Festival Fashion Essentials You Won't Be Leaving Without This Summer
Whether you’re a Glasto or a Creamfields kinda gal, when it comes to festivals we ladies don’t do things by halves, especially when it comes to our wardrobe. They’re the perfect opportunity to really make your personal style shine through and experiment with different looks you wouldn’t usually go for. At PBHQ we’re fully embracing the festival spirit and if you head over to our Festival Shop we’ve got a whole range of key pieces to make sure you’re rockin’ out in style. If you’re still hungry for inspo we’ve pulled together what we think are the ultimate essentials for getting all those likes on Insta!
1. A fringed kimono
The boho attitude to covering up, we just can’t get enough when it comes to festival dressing. From neutral florals to bright Aztec prints the kimono is THE summer outerwear for layering over distressed denim shorts once the sun goes down. The good news is they flatter the majority of body shapes so it’s no wonder such an easy-wearing piece makes its way back into our wardrobe year after year!
L - R: 1. Happy Hour Black Fringed Kimono 2. Feel The Heat Blue Fringed Kimono 3. Warm Breeze Grey Fringed Kimono
2. Crochet
The cool-girl approach to injecting feminine vibes into our festival wardrobe, we’re saying yay to crochet for another season! Go all out with a crochet dress or playsuit or keep it minimal in a cute crop top styled with plenty of denim.
L - R: 1. Lace Lover White Playsuit 2. Primrose And Proper White Dress 3. Sweet Sicily White Cover Up
3. Anything and everything denim
A summer wardrobe staple that never goes out of style, take your denim to the next level to really work those festi-cool vibes. SS17 is all about the deets whether that means extreme rips, embellishment or embroidery. Don’t limit yourself to denim shorts or jackets; take a leaf out of the celebrity book and throw it back to the 90s by rockin’ that double denim. It’s a festival; anything goes!
L - R: 1. Dangerous Woman Denim Shorts 2. Certain Things Bardot Top 3. Daisy Duke Crop Top 4. Werk It Black Dungaree Dress
4. Wellies
It goes without saying that no festival is complete without a pair of wellies to keep your feet protected! Nothing screams British festival like a heavy downpour followed by what can only be described as a mud bath, so make sure you’ve got your toes covered for that long trek to the main stage or the good vibes will be well and truly dampened.
5. Sunglasses
Prepare to soak up those rays with a pair of sunglasses (or five) to really keep your accessories game strong. Aviators are a go-to festival fave for throwing some shade on your look or keep it classic with a pair of oversized statement sunnies for added glam factor. Alternatively, play it cool with a pair of mirrored shades for effortless style.
L - R: 1. SOLD OUT 2. Morning Sunlight Cat Eye Sunglasses 3. Sunny Weekend Rose Gold Sunglasses
6. Florals
If you’re looking for versatility, this trend ticks all the boxes and if you thought florals were exclusively girly, think again! Here at PB we do love a standout floral as much as the next girl but don’t be afraid to opt for pastels or darker tones if brights just aren’t your thing. A floral jumpsuit is the perfect piece for festivals being super flattering and allowing a more flexible choice when it comes to footwear whether it be a pair of wedges or gladiator sandals.
L - R: 1. Shea Dream Cream Playsuit 2. Sunny Vale Blue Two Piece 3. Stay Cute Black Mini Dress 4. Lost In Paradise Crop Top
7. Gingham
Straight from the catwalk, the SS17 trend of the moment has gotta be gingham and we are all over it for festival season. A fresh alternative to the usual spring prints, keep it safe with a monochrome check or go bold with pinks, yellows and blues for an all-out new season look.
L - R: 1. Downtown Lights Crop Top 2. Gotta In Gingham Mini Dress 3. Piece By Piece Blue Crop Top 4. Love Is Free Pink Crop Top