08.12.2021

These are the best festival outfits to get down and groovy in at the last few festivals of the summer

Whether you’re a seasoned pro at these events (with the mud-caked trainers and ankle boots to prove it), or a total newbie seeking a wild weekend, you’ll be needing some new festival gear – that includes boilersuits, cycling shorts, ‘70s outfits, and halter necks.

A tent too, of course, but we’ll let you source that.

It might not feel like it, but we’re still in the midst of August and – you guessed it – there are plenty of UK festivals to attend. Despite all the messy, sweaty and muddy glory that comes alongside festivals, us Brits love ‘em. A chance to let loose, cover yourself in glitter and have a boogie, festival season means one thing; the search for the best festival outfits is V much on.

Apart from copious amounts of biodegradable glitter (which, by the way, you’ll be finding in various places months after you return home), flavoured gin, snack boxes and hard seltzers you’ll want to take, you’ll also need several different outfits while you’re at a festival.

An outfit for each day, plus an outfit for the evening, and probably a couple of spares in case it chucks it down with rain or you get covered in someone’s beer in the middle of a moshpit – both incredibly likely to occur.

This summer’s festivals feel totally different, too. It’s the first time back since everything was cancelled last year, and everyone’s spirits are twice as high because of it. Where some of us still might not feel comfortable going travelling just yet, attending a festival is the next best thing. Whether it’s Wireless, Reading and Leeds, Isle of White, Creamfields or Parklife you’ve got tickets for, best believe you’ll have the time of your life – so you’ll be wanting the funky garms to go with it.

I always find inspiration in the Influencers I follow on Instagram. Whatever they’re wearing is good enough for me, and a general rule of thumb is the wackier the better. Think bold leopard prints, cut-out dresses, ugly shoes, bikinis and one-piece swimsuits (of course not forgetting the slogan T-shirts) and you’re on the right track.

Even if you’re creating your own festival at your next garden party, we’ve found 21 of the best festival outfits that’ll make you feel the part. All that’s needed is a festival hair lewk to boot.

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