Heading to a festival this summer? Don't pack anything until you've browsed our pick of the best festival fashion buys...
Festival fashion is back and more exciting than ever. Whether you’re staycationing at Lovebox and Latitude, or heading off to Coachella, we’ve sussed your ultimate festival wardrobe, come rain or shine.
For SS17, the old clichés are out, and the new season of field fashion styles have had a seriously cool spice up. Trade your neon for something a little more muted and go for khaki, tan and black. Cover-up in a cool kimono and slip back into your frayed denim favourites, just add a few pieces of fringing and you’re good to go.
And of course no festival fashion round-up would be complete without a mention of trusty cut-offs. A true staple, we’re pairing ours with a chic 70s-inspired billowing blouse or on-trend off-the-shoulder blouse. And of course, for true denim fans, you can never go wrong with layering.
To make the look more current, we suggest wearing denim dungarees over a chambray shirt with trumpet sleeves.
Don’t forget about accessories though, these can totally make or break an outfit. For the SS17 festival season we’re going to be sporting some statement sunglasses (great for hiding tired eyes) and carting our essentials about in a handy (and hands-free) purse. But for the big festival trend of the season, team your denim with gingham and outfit-making statement jewellery.
When it comes to shoes, although we always suggest packing a trusty pair of wellies (check out Saint Laurent’s swarovski-embellished ones), we recommended investing some statement trainers and a pair of suede boots to channel this seasons 70s mood. They’ll work with every outfit combination, be it hot pants and a shirt, a loose-fitting maxi or distressed boyfriend jeans and a tee.
Now we’ve discussed what festival fashion pieces you’ll be folding into your overnight bag, it’s time to snap up the seasons best buys.
It’s all about mesh dresses this season. Layer yours over jeans and a bright bralet.
Shop now: Mesh dress for £49 from Miss Selfridge
You can never go wrong with a stylish backpack at a festival. Go for a bold colour like red to make the look more current.
Pair this floral shirt with denim culottes for a more dressed-up take on the festival look.
On Monday 17th April J.Crew is launching its new Save The Bees collection in collaboration with illustrator Julie Houts, who has created this women’s t-shirt featuring her hand painted designs.
As part of J.Crew’s charitable Garments for Good programme, the Save the Bess campaign was launched in 2014 due to a growing concern over the declining bee population and the impact that bees and pollination have on the global environment. 50% of retails sales will benefit the conservation charity, Buglife.
Team your embroidered boots with a loose floral dress for effortless cool.
We love a bit of denim on denim, but if that’s too much for you, pair these mom shorts with a gingham shirt instead.
Shop now: MOTO mom shorts for £30 from Topshop
Cover up in style with this printed tie sleeve cape.
Stand out from the crowd and make your gingham pink this festival season.
Shop now: Gingham blouse for £49 from Sister Jane
As chic and bling as wellies get.
The greatest thing about this bag? You can personalise it with custom straps depending on your mood.
For a simple, minimalist look, than these dungarees with a white t-shirt and Stan Smiths.
It’s all about statement earrings this season, and we’re a little bit in love with these gold beauties.
Utility chic at its best.
We love the marble effect on these oversized frames.
For hardcore 90s fans, wear with a black choker and biker boots.
Shop now: Lace dress for £217 from Silvian Heach
Team these printed trousers with a crop top and biker boots.
Shop now: Cropped trousers for £18 from M&Co
Pack this fun pair if you’re heading to Coachella.
Carry around all your essentials in this fun pom pom bag, which doubles up as a great beach bag.
Shop now: Pom pom bag for £50 from Isabelle Fox
These floral shorts will look great paired with an off-the-shoulder top and colourful sandals.
Shop now: Floral shorts for £35 from Monsoon
The perfect way to jazz up a plain t-shirt.
Shop now: Wood fan necklace for £20 from Warehouse
Team this patchwork dress with some espadrilles (weather permitting) and cat eye sunglasses for a super cool boho look.
You can never go wrong with animal print, preferably paired with denim.
Shop now: Tan leather sandals for £38 from Office
The dress you’ll be wearing all summer long.
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