Ever notice how the freedom of expression continued far beyond the words and music of the Legendary 1969 Rock Festival at Woodstock? A festival that has come to be seen as one of the defining events of the 1960’s is now resurfacing as a major fashion event in concert history!

 

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The hype around music festivals has increasingly grown over the past few years calling all music lovers to a myriad of popular festivals such as Coachella (L.A., California), Ultra (Miami, Florida), Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN), South by Southwest (Austin, TX), Electric Daisy Carnival (NYC, New York) and many more.

Music festivals, like Coachella, began for the same reasons Woodstock was organized over 40 years ago. A few days for peace and music- a chance for fans to relax with good people and support their favorite music artists. Over the years music festivals have become more than just an expression of music and art, the emphasis on FASHION has become a huge part of our cultural phenomenon.

The style statements made at these festivals are not only reminiscent blasts from the past but also truly organic style statements that are inspiring our present and future cultural trends. There are many festival styles, as there are many genres of music, and the expression is entirely up to the festival goer. However many stores and sites such as Urban Outfitters, Free People, Nasty Gal, and Topshop have specific festival collections to help guide you to express your own vibe at the shows; and with fall coming full speed ahead now is a great time to take advantage of those summer festival sales!

 

5 Festival Goer Must Haves:

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