Summer dressing can be tricky, finding clothes that fit your style but work for the weather is not small task. Festivals are the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style and go all out with some crazy outfits. If you’ve got tickets booked for a festival but are staring at an empty bag, unsure of what to pack, let us provide you with a little inspiration.
Men’s Festival Dressing Essentials For 2019
1. Tie-dye t-shirts
Festival dressing doesn’t have to be complicated or uncomfortable; the last thing you want when you’re in the middle of a mosh pit is to feel restricted. Keep it simple, keep it stylish, get yourself a tie-dye tee and pair it with shorts, jeans or camo pants, whatever you want.
2. Denim shorts
The perfect denim piece to see you through the whole of summer, a pair of vintage denim shorts will come in handy for festivals, beach days, parties, nights out - basically the whole of the season. Black denim cut-offs are always cool and give your outfit a bit of edge, perfect when paired with an ironic hawaiian shirt or a tie-dye tee.
3. Hawaiian Shirts
Speaking of Hawaiian shirts, the resurgence of dadcore fashion for summer has brought back the loud, printed shirts and we are here for it! Go for a muted, light-coloured number or go all out with a bright, statement shirt.
4. Bucket Hats
You either love them or hate them, but there’s no denying that by day three of a festival you’ll be glad to have a bucket hat to cover up your greasy mop. Go for a Kappa classic in black or white or stay true to 90s styling with a colour block palette.
5. Bum bags
A hands-free way to stash all your goods is essential for festival season. Wear a bum bag in the classic way or mix it up and put it across your chest for extra security and peace of mind whilst you dance all night.
6. Printed Sweatshirt
As much as we’d love to dream of a sun-filled summer without a single drop of rain or any wind, let’s be realistic. When the sun goes down and you’re waiting to see your favourite headline, you’ll be glad you brought your vintage sweater. A cool print on a slightly oversized jumper will go with all your outfits and be your BFF (Best Festival Friend.)
If there was ever a time to wear some dungarees it’s at a festival. With pockets, they’re practical and they also make choosing an outfit super simple. Throw a tee on underneath and you’re good to go.
8. Printed Trousers
Check, gingham or camo, whatever you prefer, a pair of patterned trousers are a great way to create a fun, festival look with minimal effort. Clash prints and pair them with your Hawaiian shirt or tie-dye tee, or alternatively keep it simple with a plain tee. Plus, when the summer comes to an end you’ll have a great pair of statement trousers to see you through autumn.
Festival Outfit Inspiration
The perfect look for whatever the weather.This simple look is easy to recreate and will take you from festival to the pub to a date with two essential items. Shop men's vintage shirts here.
Rock N Rolla
A good pair of vintage Doc Martens will see you through the whole festival season and into the autumn with ease. Pair with a polo for a classic look and treat yourself to some patterned trousers in a fitted shape.
A mixture of light layers, windbreakers, shorts and brands such as Champion, this normcore styling is perfect for the changeable summer weather. If you're not sure where to start check out our guide to normcore fashion.
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