This year, several festivals are back with a bang, which means festivalgoers everywhere are on the hunt for their favourite 2021 festival fashion pieces. Originally notorious for heaps of frills and flowery headbands, festival fashion has evolved somewhat over the years, with a whole host of outfits now making the cut, whether you favour a casual top and short combos or like to don an occasion dress with wellies – at a festival, when it comes to fashion – anything goes, which can make it somewhat of a minefield!
So, how do you go about finding the perfect festival outfit?
Festivals tend to require a lot of walking, standing and dancing – often (due to typical British weather) in muddy and wet fields, therefore choosing the correct footwear is paramount to a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Of course, nowadays there is no need to compromise on style, with many wellington boots, country boots, trainers and walking shoes providing both fashion and functionality.
For those who prefer the classic festival look, then the Iris boot from Le Chameau is a Cadman Sporting favourite. Available in a range of fun colours such as pink, red, green and black – the Iris boot is easy to pair with any outfit, as well as keeps your feet warm and dry. Ideal for wear with everything from shorts and skirts, to dresses, trousers and jeans – if you’re planning to only take one footwear option, then wellies are a must!
For those wanting a slightly more elegant look, Aigle’s Miss Juliette Bottillion is the perfect black ankle boot, whilst Ariat’s Abbey Boot in chestnut brown offers a more country-inspired style, whilst still protecting your feet and keeping them comfortable.
If you’re heading to a festival in the peak of summer and are expecting some glorious sunshine, then trainers also make for a great choice. Our range of trainer styles for both men and women includes the super comfy Fuse H20 and the stylishly sleek Ignite from Ariat, as well as the Finale GTX from Meindl.
With weather in the UK as unpredictable as ever, layers are of huge importance when packing your festival essentials. A waterproof top layer is always recommended; however layers of all sorts of thicknesses and materials are usually a good call. This way, you can layer up or down and be perfectly prepared for all weathers.
When it comes to jackets, our festival favourite for men is the Barrow Jacket from Dubarry – a fully waterproof and breathable navy jacket that smartens up any outfit, whilst for women the Troy London Wax Parka is great for both warmth and style.
Thinner layers such as t-shirts and vest tops are also ideal for sunnier times. Smarter options include the Men’s Medal Polo Shirt from Ariat, alongside Dubarry’s Heron Shirt for women. For more casual options, look to Hunter’s range of cool tees including the original logo t-shirt, available in navy for men and white for women. The Joules Krya V-Neck is also a great option for those really hot days.
Another festival must-have, a pair of high quality, on-trend sunglasses such as those on offer from Polaroid come highly recommended. Simple, effective and offering the ultimate eye protection – it’s just good sense to pop a pair of sunglasses in your festival bag.
There are a whole host of accessories that are great to include in your festival pack-up. From thermal mugs and head torches, to wash bags, socks and umbrellas. Umbrellas are a must come rain or shine, great for keeping you dry, as well as keeping the sun off your back and offering some shade.
So, there you have it! A quick and easy guide to festival outfits without the fuss. With a whole host of great outfit options, complete with essential festival accessories, we recommend taking a browse across our site to find the pieces you need to make the most of your days in the country!