UK festival season is fast approaching, with over 4 million Brits preparing to attend festivals this season. This weekend officially marks the start of the festival season with Love Saves The Day kick starting the fun in Bristol, so it’s officially time to dig out your mud covered tent, put on your wellies, stick on your glitter and start to plan your weekend of festival fun.
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Festival Clothing & Fashion Trends
Whether you are rocking out at Glastonbury, dancing in the sun at Benicassim or going crazy at Latitude, it's important you have the perfect festival clothing essentials packed.
Obviously festivals are primarily about music, with some of the biggest names set to perform this summer across the UK, but fashion has also become an important part of the festival culture with growing pressure to look cool and festival ready.
Whether you are heading towards the biggest pop and rock festivals or smaller boutiquey festivals are more your vibe, we think planning your outfits should be part of the fun.
Festival season has already kicked off across the pond, with Coachella taking to the Californian desert. Well known for its focus on festival fashion, Coachella continues to give us festival outfit inspo year after year with attendees using the popular two-weekend event as the perfect excuse to push fashion boundaries whilst posting their festival wear looks across social media.
Did you even attend Coachella if you didn’t snap a photo of your outfit in front of the iconic ferris wheel?
It is essential that festival fashion is practical and comfortable for a weekend jam-packed with music, dancing and camping but it is also the perfect occasion to show off your style and experiment with new looks.
Festival fashion is always bold, colourful and over the top and this year expect to see plenty of Neon, cowboy boots and tiny sunglasses.
Traditional boho festival vibes will always have a presence in festival outfits, but as the years pass, more and more modern and street-wear vibes are being introduced into the festival scene. Many festival goers are taking inspiration from streetwear and are incorporating staple streetwear items such as oversized tees, hoodies and chunky trainers into their festival looks.
For the fashion conscious, festival season is one of the most anticipated times of the year, both for the music and the festival apparel. When it comes to festival fashion we have you covered, keep reading to find out which You Don’t Want This Life items you need in your wardrobe this season.
Hats are certainly a festival fashion essential, this multipurpose item will both protect your head and eyes from the summer sun whilst also hiding your guaranteed day-three festival bad hair day.
Just chuck it on and dance the day away with no worry about the craziness that might be hiding underneath.
Our You Don’t Want This Life Dad Hat, is the perfect addition to any festival look. Made from durable cotton this cap also comes with with aerated eyelets which allows air to flow and ensure your head is kept cool. This cap also comes in black, and the monochrome vibes ensures they will match any of your bold festival get ups. Black or white? Or maybe you need both in your 2019 festival wardrobe?
Card Holder for Phone
Who has space to take a heavy purse or wallet around a festival?
Keep your essential items safe and in the same place by picking up this card holder.
Perfect for this festival season, this cool statement card holder sticks on the back of any phone and keeps all of your cards, money and phone in the palm of your hand and easy to access throughout the day/night .
At just £5 this is a festival accessory which is a necessity for anyone heading to a festival this summer.
Keep your friends close and your belongings closer. Bum bags (fanny packs in the US) are a great way of keeping your belongings safe and close by at festivals whilst keeping your hands-free for dancing and drinking.
Our Original Bum Bag (Orange) keeps your festival essentials close and secure whilst you are walking around during the day or dancing the night away in the evenings.
Featuring one zippered pocket and an adjustable waist strap this bum bag can be worn around the waist or follow the fashion trend and wear it as a cross-body bag over your shoulder (pictured).
Not only does our bum bag keep your belongings secure, but it also looks cool. Neon is a massive trend this year and is only set to be bigger this summer. Not feeling confident enough to rock a full neon ensemble?
Neon accessories with monochrome outfits are a great way to stay on trend, whilst feeling confident.
Our vertical crop top is the best women’s festival top and is the perfect wardrobe essential to keep you cool in the summer sun. Pair this crop with some comfy cycling shorts and chunky trainers for an effortless yet fashionable festival look.
Redline Cropped Hoodie
Weather in the UK can be extremely unpredictable so packing a hoodie to wear in the colder evenings is essential.
Don’t let an old hoodie ruin your festival look, this cropped Redline You Don’t Want This Life hoodie will only make your outfit cooler. Throw it on with some denim shorts and you are ready for an evening of festival fun whilst keeping warm.
A festival look is not complete without the most important festival accessory- Glitter! Go big and bold this year with your facial glitter, you can never have too much glitter at a festival.
In the current climate, single use plastic is a no-go so ensure you are buying environmentally friendly bio-glitter this year for your glittery festival look.
Check out Festival Glitters range of bio-glitters which decompose when they are met with water and soil, a guilt free way of using glitter and protecting the environment from plastic pollution.
With festivals often being 4-day long events, it is not surprising that dry shampoo is an essential item to keep your hair looking fresh and oil free.
Batiste will always be our go-to festival hair-care essential and their travel sized products are perfect for chucking in your festival bag to keep you fresh throughout the day.
Having a phone at a festival is essential for communicating with friends especially when you inevitably lose them in the busy crowds.
Ensuring that your phone battery lasts all weekend is almost impossible without taking a portable charger which will charge your phone multiple times over the course of the weekend.
Not only is this great in terms of communication but also allows your to take some great pictures of you and your friends enjoying your weekend which you can look back on!
Hip flasks are a festival essential for enjoying some of your favourite spirits whilst pre-drinking at your tent in the day time or drinking with friends at the campsite in the evening.
We love this hilarious printed hip flask by skinnydip which you need to add to your festival essentials this summer!
Sleeping at a festival can be tough, not only are the sleeping conditions of a tent far from comfortable but the light and music is hard to ignore when you are trying to sleep.
Ensure you pack an eye mask to block out the light summer mornings and hopefully sleep off the festival hangover!
Grab this cute and funny sleep mask to make sure people know not to disturb you when you are getting some much needed shut eye.
So those were our top tips for the 2019 festival season, we hope we have provided you with some fashion inspiration with our top festival apparel picks.
No matter which festivals you will be attending this year, if you pack these essentials then you will be prepared for whatever the weekend throws at you and will look cool whilst doing so.
So pray for some British sun, put on your coolest outfit and enjoy the music with your friends this summer.