ACL: Festival fashion tips | The Baylor Lariat

Hallie Dancy shows how she incorporated her CamelBak water pack into her outfit at last year’s ACL festival. Photo courtesy of Hallie Dancy Photo credit: Olivia Eiken

By Olivia Eiken | Staff Writer

Festival season is the Met Gala for young people, and Austin City Limits is no exception.

The struggle between finding something comfortable to wear and wanting to showcase the most elaborate outfit on Instagram is so real. Seasoned festival-goers have a general understanding of where that perfect compromise is and want to let others in.

Students who have previously gone to ACL provided their festival staples and something new they plan to incorporate this year.

1. (Comfortable) cowboy boots

Given that the festival is in Austin, cowboy boots are nothing out of the ordinary. They certainly hold their own both in everyday life and in festivals.

Caddo Mills junior Hallie Dancy said she probably won’t wear cowboy boots this year because she “just knows [her] feet are going to hurt just as bad as they did last year” and “it’s not worth the blisters in the end.”

In contrast, Irving junior Vennela Vattikuti said she is wearing cowboy boots regardless because they are “essential for the hippie, boho vibe I am going for.”

2. Knits galore

Knit and crochet tops have become increasingly popular through the years. They make perfect sense if you’re looking for a little more coverage but still want to look fashionable. Knit and crochet tops are also great because they are super breathable.

“I’m definitely wearing a lot of knit pieces, because I feel like that is super popular right now,” Dancy said. “I’m literally trying to look like a Pinterest board.”

3. CamelBak water packs

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Be in vogue at the Isle of Wight Festival with our top fashion tips

Some of the fashion themes that might be spotted at the Isle of Wight Festival. <i>(Image: Pixabay)</i>

Some of the fashion themes that might be spotted at the Isle of Wight Festival. (Image: Pixabay)

With the Isle of Wight Festival happening this month, it’s time to start thinking about your festival wardrobe.

Here’s my top tips, if you’re at a loss and want a few pointers about this year’s trends.

Gods and Goddesses

I have to start off with the Isle of Wight Festival theme for 2023, which is Gods and Goddesses.

This will hopefully be influencing fashion choices! I’m thinking tiaras, jewels, long floaty dresses, leather belts, sashes.

Although I’m thinking Roman and Greek, of course you could always choose to emulate your favourite celebrity Gods or Goddesses!

Crochet and mesh

One of the biggest trends I’ve noticed throughout spring is lightweight crochet and mesh, which will definitely carry on this summer.

Woven clothes can be super cute in lots of unique patterns and can be styled in many ways.

Effortless crochet bucket hats have hit the fashion world and floaty cover-ups over a simple tank top are practical in the warmer months.

Crochet is stylish in neutrals for the boho aesthetic or in brighter festival colours.

Isle of Wight County Press: Iris Little at a previous IW Festival.

Isle of Wight County Press: Iris Little at a previous IW Festival.

Iris Little at a previous IW Festival. (Image: Iris Little)

Denim

Of course denim has to be mentioned with any look at fashion trends – it’s completely timeless and can be styled with anything.

Catwalks recently have started to see double denim make its comeback. Is this something you’ll be styling in your outfits?

Fringing

Fringing has always proven a hit at the festivals, for men or women, so I’m sure this year will be no different.

Isle of Wight County Press: Fringing can be added to bags and clothes.

Isle of Wight County Press: Fringing can be added to bags and clothes.

Fringing can be added to bags

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