THE MAIN EVENT
If you’re lucky enough to be hitting this season’s festivals then you’ll need an essential edit of outfits to take you from dusk until dawn. Look to the utility trend to strike the balance of style and comfort with parka jackets and jumpsuits adorned with plenty of pockets – a must for keeping the essentials on-hand. Go all-out in bold tie-dye prints that ensure you’ll stand out in the crowd or keep it classic with boho looks and fresh florals from Joules and Marks & Spencer.
Make sure your feet can stand the heat with sandals and sneakers that you can dance in day and night. Boho-inspired embellishment adds detail to slip-on sandals whilst bursts of neon, metallic finishes and smatterings of floral prints reimagine the sneaker with a festival feel. Whilst you can trust the music will be at it’s A-game, the same can’t be said for the weather, so don’t leave without a chunky pair of boots – classic Timberlands from Soletrader will score style points.
LOOK THE PART
There’s no other way to complete your festival line-up than with standout accessories. From bum bags to backpacks, you’ll need a bag to store your essentials that’s not only easy-access but won’t get in the way of the fun. But they needn’t be boring – bold colours and hardware finishes bring the detail. Festival fashion is all about experimenting, so don’t forget to pack statement shades. Classic shapes like aviators and cat eye sunglasses get a festival-ready update with pops of print and bold toned lenses.
THE HERO PIECES
Hit all the right notes with your outfits by getting your essentials sorted. Start with cotton t-shirts and polo shirts in neutral tones and soft pastel shades, then build the look with classic denim shirts – look to bleached and acid washed styles. A bold, patterned shirt will switch things up; choose checks and floral patterns that pop against dark base tones. Pair with lightweight chino shorts, then layer with jumpers and hoodies – you never know what the weather may bring!
To ensure you don’t miss a beat, look to footwear that’s not only stylish but also comfortable for the long days ahead. White trainers will pair effortlessly with your outfits – look to Kurt Geiger and Lacoste for go-to styles, whilst braided loafers lend an eye-catching twist on a classic footwear staple that brings the summer vibe. The key is versatility and practicality, as after all you’ll be dancing until the small hours of the morning.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES
Bring your festival line-up to life with these essential finishing touches. Shield yourself from the sun with sporty caps and wide brimmed hats that will protect whilst also adding a dose of street or utility-inspired styling. When it comes to sunglasses, opt for bold silhouettes in eye-catching colours and mirrored lenses – festivals are the best excuse for experimenting with your look. Last but not least, don’t forget to pack a messenger bag or backpack to keep your essentials on-hand.
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