Festival Style Guide

11 July 2014

If you have a festival planned this year, you’re probably wondering how you can squeeze your entire wardrobe into a rucksack. Difficult, right?


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The most well-dressed festival-goers are usually those only take a few versatile items but style them in a cool and unique way.

So if you’re looking for some packing inspiration, here are our top tips for looking ultra-cool whether you are going to Leeds, Benicassim or V Festival.


When planning which items to take, ensure that you pack for all weather conditions. It may look like glorious sunshine when you set off from home but during the evenings it can get chilly so take some knitwear pieces that can be thrown on over dresses, shorts or skinny jeans.


Getting dressed in a tent can also prove to be difficult, especially in the early hours of the morning, so pack some simple summer dresses and playsuits that can just be worn with wellies.

Despite the fact that celebrities such as Alexa Chung and Kate Moss are always seen wearing bohemian style dresses in pretty pastel shades and designer sunglasses, you must remember that they are likely to be staying in the VIP section! Try to pack items that you don’t worry too much about as you wouldn’t want to ruin your most-loved items in the mud.


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If you’re a festival professional you will know that wellies are an essential item that you will need to take with you. With many fun styles available including ankle length, floral, polka dot and glittery wellies, you can have endless fun with your festival choice. If the weather is warm when you go, opt for some old school jelly sandals instead and re-live your youth!


But if wellies aren’t really your thing and the weather is looking good, why not wear an old pair of Chelsea boots or Converse that will look much better with a little wear and tear anyway!



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As you will hopefully have the opportunity to bask in the sunshine, you may only need some lighter makeup essentials to keep your face looking dewy and fresh.

Think about taking products that are easy to apply such as a BB cream, colour popping crème blush or tinted lip balm to wake up your look after a few days of sleepless nights! Baby wipes are also an essential in case you have no access to shower facilities.



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Although most festivals take place during the summer, it can still get colder in the evenings so make sure you pack some lightweight jumpers, cardigans and a few kimono’s that will give your look a bohemian edge.



Taking a secure cross the body bag is always a must as you will no doubt be jumping around in the crowds and this will allow you to go completely hands-free! Ensure that you invest in a bag with zip pockets to keep your phone and any money safe.

When planning your accessories try not to go for anything that is too heavy and difficult to pack. If you’re thinking of wearing any necklaces, simply take a select few that you know you will wear each day as less is definitely more when it comes to festival styling.

Are you attending a festival this summer? Comment below for any style tips and advice.