Music festivals are now becoming near essential for your summer itinerary. Beyond the great bands and musicians that you have the opportunity to see, it is also an opportunity to get dressed up or make a fashion statement.
It is also worth noting that festival fashion is quite different from anything else as it has to take into consideration the very real threat that your clothes might not come back in the state they left in.
With the great British weather being as it is, summer festivals can often be subjected to monsoon like weather turning the entire arena into mud bath. If the sun is shining then that can be equally as troublesome with sunburn and dehydration hitting the crowds that just aren’t used to the nice weather.
Anyway, here are some of our top picks for festival fashions that take into account some different weather eventualities.
This can be a bit of a gamble so taking the time to check the weather forecasts will help you. A light rain jacket can be handy to have should the weather be unpredictable. Even if the weather is great, by the time the evening comes along the temperatures can drop considerably.
Most festivals will have some clothing stalls so if the worst comes to the worst you can always pick something up there.
Denim shorts are always popular festival wear, you can also get away with them in the mud because at least you aren’t trailing your jeans through it. They are very versatile as well and can go with a variety of different outfits.
Wellington boots are another festival must, they can be worn in any weather. Perfect for when the mud is up to your ankles.
Hats are a great way to stop you getting your head burned if the weather is nice. You don’t want to endure a burned scalp plus some people just look good in hats.
Festival fashions can differ quite greatly so it’s up to you what way you go. The hippy, bohemian kind of style is a great look but is probably best for the good weather. A more urban, sportswear kind of look is also something that can work quite well as you are far more likely to be comfortable over the weekend.
It is worth remembering that you are likely to be there for a few days so you don’t want to be sat about in wet clothes or uncomfortable so plan your clothes in advance.