 😂

American Eagle Gingham Romper  |  Gucci Crossbody  |  Tuckernuck Earrings  |  Joie Navy Suede Sneakers (old; similar here)  |  Jean Jacket

Oh, and PS: Rae at Art + Science in the West Loop in Chicago did my spray tan before Coachella, she’s the best!

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4 Comments

  1. 5.8.17
    Natali commented:

    You’re looking fantastic in this cute and girly outfit! I like your dress very much!

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  2. 5.9.17
    Jess Zimlich commented:

    Damn. Didn’t get to the dress in time! I have a small chest as well and have been embracing it more than ever these days. I actually prefer not wearing a bra when I can get away with it! I just picked up another tie front dress and it works so well for that! I was hoping to add this one to my summer rotation. Crossing my fingers it restocks 🙂

  3. 5.10.17
    Julia commented:

    Ahh you look AMAZING in that dress! Post baby #goals