It seems like every day of summer there’s a new festival fashion post. And 98% of those posts recommend wearing fringing and hats. If you’ve ever been to a festival, you will know that A. fringing and Portaloos DO NOT MIX and B. your hat will be tried on by half the crowd/lost/stolen within approx. 4.76 seconds of arrival. So I’m sharing my tried and tested outfit formulas for festivals… There’s certainly no flimsy rucksacks either!
If you prefer to watch then head over to my brand new Youtube channel for my festival don’ts and lookbook!
Shirt by Topshop, £29
Shorts by Zara, past season but similar here
Bralette by b.tempt’d, £15
Wellies by Hunter, £90
When it comes to festivals, it’s important to be comfortable. Shorts, denim or otherwise are a great idea. If the sun is shining, you’ll keep cool and if the rather predictable rain clouds show up, shorts dry A LOT faster than jeans. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in wet jeans all day.
A lightweight shirt like this one from Topshop will come in handy. Your rucksack for carting all your stuff around will probably be packed pretty full so choosing clothing that doesn’t crease is a good idea. I teamed mine with a lace bralette for a relaxed boho vibe.
Good wellington boots are a MUST. I’ve made the mistake of wearing cheap wellies to a festival – they cracked and I got very muddy feet which was rather unpleasant. Since then I’ve always worn Hunters. The pair above have lasted for five separate weekend festivals and other than a bit of mud, they aren’t showing any sign of wear.
Baker watch by Marc Jacobs, £165
Stardrop ring by LVNDR, £4.29
Rainbow blue druzy style ring from Etsy, £6
Yellow raincoat by Joy! £65
Flower and butterfly headband by Primark, previous season but they have lots more in stock, or if you want to splash out, you can get some amazing flower crowns from Rock N Rose.
Beaded black necklace by Primark, £6
A waterproof jacket is a key piece for festivals, but don’t worry, they don’t have to be ugly anoraks! Pick a piece that will match your outfits for the whole weekend as you never know when the rain is going to start. Pick something light weight but again, don’t just go for a cheap one. I bought one from Primark last year and only realised it wasn’t waterproof when I was wet through. Invest in a good one and stay dry. I’ve been lusting after a little yellow raincoat since forever and this one from JOY is beyond adorable.
I’ve styled my little yellow raincoat with each outfit because let’s be honest, you’re rucksack should be full of glowsticks and vodka, not one hundred raincoats! The bold colours make this coat rather versatile. I’ve styled mine with a rather neutral palette but it also looks great clashed with other bright colours if your feeling brave!
Dress by Motel Rocks, £35
Sunglasses by Topshop, flowers added by me.
Necklace by Primark, £5
Bracelet by Joy! £12Boots by Primark, £15
Festivals are the perfect time to experiment with your look. I love trying new hairstyles and going a bit crazy with glitter when it comes to my make up.
I really love this floaty dress by Motel Rocks. This print has been really popular since it’s release, it’s a cool, mystical sun, moon and stars look. The tie back makes it a little different too.
I was amazed by this absolute bargain from Primark for just £5, it’s so pretty and who doesn’t love pastels?
Nail varnish is by Topshop, in shades Rad and Gone Fishing.
Hopefully, if you’re at a festival the sun will be shinning, but if not at least this dress will dry quickly!
I love the tie back!
I can’t get over how well these two pieces match. The necklace is from Primark and the bracelet is from JOY!
These CAT style boots were a bargain at just £15 from Primark. If you fancy a change from wellies, it’s a good idea to pack boots like these or Dr Martins. I spotted one blogger saying she had packed ballet pumps. Even if it doesn’t rain, thousands of people trudging over the same patch of land is going to cause some mud. Plus if you really want to enjoy your festival and get dancing in the crowd, when someone inevitably stands on your feet, it’s going to blooming hurt!
I wore this dress for Leeds Festival last year and it was unbelievably comfy, plus I felt like Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine which automatically makes it a winner.
Dress by H&M, previous season but similar here and here
Yellow raincoat by JOY! £65
Wellies by Hunter, £90
Dreamcatcher necklace by Topshop, £25 available in store or there’s a similar one here online
Thin layers work better than thick ones, after all dancing all day and night will keep you warm!
Don’t forget to take disposable cameras to get lots of fun photos!
Statement jewellery is a great way to change the way your outfit looks. Bigger pieces like this one from Topshop won’t be suitable for jumping about and dancing but if you taking a laid back approach and watching from the back, you’ll be fine. If not, you can always throw it in your bag till later.
The button details is probably one of my favourite things about this dress… so dreamy!
So there you have my favourite festival styles. I’m sharing a Vlog all about them tomorrow with tips about what not to wear too! Head over to my brand new youtube channel and keep your eye out!
What do you think of my festival looks? Got any festival style loves or hates? Let me know in the comments below!
Love Lucinda xx
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A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!