Festivals are popping up almost every weekend this summer. No matter what your taste in music – you could be raving it up at Creamfields, rocking out at Reading or jetting off to Coachella across the pond – music festivals are much more than great live music. Of course, catching the best bands and artists from around the world is top of the agenda, but with a growing emphasis on fashion, you’re expected to look like you’ve just stepped out of GQ whilst you’re doing it.
It’s hard to look stylish when you’re living in a tent with no facilities apart from a pack of wet wipes. But fear not, it can be done! Here are some tips for you fashionistas:
Get your boots on
We all know that a festival trip with mates during the unpredictable British summer can only mean one thing – mass mud baths! Keep trench foot at bay with a good pair of hard-wearing boots. Timberland have a great tradition of making stylish and weatherproof boots to help you deal with whatever the weather may throw at you!
Zip up in style
Fight the elements and avoid festival flu with a smart, lightweight jacket. Try a cool Harrington or umpire-style blazer from Fred Perry, and really stand out in the festival crowd.
Somewhere to store those festival beers is essential – you need both hands free to pump your fists in the air to Kasabian after all! Get a stylish canvas backpack that won’t weigh you down too much while you’re walking to the burger stall.
Watch your favourite band
Don’t let time run away with you. You’ll need a watch so you can tell just how late on stage the headliners are. But make sure you don’t take an expensive brand – you don’t want your 21st birthday present to be ruined with festival mud and rain. Leave your Rolex at home and don a summery day-glow watch – cheap and funky, and it’ll match your wristband too!
We all know standing in the sun all day boozing is hard work. Avoid that lobster look and stay cool with a straw trilby to recreate that indie rock star look – just don’t forget your sunscreen. Follow the festival fashion trends and really stand out from the crowd this summer. Now all there is left to do is relax with a few beers and listen to the best music around.