Festival fashion has come a long way since the '70s but the decade is still alive and well — just updated  - April 17, 2016 Festival fashion has come a long way since the '70s but the decade is still alive and well — just updated - April 17, 2016

Here’s what festivalgoers will be wearing at Coachella, Primavera, and beyond.

Festival season is a time to let loose, unleash your inner flower child, and have a whole lot of fun with your wardrobe while rocking out to some great tunes. And when we say flower child, we mean Flower Child 2.0.

Yes, the ’70s are alive and well at these events, but there’s no chance that you’d mistake a photo from last year’s Coachella with a retro pic from a bygone decade. That’s because times have changed, and so has style even at its most free spirited.

The trick is to play with heirloom elements and update them for the twenty-first century. The best way to do that? With new age fabrics and avant-garde cuts.

A crop top is a good place to start. Or, kick exposure up a notch with the visible bra trend! At festivals, it’s all about losing those top layers and showing some skin. Let comfort be your maxim while working in some destroyed denim or animal print.

Demi Lovato is adored for rocking music fest style day-to-day in her outfits both on and off the red carpet. Look to her and other celebs like Heidi Klum for ideas on how to mix eras and still look modern.

This is the year of Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and more boho style greats. To get their look, mix wild patterns, combine psychedelic prints, or pair a lace trimmed slip with a pair of mirrored shades.

And don’t be afraid to work in some grunge notes, or even go all-out punk. It’s important to keep the musical lineup in mind, but the bottom line? You should wear what makes you feel like you. Music fests are all about getting in touch with your authentic self and expressing it through what you wear.

The name of the 2017 festival style game was DIY touches. After a whole year to hone their arts and crafts skills, expect fashionistas to only raise the bar when it comes to fringe, embroidery, and woven details.

Two words: macrame and crochet. These materials can be your best friends. They give any outfit a natural, homespun feel that’s also extremely wearable. And in addition to woven bags and woven dresses, don’t forget about woven tresses! With a crown braid and handkerchief hem, you can take that festive spirit with you wherever you go.

Then of course, the ultimate spring and summer essential — whether you’re at an awesome music event or just wishing you were — is a classic floral dress. The ideal item will be airy, flowing, and covered in lovely blossoms.

Long, billowing skirts were another major trend last season. Channel your inner goddess with a monochrome item featuring cut out shoulders and watch the heads turn as you wade through the crowds.

And the ultimate accessory? Your bestie! Grab your friends, your political slogan top, and get ready to have the time of your life. — jas