The Do's & Don'ts: What To Wear To A Festival

The Do's & Don'ts: What To Wear To A Festival

Music. Arts. Fashion. It’s all connected, and we’re in a time where what you wear to a festival is also as important as the festivity itself.

But as incredible as they are, there’s also the sea of people, the debilitating hours on your feet, and the long days and nights to contend with. Cue: calculated decisions when it comes to curating your festival outfit. 

So, grab a pen and a paper and get ready to take notes. There might be no hard rules but here are some do's and don'ts you'd regret not knowing before going to your next festival destination.

Do: Mix & Match Pieces

Expect the unexpected. Mixing and matching allows you to express your individuality. By combining different patterns, prints, and colors, you can come up with a festival ensemble that is uniquely your own. 

Clashing designs from pairing different matching set pieces may be intimidating at first but it will help you make a statement instead of blending in with the crowd. Just make sure to accessorize accordingly to make your festival look more coordinated and balanced. 

Think of the¬†MAUDE Transparent Sequin Racer Crop Top¬†styled with the¬†KIERYN Embellished Denim Mini Skirt¬†‚ÄĒ both are embellished and glamorous but one is more subdued in design. Wear with the¬†AUSTEN Irregular Earrings¬†to live up to the glam and harmonize with denim boots to complement the overall style.

Don’t: Sacrifice Comfort

It's easy to lose track of comfort when taking inspiration from festival dress-up ideas. The bad news is festivals often involve lots of walking, dancing, and standing. Being strategic and prioritizing comfort will help you fully immerse in the festival atmosphere.

Opt for breathable fabric like linen dresses and well-fitted garments like crop tops that allow ease of movement. Supportive footwear like sneakers are also your best friend.

Check out the TASHA Oversized Linen Shirt and the JADRI Linen Shorts for a carefree and casually sexy festival look that won't sacrifice comfort.

Do: Recycle Pieces In Your Wardrobe

You don’t have to make a whole new festival wardrobe from scratch. It’s always smart and sustainable to recycle your existing pieces and take a creative perspective on items that you already own. 

Reimagine your old favorites. Explore different combinations, experiment with accessories, and take advantage of the art of layering. You can also add a few new pieces and style them with your classics. Denim pieces of any kind are always a great addition to your existing wardrobe. 

Pair your favorite bandeau with the ROXY Wide Leg High Waist Denim Jeans in or the TYRA Straight Leg Faux Leather Pants for a fresh take on your old fave.

Don’t: Be Scared To Stand Out

Festivals are vibrant, creative spaces for self-expression and arts. Don't hold back. There's no one code on how to dress for a music festival.

Be bold with prints, colors, and cuts. Turn heads with 3D embellishments and go fearless with the lengths. Flaunt a body-hugging mini dress or sport a maxi skirt with a thigh-high split.

The LILITH Reflective Knit Maxi Dress is top-notch for the festival head-turner category. For ultimate head-turning effect go for the RAMSEY Denim Off Shoulder Top and the matching RAMSEY Denim Maxi Skirt.

Do: Get Inspiration From The Latest Trends

Stay ahead of the fashion game. Browse your options and snatch inspirations from iconic celebrities or influencers. Have your finger firmly on the pulse of what's hot and what's not right now.

Pinterest and Instagram are treasure troves of festival outfit ideas. By tapping into trends, you'll instantly know you are in the right festival dress.

Sheer fabrics are expected to dominate festivals in 2024 so get your hands on the PRUDENCE Knit Midi Dress in Candy Pink or don the PHOEBE Sheer Iridescent Maxi Dress for that jaw-dropping ensemble. 

Don't: Forget To Check The Weather 

Imagine spending hours on your outfit, makeup, and hair, only to find yourself drenching in the rain or sweating like a hot mess.

Avoid becoming a complete fashion disaster and check the weather first before curating your festival look. This will allow you to choose stylish rain boots or a sun hat that goes well with your overall ensemble.

While it's important to dress to impress, it's also as important to dress for the weather. For sunny weather, the DESIRIE Longline Corset Top with the matching BRIONY Low Rise Mini Skirt makes for a bright impression. If you are expecting some drizzles, an oversized denim jacket can come to your rescue.

Do: Pay Attention To Materials

Choosing the right material for your outfit can make all the difference in your festival experience. They'll keep you cool, cozy, and free to dance your heart out.

If temperatures are soaring, leave the heavy leather pieces behind. You may want to opt for breathable and lightweight fabrics.

Cotton and linen are your best bet so do yourself a favour and wear the INES Twisted Linen Crop Top with your favourite bottoms. The ROZ Cotton Mini Dress also invokes a sense of effortless carefree abandon (even in the heat of the day).

Don't: Skip The Accessories 

Accessories are the little details that count to take your outfit from fabulous to festive. They also make your personality pop.

Festival fashion is all about layering so go for stacked bracelets and bangles in different colours and materials. 

Do: Take Pics For The Socials 

It's not just about striking a pose or showing your best angles. It's also about ensuring you can relive the magic long after the event is over.

Plus, if you are lucky, you also get to share your cute festival OOTD with your friends and family and maybe connect with like-minded people who share your passion for music and fashion.

Make sure you get that picture-perfect shot with a festival attire that's both stunning in photos and in real life. Try out the RYANN Mirrored Diamante Mini Dress or sport the AUBRIELLA Sequin Halter Mini Dress With Tie.

Don't: Forget To Check the Shipping Times

Timing is everything. Festivals have specific dates and time does not wait for anyone. Avoid the last-minute panic by checking the shipping timeline of the festival outfit you ordered online. Or, shop with our fast shipping options so you can plan your festival outfit with confidence.

Shop our Festival Edit and enjoy fast shipping, seamless exchanges, and our flexible Afterpay payment options.