As the Afro-punk festival approaches this weekend the first thing that comes to mind is: WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR!? Well, after worrying about the lineup that is. Festivals give people the chance to be as creative and expressive as they want to be through their outfits, makeup and hairstyles. It’s go hard or go home! You want to be able to be at the festival, looking and feeling your best. It’s a judge free zone of ultimate self-expression.
If you are struggling with outfit ideas, do not fret! After reading this article, you will have more of an idea on how to achieve the perfect afro-punk look!
This is an ideal Afro-punk look; it is extremely summery, feminine, yet has a hint of edginess. This look can be described as a bohemian rocker styled fit; the long dress gives off that summer feel, the flowery headband gives off the feminine vibe, while the boots, and ‘Radical earrings gives off that edgy rocker type of pizzazz!
- Dress: $33 (bodycentral.com), Fringed cardigan: $48 (rarelondon.com), Boots: $60 (boohoo.com), Bracelet: $39 (Bloomingdales), Radical earrings: $10 (etsy.com)
A mixture of comic-con, Disney, and goth, this look screams afro-punk! It is eye popping and different, and that's what this festival is all about.This screams, “LOOK AT ME I’M FUN AND CUTE”. You may have to dig a little deeper in your pockets for this look but it's well worth it.
- Shirt: $19 (blackfive.com), Skirt: $155 (repetto.com), Mini Mouse Head Band: $28 (amazon.com), Bracelet: $20 (Asos), Boots: $98 (nastygal.com), Earrings: $10 (etsy.com)
This look is a more comfortable, laid back and skater look with a hint of “BAD ASS”. With the button up tied to the back of your pants, Feline fitted cap twisted to the side, your comfy Vans, tie dye fringed top and rocker pins you simply cannot go wrong. Mix style and comfort together and it is just a win win situation!
- Jeans: $50 (etsy.com), Fringed Top: $20 (monki.com), Flannel Button Up: $15 (amazon.com), Vans: $45 (swell.com), Hat: $65 (blueandcream.com), Button Pins: $4.99 (etsy.com)
This look is absolutely perfect for the Afro-punk festival. It has a very tribal, bohemian feel, it is colorful but not too colorful. It is nothing less than FABULOUS! If you want to turn heads, this is the outfit for you and it is so appropriate for the festival and very affordable!
- Top: $12 (riverisland.com), Shorts: $29 (selected.com), Sandals: $80 (ashburysikes.com), Bracelet: $35 (tribalnative.com), Earrings: $23 (amazon.com)
There are so many looks you can mix and match for the Afro-punk music festival. Have fun and play with your looks! This is totally the event to be as creative as you want to be and not hold back. I hope these looks inspired you to achieve the perfect Afro-punk look!
By: Felicia Romain