With more family friendly and cultural takes on the traditional British event popping up than ever before, festival fashion has undergone a sophisticated refresh. You no longer need to revamp your entire wardrobe just because you’re in a field for a day or two. Instead, stay true to your everyday style, with these festival-ready looks.
Looking for the most stylish outfit possible? Look no further. Ooze nonchalance in a fuss-free shirt dress, cross-body bag and effortless sandals. The premium fabrication and elegant silhouette of the dress add an air of casual-cool – minimum effort required.
Wear to: Suited to festivals in the city, this look is perfect for urban events, such as Liverpool’s Folk on the Dock (25th-17th August). This outfit’s laid-back vibe means it’s also ideal for Festival No.6 (6th-9th Aug, Portmeirion).
Forget extreme tassels and fringe detailing and look to a more sophisticated-take on boho dressing. Update the trend’s favourite fabric, linen, in a smarter shirt shape balanced by a pared-back hue to keep the look casual. Finish with whitewash denim for a carefree feel.
Wear to: Both Green Man (16th-19th August, Brecon Beacons) and Wilderness (2nd-5th August, Oxfordshire) fit with this laissez-faire attitude.
If you’re taking little ones along with you, you’ll need an outfit that’s both practical and stylish. A classic Breton teamed with slim-leg trousers (ours have a little stretch) are a truly timeless choice. Add interest with an oversized, statement coatigan.
Wear to: Alex James’ Big Feastival (24th-26th August, Cotswolds) has plenty to keep children occupied, as well as a range of food and music options, while RiZE (17th-18th August, Chelmsford) has acts both you and teenagers will love.
Plus, regardless of what festival you’re going to, don’t forget these three essentials:
Even if it’s boiling during the day, things can get chilly pretty quickly once the sun goes down. Be sure to take a lightweight knit, or sweatshirt, so you can layer up after-dark.
- Cross-body bag
No matter what festival you attend, a hands-free approach is key. A compact cross-body bag is roomy enough to hold your essentials, without weighing you down.
- Comfortable shoes
Most day festivals these days don’t require Wellies (unless the British weather is particularly unkind). They will, however, require a lot of time on your feet, so practical shoes are essential.
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