Festival season is nearly upon us and with it the choice of what outfits to pack in your rucksack to take along with you. You’ll need looks that can transition between day and night but also offer plenty of practical qualities as you end up on your feet all day and dancing the rest of the time.
The old school festival
The Isle of Wight festival is one of the first to take place and is the ideal location for vintage style pieces as you get down to acts such as Rod Stewart, The Kooks and Run DMC. Tie a plaid shirt around your waist and pair this with a crochet cropped top plus comfy Mom jeans. Tuck these into sturdy walking boots and you’ll be nailing this festival’s style. The weather usually holds out on the island so ensure you take along a pair of wayfarer style sunnies to protect your eyes when out all day.
The dance festival
Creamfields is going to be lit this year, with headliners such as Annie Mac, Diplo, Eric Prydz and Tiesto taking to the stage and you need a look to complement this. Grab a bodysuit featuring a mesh or tie up chest panel and team this with frayed denim shorts, dress things up a bit with some space buns – follow this awesome tutorial here – and glitter instead of your traditional highlighter. Throw on a semi sheer, holographic design mac to finish the look and keep you dry in an inevitable downpour.
The rock festival
Download has some strong headliners this year – System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Sum 41 and Aerosmith are all returning to the stage – so ensure you rock a comfy band t-shirt and wear this under a strappy cami dress for the ultimate homage to the 90s and edgier looks. Rock an old pair of boots to stomp around the mud in and don’t be afraid to get busy with the kohl eyeliner.
The dreamy folk festival
Latitude is bringing back its usual dreamy features, including interactive art installations and theatre in its new Faraway Forest area as well as the likes of Goldfrapp, The 1975 and Mumford and Sons taking to the main stages. Boho chic is called for when attending such a festival, opt for summer dresses, paired with embroidered denim and natural make up looks as you dance the night away.
The everything in between festival
Festivals that don’t really know where they sit in the music spectrum and so feature a variety of music acts – think V Festival and Glastonbury – are best reserved for traditional festival wear featuring holiday inspired pieces. Cropped tops mixed with denim shorts and knee high wellington boots are always a good look, pair these with a small leather rucksack and plenty of glitter body paint. An oversized sun hat works to keep you protected on sunny days.
Try out some of these versatile looks for whatever festival you end up at this year, all of these outfits can be mixed and matched easily with other pieces from your wardrobe to create ensembles that nail your personal style.