Style Trends from Beach Goth 2015

Music festivals aren't just for summertime. Although it still felt like summer as I traipsed to an autumn music festival in Santa Ana, California.  A few weeks ago I was invited to attend Beach Goth 4, a two day music & more festival. The experience had its ups & downs, but one thing I truly enjoyed was looking at everyone's outfits & costumes. It was a Halloween festival after all; not everyone dressed in costume but they were dressed to impress. These are a few of my favorite fashion & style trends from Beach Goth 2015.

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70s chic
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Denim jacket & sassy patches
Beach Goth is a relatively new festival; it began in October 2012, lasted just one day, & only cost $15. Now the music shindig is in its fourth year of existence, lasts two days, & charges you $100. The lineup is more comprehensive & the artists are more well known. It's safe to say they've come along way in such a short period of time. 

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Animal print 2.0
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Embroidered denim vest
Those who attend are encouraged to go all out, wear funky outfits & costumes. There were a decent amount of people dressed up to the nines. I tried my best to dress stylish but comfortable since I had to do a lot of reporting & shooting for my blog. I'm sorry y'all; I was not able to get any outfit photos! I was running around from set to set, attempting to manage my way through the crowd. Plus, the sun sets so early now that it gives me less time to get an outfit photo.

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Nail art & animal print 2.0
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Hand sewn moon & stars patches
Oh well. You live & you learn. I think if I were to go to Beach Goth next year I'd be able to manage myself a bit better. But that's wishful thinking. As with anything, you begin to understand a bit more about an experience once you go. Now I realize just how many people dressed up for this music festival. The fashion trends were all over the place & impossible to pinpoint.

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Broken record crown
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Amazing t-shirt layering
But yeah these are a few of my favorite little details, fashion bits, & style trends from Beach Goth 2015. Personally, I would love to utilize the wonderful t-shirt layering in the photo above & create a sassy cool denim jacket with patches. Which of these trends is your favorite? Have you been to any music festivals this year? Who is the last artist you saw? :]


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45 comments

  1. ooh I love the tapestry print dress in the first image!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  2. Amazing inspirations, that nail art is incredible
    Love the whole vibe, these pics definitely have a woodstock feel about them!

    What Raj Wants

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  3. Love the t-shirt layering and the super cute and sassy denim jacket! Great post! Looks like it was fun!
    Xoxo
    Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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    1. I thought the T-shirt layering was really intriguing. :]

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  4. Lovely pieces! The Denim Jacket is so cool! Haha, XO

    Courtney | Courtselizabeth | Instagram

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  5. 70's chic is my favourite and I hope it's here to stay!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  6. I am LOVING the animal prints and sassy patches! Sounds like such a fun DIY project. We saw Marian Hill live a few weeks ago and SERIOUSLY so good!! Def check them out if they are in your town!! xx SS

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    1. I think there's a huge do it yourself element. :]

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  7. Hahaha, that cat shirt though. I would rock that. :) What kind of bands played? We go to a lot of local shows (since we also play in a local band), but the last larger show I saw was Mother Mother - not too known in the US but they're my favorite. If I lived in Southern California I would be desperately attempting to get to a Dead Sara concert!

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    1. There is a variety of bands anything from rap to metal to pop. :]

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  8. Hehe love that denim jacket.I've never been to a music festival....it's on my bucket list though!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  9. Loving all the shots you took, Carmen. That CAT SHIRT. I NEED.

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Thanks May. Love the cat shirt as well. :]

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  10. Ah such lovely prints and colors! Love it! I could use this in my wardrobe for sure (it's mostly neutrals and black haha).

    www.theavantguardian.com

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    1. It's nice to have some funky print to mix in there. :]

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  11. Nice trends!

    http://thewhiteprint.blogspot.com/

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  12. Cool roundup - very unique pieces!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  13. I super love the bag!!!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  14. That broken record crown is too funky and fun! All the pieces are so unique and inspiring and I love ur photos!

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    1. I thought it was too cool not to share. :]

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  15. haha at the 2nd denim jacket. This is so cool, thanks for sharing!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  16. Love music festivals & the style that comes along with it!! Great post! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2015/11/cozy-cute.html

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    1. There's so many people that you get to see a wide range of styles. :]

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  17. I'm loving all the funky and cool prints! hehe Sounds like a fun festival!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. It was a unique experience that's for sure. :]

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  18. The love the detailed bag! Such a creative post!

    xx Julianna
    www.blushandcamo.com

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  19. Loving all these pictures, especially the embellished bag!
    xo
    Siffat
    https://icingandglitter.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm seriously in love with that bag as well. I wish I asked her where it was from. :]

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  20. Love how creative and playful people can be with fashion!! Great pictures! :)

    xo, Sarah
    www.thekissingboothblog.com

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  21. Looks like a great event! I especially like the animal print tops you saw (the cats and the rhinos) So cute! I used to live in San Diego, in Ocean Beach to be exact, and I miss this funky beachy vibe so much!!!

    Now, I'm in DC area, which is also nice, but outfits are much more formal here!

    Happy to find your blog!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love,
    Mary

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    1. Ocean Beach is a beautiful area. That's interesting that the DC area has more formal wear but not surprising since it is the capitol. :]

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  22. That dude's crown tho! :D And hey, it's practically always summer in SoCal...
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