Finding festival fashion essentials has never been easier. Lots of retailers have now caught on to the importance at looking at the part at Glastonbury and have special online ‘stores’ purely dedicated to festival wear. Start your search for the perfect outfits at the festival shops of Asos, Missguided, Boohoo, Free People, Topshop and Blue Banana. To give you a head start, here are just some of our favourites that will have you rocking the festival look whichever event you choose.
Dress It Up | Dresses are a great addition to a festival holdall. They’re one-piece wonders that don’t take up much space and only need a pair of top shoes and a few accessories to complete the look. Amongst our favourites this year is the Endless Summer Dress, £228 from Free People, which has a great split that is perfect for showing off a cool pair of wellies or some top sandals such as a pair of show-stopping £248 Raes or £98 Decibel Gladiators. The dress itself is a glam version of the festival maxi dress, with its high-necked crocheted bodice and figure-skimming full skirt, but who says festival have to be all about mud and grime? Team with a £78 Vegan Crazyheart Tote and a £43 Buffalo Nikel Leather Hat and you’ll be ready to party through the day and night.
If the Endless Summer Dress is not glamorous enough and you prefer a shorter style, check out Topshop’s £36 off-the-shoulder Lace Bardot Dress. Up the festival look with the addition of a quality £135 brown Suede Western Jacket from Topshop and a pair of White Bow Short Wellies in brown, just £14.99 from Blue Banana. A more casual option is the Scarf Print Cross Front Maxi, £45, from Missguided, or how about a £28 Silky Shirt Dress for the ultimate smart/casual look? Whichever you choose, make sure you don’t forget the jangling bangles and a floppy hat or fedora to keep off the sun.
Jeans and bell-bottoms will always be a festival staple, and you won’t go far wrong in a pair of Tribal Print Flares or sexy Slim-Fit Ripped Jeans, but skirts are another great option for festival fashion. None are more exquisite than the Maracana Silk creation, £288 from Free People. It is designed by Lotta Stensson and hand-made using 100 per cent silk printed with carved wooden blocks. A more affordable option is the Sangata Daisy Print Maxi, only £12 from Missguided, which is floaty and feminine whilst still showing enough leg to be sexy – or simply to make sure that your new wellies get a decent show.
Dress It Down | Shorts and a tee will never be the wrong choice at a festival, but going for the basics doesn’t have to mean not making a fashion statement. Team a £12 pair of Emily All Over Embroidered Woven Shorts with a £12 Jonna Crochet Fringed Crop Top for a cheekily feminine look, or choose something a little edgier, but equally as feminine, with a combination of £30 Moto Black Ripped Shorts and a flirty Sunflower Cropped Cami, £22 from Topshop. Cut the combos and go instead for a one-piece playsuit – yet another festival staple. The choices are endless, from the floaty-trained elegance of Asos’ £36 Floral Print Maxi Playsuit to the edgy elegance of the £25 black Halter Playsuit with its intricate neck detailing and really flattering fit.