Festival fashion tips to help you look the part
Everyone’s seen the images that fly around social media every summer festival season. Coachella (bright blue skies, lush green grass) versus British festivals (sodden muddy fields shrouded by angry clouds).
But despite these (often accurate) extremes, the fashion element of overseas festivals isn’t something that should go completely amiss on home soil. In fact, even when the weather doesn’t play, you can still stand out from the crowd with your clothing and accessories choices.
Check out our top festival fashion tips that’ll help keep you stylish and practical at the same time…
Layer up to cater for any temperature
For an effortless look that both oozes festival cool, and that gives you the freedom to be comfortable whatever the temperature, embrace the art of layering. Choose comfortable tops and plaid shirts, and then add thin cardigans or sweaters which can be taken off and tied around your waist or neck when the day is at its warmest points.
A scarf is also a versatile addition to your outfit; it’ll look stylish during the day draped over your shoulders, and will also add an extra layer of protection against the evening chill once the sun has set.
Keep your outfit practical
Festival-going celebrities may rock the designer labels and elaborate attire, but that’s fine when you have the relative luxury of the backstage and VIP lounges. For those of us out in the fields, it pays to be a bit more practical.
You don’t want to be tripping over flary trouser legs, or pulling a cashmere jumper. Instead, look to a denim shorts or skirt and top combo, or an airy summer dress. You can use the opportunity to be playful with print and pattern, which allows you to achieve that bold festival look. Fringing and tasselled details are also popular on the festival scene.
You can also add interest with a functional bag or purse, which doubles as a statement eye-catcher.
Be prepared for the worst (without compromising style)
Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival, Reading & Leeds… wherever you’re heading, no part of the UK is ever far away from a raincloud or two. For some, a downpour is a nightmare come true, while for others it’s all part of the festival experience.
Whatever your opinion, it always pays to be prepared for the heavens opening. But that doesn’t have to dampen your style. A pair of wellies is a must for any festival, so choose a pair that are not only comfortable and well-made, but that also look great. If you are caught in a downpour, they’ll be an essential part of your festival outfit.
Don’t forget the accessories
Accessories are usually the finishing touch that really set your outfit off. A wide sun hat and a pair of sunglasses give that effortless summer look, and help to protect you if the weather’s pleasant.
Meanwhile, costume jewellery can be layered for a trendy boho style, and elevate your attire to new heights. Why not try something like a pom pom choker for an additional style statement that helps you express your individuality?
When you’re having a great time with friends, you’ll no doubt want to look and feel great too. Follow these practical and stylish festival fashion tips, and you won’t go far wrong!