Return Of The Mac
Written by Lucy Felton.
'Totally tropical' is the wardrobe-winner headlining this festival season. With an achingly-cool athleisure twist taking things from feminine to fierce, your field threads just got an upgrade. Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle blog, The Lucy Edit, is here to decode the tropi-rules, and call out the fashion must-haves every festival femme NEEDS. Here's what you'll be wearing underneath your mac, this season...
Red lightweight parka £9, floral playsuit £5
First-up, check your jacket game. Wherever you’re heading - be it far-flung beach jams or muddy English fields - a lightweight, summertime zip-through is an absolute must. Ask any festival devotee and they will tell you: pack-a-macs, anoraks, hoodies, and parkas are saviours! Whether it's shading your skin from the sun, or throwing shade at the rain, don’t leave home unless your outerwear is: 👌
Tropical print jacket £14, palm print workout leggings £8
Palm print sports vest £5
Savvy trend-setters will give their field-dwelling get-up an athleisure spin – just look at all that sportswear throwing its weight around! And if you think athletic essentials will lose you points in the style arena: think again. It’s all about perfect combos, babes. Team tropical workout gear with flamingo motifs and pineapple prints to nail this sassin’ look. Pattern shy? Jet-set metallics will fast-track fezzy-goers to the future and beyond!
Metallic-finish, zip-through anorak £18
Flamingo embroidered denim shorts £12, cropped camisole £2.50
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’re adding 90s-inspired accessories. Top your tropical zip-through with a backpack, or sling on a bumbag for old-school feels. Next up, grab a baseball cap and slip into retro sneakers, to be field-ready in a flash.
Pineapple print playsuit £8
Getting ready in a tent, with no full-length mirror for miles? Prepare to feel the fashion force of these hyper-wearable wardrobe heroes. Throw-on-and-go-ability is key when your fave is on stage in T-5 minutes. Best news? The gym gear you bought in January - and never wore (just us?) - has a whole new use!