What We’re Wearing To Every Kind Of Festival This Summer
Festival season has well and truly landed, with London’s Field Day and All Points East having already given us a taster of the sound of summer. Next up in the capital? Wireless, British Summer Time (hello, Celine Dion!), Lovebox and Citadel, all offering a plethora of aural pleasure that caters to every taste.
what to wear to this summer’s best festivals? It depends where you’re headed. Further afield to Sonus? It’s all about staying cool in the Croatian heat. Prepping for the portaloos at Glastonbury? Your main concerns are mud and rain (the ALEXACHUNG x Barbour collaboration will help with that). But dressing with the weather in mind needn’t mean dull.
No matter what your festival of choice is, there’s a get-up that tackles the elements without compromising on style. Click through to see the best pieces to wear, from field to beach to city.
Glastonbury. Sure, you’ll have the time of your life with your pals, kicking it to Stormzy, Tame Impala and The Cure, but don’t kid yourself: you’ll be ankle-deep in mud and dancing in the rain for the best part of a week. Never fear, though, as patent Chelsea wellies from Hunter will stop you from getting trench foot, while this dreamy Stutterheim raincoat will protect you from the worst of the rain. Ganni’s sweet floral dress keeps things interesting ( never wear tights to a festival – bare legs dry faster) and a multi-compartment belt bag will keep all the essentials safe.
Topshop Zip Bumbag, $18, available at Topshop
Hunter Chelsea Boots, $100, available at Hunter
Stutterheim Pale Pink Raincoat, $119.5, available at Stutterheim Ganni Pleated Floral Mini Dress, $170, available at Net-A-Porter
There’s less to fear when it comes to a city festival (no mud, plenty of places to shelter besides your tiny tent…) so you can risk some white denim without worrying too much. If you’re heading to Denmark’s
Roskilde festival – think Bob Dylan, Cardi B and Christine and the Queens – then a kitsch Rejina Pyo bowling shirt is just the ticket. These chunky Suicoke sandals have been on our list for some time; all you need is a sleek belt bag and some playful acetate sunnies to top it all off.
John Lewis Envelope Belt Bag, $35, available at John Lewis
Suicoke Strap Platform Sandals, $245, available at Far Fetch
ace & tate Square Sunglasses, $98, available at ace & tate
See By Chloé Contrast Stitch Flared Stretch Denim Jeans, $140, available at Browns Rejina Pyo Print Shirt, $206.5, available at Net-A-Porter
Lovebox has become an annual highlight of the Great British Festival Season, and this year is no different: Solange, Chance the Rapper, Slowthai and Lizzo are just some of the electric artists gracing the stage at Gunnersbury Park. What to wear? Well, a park is just a scaled-down field, so prep like you’re headed to the countryside with sturdy stomping boots (Grenson’s Nanette is still our favourite), a cool-as-they-come prairie dress from Rixo (which we’ll be wearing with Birkenstocks once the weather improves), and this Mango biker jacket that’ll last you for years to come. Punky leopard print and cat-eye sunnies and you’re sorted.
ace & tate Cat Eye Sunglasses, $98, available at ace & tate
Whistles Leopard Crossbody Bag, $129, available at Whistles
Grenson Hiker Boots, $275, available at Grenson
Rixo London Ditsy Floral Dress, $275, available at Rixo London Mango Leather Fringe Jacket, $149.99, available at Mango
Part holiday, part gig, beachside music festivals are our idea of summer done right. If Annie Mac’s
Lost & Found in Malta is your bag (and why wouldn’t it be, when Peggy Gou, The Black Madonna and Shy FX are featuring), then it’s time to get playful with your festival attire. & Other Stories makes the prettiest high street swimwear and this striped number screams “Sangria, please!” Solid & Striped x RE/DONE’s denim shorts can be whipped off before you head for a sundown swim, and you’ll have spotted Arizona Love’s Trekky sandals all over Instagram by now. Add some sun protection by way of a bucket hat and retro sunnies.
Stella McCartney Cat-Eye Metal Sunglasses, $155, available at MatchesFashion.com
Weekday Bucket Hat, $12, available at Weekday
Arizona Love Bandana-Wrapped Sandals, $100, available at MatchesFashion.com
Solid & Striped x Re/Done Denim Shorts, $87, available at Net-A-Porter & Other Stories Striped Scoop Back Swimsuit, $35, available at & Other Stories
Coachella this year? Never fear: early bird tickets have just dropped so you can start planning your 2020 trip. This Reformation dress has the kitschiest palm and sunbather print, and it’s made of 100% flax, meaning you’ll stay cool in the heat. We’re pairing with natural accessories like this cord bucket bag from Zara and Sensi Studio’s straw hat, while all-time classics Dr. Martens and Ray-Ban provide the final touches.
Sensi Studio Frayed Straw Hat, $115, available at Net-A-Porter
RAY BAN Round Sunglasses, $74, available at SUNGLASSES SHOP
Zara Cord Bucket Bag, $29.99, available at Zara
Reformation Printed Linen Dress, $190, available at Browns Dr Martens Strap Sandals, $119, available at DR MARTENS
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