Festival style meshes the thrifty with the bohemian

By Lilly Devine
Comment Staff

Spring is here and summer is on its way, so time for an agenda full of fun activities and mini vacations.
Music festivals seem to be the biggest trend now with celebrity Instagram’s overflowing with trendy pictures from these events. Vanessa Anne Hudgens and the Jenner’s took over all of Instagram and Twitter feeds with their boho, indie style while also showing how much fun they were having.
Coachella 2014 took place the past couple weekends in Indio, California where the weekends were filled with artists including Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris and Kid Cudi.

Floral crowns are popular at music festivals, both real flowers and the synthetic kind are used Beaded headpieces also make an appearance. Lilly Devine - Photo
Floral crowns are popular at music festivals, both real flowers and the synthetic kind are used Beaded headpieces also make an appearance.
Lilly Devine – Photo

Flower crowns, tribal prints and high waisted shorts filled the Coachella fashion circles.
Not only are these trends taking over music festivals all over the country, but the Bridgewater State University campus is starting to dress like they’re going to Coachella.
Tribal prints and ankle boots are starting to be seen on campus. With warm weather approaching, students are trying to dress accordingly while trying to be trendy. Maxi skirts are making a comeback where Julianne Hough rocked one at the festival and it is also a popular trend on campus among students.
“I definitely love the flower crown concept,” said Bwiza Kironyo, a junior majoring in math. “It’s a style that’s cute for festivals and also to rock while on campus.”
Many retail stores like Forever21 and Free People sell flowered crowns but it is also an easy Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project for you and your friends. All you need is flowers, real or fake, depending how long you want this to last, and flower wire or ribbon. Pinterest is also full of DIY flower crowns along with other music festival accessories like fringed purses.
Another DIY trend that is popping up all over campus and also at music festivals is high waisted shorts.
Getting boy jeans from local consignment stores and cutting them to your designated length is the cheapest and easiest way to get the ride pair.
“I have done this in the past and it is so easy to do,” said Brittany Dangelo, a sophomore majoring in biology. “Jeans are so cheap at thrift stores and everyone has a pair of scissors so it works.”
As not everyone can go to Coachella, Stagecoach or any extraordinary music festival on the west coast, people on the east coast now have Boston Calling.

Boston Calling is a new music festival that started last year, taking place in the city of Boston. This festival takes place the weekends of May 23-25 and September 5-7 at City Hall plaza.
Artists such as Lorde, Jack Johnson and Brand New will be in attendance this year with ticket prices ranging from $50 for one day to $175 for the weekend. For more information and ticket prices, go to bostoncalling.com.

Lilly Devine is a Comment staff writer. Email her at l1devine@student.bridgew.edu.


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