15 festival style icons to take your Glastonbury fashion cue from

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  • Looking for some festival style inspiration? Take your lead from Kate, Alexa, Florence and co…

    Done with the denim cut-offs? Binned that floral crown? If you’re looking for some fresh festival fashion inspiration, take your cue from this style-savvy lot, right from the sunny palms of Coachella to the muddy fields of Glastonbury…

    Alexa Chung, Glastonbury 2014
    As Alexa clearly knows, festival season is an amazing time to mix and match the things in your wardrobe that you never even knew went together. A MaxMara silk slip and a khaki combat jacket? So ideal. On paper, these things simply shouldn’t work. But in a boggy field accessorised with a glass of lukewarm wine? They so, so do.

    Cher, The Sanremo POP Festival 1967
    The lurex flares, the sequin halter! Oh Cher you are the ultimate. SS15’s Seventies throwback trend will come into its own this festival season – Google the GTOs, Miss Pamela or Cynthia Plaster Caster, and raid the original groupies’ wardrobes for your inspiration.

    Gwen Stefani, Glastonbury 2002
    When No Doubt played Glasto in 2002, Gwen showed us that getting dressed up for a festival could also mean dressing down. Grunge can be more glam without the glitter – mix plaid, khaki and denim fabrics with a shot of something cool, like this monochrome bandana.

    Florence Welch, Glastonbury 2014
    Florence’s 2010 Glasto performance was career-defining – the fabrics she wears on stage actually become part of her genius performances. But her off-duty festival style is as exciting as the on – this waistcoat and jacket combo is one of our all-time favourites.

    Mick Jagger, Hyde Park 1969
    This one’s all in those billowing sleeves. We’re sure we saw Alexa rocking something similar at Coachella earlier this year…

    Sienna Miller, Glastonbury 2004
    Sienna invented festival boho back in 2004, so surely it’d be rude of us not to give it another whirl now it’s back on everyone’s style radar? Perhaps nod to Chloe’s luxe SS15 accessories though, over a pair of those neon shades.

    Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Coachella 2015
    Could Rosie be our new queen of boho festival chic? We’re saying yes if her 2015 Coachella outfits are anything to go by. She’s putting an SS15 update on said ‘vintage’ Sienna with a studded tan satchel and the Chloe lace dress of dreams.

    Beyoncé, Glastonbury 2011
    And who says you can’t wear sequins in the mud? Take your cue from Beyoncé and don something shimmery up top – it’ll look amazing in the silvery rain, even if a bit soggy…

    Kate Moss, Glastonbury 2005
    Mossy was the one who made festival style a thing, an event – something that actually warranted a new outfit. At Glasto in 2005 she put Hunter wellies on the fashion map, teaming them with everything from glitzy minidresses to vintage tailoring. 10 years on, and all any of us are still really aiming for when it comes to festival style is to look this damn cool.

    Poppy Delevingne, Glastonbury 2013
    Boho has grown-up and gone more tribal in recent years. Think luxe worn-in leather, embroidery and on-trend tassles and fringing. For a finishing touch, look to Poppy Delevingne and style a catwalk-approved utilitarian jacket over your festival-ready look.
    Kate Bosworth, Coachella 2013
    By far one of our all-time favourite festival get-ups, Kate’s Coachella look is all about taking pieces from your current wardrobe (black midi dress and ankle boots) and then invest in one seriously cool, festival-approved boho jacket. We love. 

    Emma Waston, Glastonbury 2010

    For something totally classic, look no further. Wen not wearing this classic shorts and shirt combo in a field, wear it to the beach, brunch and everywhere in-between. 

    Kendall Jenner, Coachella 2015

    We’re huge fans of the way Kendall completely rejects her signature sleek and minimalist off-duty model vibe and embraces the classic festival look with vintage band tee, lace-up shorts and tribal jewellery. A deep tan, model pins and sunny California climate are much needed for this skin-baring look.  

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Coachella 2013

    There is nothing we don’t love about Alessandra’s sun-ready Coachella look but the colour-popping bag with on-trend tassels is definitely the star of the show.
    Daisy Lowe, Glastonbury 2015
    If you’re lucky enough to have bagged yourself a backstage pass, or you’re doing a one-day city fest, then an achingly cool boiler suit is the way to go. It’s easy to wear and easy to accessorise (with a Chanel pearl necklace if you’re anything like Daisy), but its certainly not one for a portaloo. 

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