There are two types of girls at a festival; the perfectly polished and those that prefer a low maintenance look. Are you the girlie who wouldn’t be seen outside of her tent without looking super-glam and glittered? Or are you the festival-lover that tumbles out of bed and heads for the front row with bed hair being the look?
Whether you woke up like this or spent time achieving your on-point festival look, this guide shows how to style staple pieces to create a look that matches your style.
The playsuit is an easy-peasy choice when it comes to festival fashion. As it’s an all-in-one, there’s no rummaging around for a matching top and you can flash just the right amount of flesh while still looking glam, effortlessly.
Perfectly Polished: To achieve the ultimate polished perfection look, invest in a sequin number. A short, sequinned playsuit will show off your tanned legs and help you stay cool at summer or overseas festivals. For a look that will turn heads, choose a figure-hugging embellished jumpsuit.
Short or full-length, a sequin number is sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons! Add an edgy contrast by wearing yours with chunky lace-up boots to tackle the mud or your favourite Converse trainers if the ground is drier.
Make-up wise, opt for colourful or glitter eyeliner — pick a colour to complement your playsuit, of course — or even a cute glitter tattoo? – or why not do both?!
Fast Festival Fashion: For a look, you can throw on and still look gorgeous in, choose a lightweight boho-printed playsuit. Scarf prints are a huge trend for 2018, while spots, ditsy florals and tribal patterns are never out of place at a festival.
Complete your grunge-inspired, ready to rock look with go-to leather ankle boots and a timeless trilby. Keep your makeup easy with smudged-out eyeliner and a bold lipstick.
Dresses are super-versatile and are spotted at festivals year-after-year. From sheer maxi wonders to effortless t-shirt dresses, you can style either one to suit your style.
Perfectly Polished: Be like super-babe Kendall Jenner and make your go-to festival look a maxi dress. Channel vintage vibes in a floral floor-length number, complete with floaty ’70s-inspired sleeves and leg-showing splits.
Want to take the glamour up a notch? Choose a sheer maxi dress. Spotted on all of our festival favourites including Rihanna, sheer lace maxis are a huge trend right now and look best when worn over a pair of high-waisted shorts and crop top. Make sure yours features lace detailing for extra style points.
When it comes to shoes, make your maxi festival appropriate with a chunky flatform sandal in drier weather or leather ankle boots when conditions are muddy. Up the glamour with some carefully selected accessories — Opt for a chunky statement necklace or cinch in your waist with a boho belt.
Fast Festival Fashion: For a low-maintenance festival look, it has to be a loose-fitting mini dress. Choose a t-shirt-style dress — ideally with a band-inspired print or fringe detailing — this is easy for you to throw on in the morning for a day-to-night casual style.
Footwear-wise, it has to be either everyday scuffed up Converse or those staple faux-leather boots! Pair with oversized shades or colourful lenses — perfect for hiding those tired eyes! — and keep your essentials together in a mini backpack or bum bag. Add red lipstick to up the glamour and you’re good to go.
The Shorts & Top Combo
Kim Kardashian is one of the first people I think of for this trend and this year, it’s time to take cycling shorts to festivals. These figure-hugging shorts strike the perfect balance between comfort and glamour. Wear yours with a crop top. An off-the-shoulder white crop top would perfectly contrast against black shorts, or you can keep it simple with a plain plunge top or lace-up cropped vest. To borrow Kim’s style, throw over an oversized, distressed denim jacket — the perfect cover-up when the sun goes down.
Give your look the wow factor with statement-making jewellery — how about a chunky diamante choker, for example? Let your makeup be bold too, choose bold eyeshadows and pull out those stick-on face jewels.
Fast Festival Fashion: Every festival backpack should have a pair of denim shorts in it — they’re practically the festival uniform! Keep your look summery with light-wash, distressed denim, paired with an oversized band t-shirt. Grab a checked shirt and tie it around your waist — not only will this look super-chilled, it will come in handy when the temperature starts to cool during those closing sets.
Again, opt for your faux-leather ankle boots and a cat-eye would look perfect for this effortless look, if you’ve not mastered the cat-eye yet, draw a thick line and blend out for a smudged rock-chick vibe.
There you go; the ultimate guide to dressing for a festival, whatever your personal preferences are. So go buy those festival tickets and make your way to the front, feeling stylish as a Kardashian!
I’ve just started re-watching the Kardashian’s, hence the Kardashian references 😂