How to be fearlessly fashionable at festivals
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 11 JUN 2010 11:41 H! BY HENRY HOLLANDCOMMENTS
What to pack, what to wear, which trends to work? When it comes to festivals anything in fashion goes but we reckon it’s all about bold, bright colours and awesome accessories this summer.
The hottest hats: Never forget a hat at a festival especially if the weather’s going to be sunny. Keep safe in the sun or save your hair from a downpour with a stylish trilby or straw hat.
Summer scarves: This summer, a scarf is this season’s essential for updating your outfit. The H! scarves are more fashion than function but they make a great alternative to jewellery and will keep an evening chill at bay not to mention that you can sit on it in the field too.
Festival footwear: We’re loving worker boots because they’re totally practical but a much more on-trend alternative to wellies. Wear them with chunky socks for all day comfort. If it’s dry then break out the gladiator sandals or funky flip-flops.
Pack a mac: If you’re off to a festival in the UK be prepared for rain. When it rains it generally pours so some sort of waterproofs will be a life-saver. Don’t be shy either; make a statement with striking prints.
Bold bikinis: Wearing a bikini is an ideal option come rain or shine. If it gets grubby it’s much easier to just rinse out and dry and it also takes up less room in your bag than a traditional bra.
Arm candy: Never forget a watch. You’ll want to know what time all your favourite bands are on and when to meet your mates. Everyone in the office is currently lusting after bright plastic ones which are cheap as chips and perfect for summer. Team this with some stacked bangles and all your festival wristbands.
In the bag: An across the body bag with plenty of pockets and zip-up compartments is a festival must-have.
Sunnies: Don’t spend your whole time squinting to be able to see all the action. Grab a pair of wayfarer style sunglasses for that ‘I’m with the band’ look.