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What To Wear To Afro Nation: 5 Outfit Ideas For The Music Festival

Afro Nation music festival outfit ideas

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Going to a summer music festival like Afro Nation is always a fun time. I love outdoor music festivals, it’s a chance to listen to good music and have a great time with friends.  Afro Nation features music from Afrobeat and African American artists, but the festival is open for everyone to enjoy and have a good time. The upcoming music festivals will be in Portugal from June 28-30 and in Detroit, MI from August 19-20. If you’re having a hard time finding what to wear to Afro Nation music festival, don’t fret, here are some Afro Nation music festival outfit ideas for you to try.

Cool off in crochet

Afro Nation music festivals are outside, which means it will probably be hot for most of the day. A crochet outfit will not only keep you cooler, but it is a very trendy item this summer. Crochet outfits are versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on what look you’re going for. You can wear a crochet cover-up with a swimsuit or beachwear underneath. You can also wear a crochet two-piece or dress and you have an easy outfit already put together. Remember to always buy crochet from small businesses and not from fast fashion manufacturers, because of the time and skill that goes into making the pieces.

Matching Sets

Matching sets are such a go-to outfit for festivals or concerts. It’s easy to find a cohesive outfit and look put together without actually having to put in so much effort. You can do a pant, skirt or shorts set depending on how warm you want to stay. A marching set is also a perfect time to add in a little color or patterns. Since your whole outfit will probably be the same material,  try to pick something fun or make a statement.

African Pride

Since Afro Nation is all about African and African American music artists, wearing something to represent that is a great way to go. If you’re from a country in Africa, you can wear the colors of your nation’s flag. If you’re not, you can still wear the colors of your favorite country in Africa or where your favorite Afro Nation artist is from. You can also wear African prints or Kente patterns within your outfits. As long as you are respectful of African and African American culture and backgrounds, you should wear these outfits with pride!

Glow in neons

I think festivals are the perfect time to stand out. What better way than wearing bright colors? Neons and bright colors seem to always be trending during the summer, as the colors match the vibe of summer so well and are fun for any occasion. When it comes to a music festival, I think it’s an especially good time to bring out the neon outfits and glow all night long. You can wear a neon set to make you shine. You can also wear a statement piece like a pair of neon pants or a neon top that would pair well with something simpler like a basic top or jeans.

Dazzle in fringe

I love seeing fringe and tassel outfits at festivals. It’s so fun having fringe, especially when dancing during the shows. You can add a little spice to your Afro Nation outfit by incorporating a piece like this. Tassels on the hem of your shorts or skirt can add a little pizzazz while still going for something comfortable. A fringe top is also a cool way to add something to your outfit that will look good in motion. 

Have you decided what to wear to Afro Nation music festival? Will you be wearing any of these Afro Nation music festival outfit ideas? Let us know in the comments!

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