You’re listening to your favourite artist, dancing to your heart’s content as you feel the bass vibrate through your body and the sun glares off your new hipster sunglasses… Ok, maybe not the latter part if you’re in the UK where, let’s be truthful, the rain is likely to be pouring down your face. All the same, you’re enjoying yourself and YOU LOOK FIERCE! There’s nowhere else you’d rather be. Festival season has arrived and there is something so empowering about showcasing your style in an environment where everyone accepts individuality and eccentric fashion trends. We’ve totally got festival fever after looking over the ‘gram photos of party goers from Coachella, we are FSTVL, Amsterdam open air, love saves the day & Electric Daisy Carnival. Here’s our style guide for #FestivalFashion inspo…
The 3 main colour statements that appear to have made their mark in glitter-filled fields across the globe are white, rainbow-coloured and denim.
Showcased by many celebs at Coachella, wearing all garments and accessories in a white/off-white shade is a way to stand out, ooze sophistication and show off your tan, of course. Think floaty dresses, full-length sheer kimonos, playsuits, lacy crop tops and crochet pieces.
White scalloped lace dress, £210, Ralph Lauren
White high-waisted flared trousers, £22, Club London
From one extreme to the other, multicoloured bold outfits have also turned heads this festival season. Rainbow stripes, tie-dye and multicoloured sequins have made an appearance on dresses, leotards, shorts and even denim jackets!
Tie-dye strappy back dress, £18, Pretty little thing
Halterneck multicoloured sequin dress, £35, Pretty little thing
Denim is a huge statement material in the festival spotlight this year. Denim shirts, distressed jackets, shorts, bralets and dresses are everywhere. Go for the traditional blue or a statement coloured denim. Extra brownie points for you if you pick 2 lovable items and rock the double denim look.
Festival Boyfriend denim trucker jacket with embroidered detail, £80, ASOS
Pink hacked hem denim jacket, (£42), Topshop (coordinating shorts available).
So now you know the colour scheme, here's the statement pieces you NEED to know about!
Bell bottom trousers
Flared trousers are in, in, in! Hopefully you haven’t thrown out your flares from the 1970’s as these are now a desired festival statement piece this summer. Snakeskin, stripes and Aztec prints are crowd-pleasers and we also love the plain white ones for a less-loud look. Pair them with a cute crop top, round mirrored sunglasses and a belt bag!
Tall striped flared trousers, £15, Boohoo
Striped flares, £22, Boohoo
Crepe snakeskin print flares, £18, Boohoo
Showing some midriff is certainly a trend at festivals this year as crop tops are proving very popular. Worn under unbuttoned shirts, with denim shorts, under sheer tops or with flared and wide-leg trousers. Tip: Choose high waisted trousers if you’re worried about showing too much tum! There’s a variety of styles to choose from: Metallic or sequin bandeaus, crochet or lace bralets, and long sleeved tied-front tops.
Crochet scallop hem bralet in coral, white, purple, black & nude, £15, Missguided
Floral tie-front blouse, £90, Urban Outfitters
Our 3rd and final favourite statement piece is the fringe jacket! This year already we have seen fringe decoration on festival tops, shorts, skirts and dresses but our personal favourite are the jackets. There is the option of a western-style (faux) suede jacket which looks great with denim shorts and boots. Alternatively, we also love the shaggy tiered jackets which have made an appearance in various colours and look as though you could double them up as a blanket when you get back to your tent! Fashion goals and functionality, we say it's a win, win situation!
Tan faux suede jacket with fringe detail, £60, Nasty Gal
Faux suede fringe jacket in red, cream, black or silver, £70, River Island
So, what are you waiting for? Choose your colour scheme and pick a statement look. Apply some face gems or temporary glitter tattoos, tie your hair into braids or space buns and add a rainbow-coloured gradient of hair chalk. If you follow this style guide we won’t be surprised if you land up on someone’s ‘festival best dressed’ blog… You’re welcome.
For more inspiration, check out our ‘Festival fashion’ Pinterest board.