Trends Everyone Wore to the Governors Ball In NYC

Between Coachella and Stagecoach, the west coast is usually the center of the music festival, but the East Coast should not be overlooked. Here in New York, the Governors Ball Music Festival is one of the most important and well-known festivals in the city. Last weekend, crowds of music fans, many of them from Generation Z, came to Flushing Meadows for a weekend of Hip-Hop, Pop, Indie and electronic music from some of the most popular artists in the game right now. Anchored by heavy hitters like Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Haim, the line-up is dotted with up-and-coming names like Ice Spice and Suki Waterhouse, proving that New Yorkers don’t have to travel across the country to enjoy an epic weekend of live music.

Who: Lil Nas X; Suki Waterhouse; Sabrina Claudio; Lizzo; Ice Spice (clockwise from the top left corner)

With festival season in full swing, we’re breaking down the fashion trends we spotted at Governors Ball in New York City. Keep scrolling to check out the seven trends we’ve seen.


Crochet Looks are not only perfect for dressing up on vacation. On the contrary, the woven pieces are also festival clothes made of lace. The festival style is often rooted in bohemian influences, which makes the free-spirited crochet perfect for the occasion. This year, festival-goers have taken a more discreet approach by wearing more minimalist and elevated crochet pieces.

Cowboy boots

From Coachella to Governors Ball, you’ll find cowboy boots at almost every music festival you attend. Western motifs seem to be the right choice when you are heading to the grassy playground of a festival. However, New Yorkers have leave the southern roots of boots in favor of a more avant-garde style.


Music festivals are the perfect excuse to test a riskier trend like transparent clothes. Whether it’s a lace dress, a chiffon top or a sheer, see-through skirt, there were a lot of sheer fabrics at the Governors Ball this year.

Parachute pants

There aren’t many current trends that offer comfort without sacrificing a cool aura, but parachute pants are definitely one of them. Paired with a little top and funky sneakers, these utilitarian-inspired pants have been spotted all over the festival site.

It occurs

This season’s It sneakers – Onitsuka Tiger, Adidas Sambas and New Balance 550 — have been particularly appreciated by artists and festival-goers this year.


small-inspired looks have long been popular at music festivals, and this year’s Governors Ball was no exception. Corsets and bustier tops were at the top of our List of the most viewed trends.

Y2K Shades

It is not surprising that a crowd composed mainly of Generation Z favored the trends of the year 2000. Wrap-around sunglasses were simply the throwback trend. We saw almost every other person wearing a pair.

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