What To Wear To Lollapalooza 2017

by Melanie Richtman
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When people go to a music festival, they're going for the music, sure, but I feel like a lot of people also go for the fashion — at least that's half the reason I go to Lolla. So if you're wondering what to wear to Lollapalooza 2017, look no further because I am a pro at dressing for festivals.

Going to a festival is an opportunity to get dressed up in trends that might be a little too "out there" for everyday life. While I may not advocate for wearing only a bikini (although if that's your style, you do you!), there are so many fun trends you can wear to Lollapalooza that are cute and most importantly, comfortable.

Comfort is key when you're on your feet all day (read: dancing all day). I always recommend wearing a pair of old ankle booties to music festivals because there is nothing more painful than having someone in a mosh pit land on your exposed, sandaled toe. Broken toes really put a damper on four day festival weekends. Trust.

I've also worn matching pajama sets to Lollapalooza. Not only are they comfortable, but they are also trendy and a music festival is an easy place to get away with wearing printed pajamas or a coordinating top/short set.

I would also recommend bringing a flannel shirt to tie around your waist. While it might be hot during the day, the ride home will probably get chilly, especially if you're taking an over air-conditioned subway or train ride.

So without further ado, here is what to wear for Lollapalooza 2017 while also capitalizing on 2017's hottest trends.

An Embroidered Bodysuit

Forever 21

Floral Applique Lace Bodysuit, $20, Forever 21

An embroidered bodysuit is a great way to incorporate two of summer's hottest trends. Pair this sheer leotard from Forever 21 with a pair of high waisted shorts, a flannel around your waist and a pair of booties and you'll be good to go.

Fun Sunglasses


Pretty Sight Pink Mirrored Sunglasses, $22, Lulus

Fun and cheap sunnies are definitely the way to go for Lolla. You won't want to worry about losing or breaking a pair of nice sunglasses, but it will most likely be sunny. My personal favorite is heart shaped sunglasses.

Body Chains

Urban Outfitters

Giselle Bra Body Chain, $26, Urban Outfitters

Again, a music festival is a great opportunity to wear a body chain. It's a little over the top for some people, but if you're ever going to wear one, Lolla is the place to do it. And if Bella Hadid can wear a bra chain to Coachella, then I think it's fair game to wear to Lollapalooza.

Tie Front Crop Top

American Eagle

AEO Eyelet Tie Front Top, $40, AEO

Tie front tops are a big trend for 2017 and pairing them with printed shorts is a great idea.



Adidas Gazelle Sneakers, $100, Asos

The trendiest sneaker of the year would be perfect for Lolla. Although you may want to get a Lolla-specific knockoff pair so your nice ones don't get ruined.

A Two Piece Set

Love Culture

Multi Chevron Sequin Crop Top, $26, Love Culture

Because why not?

Something Sheer

Forever 21

Kikiriki Seashell Bodysuit, $28, Forever 21

When else are you going to have an opportunity to wear a sheer top with seashells covering your breasts? Lolla is the time to step out of your comfort zone and wear something adventurous.


Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face Sunscreen, $7, Target

You'll definitely want to wear sunscreen to Lollapalooza. You'll be miserable if you get a sunburn the first day of a four day festival. Learn from my mistakes. (P.s. They don't let you bring aerosol sunscreen into the festival, so plan accordingly.)