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Shopping the Summer's Five Best Festival Looks

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The summer solstice has blown through, officially ushering in the laziest style season of them all. Replete with jersey dresses, jean shorts, and flip flops, summertime can take "comfortable" to "dumpy" faster than soft serve melts off a cone. There is a way to look put together while feeling totally breezy—more than one way, even. Below, find five of our favorite summer looks pulled from the stylish attendees of this season's festival circuit, plus how to recreate them for yourself.


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Dark Floral

Like hot car seats and artificial coconut scent, floral dresses are a summertime constant. This season's update has a dark background, which makes the print pop and gives it a sophisticated lift. We love how this Governors Ball go-er lightened up her look with an acid green jacket and brown accessories, including a well-executed Pharrell-esque hat.

Acne Studios 'Faviana' sweatshirt, $544; Anna Sui floral-print dress, $670; Rag & Bone leather-trimmed fedora, $195; Mykita round frame sunglasses, $522


Bold Crochet

The '70s are back, and crochet is along for the ride. Like the dark florals above, it gets a modern update thanks to a black background, as sported by Gizele Oliveira at Coachella. Styled with black socks and white sneakers, this look is refreshingly practical for long days on foot, made fun with round sunglasses and a stack of friendship bracelets.

Missoni crochet dress, $1,550; ASOS sunglasses, $22; Topshop pom-pom socks, $6; Common Projects 'Original Achilles' leather sneakers, $415; Venessa Arizaga friendship bracelets, $55 each


Best Western

Suede, too, is back from the '70s and ready for your current day wardrobe. Rich, caramel brown is complimented by easy white and off-white hues, which contrast nicely with reds from brick to cherry.

Zara top, $20, and faux-suede skirt, $40; For Love & Lemons bralette, $96; Burberry bucket bag, $927; Proenza Schouler 'PS11' bracelet, $235

Folksy Biker

Here's a case study in opposites attract: a free spirited, mixed-print caftan dress meets a rough-and-tumble biker jacket and sparks fly. There's a good chance you own everything in this look, you just haven't thrown it together yet.

Filles a Papa biker jacket, $1,368; Zara tunic, $80; Tabitha Simmons 'Shadow' ankle boots, $795; Maison Michel 'Virginie' rabbit-felt fedora, $450; Grace Lee turquoise necklace, $385


Sporty

"Athleisure" is ridiculously appropriate for all-day festival going, which is a sport unto itself. This easy look pairs comfortable, cropped sweats and sneakers with a slick rain jacket (hello, zipper pockets; goodbye, fussy purse). A swipe of red lipstick dresses the whole thing up.

Hunter 'Original Smock' waterproof jacket, $225; Wilfred Free 'Georgia' long-sleeved crop tee, $35; Community 'Essentia' shorts, $40; Nike 'Air Force 1 Mid 07' in black,$95, and 'Air Force 1 Hi Premium' in white, $110; Givenchy Beauty 'Le Rouge' lipstick in 304, $36

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