Top 10 Festival Outfit Essentials of 2019


| December 16, 2018

Like any year, we saw the good, the bad and the ugly in festival wear trends. Flower crowns have officially died (or we at least hope so) and the fanny pack has made a graceful re-debut into mainstream glory. Meanwhile, there are still a few headdress-wearers that don’t realize cultural appropriation isn’t cool anymore.

On the bright side, rave wear has not only grown increasingly stylish, but also diverse since the mega-PLUR days of the early 2000s, so you no longer have to show up to a festival looking like you got fully dipped in a pot of rainbow punk soup..or you totally still can...pssst, we appreciate everyone.

Either way, we saw tons of festival clothing and accessory staples that really took the cake and are likely to stay essentials in the years to come. Perfect to wear on their own and even better for mixing-n-matching -- check out our picks for Top 10 Festival Outfit Essentials of 2018.


10. Pixel Pro LED Glasses 



We all know glasses, goggles and the bunch have quickly risen to be one of our most loved festival essentials and for all the reason. It’s the easiest, most foul-proof way to instantly make your outfit better, no matter how nonexistent it is. These glasses ARE your outfit, not to mention your face will basically provide a light party to both you and everyone within your vicinity. Get ready to make a lot of friends.




9. Colorful Hoodies



Hoodies are an all-time essential to well...LIFE. And clearly, a festival calls for your craziest, most colorful hoodie.




8. Light Up Hoodies



The light-up hoodie is for those making the foray into glow wear. Great as a tasteful hoodie upgrade that says “hey, I’m PLUR too” without shoving it down everyone’s throat. Also, awesome for stealing the outfit spotlight once the sun goes down and being awarded best dressed at the festival from sundown to closing.




 7. Joggers


Going to a camping festival? This is your calling. Getting down and dirty? Also, your calling. Trying to avoid mosquito bites? Not 100% guaranteed. In all seriousness, joggers are the real winners. Comfortable, stylish and socially acceptable.




6. Rave Rompers


Rave rompers/bodysuits have consistently remained a hot essential because of the numerous looks you can achieve with them. Wear them alone as a simple one-piece, pair it with a floor-length kimono or a fur shrug, or fix a tutu over it. Different, interesting cut-outs make for unique outfits too. Even simple, solid color bodysuits make it look like you've put in effort.




5. Light Up Sneakers



Guaranteed way to jazz up any festival outfit. More importantly, a necessity for any shufflers out there who are gonna put in some footwork at those late-night sets. Overall, real fun.




4. Crop Tops



SO SO SO versatile and so many styles to choose from. The perfect in between to a rave bra and a tee shirt. For showing some skin, but not all of it. 




3. Booty Shorts 



Most likely never going out of style and you can fight me on this. The booty short is everyone’s best friend. I think.




2. Trippy Shirts


We’ve seen a gradual aesthetic progression from neon colors to psychedelic patterns in rave fashion and we are so thankful. The selections of trippy shirts are endless, easy-to-wear, unisex and most of all, key to building a great festival outfit.




1. Hydration Packs


Has been an essential, is still an essential and will always be an essential. Nothing else to add.


Get psyched for all the 2019 festival lineups and start planning your next festival outfit with us. Express your unique style and find something you love with iEDM’s Festival Collection HERE.


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about the writer

Jessica Mao

Jessica Mao

Read More...Jessica is a New York-based writer who -true to the stereotype- enjoys brunching, playing tennis and most of all, attending live shows. She fell in love with EDM after her first show, Adventure Club, and has been non-stop discovering new music since then. Some of her favorite artists include Above & Beyond, Zedd, Kaskade and FKJ.

Her guilty pleasure is listening to The Chainsmokers circa 2015 and eating McDonalds cookies. She is a strong advocator of earplugs.

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