Hello summer, hello funky festivals! During the blazing hot season, the Philippines is home to a handful of music festivals on the beach and even in the urban cityscape. Throw out your drabby garb and channel the Coachella gods with your next ensemble. But we no longer mean desert nights in Bohemia; you can say adios to Indian headdresses and flower crowns (thank God) and let music be the true inspiration.
Take to the billboards and the golden record holders of rock n’ roll, throwback pop, and 90s grunge for festival style worthy of the Coachella Valley.
1. The Grunge Knot
Add an effortless grunge accent to a basic graphic tee by tying a knot as detail.
Opt for an easy edgy look by showing off ankle booties in folded up ripped mom jeans.
2. Be Like Kanye
Give printed tees minimalist Kanye-esque touches for starters.
Layer a flimsy kimono over a statement shirt for added texture. Get creative with denim by going for jeans with detailed lining.
3. Millennia Basic
Channel your inner KISS rockstar and go for raw hem faded jeans with star-shaped accents.
Balance out a basic cropped top with a statement bottom to turn a festival look from zero to hero! Adding a chunky ankle boot into the mix gives you an added boost of height (and confidence).
4. Printed Paradise
Wear the easy, tropical beach vibe on your sleeve with intricate batik print on a breezy polo.
Up your denim game by going for washed-out shorts with decorative detailed seams. Add a straw hat for sunny festival weather.
5. Wild Wild West
Layer a boho bikini top with a see-through coverup with intricate lace trimmings.
Nothing says classic country style than daisy dukes with star-studded pockets.
6. Rock N’ Roses
80s rock-inspired patchwork gives any festival ensemble a young, feisty feel that perfectly complements distressed denim.
Combat boots balance out a sultry see-through dress by adding a hint of masculine energy.
7. Looney Denim
Incorporate playful prints of electronica into your style rhythm by opting for looney cartoons on a basic silhouette (Daft Punk aliens? You bet).
A sashed jumper adds a feminine touch to festival wear, while keeping some edginess with a frayed hem.
Words: Louise Sicat | Art: Mina Aglipay | Photographer: Miggy Abesamis of Studio 100| Creative Direction: Rain Dagala | Styling: Dyn Montalban