By now, festival style pretty much has its own category carved out. The aesthetic is distinctively carefree and boho, and it has a certain je ne sais quoi that distinguishes it from everyday wear. However, every music festival has a slightly different style among festival-goers that makes it unique. If you're wondering specifically what to wear to Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware this summer, you're covered here.
It's slightly less luxe than Coachella and less urban than Lollapalooza, and the style follows suit. Plus, this year, it's being held from June 15-18, so the temperatures aren't as scorching as the ones you'd find in Indio, California, and it's not as humid as Chicago tends to be in August. According to U.S. climate data, the average high in Dover in June is 83 degrees, and the average low is 63. So from a pure comfort standpoint, you have a ton of freedom.
Plus, since it's a woodsier locale and camping is the norm, it's a bit less "done up" than some similar events. That doesn't mean ditching festival fashion, though — they're always an opportunity to play with fun style (and take some great Instas). Need some inspo? Here are 13 things you can wear to Firefly Music Festival.
1. Loose Cutoffs
A pair of loose, breezy denim shorts goes with literally anything, and they're generally more comfortable to lounge around in between bands than a tight pair.
2. Flannel Button-Up
Flannels are a mainstay at any woodsy festival. Tie it around your hips and throw it on if it gets breezy.
3. Flat Booties
Wear your most comfortable pair of booties with shorts or a dress — just make sure they're flat enough that the heel won't sink into the ground in case things get a little muddy.
4. Boho Sundress
If you're looking to keep it simple, a sundress is the way to go. Try a modern floral pattern, or search for a crocheted minidress in true festival spirit.
5. Floppy Hat
Style and sun protection collide with this classic festival accessory. (This isn't an excuse to skip out on actual SPF, though.)
6. Wrap Choker
Suede or leather wrap jewelry keeps the vibe low-key and stylish at the same time, especially with a cool choker you'll wear again and again.
7. Short Overalls
Short overalls, more affectionately known as "shorteralls," are a laid-back and versatile pick. Buckle it up over your favorite crop top or tee.
8. Round Sunglasses
Round sunglasses give any look a '70s vibe and protect those peepers from the glaring sun when you're rocking out to your favorites.
9. Bell-Sleeve Top
A flowy top is a perfect happy medium for mild summer temps, especially when it's paired with your go-to cut-off shorts or boyfriend jeans. The bell sleeves and crochet detailing make this one extra festival-friendly.
10. Fringe Anything
Hold your festival essentials in this fringed cross-body — or go full Woodstock and rock a fringe-y vest.
11. Varsity Tee
If your favorite distressed band tee has seen quite a few festivals already, mix it up with a retro varsity T-shirt. (Alternative Apparel makes insanely comfy ones.)