Festival wear – Weekly Wishlist

It’s Glastonbury this weekend, and then T in the Park follows a few weeks later, so it’s timew to get some festival wear into your wardrobe. And, in Scotland at least, that means packing a wardrobe that is stylish, warm, waterproof, skimpy, yeah, you get the idea – you need everything. But with limited space, you need to make sure you get your festival wear right – and you don’t take things you won’t need. (so leave the body con dresses and huge heels behind!)

Our weekly wishlist has all the festival wear you’ll ever need. Yes, it’s a look, it’s a bit cliched, and everyone dresses the same? But it’s a festival! Have fun with it.

Denim shorts, ponchos for warmth and comfort, wellies – goes without saying – and a hat, or a floral crown. These are festival staples, right? Add an on-trend Bardot neckline top, and a bum bag – they’re back, and you need one. Festivals mean you can step out of your fashion comfort zone. Your festival wear can be as bold as you like – metallics, bright colours, short shorts, hats, big glasses. Experiment with things you might never normally wear. It’s like going on holiday – you can afford to go big with your festival wear.

Festival wear the weekly wishlist


1.Classic Hunter wellies, £90, Schuh 2. Striped poncho, £24.99, H&M 3. Round sunglasses, £7.99, H&M 4. White Bardot style top, £45, French Connection 5. Applique denim shorts, £17.99, New Look 6. Clear black trimmed raincoat, £22.99, New Look 7. Gold hoodie, £19.99, H&M, 8. Gold shorts, £14.99, H&M 9. Floral crown, £15, JOY 10. Face body, £12.99, H&M 11. Bumbag, £15.99, New Look 12. Tattoo print sweater, £17.99, New Look 13. Shift dress, £95, French Connection 14. trimmed hat, £18, JOY


Festival fashion favourites

T in the Park is upon us for another year. Glastonbury has been and gone, but Scotland’s biggest festival is still to come, and the question that’s always there is on our lips again – what will our festival fashion favourites be?

It’s easy to fall into that festival fashion favourites uniform of short shorts, top, hat, various bits of jewellery and obligatory wellies. And to be honest, we say ‘why not?’. If there’s one place you can get away with short shorts and wellies it’s a festival field!

Mix it up a little bit with white shorts, add a bright top, a long-line sleeveless cardigan gives 1970s festival style vibe, and a 1970s inspired cheesecloth peasant top will protect you from the sun, should it come out! Or go bright and bold with floral prints, culottes, and matching tops and bottoms! Some of our top festival fashion favourites!

festival style tops and bottoms

Clockwise, from top left: floral print culottes, £39.99, matching top, £29.99, H&M, peasant blouse, £25, BHS, longline crochet sleeveless cardigan, £19.99, white denim shorts, £19.99, both New Look, yellow top, £29.99, H&M, denim shorts, £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Accessories are another festival fashion favourites. Pick up bits and bobs as you go, but start with a few basics. Long beaded necklaces, bright and bold sunglasses, fringing, a hat of course, and pay homage to the original festival vibe of peace and love with some peace sign stud earrings!

festival style jewels accessClockwise, from top left: long beaded necklace, £22.50, White Stuff, peace symbol studs, £3, Claire’s Accessories, feather bracelet, £10, Collection @ Debenhams, pink round sunglasses, £12.99, H&M, stone ring, £6.99, New Look, grey felt hat, £19.99, H&M, kaleidoscope sunnies, £5.99, New Look, straw hat, £19.95, White Stuff, tassel earrings, £3.99, New Look

Festival fashion favourites for your feet?! Wellies!! Those toilets, the fields, the mess – urgh, we don’t want our feet touching any of it! But wellies are so boring, right? Er, wrong. Try prints or details like fringes. Ankle boots will also work. Fringes are everywhere this season, so embrace them on bags in particular. Glam up a backpack by choosing a sequin version. Or go for this season’s musthave bucket bag in an Aztec print. Perfect festival fashion favourites.

festival style shoes and bagsClockwise, from top left: Bucket bag, £15.99, New Look, fringed suede bag, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, fringed ankle boot, £65, Faith @ Debenhams, sequin backpack, £19.99, H&M, fringed Hunter wellies, £84.99 (was £130), Schuh, print wellies, £32.50, White Stuff

It doesn’t have to be shorts and a top for festivals – a playsuit is the perfect alternative. But a loose, pretty dress wins every  time for us, hands down. A festival dress is one of our musthave festival fashion favourites. Choose from a feminine lacy style, to a more pared-down T-shirt style in a block colour or monochrome stripes.

festival style dressesl-r: Lacy dress, £59.99, tropical strapless playsuit, £29.99, both H&M, blue T-shirt dress, £29.95, GAP, striped dress, £53 (was £75), French Connection

What’s your festival fashion for 2015?