What to Wear to a Festival

We all love to have a little fun, especially after days, weeks, or months of hard work. However, picking the right clothes for the occasion can be a bit daunting. This is especially true if you are not the most fashion inclined or the trendy type of girl.

If you are not so good at it, don’t fret. There are plenty of styles you can rock to a festival that will not only make you feel comfortable, but trendy too. In this article, we will highlight some of the best festival outfits you can wear for the best experience. We will also discuss some of the rules that you shouldn’t break while dressing for a festival.

Things to bear in mind

Be ready for any kind of weather

You probably know this, but we’ll mention it anyway. Festivals are fun – and are usually packed with people. It is easy to assume that it will be hot in there. However, that’s not always the case, especially if it’s happening in the colder months. So, instead of taking the risk and end up ruining your incredible day, you should prepare for all kinds of weather.

Carry some warm clothing with you as well as some hoodies for the rain. Packing a pair of comfortable shoes is also a great way to ensure your comfort in case the weather changes – or you get tired. And don’t forget your sunscreen – to protect you from the dangerous ultraviolet light. Other essentials include a sun hat and shades.

Carry essentials 

Festivals run the entire day and can extend through the night. If you are planning to be there the whole time, you should bring with you essentials that will help you look fabulous all through. Pack some biodegradable shampoo for a quick wash, baby wipes to wipe the grime away, and dry shampoo and makeup primer to maintain the hair and makeup. Try not to carry too much stuff so you don’t have a lot of luggage that will only weigh you down.

What to wear

When choosing an outfit to wear to a festival, it’s essential to factor in your comfort. Remember, there will be a lot of moving up and down, and dancing and sitting. It might also get hot and sweaty. So ideally, you want to go for an outfit that will allow you to look good while still comfortable in all these conditions. Some ideas include:

  • High-Waisted trousers or skirt with a matching crop top
  • A band t-shirt, denim shorts, a leather jacket, and ankle boots
  • Glamorous metallic dress and rugged boots
  • Breezy bohemian top, fringed cardigan and denim cutoffs
  • Vintage tee with denim shorts, or leather skirts
  • Long vintage tank with a matching belt
  • Camo jacket with matching shorts
  • Overall tie dress
  • Sequin jacket on top of bikini top and matching undies
  • Bomber jacket
  • Rules to live by

You need to stick by specific rules if you are to get the most out of your festival experience. Here are some of them:

Always consider your personal style

You shouldn’t change what your style just because you are going to a festival – otherwise you may end up feeling awkward or weird throughout the day. So, instead of going for something that’s way beyond your personal taste and liking, settle for your style, but blend it with something different.

Chose a single statement piece

It is hard to go wrong with rock and roll look or bohemian vibe at a festival – though you still can. Rocking a themed outfit can be too much noise, but you can neutralize the look by matching it with something basic from your closet. This way, you won’t come out as trying too hard.

Get something fringy

Fringe is synonymous with festivals. We suggest finding an awesome bag, jacket, or a pair of booties in suede or leather. This will not only add texture to your look but edginess as well. If you are planning to rock some bohemian vibe, it might be a good idea to blend it with some hardware or texture. Things like studded leather boots or metallic necklaces can work the magic. Adding a leather vest on top of your maxi dress or carrying a suede bag with fringe and so on can also complement your look.