Festival season is here!
In honor of my favourite season, I have put together 5 outfits for 5 amazing festivals for inspiration.
Whether you’re lucky enough to be heading to one of these festivals yourself, or just love the style like myself, check out my fashion interpretations of these popular musical gatherings.
Isle Of White – 9th-12th June
Once known as Europe’s equivalent to Woodstock, the festival has been given the award for ‘Best Major Festival’ in the 2007 UK Festival Awards. A festival so big, it has its own micro climate, diversity prevails and pretty much anything goes.
From hardcore music lovers, to old time nature dwellers, this festival can not be defined by any particular genre. The fashion is as eclectic as the music – however I think simple is better, and based on its location, I have put together this outfit thinking of comfort, simplicity and style.
Must Haves: Sandals, kimono’s, dungarees, maxi dresses, parka’s and shawl’s.
Reading/Leeds Festival 26-28th August
Reading, the oldest popular music festival still in existence, is one of the most popular in the UK, and rightly so. Following its success between 1961-1999, Festival Republic decided to branch out, creating a sister festival known as Leeds Festival, which has followed suit, drawing in thousands every year.
Although the twin festivals claim to cover every genre, indie/alternative/punk/rock tend to dominate. Personally, I love Leeds festival. Everyone tends to be laid back, there for the music and the festival experience. Clothes wise, it is very stereotypical festival with an alternative twist.
Must Haves: Denim Shorts, old t-shirts, leather boots, bomber jackets, leather jackets, wellies, vintage accessories.
Bestival – 8th-11th September
New year, new theme. I have always loved the fact Bestival incorporated themes into the festival. Last years Desert Island Disco theme looked amazing, and this years theme Summer Of Love incorporates everything hippie and 70’s for an amazing fashion feast! Since the 70’s style has grown so popular over the past few months, no one will be lacking imagination in the style department this year.
Bestival is certainly a unique festival celebrating music, fashion, comedy and thrills.
Must Haves: Flares, flatforms, bardot tops, maxi skirts/dresses, retro sunglasses and a Polaroid camara.
Glastonbury – 22nd-26th June
Glastonbury, often described as the worlds biggest pop festival, really doesn’t require an introduction. Started in the 1970’s, this festival is a cut above the rest. So iconic, it is a privilege to even get a ticket. Over 1 million people registered for a ticket last year with 120,000 lucky ones actually obtaining a ticket, remind you of a certain chocolate factory?
Started by an independent bohemian, hippie movement, the fashion still hasn’t changed. Almost like a kind of festival religion, nobody has dared to change the original boho feel.
Personally, I love the bohemian style. So eclectic, comfortable, chic and just easy to pull off, I can’t think of a better feel for a festival.
Must Haves: Floaty dresses, organic materials, gladiator sandals, retro sunglasses, flares, maxi dresses/skirts, head pieces, temporary tattoos, stone jewellery and tn leather goods.
Best Kept Secret Festival – 17th-19th June
If there is one festival I could go to this year, it would be this. The line-up, location and events are everything I could want in a festival. It is still in the very early stages (established in 2013) when compared to some of the more established festivals, however that hasn’t stopped them pull in some amazing bands including the Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, Royal Blood and Temples to name just a few.
This picturesque festival site in Hilvarenbeel, Holland, features forests, a beach, swimming water and a nearby resort. If that doesn’t make you want to book your ticket, I don’t know what will!
I’d say the style for this festival is very basic, traditional camping/festival gear. This festival is all about the music and not fashion, unlike lots of other renowned festivals. Never the less, us fashionistas want to feel stylish no matter where we are! The look I’ve put together mixes traditional indie camping style with the odd chic accessory to stay cool, fashionable and comfortable.
Must Haves: Backpacks, t-shirts, denim shorts, parka’s, bumbags, a sunhat and flat sandals.