What to Wear to a Festival

Festival season is set to return in a big way in 2022, with huge acts already confirmed for festivals up and down the country.

Whether you’re heading to Creamfields to watch Bicep, visiting Manchester to see Tyler, the Creator perform at Parklife, or making the trip to Leeds or Reading to enjoy Arctic Monkeys, you need to make sure that you’ve got your festival outfit sorted in advance.

Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work and picked out some men’s and women’s festival outfits to help you look the part.

Without further ado, here’s our pick of the best festival clothes for 2022…

Festival clothes for women

If you’re heading to a festival like Parklife, you need to be well prepared for the Manchester weather. This means wearing weatherproof lightweight jackets that will keep you dry during unpredicted showers.

Our Overhead Anorak is a great lightweight waterproof that you can tie around your waist when you’re not wearing it.

With dresses, opt for lightweight, comfortable and breathable styles. Timeless silhouettes like the T-shirt Dress and the Sweatshirt Dress are easy to wear and look effortlessly stylish when paired with some lace-up boots.

Men’s festival outfits

When it comes to dance music, self-expression is the order of the day, so choose bright and vibrant festival clothes that make a statement.

If you’re looking for some vivid goodness to add to your festival outfits this summer, our Plain T-Shirt is available in a wide range of colours including bright yellows and reds, so you’re sure to find something to suit your style.

Shorts are an important part of any man’s festival outfit. To revel in the nostalgia of the rave scene of the ‘90s, these Washed Chino Shorts are the ideal choice. With a subtly stylish fade design, these are our top pick for dance music festivals in 2022.

Or, for a fit that promotes freedom of movement and allows you to dance more erratically than ever, the Sweat Short features an elasticated waistband and is made from 100% cotton.

For those of you heading to more guitar-flavoured festivals, whether that be Derbyshire’s Kendal Calling or Truck Festival in Oxfordshire, you’ve come to the right place for help piecing together your festival outfit. Having clothed indie legends like Alex Turner and Pete Doherty, we know a thing or two about festival dressing.

While dance festival outfits are all about bright colours and vibrant pieces, indie music is closely associated with neutral colours like navy, black, grey and khaki.

Festival clothes for these events include wardrobe staples like slim fit jeans, polo shirts and kagoules – must-have pieces that are versatile and easy to pair together.

Another thing to consider is dressing comfortably for those times you’re sitting around the camp with your friends after the music’s over. Even if the days are warm, it’s likely that the nights won’t be, so take a hoodie or a sweatshirt to put on over your festival clothes at the end of the night.

Festival accessories

Once you’ve got your outfits picked out, you need to make sure your accessories fit the bill too. This involves choosing a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes and a bag that’s big enough to fit your phone, wallet and keys, but small enough to not get in the way.

For headwear, the bucket hat is the ultimate festival accessory – it’s been worn by everyone from Jay-Z to Reni from The Stone Roses. The Lyle & Scott bucket hat cemented its place as an iconic accessory in 2019, when it was worn on stage at Glastonbury by an audience member who performed the track ‘Thiago Silva’ with rapper, Dave.

The Lyle & Scott Cotton Twill and Ripstop bucket hats are perfect for festival season. Both pieces are straightforward and minimalist in design – everything the perfect bucket hat should be.

Alternatively, the Trucker Hat is another staple festival accessory that offers excellent ventilation thanks to the netting on the back and sides of the hat – perfect for those long days under the summer sun.

In terms of bags, the reporter bag or chest pack are ideal festival accessories. These bags feature multiple storage compartments and come in a range of colours to help you coordinate your outfits.

What’s next?

Now you have a better idea of what to wear to a festival, explore our full collections of men’s, women’s and gender-neutral clothing.

For more fashion tips, including the Men’s Fashion Trends for 2022, explore our dedicated style blogs here.

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2022-02-17 15:55:52By Lyle & Scott

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