Festival Edition
With Coachella weekend one in the books, and the second round about to kick off, festival season is officially upon us. And, let’s be real, music festivals are the new fashion week (we’re looking at you Rihanna—in that straight from the runway, head-to-toe Gucci number). From the deserts of Indio to a park on the outskirts of Nashville, these all-out weekend concerts and parties host a hot-bed of new trends, and have a way of influencing our dressing for the remainder of summer.  
We pulled a few of our favorite looks from the past weekend to get you inspired for wherever your festival plans take you—and, we promise, no flower crowns or flash tats in sight...
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The Little Things
Photo: Elle
Let's start with accessories. Gone are the ribbon chokers of 2016, although we did spy their silver and gold counterparts on many attendees. This year, the true darling of festival jewelry is the hoop earring. Hoops are back, people! We love it when they are just barely oversized—big enough to make a statement without reaching shoulder-grazing lengths. We also couldn't help but notice a new trend in sunglasses with circular and oval lenses (which are finally replacing the sea of aviators we've seen in years past).
Lizzie Fortunato Double Wave Choker JewelryAlexander Wang Triple Ring Earring JewelrySoko Dash Hoops JewelryLe Specs Chateau Sunglasses in Matte Grey AccessoriesKrewe Conti Sunglasses Accessories
Lizzie Fortunato Ballerina Choker JewelryFARIS SOLD OUT - Large Disc Hoops JewelryLizzie Fortunato Twin Pearl Hoops JewelryStatement sunnies  @amareesgirl @therow @oliverpeoplesSilver Python Sunglasses Accessories
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Mesh + Mini Bags
Photo: Elle
Leave it to Chiara, the queen of style blogging, to kill two fashion birds with one stone. There was no denying that mesh and crochet were the fabrics du jour over the past weekend, and were surprisingly practical choices considering the sweltering desert temperatures. She finished off her sheer look with a perfectly pint-sized bag, as we all know a small carry-all is a festival must-have. And we are calling it now—the mini backpack will be the it-bag of festival season.
3.1 Phillip Lim Crochet Sweater TopsA.L.C. Elin Dress Dresses SaleRick Owens Tulle High Neck Sleeveless Top Sale TopsBailey 44 Crochet Net DressChanel Chanel Satin Tassel Belt Bag BagsChanel Mini Shoulder Bag Bags
Zimmermann Zimmermann DressesEmanuel Ungaro Mesh Polka Dot Top TopsDiane Von Furstenberg Groceries Apparel Kai Twig Lace Dresses TopsYigal Azrouël Open Knit Mesh Sweater TopsJW Anderson Mini Pierce Bag in Ash BagsJerome Dreyfuss Popeye Mini Bucket Bag in Leopard Bags
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Denim for Days
Photo: Elle
Obviously, no festival would be complete without denim shorts of all shapes and styles. High waisted, distressed, embroidered, or customized—you can't go wrong (and we fully support stocking up on a handful of different pairs to last you all season long). Our other go-to festival standby? Cowboy-inspired fringe, of course. To avoid the John Wayne comparisons, pair it with something decidedly girly, perhaps even with a little sparkle.
If fringe isn't your thing (or you're looking for something slightly more subtle), take a cue from the photo above and dress up those denim shorts with a Western-inspired belt.
Billabong Frankie ShortsMira Mikati Embroidered Patch Denim ShortsAmuse Society Easton ShortMeher Kakalia Take A Walk On The Wild Side ShoesSally LaPointe Sally LaPointe Crochet Knit Fringe Tank Tops
rag & bone Justine Short in White Embroidery ShortsRE/DONE Cut Off Denim ShortsLoveshackfancy Festival Ready Shoes Shorts TopsSpring Statement SweaterVetements BELT WITH LARGE RING