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 raving at one of the foreign hot spots, we’ve sussed your ultimate festival wardrobe, come rain or shine.
This year, the old cliches 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.
If the weather’s set to be a bit chilly, take your cue from Hedi Slimane’s festival-ready Saint Laurent show. It’ll lend instantly to edge to everything from tea dresses to denim and knitwear.
Don’t forget about accessories though, these can totally make or break an outfit. For the SS16 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) belt purse. But for the big festival trend of the season,look to Saint Laurent (again) and team your dresses with patent wellies and an outfit-making sparkly tiara.
When it comes to shoes, although we always suggest packing a trusty pair of wellies, 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.
There are a myriad of new ways to do festival dressing in summer 2016, it’s time to get shopping…
Go for the ultimate boho top and slip into this monochrome style from March 11.
Practical and stylish, there’s nothing we don’t about this stunning hat.
Bored of your black sunnies? Go for this perspex pair from Zanzan.
This dreamy Zara blouse looks gorgeous with denim cut offs and gladiator sandals. Just add a fringed cross-body bag and a fedora and you’re good to go.
It’s a fashion fact that no festival wardrobe is complete without a pair of denim cut-offs, and Monki’s effortless – and purse-friendly – pairs are the way to go.
Go the extra mile with your festival footwear and embrace this pom pom lace-up sandal.
Just add lace-up black sandals, gold hoops and toussled waves to get your look right.
Be sure to carry all your festival essentials in this chicest way possible with this tassel front backpack from Saint Laurent.
Patched from panels of tonal-brown suede, see by Chloe’s bucket bag sings of the 1970s. Sling it over an embroidered blouse and suede shorts for the full retro festival vibe.
From the festival field to the tropical beach, this timeless embroidered dress will prove be to be worth every penny.
Festivals are the perfect opportunity to dress up so go big and bold on the sunglasses front.
Take your cue from the SS16 catwalks and style a pretty tea dress with an oversized parka and add patent wellies. Easy.
These pretty striped shorts work on the beach and at festivals, make them your staple summer shorts.
Limited bag space? All you need to pack are these dungarees and a variety of tops.
Backpacks have gone seriously luxe this season and make for the perfect carry-all for the city festival-goer.
The bandana is the must-have accessory this festival season. Wear with a denim shirt for instant style satisfaction.
When not wearing with frayed denim and a parka, use this tribal-inspired piece as a cover-up on the beach.
We love the gold hardware on this earthy-toned fedora. Layer up lots of matching bangles.
Add a swish to your step with this cute tasselled bag from Chloé.
Super-comfy and cuper-cool, just add a white tee and heaps of glitter make-up for an easy festival look.
These groovy shades will add a fun hippy vibe to your festival look.
Don’t get lost in the crowds in this statement metallic mac.
This slick Zara blouse will totally work for the office too.
DIY details are all the range from the catwalk to the high street. These Topshop shorts save you from having to stich your own, though do add more badges to make these totally unique.