Festival season is fast approaching, giving you the perfect excuse to head off for a weekend to enjoy some of your favourite music. Now that some of the biggest events have announced their line-ups, it is time to start planning your perfect festival wardrobe.
When it comes to packing for a festival, there are a few things to consider. Not only do you want to look good, you also need to be prepared for different weather eventualities while still packing light – after all, you're going to be carrying everything on your back.
Here are some perfect items for your festival wardrobe that are sure to come in handy for the rest of the summer too:
Who likes short shorts? That's right, we like short shorts and you will too when it comes to attending a festival.
Denim shorts are one of the most versatile choices for your SS15 wardrobe and are ideal for festivals, no matter what the weather.
You can wear them as they are or team them with leggings or tights if the weather gets cold or wet. As well as this, a couple of pairs is all you need to create numerous outfits that don't fill up your rucksack.
There are loads of styles to choose from – with high-waisted designs or coloured cut-offs putting a different spin on the standard look – meaning they will work with whatever summer trend you're loving.
Of course, you want to look good as well as be functional. Once you have the practical basis for your outfit, you can start looking at ways to include other trends in it, taking your look to the next level.
Fringe is a great way to do this as it is a must-wear this season. Not only is it ideal for a full-on boho outfit, it is also an incredibly flattering choice, especially when you are dancing.
The style adds a lot of movement to an outfit, creating a really effective look that can make a statement without you needing much more.
You can wear it on tops, skirts, jackets – the choices really are endless and the high street has all the fringe you could possibly want.
Fans of the gladiator sandal can rejoice that it is returning this year. Whether you go for discreet ankle styles or statement calf-length designs, the gladiator is a must-wear.
They are also a great choice for festivals when the weather should be sunny and dry, completing your denim shorts and fringe top ensemble.
Flat styles are the best choice as they will be comfortable on uneven ground, while the strappy style offers a good level of support to your ankles, which is ideal for dancing around all weekend.
While these are a great look for festivals, you should also take the typical pair of wellies with you too in case of rain. No one wants to walk around a muddy field in sandals, especially when there is a chance of broken glass, so having wellies on standby is the best bet.
When it comes to jewellery, you want to wear something that isn't going to get in the way when dancing and that is less likely to get lost.
With these points in mind, rings are definitely the best bet. Statement rings are a good choice, as are multiple rings in simple designs, as they will work with most summer looks and allow you to add sparkle to your ensemble.
Pieces like this Arizona Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Trilogy Ring in Sterling Silver are ideal. The stone is bang on-trend for the season, while the large size and detailed look of the ring will make a statement with little effort.
Now you have your festival wardrobe, all you need to do is pitch your tent and have fun!