We’re all looking for the next must-visit destination, especially one that is set ahead of the curve. From cutting edge culture to incredible outdoor spaces, nightlife and festivals, Texas is the new place to be.
Texas is where the legends of the Wild West, meet the race for space, where alongside road-trips through vast open plains and hill country woodlands, you can experience some of the most vibrant and coolest cities in America today, all of which have their own burgeoning music, fashion and festival scenes. Whether you're looking to see a local artist or international superstars, electronic or rock music, Texas has it all.
The sun, the music, the freedom – we love a summer festival. From singing in strangers faces to covering yourself in glitter, there’s no place quite like it. In partnership with Travel Frontiers, we’ve rounded up our top 3 favourite music festivals to discover in Texas, along with some outfit inspiration from our new collection to help turn up your festival fashion stakes.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023
When: October 2023
If you can only attend one Texas Music Festival this year, then it’s got to be Austin City Limits. Since its launch in 2002, it’s become one of the largest and most-loved festivals in the US. The festival now stretches over two-weekends and offers attendees the chance to see some of the best artists from around the world. From all genres of music and fine art exhibits from local artists to, of course, drink and delicious food like famous Texas BBQ, it really is an event not to be missed.
Looking for something to wear? We love a maxi dress on the line-up, and our Inu Satin Strappy Mesh Maxi Dress is destined for a main stage slot. Its flowing silhouette stars in vibrant uplifting hues, including orange and teal, to make it a festival fashion hit. To style, pair with vintage cowboy boots and bold accessories to master the festival dress code.
KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL
When: May 25 – June 11, 2023
Where: Kerrville, Texas
Kerrville Folk Festival can be found in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country. Since 1972, it’s the longest running music festival of its kind in North America. Spanning over 18 days between May and June, you can enjoy an unforgettable event where music and singing never stops. As well as fantastic live music, you can also discover songwriting schools, music business seminars, hill country bike rides, canoe trips on the Guadalupe River, and concerts for the new talents in songwriting. There really is something for everyone who enjoys music, camping, and outdoor activities.
Want your outfit to be the heart and soul of the festival? The free-flowing nature of our Esse Broderie Cut Out Midi Dress makes it a perfect fit for festival escapism with eye-catching broderie anglaise. To style, wear with simple jewellery, a woven straw basket bag and a pair of strappy tan sandals to exude summer bohemian vibes.
FLOAT FEST 2023
When: July 2023
Where: Gonzales, Texas
Looking for music, tubing and camping? Float Fest is for you. Since its debut in 2014, the event has quickly become an immersive festival experience that’s quintessentially Texas, combining tubing, camping and live music all in one weekend. If you’re a lover of outdoor water activities or think you’re a “Float Fanatic”, you can enjoy a fantastic two-day music lineup with genres from rap to rock, and then embrace some fun in the sun whilst tubing down the river with a drink in hand. Float Fest is the most chill way for you and your friends to embrace the Texas festival season.
Not sure what to wear to this festival? You can never go wrong with a mini dress. Keep it colourful with our Birch Seersucker Gingham Mini Dress. This mini dress is a flourishing festival outfit choice, perfect to throw over a bikini after an afternoon of tubbing down the river. Then for the evening, dress it up with bold jewellery and cowboy boots and you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
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Catch a rodeo with real cowboys. Visit the Alamo. Go hiking in a national park. Enjoy Texas’ live music, arts and cinema. Or just lie back in a freshwater swimming hole or down on the beach. Enter our competition for your chance to win an incredible holiday and go home with memories that are bigger, and horizons that much wider. Smiles that are broader and tales, just that bit taller. We’ll hop you on one of the multiple daily non-stop flights to Houston, Dallas and Austin and you’ll be with us at the Frontier, before you know it.
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