Fashion: Dance to a stylish beat

By Michiko Hylands

Nail festival style with these free-spirited looks.
Outfit details below.
Outfit details below.

Summer has yet to deliver enough long, hot days, but one thing we can rely on is a stream of great music festivals. Rain, hail or shine, the looks seen on and off the stage are often as memorable as the music. Festivals rock a strong, bohemian flavour.

The Glastonbury and Coachella festivals have become style hotspots where the international set party, and the cool crowd's fashion picks are reinterpreted as streetwear trends worldwide. Key trends? Think luxe jet-set hippie meets edgy rock chick with a touch of 70s-style glam. Get in touch with your inner gypsy and become a free spirit this summer. Here's my music festival fashion guide to help you get inspired.

Swing out in Spell Designs' vintage-inspired romper featuring lace detailing. Toughen up the feminine sweetness with fierce cowboy boots, tribal jewellery and a sassy attitude.

Dance the night away in Staple + Cloth's off-the-shoulder Dune dress. This effortless chambray dress personifies the ethos of the modern hippie and is bound to become a festival favourite.

Amp up your style in Hideseekers Silk Penny cami and Tiny Dancer shorts, perfect for showing off a great set of pins. These animal print shorts will unleash your wild side adding a cool rock 'n' roll edge.

Feel the good vibes and chill out in Tigerlily's Batik floral ensemble. The cropped top with frill detail is a great choice for sun-soaked days and the maxi skirt is undeniably chic. Hippie deluxe styling at its best.

Be in fine festival form in Sylvester's Chevron bikini top, Utility shorts and bucket hat. You'll beat the heat and also nail festival chic in this flirty combo.

Turn up the volume in the style stakes with Coop's Fast and Loose halter-neck dress. Featuring a cheeky pin-up girl and palm-tree print, this head-turning outfit is sure to become the main event.

Take centre-stage in Ruby's Aloe blouse and Zora miniskirt. This peasant style, embroidered blouse has a definite folk feel and will have you channelling Stevie Nicks.

Outfit details below.
Outfit details below.

Outfit details, from left:
Spell Designs Isla Bonita Romper in white $269.95
from Tosca and Salome

Staple + Cloth Dune dress in denim $299

Silk Penny cami $198
Tiny Dancer shorts $189
All from Hideseekers

Batik floral top $129.95
Batik floral maxi-skirt $169.95
All from Tigerlily

Outfit details below.
Outfit details below.

Outfit details, from left:
Chevron bikini top $113
Utility shorts $166
Bucket hat in Indigo $86
Sandals POA
All from Sylvester

Fast & Loose dress $249
From Coop

Aloe blouse $229
Zora miniskirt $169
Lila heel $299
All from Ruby

The Line up: Must-have music festival accessories

Kookai's chic embroidered clutch adds a colourful touch to any outfit, and Topshop's glitter pot creates a disco sparkle wherever you need it.

You will want to make love, not war, with Sylvester's Daisy sunglasses. Nars' Illuminator gives you a radiant sun-kissed glow.

Country Road's fringed sandals work well with Zoe & Morgan's bold Tribal earrings, resulting in a strong bohemian statement.

Get your music festival style on this summer, and rock that free-spirited vibe.

Outfit details below.
Outfit details below.

Kookai chic embroidered clutch $25
Kate Sylvester Daisy sunglasses in Black Tort $368
Country Road Azalea sandal $44.95
Topshop glitter pot in Perfect Stranger $13
Zoe & Morgan Tribal earrings in gold $472
Nars Illuminator in Hot Sand $46


• Spell Designs available from
• Sylvester available from
• Coop available from
• Nars available from


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