For The Women
DON’T: Choose to wear the overused flower headband. While these headbands are the most widely worn during festivals, it’s time for this trend to die off. Instead, go for a traditional bandana in whatever color suits you.
DON’T: Try to wear leather, fur, or suede. These materials are not ideal for a festival. Why? Because they are not only extremely hot, but they won’t do well when it rains or when you get a drink spilled on you. A festival is never a good time to start wearing heavy materials or layers. It’s best to wear much more breathable fabric instead.
DON’T: Try to wear heels. Yes, you love heels. Yes, heels look great on you. However, a festival requires you to stand and be on your feet for hours on end. As a result, you don’t want to be wearing anything that is going to make it uncomfortable to stand. Not to mention, you want to be able to dance freely during the festival and heels don’t allow you to do that.
DO: Take a smaller bum bag with you. This can be one of the easiest and best additions you make to your festival attire. A small bum bag is a great way to keep your essentials safe with you. If you cannot go without taking your phone, you can store it in a small bum bag. This can help you keep it protected while having fun. Best of all, you don’t need to hang a purse on your shoulder all day.
DO: Get yourself glittered up. Glitter is one of the best things you can throw on to prep yourself for a good time.
DO: Pack yourself an oversized shirt, sweatshirt, or jacket. If you want to be trendy, oversized is a must. This is a style that is “in” and a festival is a perfect time to flaunt it. Not only is it comfortable, but it’s also going to make you look stylish.
DO: Bring out those fishnets you’ve been dying to wear. While it can be seen as risky attire, it’s so worth it. When you do it right, it can deliver a fabulous look. Pair your fishnet stockings with an oversized sweatshirt and you’ll stand out in a good way.
DON’T: Wear something that is overly tight or something too bright. While neon used to be in, it’s not something you want to wear during a festival. This is how to stand out in a bad way.
DO: Add some accessories to your outfit. This is going to ensure that your outfit looks well put together and that you get even more attention. Bring along flashy barware that lights up for a practical fun accessory.
For The Men
DON’T: Go without a shirt. While you may be tempted to go shirtless to show off your six-pack, no one wants to see that at a festival. A festival is a time when you should take fashion chances. It’s not a time to waste wearing nothing at all. Try to save your shirtless escapades for the beach.
DO: Flaunt that bucket hat. A bucket hat is always an ideal accessory if you are heading somewhere sunny!
DO: Wear some denim. It doesn’t matter where, you can get away with wearing denim. Denim is always in. You can wear shorts, jackets, jeans, whatever. Denim is always a good and safe bet to go with if you aren’t certain what to wear.
DO: Find some sunglasses that stand out. A festival is a good time to wear those flashy sunglasses that you cannot get away with wearing on a normal occasion. A lot of people will be competing to win the “best sunglasses prize” at the festival.
DON’T: Wear a mankini. No one will want to see you wearing one and it’s not comfortable. Just don’t do it.
DON’T: Overuse the UV paint. Yes, it’s fun to use. No, you don’t need to use an entire bucket’s worth. You can get away with using it sparingly and still have a great time.
DON’T: Get overdressed. A festival is not the time to break out fancy styles. Try to stick to something more fun and casual.
DO: Wear cut-off jeans. They can mesh well with the vibe of a festival. They are also a classic and you can easily cut some off right before the festival if needed.
DO: Wear a patterned shirt. You can wear one completely open or buttoned up. It doesn’t matter, this is always a safe option for a festival.
DON’T: Wear Kanye sunglasses. These sunglasses are horrendous and you don’t want to be the guy wearing them at the festival. Don’t do it to yourself.