It’s often the weather that ruins the festival vibe. We expect to find ourselves ankle deep in mud with wellies being the only practical accessory to our fabulous festival frocks. But in 2020, the weather was good. We have had plenty of sunny days and even Glastonbury saw blue skies and green fields where mud piles would be normally. However, something else put the cosh on the festival circuit, and this time it was Covid-19. None of us could have foreseen the extent by which festivals would be ravaged. Fans, artists and organisers have all been left reeling, wondering when things will get back to normal. Glastonbury highlights were televised but nothing could substitute for the look, feel and sounds of a real live festival.
Looking ahead to 2021
With large gatherings of people for music festivals not allowed, it looks like we will have to wait until the latter end of 2021 for some sense of normality to return. But we believe in being optimistic. Whilst 2020 may have been a ‘washout’ due to the Coronavirus, we are hopeful to be getting together and having festival fun next year. Check out this link for details of this years cancelled festival and likely new dates for next year.
That leaves us with plenty of time to plan ahead and choose what to wear. With the festival scene very much in mind, we are going to focus on music festival fashion. These are clothing ideas to inspire and get you into a creative mindset. Let’s make next year all about putting a fresh new spin on festival attire. Whether we are going down the bohemian route or looking at something little more chic and laidback, here you will find fashion to suit every personality.
Our festival ‘what to wear’ collection
The first thing we are going to focus on is keeping comfortable. You want to look stunning but at the same time, need to wear something that will keep pace with outdoor living. Whether you’re sitting cross-legged on the grass, dancing to the beats or sitting on someone’s shoulders to get a better view of the bands, your festival wear needs to be versatile and ready for anything. Keep things functional but fun.
Read on to find out more about our festival ‘what to wear’ collection. Keep your legs bare and wear with your most comfortable flat sandals (dry) or wellies (wet!):
LA Printed Halter Maxi Dress – who wouldn’t love this light and breezy maxi? With side splits to give maximum movement and a comfy elasticated waist, the halter neck completes the retro look. Whatever your shape, this dress is going to drape perfectly. The tie-dye effect orange print is super for all skin tones and you end up with a look that is absolutely individual.
LA Printed Tie Front Romper – we can’t get enough of this romper with its contrast blue and white pattern and tie front. This is utter comfort mixed with sexy, resulting in a cute and versatile look. The waist is elasticated to give plenty of free moment. Viscose material means it dries quickly if you are stuck in a storm. The long sleeves keep you covered but can be rolled up if the sun gets a little too warm. This outfit is simple and cheeky combined, looking and feeling good whatever your mood.
Seoul Loose Denim Jacket – this is just perfect for wearing if the temperature drops. It can even double up as something to sit on or even sleep under if the evenings are warm. With its huge studded pockets, keep your valuables close without needing to carry a bag. Being oversized this truly is a jacket that you want to snuggle into while looking super casual.
Seoul Pocket Denim Overalls – literally perfect festival wear! Overalls don’t get any better than this, providing you with the ideal lived-in look. We adore the wide legs, front pockets and elasticated waist. The straps are adjustable so you can get exactly the comfortable fit that you are looking for. Not too long so they won’t drag in the mud (if there is any). Wear over your favourite T-shirt or even a jumper if the temperature drops.
London Denim Tunic Dress – in the perfect shade of denim blue, this is a dress that every girl will want to wear. Remain looking good from morning until night, whilst benefiting from the comfort of the dropped waist. A great length, pop some thick tights underneath should the temperature get a little chilly. If you want to add to the look, try this with some leather boots and a wide-brimmed hat.
New York Vintage Multi-stripe Top – if you like to wear separates, then this top should be staple attire in your festival wardrobe. Wear this striking garment to make the most of your unique style, mixing and matching with denim cut-offs or your favourite trousers. Add layers to keep up with the changing weather; big sweatshirts, outsize jackets and cardigans can all be found in the wanderingifashion.com range.
New York Wild West Jacket – this is one of the jackets we were focusing on that would look cool with the multi-stripe top above. This jacket is all about fringes and what better way to make them rock than at a festival. Made from a polyester blend, this suede-look is incredibly practical. Roll up into your bag, pull out and it’s ready to wear again. Open fronted; wear your fave crop top or T-shirt underneath to add to the casual look.
LA Colour block Short Set – for those that like their festival attire to have a sporty vibe, then this colour block short set is a must-have for your festival backpack. So comfortable you will feel like you are wearing a second skin so fabulous for having fun, no matter how wild the party gets. If you opt for this look, don’t overdo it. Simple is what makes the most impact.
London Transparent Lace Top – who wouldn’t love this striking red coloured lace top, paired with denim shorts? This ought to be crowned festival outfit Number One as it truly is one of the best. Practical and funky, mix and match the transparent lace top with shorts, jeans or even a flowing maxi skirt, depending upon the weather or how the moment takes you.
LA Crochet Ruffle Lace Dress – this transparent lace dress is one that provides an immediate Boho look, no matter how you wear it. This one looks incredible with white shorts and bra top but you could wear with contrasting colours underneath to create a varied mix.
Planning your festival wardrobe
Always incredibly popular as festival attire are the frilly or fringed tops with well-worn cut-off shorts. Others may prefer to go with bright electric colours and retro prints. Whatever your personality, make the most of the occasion and take the time to plan your wardrobe. Being on-trend is not about watching what others are wearing but doing your own thing.
From the groovy days of Woodstock back in the 60s, festivals have long been a place to let your hair down, go with the music and enjoy the atmosphere. Festival time is exciting and exhilarating; you can look forward to meeting new people, exploring new locations and listening to new types of music. These are places where memories are created and friends are found.
Nowadays there are plenty of festivals to choose from, whether you decide to stay in the UK or spread your wings further afield to places like the Coachella Festival in the Colorado Desert. Whatever your type of music or preference of location, there are literally hundreds of festivals to attend and strut your stuff at.
When planning what to wear at a festival, think about the time of year, location and your budget. In the UK, the weather can be incredibly changeable so always have a back-up plan. If heading into the Californian desert, minimal attire will be the order of the day.
Festival attire for everyone
At our festival shop you are going to find something to suit every taste and body shape. With just a minimal budget, you can pull together a unique outfit, knowing that only you will be rocking it. From 80’s style ruffle skirts to cut-out maxi dresses, here there is a style to suit everyone.Festivals truly are the ultimate party events. This is the place where you can wear what you like how you like. Choose from statement pieces to wear solo or team your waterproof wellies with a fun mix and match look to get into the festival atmosphere. No matter what you choose, wear it well.