Festival fashion is all about outfits that are fun and full of personality. Step out of your comfort zone this summer and take the opportunity to experiment with your style, going over the top with clashing colours, fringing and, of course, glitter. We’ve work with multi-award winning independent retailer, Jules B, who have rounded up their favourite fashion trends for this year’s festival season, so you can look the part on the fields in rain or shine.
A key trend for SS19, neon is set to be a popular choice this festival season. Fluorescent hues of yellow, orange, pink and lime are here to stay this summer, whether you opt for an on-trend pair of neon cycling shorts or incorporate these bold colours into your outfits through statement accessories. These stand out shades are perfect for festival season and have a real 80s feel to them, which we love. If you’re looking to stay practical but inject a pop of colour into your ensemble, invest in neon staple pieces such as t-shirts or knitwear, which you can easily team with your go-to jeans or shorts.
Tie-dye is one of the biggest print trends for 2019 and this vibrant look is sure to get you in the mood for festival season. The resurgence of this cool retro print has been spotted everywhere from catwalks to Coachella, with plenty of styles to choose from. Expect a more polished, contemporary version of the classic hippy style, but be ready to embrace psychedelic tees and cool pastel colours all the same.
Bardot tops and dresses
The bardot neckline is undoubtedly a key style for summer this year, and ever since we saw Kendall Jenner looking effortlessly chic in a bardot dress at Coachella, we’re sold on it as a festival staple. A cool bardot midi dress can easily be styled with trainers or wellies depending on the weather, and an off-the-shoulder top is a wonderfully floaty and feminine option to team with jeans, shorts and skirts.
You’ll no doubt be doing a lot of walking, dancing and jumping around at your next festival, so you’ll be relieved to hear that one of this year’s biggest trends will ensure you stay comfortable all day and night. Chunky footwear is a big hit for 2019, with sporty sandals, in particular, being a popular choice. If sandals won’t be weather-appropriate enough, though, we’re also loving chunky trainers and boots. The ‘ugly shoe’ trend isn’t going anywhere.
For even more nostalgic style, look to this season’s hottest retro accessories: sporty sunglasses and bucket hats. Championed on the runways and by all your favourite celebrities, sports sunglasses are sure to be a key piece at summer festivals and are perfect for completing retro looks, blending functionality and style with their streamlined shapes. Bucket hats are also back again for 2019 as we embrace this classic 90s streetwear style, which will keep you looking chic and shield your eyes from the sun, too.
It’s vital for festival-goers to consider practicality when choosing their wardrobe for the weekend, which is why vibrant raincoats are another key trend. Staying dry in a lightweight pac-a-mac might not sound the most fashion-forward, but with a range of cool and colourful styles out there, you really can combat the weather in style. Remember, your jacket will have to cover your outfit if it starts to rain, so make it a considered part of your ensemble by investing in a bold, brightly coloured design.
So now your ready to go out into the summer of festivities with the most up to date fashion tips. Wherever you are this summer, come rain or shine, make sure you stay UV protected.