Governor’s Ball weekend brings new trends to the millennial eye

On June 3, Randall’s Island Park, home to the annual Governors Ball (Gov Ball) Music Festival, will be bumping with beats dropped by M83 and Galantis, ringing with raps delivered by Kanye West and vibrating with guitar solos from Of Monsters and Men. But what should you wear when crowd surfing to The Killers? Screaming the lyrics to Two Door Cinema Club? Only the latest street style trends that everyone will be talking about.

Here is your day-by-day guide to mastering the 2016 Gov Ball trends:



Day 1: Summer Chic

The day has finally come for festival season to hit New York City––because it’s summer, rompers or halter tops are a must for girls. For guys, tanks and shorts are the go-to.

Benji Malowitz ’18, a first time Gov-Baller, is planning to try out some cool prints and designs on t-shirts, such as tie-dye.

“I really don’t know what to expect,” Malowitz said. “But am looking forward to finding out.”

The first day is sure to be full of surprises whether they are guest performers, sporadic weather or most of all, fashion.



Day 2: Calm, Cool & Collected

Saturday holds alternative acts ranging from Haim to Miike Snow, which means you have to be prepared to dress in your favorite band tee-shirt and cutest ripped jean shorts. A unique pair of sunglasses will also add to the cool factor.

“Illesteva sunglasses are popular all of a sudden,” Julia Kaplowitz ’16 noticed. “I don’t think many people had them last year.”

Also, don’t forget to layer your best beads.

“Gov Ball is a place where people appreciate fashion experimentation,” Sonia Klein ’16  said. “I doubt I would ever wear four different necklaces at school, but at music festivals like this one, everyone’s fashion is so out there that you can go over the top and have fun with it.”



Day 3: Boho Flare

Sunday is the best for chilling on the grass or hitting up the food trucks one last time. So, to channel all the vibes of Chet Faker, Cold War Kids and Kanye, rock your best boho look.

The quintessential boho look is a crochet top with faded Levi’s jean shorts, which Taylor Githens ’17 predicts will be huge this Gov Ball.

Boho icon Lilly Howes ’17 can only go Sunday, but she’s ready to give Gov Ball fashion her all.

“I think I’ll put paint on my face or something,” Lilly Howes ’17 said. “I really want to wear a two piece shorts and crop top set because I saw my friend wear it to Lollapalooza and it was so cute.”
So whether you’re going for one day or all three, the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City will be the place to be for foodies, concert groupies and above all, fashionistas.