Have you noticed that there are two types of looks at a festival? There’s the perfectly polished appearance and those that prefer something more low maintenance. Are you the gal who wouldn’t be seen outside of her tent without looking super-glam and glittered? Or are you the festival-lover that tumbles out of bed and heads straight for the front row?
Whatever your preference, follow this guide to style staple pieces to create a look that matches your individual preference.
Rocking the playsuit
A playsuit is definitely a staple piece in your festival wardrobe. As an all-in-one, there’s no rummaging around for a matching top and you can flash just the right amount of flesh while still looking glam.
The polished look: For a look that’s flawless, opt for a sequin play suit. A short, sequined play suit will show off your sun-kissed pins and help you stay cool at summer or overseas festivals. For a striking look that will give even A-listers a run for their money in the style stakes, choose a figure-hugging embellished jumpsuit.
Whether its short or long length, sequins will make sure you stand out from the crowd! Add an edgy contrast by wearing yours with chunky lace-up boots to tackle the mud or your favorite Converse trainers if the ground is dryer.
When doing your make-up, slick on some colorful eye liner (paired with your play suit) or add a splash of glitter.
The thrown-together look: For something more easy-going and casual, why not choose a lightweight play suit with a cute pattern. Scarf prints are a huge trend for 2018, while spots, ditsy florals and tribal patterns are never out of place at a festival.
Pair with ankle boots and a classic trilby to complete the look. Keep your makeup easy with smudged-out eyeliner and a bold lipstick.
Dresses come in a range of styles and fits, which is why many people choose to wear them at a festival. From sheer maxi wonders to effortless t-shirt dresses, how can you style this look for the upcoming summer of music?
The polished look: Try out a maxi to replicate Kendall Jenner’s look. Channel vintage vibes in a floral floor-length number, complete with floaty ’70s-inspired sleeves and leg-showing splits.
Feeling more glamorous? You need a sheer maxi dress. Spotted on all of our festival favorites including Rihanna, sheer lace maxis are a huge trend right now and look best when worn over a pair of high-waisted shorts and crop top. Make sure yours features lace detailing for extra style points.
What about shoes? Make your maxi festival appropriate with a chunky flatform sandal in drier weather or leather ankle boots when conditions are muddy. Up the glamour with some carefully selected accessories — make like Kendall with a chunky statement necklace or cinch in your waist with a boho belt.
The thrown-together look: For something lower key, it has to be a loose-fitting mini dress. Choose a t-shirt-style dress — ideally with a band-inspired print or fringe detailing — that you can throw on in the morning for day-to-night casual style.
Wondering what to put on your feet? It has to be either everyday trainers or those staple leather boots! Finish your look with oversized shades with colourful lenses — perfect for hiding those tired eyes! — and keep your essentials together in a mini backpack or bum bag. Add a slick of red lipstick to up the glamour and you’re good to go.
Classic shorts and top
The polished look: Take inspiration from Kim and take cycling shorts to festivals. These figure-hugging shorts strike the perfect balance between comfort and glamour.
Match yours with a cool crop top. An off-the-shoulder white crop top would perfectly contrast against black shorts, or you can keep it simple with a plain plunge top or lace-up cropped vest. For the ultimate in Kim-inspired style, throw over an oversized, distressed denim jacket — the perfect cover-up when the sun goes down.
Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your accessories. How about a chunky diamante choker, for example? Let your makeup follow suit and choose bold eyeshadows and maybe even some stick-on face jewels.
The thrown-together look: Remember your classic denim shorts — they match with almost anything! Keep your look summery with light-wash, distressed denim, paired with an oversized band t-shirt. Grab a checked shirt and tie it around your waist — not only will this look super-chilled, it will come in handy when the temperature starts to cool during those closing sets.
Leather ankle boots again go well with this look. Finish with a flick of eyeliner in a colour of your choice.
And that’s all! The ultimate guide to dressing for a festival, whatever your personal preferences are. All you need to do now is snap up those must-have festival tickets and make your way to the front!