If music festivals are the highlight of your summer, the perfect outfit for the occasion is definitely in order.
They key to building the perfect music festival look is to consider comfort, style and a few practical accessories. Obviously, you want to be looking on trend for all the photo ops, but you also need to be free to dance, all while carrying your essentials without being weighed down.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get festival ready when you follow a few easy steps. Ready to build the perfect look?
Here are 5 steps to follow to build the ultimate music festival outfit!
Step 1: Start with a crop top or bralette
Bralettes and crop tops are always a great summer option. They can be worn a variety of ways including on their own or layered under an oversized sheer top. With this piece you’re guaranteed to be both comfortable and cool (in temperature and style).
Step 2: Play with patterns and materials
Create a look that has visual appeal by playing with materials like denim and leather, or prints like leopard or polka dots. A pattern play will instantly add dimension to your look and allow you to stand out from the crowd.
Step 3: Add comfortable shoes
Since you’re going to be on your feet all day, practical footwear is essential. Opt for a pair that has already been thoroughly worn-in. A pair of closed-toe shoes like sneakers or booties is guaranteed to be the best option.
Step 4: Assess the weather, then add tights or sockettes
If it looks like your weekend might be calling for chilly breezes, layer a pair of tights underneath your shorts or skirt. And even if the temperature is moderate, a pair of fishnet tights is an excellent choice for adding an instant style boost to your music festival outfit. If it’s bound to be hot, choose sockettes to compliment your comfy sneakers. They’re stylish and will keep you comfortable while you’re dancing your heart out.
Step 5: Don’t forget the perfect bag
Your music festival outfit will not be complete without a bag. The size you choose depends on how much you want to carry, but regardless of size, it should be hands-free (no handbags allowed). Our favourite options are tiny backpacks or quirky fanny packs, which both allow you to dance freely without being weighed down.
What are you wearing this festival season? Share your music festival looks with me on Instagram!