13 festival buys from £2
The season is nigh! Festivals are just over the tented horizon, and the line-up for your fave fest is to be announced imminently. What are you waiting for? If you haven’t got your field-dwelling look prepped yet, slip on a pair of our £4 sandals and step to it!
Our round-up below features everything from essential accessories to standout items guaranteed to make you feel centre stage. Bestival – sorry, we mean ‘best of all’ –you can expect to buy into the biggest festival must-haves without dipping into your spending money. With prices starting from as little as £2 (seriously!) you can spend more on the experience itself, and less of your hard-earned pennies on the latest trends. So, let’s get this show on the road!
The maxi £8
And if you’re not willing to go the whole nine yards when it comes to hemlines, we propose the midi. This striped number is flattering, and just as easy as its maxi-length cousin, but with more leg-tanning possibilities.
The playful shorts £4
We cherish the chance to slip on our more playful outfit options, and we’ve a sneaking suspicion you do too. Lightweight shorts in the most playful prints will add colour, pattern and pizazz to the simplest T-shirts. Clash motifs for extra brownie points in the style department.
The playsuit £8
Maxi dresses are sartorial superheroes. Super easy to slip on, and their full-length silhouette works wonders to elongate and create the illusion of a taller stature. What’s not to love? A maxi is also ideal if you’re looking to cover up those pins – sun protection is essential, after all.
The midi £6
The go-with-anything shorts £7
Stand out amongst the sea of global-inspired prints and kitsch motifs found across the festival fashion landscape with simple blank-canvas separates. These white shorts are super simple and will go with EVERYTHING already in your wardrobe. Value for money? We think yes!
When you’re atop your pal’s shoulders, passionately proclaiming appreciation for ‘insert beloved band-name’, skirts and dresses can be a little tricky, shall we say? Eradicate potential mishaps altogether, with an all-in-one. Jumpsuits are great for extra coverage against cooler climes, but the perfect playsuit is ideal for the likes of Benicàssim and Coachella, where the weather guarantees sunshine.
Beaded necklace £4, rose gold-tone necklace £2
Before you relegate accessories to supporting act territory, you might want to consider a statement neckpiece. Nothing provides a better outlet to showcase your most eclectic accessories than summer’s line-up of outdoor music gigs. From beaded, artisan-inspired chokers, to dainty rose gold-tone necklaces, our range of jewellery is as varied as your musical taste – so there’s something for every accessory enthusiast.
We know what you’re thinking: festivals are not black tie events. And maybe we’re being slightly optimistic about festival nightlife sophistication levels, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a little outfit change for evening plans! If you're looking to tone down the glam factor, complete your look with a baseball cap and sneakers for a casual finish.
Floral print dress £8
Camping bags are no longer confined to drawstring duffels, or utilitarian holdalls. If you’re embarking upon a weekend jaunt, pack all your essentials in a roomy tote to nail that glamping vibe. And when you’re out and about, venturing the grounds, slip a little across body number on to keep your essentials safely close by, and ultimately chic. Bum-bags are another winner, allowing you to keep your hands free for selfie-snapping, and recording your favourite on-stage acts.
The tote £12
Metallic lace-up sandals £4
And finally – footwear! Summer staples like sandals and espadrilles will keep your look on the right side of festival chic, while sneakers, flats, and pumps will give more coverage and protection. We’re loving metallic finishes at the moment, and these two pairs are true headliners.
The across body bag £5
Metallic slip-on sandals £5