Festival Inspired: T-Shirt + Fringe

Festival season is well underway, but it normally doesn't set in for me until SXSW rolls around. This is then followed by the cult favorite Coachella, which I have yet to attend. My first experience at a music festival was Governors Ball on Randall's Island in 2013. There is only one picture that really describes that experience! See below:

There was a big rain storm that ruined the whole island...all grass was pretty much gone. What remained was thick and smelly mud.

There was a big rain storm that ruined the whole island...all grass was pretty much gone. What remained was thick and smelly mud.

Being an optimist, I didn't let the weather tragedy spoil the fun. I was still able to hear some of my favorite artists among thousands of other patrons and be introduced to new acts I would never have discovered; had I not attended this event. The festival bug officially kicked in; I attended Roots Picnic, Made in America, Panorama, AfroPunk, and The Meadows to name a few.  I also attended one EDM festival where I stuck out like a sore thumb, because I obviously didn't do my homework on the attire for this music genre festivals.

I wanted to share my New Yorker take on a festival inspired outfit and share some essentials you need when dressing for one this year. 


From attending numerous concerts over the years I have picked up a slight obsession with tour merchandise; especially anything Kanye West related. However tour T-shirts have been around for quite some time, and they are great to wear to festivals or on the weekend to recognize your favorite artists. I adore them when after a few washes they acquire a vintage washed feel. They are best paired with leather skirts, ripped jeans or slim joggers. Add heels for a night-time look or a pair of crisp white sneakers to run weekend errands.


The Tamara Mellon wrap leather fringe skirt I have actually never worn much, but I love the metallic color and how the fringe swayed in the wind.  Imagine what it would look like as you are dancing along to musical grooves throughout the day? Accessories are big at festivals and help you stand out. Chokers, wrapped bracelets, and novelty earrings come to mind for me. Look for accessories in real or faux, suede and leather.

Outfit Details:
Tamara Mellon gold fringe wrap skirt $995, eBay find NWT for $100
Yeezy Tour shirt

VALENTINO Rockstud Leather Cuff Bracelet - Black $325 , Nordstrom Rack find $149 (but Notes made it $100)
CLASSIC BRACELET TRIPLE TOUR $250, found at the sample sale for $99
Tibi Shearling Mules $425, found at sample sale for $25

I will once again be attending Governors Ball in June and can't wait! Are you attending any music festivals or outside concerts this season? Share the details, I'd love to hear.

BTW, Bebe is giving you a chance to win a #bebe festival wardrobe! Post a photo on Instagram of your festival look and hashtag #bebefest to enter. Click here for prizes!

Below are a few style inspirations as you plan your outfit:





the Fashion Sherlock