Dressing for the Festival

If there is a time when you would like to look and dress like a total babe it’s at that next festival. But, with all the heat, mud, wind and outdoor environments, that can be quite impossible. Then in the evening when the temperatures begin to drop that will be another thing to consider.

It will be important to add some intelligent foresight to your plans for the next festival and nowhere is this more important than in selecting the types of clothes you will be wearing. Festival are not always compatible with the high-fashion chic styles you would like to wear. As much fun as they might be you have to think about standing and dancing in the grass and mud for hours –– your beautiful stilettos are just not going to be a good idea. Better choose something that will be appropriate for festival floors. You could add fun to your look with the accessories. For example, LED necklaces look great and are fun.

If you are having a hard time selecting the best clothes for your upcoming festival take a look over the following notes and pointers and you will have the info to nail your next festival outfit. Then don’t forget to keep these notes in mind for the next time you are shopping for your festival outfit.

  1. Comfort is Essential so Try Things on

IF there is one primary rule to selecting the best festival to fit it is this one. Comfort is essential. When you will be out there for over eight hours dancing and hopping from stage to stage in the sweltering heat or freezing temperatures you need to think about your comfort. This means that heels are probably not a good idea –– unless they are sturdy boots. And you can probably write off pencil skirts and hip hugging dresses of all types. You will need to be wearing something that you can be comfortable in for extended hours.

You may also want to consider wearing something that will be comfortable in the expected temperatures. Jeans are always comfy, unless the temperatures are above 30° and you are out in the sun for hours at a time. By the same measure, your light summer dress is going to be cute and cool, but if it is 15° you will not last long.

Finally, once you have chosen your outfit, be sure to try it on and make sure it will be suitable for the event.

  1. Dress for the weather – because jackets add to your look

You will want to check and recheck that expected weather report for the time and place of your festival. You don’t want to base your entire outfit off an attractive pair of sandals only to find that the weather will be cold and wet on those days. Be sure to check the weather forecast for those days and pack the foot wear you will need accordingly. Then always consider bringing an appropriate jacket with you, because you never know.

Furthermore whether you are taking a rock star or a shaggy faux fur coat you can expect it to completely add to your overall look. Don’t underestimate what the right jacket can do for your overall look.

  1. Layers are your friend

Most festivals will begin when the temperatures are very high, as in the early afternoon or midday, and then go on till the late night and early mornings when the temperatures have dropped considerably. Choosing your outfit around multiple layers will allow you to wear the right thing no matter what.

Yes! You can go ahead and tie that jacket around your hips (this look is completely back) and then you have a choice when to wear and not wear the jacket. Layers allow you to be comfortable no matter what the temperature is like outside.

You can also keep your scarf or other warm wraps in your bag for when it gets cold. Then you can also wear dozen singlets if you like because these can come on and off as the temperatures rise or fall.

  1. Pick one style and stick with it

This is one of the most important points for selecting an outfit for any event. There are many different styles to select from and a Boho, or Rock-chic will always make a splash at any event. Nevertheless, these should never be combined as that will ruin the look for sure.

Even though you think the flowery garland is cute, it doesn’t go well with the equally cute Metallica t-shirt. If you choose a couple of boho accessories than all your accessories should also be boho.

  1. Boots are always a safe bet

Boots are a great option for completing just about any look and are the perfect choice for a festival. They are complementary to the grunge and rocker-chick look and are an equally great option for making a girly dress look a bit more edgy.

Then if you will be entering the mosh pit, your choice of footwear will offer your feet total protection. This is important for all the stomping, thumping and prancing a music festival will call for.

  1. 6. Try going makeup free

Festivals are long and try as you might to keep things touched up, there is a good chance that maintaining a full face of makeup just won’t happen. Sure it will look amazing when you begin and leave the house, but after an hour or two it will just begin to run and things aren’t going to look the same.

If you feel like you really need to use makeup forget the foundation and just use the eye makeup. If you need some coverage, try something light like BB cream. Yes you will feel a little naked at the event, but you will also feel a bit more comfortable and you will certainly look better as the physical aspects of festivals bring out the color in your cheeks, lips and eyes.

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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