Festival Fashion

16 Jul 2015
POSTED BY Y Magazine
Who needs all the mud, music and mayhem? Even if you don’t set foot at a festival, the trends filter down, says Penny Fray

When it comes to festival dressing, anything goes.

Headdresses, hot pants, fringing and flowers are all added into a melting pot of summer essentials. But the biggest trend of the music scene is the Bohemian look. Inspired by the legendary Woodstock Festival in New York and the free-spirited 1970s that followed, this season’s staples include retro denim, crochet and fringing on absolutely everything.

Don’t panic if the decade that style forgot isn’t you. Look to cool girls like Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for inspiration with denim cut-offs, a leather jacket and lots of attitude. It’s all about looking like you’re with the band.

Of course, modern festival style is about combining practical dressing with your own look and being paparazzi ready at all times, so don’t forget flats, sunglasses, wipes and dry shampoo.


Fringing moves with your body and looks great when you dance. Plus, it’s the biggest trend of the season. This bag from Mango ticks all the right boxes. From RO48


Forget flimsy flip flops. Saint Laurent’s tan clogs are the ideal shoes to team with folk-inspired pieces. Comfortable, practical and über hip – what more could a girl want? From RO318


Zara’s airy crochet top is perfect for wearing in warm weather gigs. This pretty boho piece is fairly sheer, so we suggest teaming it with a tonal camisole if you prefer extra coverage. From RO15.5


These stacked tribal bracelets from Matalan are a stylish way to do festival jewellery. From RO4.5


This 70s inspired denim skirt from Pretty Little Thing is a key silhouette this season. Cut to sit on the waist, it has a cool buttoned front that can be worn open or closed, depending on the event. We like it best with a simple top and a pair of clogs. From RO9


Crafted from supple suede, Isabel Marant’s black vest is intricately embroidered with colourful silk. It’s the designer way to reference this season’s haute Bohemian mood. From RO970

Tips behind festival dressing:

1. It might look effortless, but to pull off the perfect boho look takes meticulous planning. Google this year’s Coachella and Glastonbury events for inspiration.
2. Look in Oman’s souqs for floaty kaftans, tribal-inspired jewellery and embroidered bags.
3. Get ahead of the curve with a floral mini dress – they’ll be all the rage come autumn.

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