How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Dressing for a music festival is a bigger deal than you may think. Your outfits can make or break your entire festival experience. Staying on trend, comfortable, and functional is vital. With that said, let me take you through some tips to consider when planning your next festival outfits by building 3 looks.

Pick A Theme

This is the fun part. What are you into right now? What has been your aesthetic lately?

Let’s use butterflies as an example. We can use the concept of butterflies to build 3 cohesive looks.

Color

The next step when building looks is to have a color scheme. What are your favorite colors to wear? What colors look good on you? What colors go with your theme? What will make you stand out? Now, when I think of butterflies, my mind goes right to pastels and iridescence, so we will stay within that spectrum.

Let’s shop!

Look 1

Clothing

This iridescent top with a lavender hue is the perfect way to start off an outfit. Why? Because what’s great about iridescence is that you can pair anything with it since the reflection picks up so many colors! Not only that, but this top is secure and comfortable, so it will hold you in all day and all night.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Since iridescence and pastels pair perfectly with the color white, this high-waisted skirt is a match made in heaven with the lavender top. It keeps the sparkle going with the silver sequin band along the top of the skirt, and is a dream to dance in with all of the flowing fringe! Not to mention, it’s comfortable.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

To make sure you are covered up underneath the fantastic fringe skirt, I have picked out a pair of high-waisted, white spandex underwear.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Shoes

These platform sneakers are white and iridescent, mimicking the iridescence from the top. It also picks up a lot of the lavender from the top as well. Shoes are some of the most important elements of an outfit because they have to be comfortable, or you won’t make it through the night. So, if you can find a fashionable sneaker, you will thank yourself later.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Accessories

This white harness with silver hardware will add another dimension to the look by pulling it all together.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Similar to the harness, this white leg wrap will successfully fill space on the lower body, making the outfit more cohesive.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Don’t worry! I didn’t forget about the butterfly element. This butterfly backpack ties in the theme with the color scheme, and perfectly matches the shoes! It also is a backpack, so it can hold all of your essentials in a comfortable way.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Look 2

Clothing

This is an ideal outfit because it’s a set! Easy, comfy, cute. But it’s not just any set… it’s reflective!!! You will be glowing throughout the entire night with this stylish set. It is also really easy to put on and take off with the buckle closures. Also, when you take photos in it, you can use flash on the camera for it to have a show-stopping effect in your photos.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Shoes

These are classic chunky white sneakers that go with anything, especially this outfit. You won’t be limping on the way back to your hotel or campsite in these babies. You will be feeling good and looking great!

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Accessories

It’s time to break up the white! I wanted to bring in some texture here with this crystal studded choker, adding an element of shine.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

But we aren’t done yet! To parallel the crystal choker, I added nude fishnet tights, fully encrusted with crystals.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Remember the iridescence from Look 1? Well, we are bringing it back with this punk-style waist belt, featuring silver hoops and chains.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

To match the belt, this backpack is a must! But this isn’t just any backpack that can only store items, this is a hydration backpack. Don’t know what that means? It means that you can drink water (or whatever else you want) from your backpack! You won’t have to overspend on expensive drinks all day, because you’re already prepared! And not to mention, it matches your outfit perfectly. Who said functionality couldn’t be cute?!

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Butterfly time! Adding blacklight tattoos are really unexpected and unique ways to get your rave look onto a different level that you can show off during the day, and all through the night! During the day, these tattoos are seen as normal temporary tattoos, but under black light at night, they glow-in-the-dark! It’s the perfect party trick.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Look 3

Clothing

Now what’s a rave without pasties? For the last and final look, I have to start it off strong with some silver and metallic spotted butterfly pasties. Just wearing these as a “top” would be too easy and expected, so let’s layer it!

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

An amazing layering piece to compliment these glimmering butterflies would be this crystal chain-link top. This is similar to the crystal detailing that was featured in Look 2. This piece will set anyone apart from the crowd of bare pasties.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

The shimmer doesn’t stop here! We need some iridescence in this look, so I brought in some high-waisted spandex underwear with strappy detailing on the sides. These bottoms will also help to bring in some vibrant pastels that we have been loving throughout this look.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Shoes

Platforms never fail us! But instead of a pair of sneakers, we are going for a platform bootie. With silver hardware for style and deep indents in the sole to rough any terrain, this shoe checks all of the boxes.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Accessories

It’s time to switch it up with a trendy lieutenant hat. The white ties in the rest of the outfit, allowing you to glow among the other festival-goers.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

We need a splash of color onto this outfit. So what better option than to add a pair of psychedelic glasses? A pair of pastel pink psychedelic glasses! It also doesn’t hurt that you will be getting constant compliments on them.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Since this is such a powerful look, we are keeping it simple with a necessary fanny pack. It is clear so you can breeze through security and find what you’re looking for. The white trim continues the underlying monochromatic vibe. And I don’t know if you noticed, but doesn’t that black buckle look familiar? Well it should, because it was featured in Look 2’s set. It’s all in the details.

How To Dress For A Rave (Women)

Remember girls, you can still show off your style and stand-out without going completely overboard. Less is more!

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 Desanka Julia Ilic

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