British summer time means one thing – festival season. Forget roughing it in a field for a few days, you’ll still want to look great and carry off that cool, festival vibe with some must-have festival wardrobe essentials. Here are the things you mustn’t be without:
You’ll probably have band t-shirts you’ll want to wear, but for those times when you’re not screaming at your favourite musicians, have a few spare graphic t-shirts. This gives you plenty of fresh options and still leaves you looking fashionably stylish.
- Swimsuit or Bikini Top
If it’s going to be super-hot, stay cool by donning a swimsuit or bikini top paired up with your fave shorts or jeans. A bikini top that can worn as a top in its own right looks very summer sexy when paired with denim cut-offs for example.
- Crossbody Bag
You’re going to want your hands free for a variety of reasons – dancing, drinking, taking photos, more dancing etc. A hands-free, cross the body bag is essential for keeping your valuables close to you but without you having to give them another thought.
- Lightweight Jacket
Even in the summer, evenings can get a bit nippy, so make sure you pack a lightweight jacket that teams up with whatever you’re wearing. Bomber jackets look great with jeans, shorts or summer dresses.
- An Instant Camera
Instead of scrabbling around in your bag for your phone whenever you want to snap a pic, take an instant camera for fun, impromptu shots with a retro feel. You’ll be glad you did, and it will be such a laugh seeing the photos once developed.
- A Bucket Hat
These were all the rage in the nineties, so for a bit of retro sun protection that still looks totally festival-fresh, don’t forget to don a bucket hat. They come in a wide range of funky materials and are perfect to embellish with accessories.
Every festival-goer should own a pair of lace-up boots. Whether worn in the sun with denim cut offs or stomping through puddles, these boots epitomise rock and roll living. For your essential pair of DR Martens Gloucester, visit Cotters Shoes.
- Wear-all-day Shades
Avoid squinting and pack a great pair of stylish sunglasses for outdoor summer fun. These should go hand-in-hand with plenty of sun cream with a high SPF so you’re partying isn’t ruined by a nasty case of sun burn.
- Denim Cut offs
Nothing says easy summer vibes than a cute pair of denim cut-offs. Simple to pair with anything, they are the perfect festival attire. Stick with traditional blue or switch it up with patterns and different coloured denim.
- The Maxi Dress
Lightweight, cool, flowy and quintessentially bohemian – a maxi dress is a must for the ultimate hippy, festival vibe. Pair with some sandals, a crossbody bag and some flowers in your hair and you’re all set.