Festival season is here and the anticipation for sun, music, food and good times is palpable! If you find you're as nervous as you are excited when it comes to dressing the part, let us inspire you with five bespoke festival outfit ideas. These are easy to create, guarantee that you won't be seen wearing the same thing as the person next to you and don't compromise on your values of sustainable consumption.
A good festival outfit isn't about buying cheap clothes with a short shelf-life. You can create unique looks with perfectly selected garment coordination, colour, and accessorising. Take a more sustainable approach by jazzing up something you already have or buy from a vintage shop. All you have to do is add your own unique festival outfit twist through coordination, colour and accessorising.
Whether you are heading out to your local festival or hitting up Glastonbury this year, we've got you covered with our 5 fave pieces and practical advice on how to effortlessly achieve each one.
1. Denim co-ord
The humble co-ord, also known as a two-piece, makes a simple but impactful festival look. Double denim might not be something you don in the office, but if there's ever an opportunity, a festival is it! Classic denim or acid wash, wear a denim skirt or shorts together with a denim jacket or waistcoat and tee. Don't worry too much about finding matching denim, colour blocking your denim works too, just make sure the tailoring is right so provide structure to this otherwise rough fabric. The bonus is that you can also wear them as separates, which means you carry less.
2. Wide-leg trousers
Retro wide-leg trousers are back for yet another season and are one of the most classic and comfortable festival outfit pieces you can wear. The wide leg trouser flatters all body types (even if you don't have long legs) and creates a relaxed and sophisticated look. Find them with tassels or a strong print and pair with a plain fitted top or jacket.
Wide-leg trousers should be perfectly fitting around the waist, and fall the correct length at the leg (showing a bit of shoe). The easiest way to ensure your wide-leg trousers are as flattering as possible is to have them tailored to your body - whether this means shortening the leg, tucking it at the waist, or adding a v-panel to the bottom to increase the flare.
3. Neon pieces
Neon tones are back with a bang and are set to be everywhere this festival season - with colours ranging from pink, orange, yellow and green, there's no better way to express your style and add a splash of colour to your festival outfit. This trend covers everything from dresses and trousers to lycra cycling shorts.
If you have a perfectly fitted garment that you absolutely love, why not have a replica made in a neon colourway. Or if a full neon piece is too bold for you, and you have a plain festival outfit you're looking to sass up, we can create a simple neon clutch to add a pop of colour to your outfit. Get in touch with our team today to make your festival wardrobe dreams come true.
4. Embellished pieces, sequins, and metallics
Sequins and metallic colour are as essential to the festival season as glitter. Interested in a sequin cape, shorts, crop or want to add sequins to a sheer top? You could even try some embroidery or visible mending.
Get your hands on our Darning Needle Set, which includes a collection of the essential needles that you'll need to darn holes in all types of fabric, plus a simple guide detailing everything you need to know to help you get darning with confidence.
5. Overalls and Jumpsuits
What's not to love about a festival outfit that is as comfortable as your PJ's?Overalls and jumpsuits are up there in the comfort rankings, and are available in light linen and cotton as well as heavier canvas or denim. Overalls and jumpsuits can be layered and work all year round, so they are definitely worth investing in for your summer wardrobe.
Jumpsuits, overalls, and boiler suits are certainly not new trends, having been popular in the 90's. This means you're likely to find these styles in vintage and charity shops. Make dated styles more contemporary by turning up the legs, amending necklines, embellishing or changing buttons.
Feeling inspired but don't know where to start? With Clothes Doctor's repairs and alterations services, you can make your festival outfit dreams a reality. Contact our team today to see how we can help you create your perfect festival outfit today.