Functional Festival Wear

Functional and stylish Festival Wear

Festival wear has to look stylish but at the same time needs to be functional in case of weather change. I promise this will be the last Glastonbury related post but I thought you might be interested in how my festival outfits worked out for me in the end. I've also included some more fashion ideas for your festival wardrobe and I hope you'll enjoy today's post.

Glastonbury is not only known for music, but for fashion and spotting celebs. My previous festival wear experience was based on one-day festivals, which made packing and planning for Glastonbury a personal style challenge. Because less is sometimes more, I came up with five outfits for each day and also packed some warmer clothes for sleeping at night. In hindsight, I should have taken one or two additional outfits as I relied too much on my cultural understanding of summer. I thought it would be hot and sunny all day, but I keep forgetting that this is Britain, so hourly fluctuations of rain and cold are inevitable.

Festival fashion essentials for when you go camping for a few days should definitely include the following things:

- a thick hoodie and pyjama bottoms. The nights were freezing cold and I wore three layers to keep me warm.
- a raincoat/parka and poncho. Especially the plastic rain ponchos are light and easy to carry around all day. Ideally, you buy them before the festival when they cost £1 instead of £5.
- socks, socks, socks! For wellies, I can recommend Bonsai Socks (please find my BonsaiSocks review here) as their socks are super comfy and even after days of permanent use they keep your feet dry and odour free.
- one or two cardigans or ponchos for the cold evenings. You never know when the rain turns the meadow into muddy grounds and it's not a pleasure to put dirty clothes back on at a festival that doesn't provide showers.  
- a good pair of sunglasses.
- Wellies are a must-have and look great even when it is scorching hot. I also bought a pair of light trainers along which were ideal for the mornings and for 'bathroom walks'. I would never bring Flip Flops as you walk a lot during the day over uneven surfaces, grass, mud and litter.

Let's come to my outfits:

Blue Vanilla blouse review

Glastonbury Festival Outfit Day 1 (worn on Day 1): On arrival day I was happy to wear this comfortable jeans and shirt combination. It was boiling hot and we had to take all our heavy belongings to the festival site. I was glad my jeans covered my legs from sunburn and the blouse my shoulders. The overall light colours absorbed the light so I felt less hot. The Blue Vanilla blouse is made of a very light fabric which felt pleasant to wear but at the end of the day, the material peeled really badly all over the back. It looks like I had it for years though I've only worn it once. Slightly disappointed by the poor quality of the blouse as it is such a nice style and I love the details. The tassels were a bit annoying when we constantly packed and unpacked during the queuing but overall I love the detail far too much, so it is something I can live with in future.

Glastonbury Festival Outfit Day 2 (worn on Day 3): I wore this outfit a little later than I had planned because on that day, it was extremely warm and sunny and I opted for my H&M jumpsuit (Day 5) instead. However, when I wore my shirt dress and hat combo, I have to admit that I was too lazy to carry the hat around all day. I've worn it in the sunny mornings and received a lot of compliments. The shirt dress made of polyester was wonderful to wear. Polyester is a material which I find can quickly look plastic and tacky which makes me also sweat after a few hours, but in this one, I was absolutely fine. I also wore my bright orange BonsaiSocks* which went really well with the khaki-green colour of the dress.

Stradivarius shirt dress

Glastonbury Festival Outfit Day 3 (worn on Day 4): My Primark dress had to wait a day longer as rain was forecasted that day and I wore my Day 2 shirt dress combination instead. So outfit number three came into focus on Festival Day 4. It was a hot and sunny day and I felt I made the right choice in wearing it. It is made of a very light material and it is my favourite summer dress. The colours are bright and fun, the knitted cut-out detail on the side are gorgeous and it feels so summery when a warm breeze plays with the dress around your legs. Alex finds it a bit 'too loud'. What do you reckon? 

What to wear for Glastonbury festival?

Glastonbury Festival Outfit Day 4 (worn on Day 5): Unfortunately, the shorts never came into action. On the hot and warm days, I preferred wearing a dress instead of jeans so I altered this outfit on the final day. It was cloudy but very humid. I wore the Miss Selfridge Top in combination with my Stradivarius jeans, BonsaiSocks and Wellies. I felt absolutely fine as I wasn't dressed too warm nor too cold. It was perfect and the look still kept its festival touch.

Festival outfit inspiration

Glastonbury Festival Outfit Day 5 (worn on Day 2): I wore the jumpsuit on the second day when it was hot and dry. It couldn't have been more perfect. It looks super stylish and instead of wearing it with Wellies I wore it with light trainers. The jumpsuit is made of a light material which makes it so effortless to wear. You can easily 'jump' out of it for when you need the bathroom without the usual painful contortions. Very summery and not only for festivals.

Glastonbury festival summer outfit inspirations

Overall I was pleased with my choices but in hindsight, all of my outfits were planned for sunny and warm days. I didn't think of rain or cold miserable weather at all and I was lucky the outfits worked in the end. I should have really packed a couple of warmer clothes, especially for the chilly evenings.

Thank you so much for reading today's post and I hope you've found it useful. What are your fashion must-haves when it comes to festivals? Do you have a look that always works? Let me know in the comments, I'm looking forward hearing from you.

Till next time,

xx Caz xx

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