The Opening Ceremony x YOOX Collab Is The Festival-Season Wardrobe You’ve Been Waiting For
Amongst beach trips, poolside parties, and rooftop hangouts, summer is also synonymous with something else: Festival season. The warm weather is just so perfect for lounging outside and listening to your favorite bands play live, with an ice cold drink in hand. But just like the rest of summer's signature activities, skipping through the sun-drenched festival grounds requires a specific wardrobe. Luckily, that's exactly what the Opening Ceremony x YOOX Collab has created for you, so you're one step closer to dancing the days away.
Online super-retailer and cult-loved cool girl label Opening Ceremony are a match made in heaven — after all, both know a thing or two about helping shoppers find unique pieces that are in line with their personal aesthetics. To that point, for summer 2019 the brands have come together over their joint love of music, festivals, and the sense of personal expression the high-energy events encourage.
The result is a capsule collection of eight eye-catching items that make festival dressing easier than ever. The playful pieces, created exclusively for sale on YOOX's site, combine bold colors and prints with silhouettes that range from relaxed to structured — and are basically begging to be mixed, matched, and taken for a spin at a music festival (and beyond).
And while the collection's items are rendered in prints that could easily read girly, it's the other thoughtful details that take them from classically feminine to modern and cool. The black and white polka dot mini dress, $295, has the hallmark features of a short summer dress, but with contrasting panels, on-trend voluminous sleeves, and a cool squared back, it feels fresh. Pair with a festival-ready boot and edgier accessories, and you're ready to go.
A couple of corseted tops, one in coral floral print at $175 and one in a simple black and blue color-blocked design for $150, further up the cool-factor that's necessary for festival dressing. Pair your favorite with the capsule's printed tapered pant in the same flowery pattern, $195, for a bold look from head-to-toe (and keep your shoes sleek with a simple pair of sneakers). Or, style the top with a denim skirt and tons of killer summer accessories, the more the better.
Floaty tops, another flirty mini-dress, and a very on-trend pair of Bermuda-length bike shorts with a bright blue side stripe round out the collection. The expert blend between femininity and edge means that no matter which way your usual festival style tends to lean, you can master both by shopping this capsule. So what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to score all eight pieces, below.
Classically feminine thanks to polka dots, a sweetheart neckline, and voluminous heels, this dress can still read edgy with the right accessories, like ankle boots and big jewelry.
This corseted top is cropped to keep you cool this summer, while the black contrasting panels bring edge.
Let these tapered, floral print pants do all the talking by pairing them with a simple crop top and naked sandals.
Flutter sleeves, a ruched neckline, and an empire waist give this floral top all the fixings of an effortless summer staple. Wear with cutoff denim to keep the look casual, or pair with an equally breezy skirt for date night.
Bright coral and delicate florals marry together for a look that's full of whimsy and fun — basically, exactly what you need for summer. Pair this mini dress with sandals or sneakers and a killer pair of shades.
The empire waist on this polka-dot top still has shape thanks to the sweet tie, and the low back brings plenty of sultry appeal. It's classic and modern at once, with contrasting panels of black and white polka dots.
Bold, bright blue is right on the money for summer's neon trend. Pair this crop top with other vivid separates to create a striking look.