What to Wear to a Festival

Lily Webberon 19 July 2018
What to Wear to a Festival

With festival season upon us everyone is rooting through their wardrobes wondering what the heck they’re going to wear, so here are a few outfit ideas to get you started...

Sequin Tops

PrettyLittleThing Silver Sequin Bra and PrettyLittleThing Lindie Blue Sequin Mermaid Lace Up Side Thong Bodysuit

Crop tops, Bandeau tops, halter necks… All lathered with sequins and sparkles galore! Accompanied by a bit of glitter, sequin tops are a sure-fire way to dazzle up any festival outfit and make you stand out in the crowd.


Hollister Lace Long Line Bralette With Removable Pads and Hollister Lace Halter Bralette with Removable Pads

Bralettes are perfect for when you don’t want the discomfort of wearing a bra, but you also don’t want to risk any accidental nip-slips. Whether they’re lace or crochet, they’re cute and ideal for the hot weather. For a wide variety of bralettes, you should check out Hollister. Plus, there’s almost always a Hollister sale on so you can grab a bunch of cute bralettes without spending too much!

Mesh Tops/ Dresses

Missguided Black Spot Mesh Bodysuit and Missguided Petite Blue Metalic Mesh Crop Top

Mesh tops come in all sorts of cool designs but even the simple plain black ones are great at showing off a cute bikini top or bralette that you’re wearing underneath, without having to walk around half-naked. You’ll find a wide variety of them on Missguided, with the majority of them under £20.

Colourful Wide-leg Cropped Trousers

ASOS DESIGN Wide Leg Trousers in Gingham Print and ASOS New Look Strip Wide Leg Trousers

Rising back into mainstream fashion, colourful or patterned wide-leg cropped trousers accompanied by a crop top is definitely a popular look at festivals this year. So if you’re not really a denim shorts type of person, then these are a cool alternative. Just make sure that they’re appropriate for the weather so you don’t overheat! ASOS is sporting a wide variety of designs for whatever you fancy.


Boohoo Plus Sadie Floral Woven Kimono and Boohoo Tall Palm Print Kimono

To jacket or not to jacket? If you’re out all day at a festival when the sun is out, then the last thing you’ll want to do is bring a big jacket into the festival crowds. Kimonos are a lighter option and annoying to carry around and will keep you that little bit warmer after the sun goes down. For a cheap and wide variety have a look on Boohoo - the floral patterns are to die for and would substantially improve any festival outfit.


ASOS Polysatin Tropical Print Bandana and ASOS DESIGN Polysatin Tile and Floral Print Bandana

Bandanas are a good replacement for tacky plastic flower crowns and are just about right if you’re not quite the bucket hat type. They usually range from about £5-£8 on sites like ASOS, so you don't have to spend too much money whilst really jazzing up your outfit.

Denim Shorts or Skirts

ASOS Honey Punch High Waist Denim Shorts With Rainbow Stripe Detail Co-ord and ASOS Signature 8 Retro Colourblock Denim Skirt

Denim shorts and skirts are festival essentials and can be found in pretty much every high street fashion store. They’re comfortable, will go with literally anything and they come in so many different colours and designs – could you ask for anything more?! For a wide variety of different brands and price ranges, you’re best off looking on sites such as ASOS.

Trainers and Boots

PrettyLittleThing Black Chunky Lace Up Boot and PrettyLittleThing Black Cleated Sole Platform Trainers

The last thing you should be wearing at a festival is any form of high heels. Along with the walking around on the mud and grass, you’re on your feet all day, raving to your favourite acts. Wearing the most comfortable trainers or boots you have is definitely the best option for any festival. Even buying a cheap pair of sneakers from Primark is a good idea because chances are, your festival shoes will be in ruins by the end of the weekend.


Boohoo Rainbow Striped Bumbag and ASOS Hype Pink Bumbag With Oversized Tassel

They’re not known for being the trendiest of items, but bumbags are essential when it comes to keeping all your personal belongings safe in the festival crowds. The small size is also handy when festivals are becoming increasingly strict on bag size. You can find them sold in basically every high street store. Why not buy one that coordinates with the rest of your outfit? ASOS and Boohoo have a wide range of cheap, colourful and sparkly bum bags of varying sizes so you’ll be able to find one that matches your festival look.

Last but not least – glitter!

Adding a touch of glitter makes any festival outfit go from great to perfect. Style it with your make-up or spray it on your body with glitter spray, glitter is a festival goers best friend. Just make sure that any glitter you use is biodegradable! Find some cheap and gorgeous biodegradable glitter here.

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Lily Webberon 19 July 2018