22 June 2015
It’s festival season! So we have taken it upon ourselves to provide you with a comprehensive guide of the hottest festival SS15 trends, the top festivals to be at this summer and most importantly a checklist of essentials to ensure you’ve got everything you need to take on the festival season in style!
Festival Fashion Essentials
If you are looking for a festival survival kit then we are here to help! We understand that it can be tricky to plan your festival wardrobe but with these 6 essentials you will be ready for anything!
1. Rain Mac
It is a well-known fact that English weather is unpredictable, we will pray for sun but our prayers are more than often not answered. So we have to take it upon ourselves to be prepared for all occasions! This is why a stylish rain mac is number 1 on our list.
Carrying on with the weather-proof theme, a trusty pair of wellies has become a festival must-have. Whether you go for a classic forest green or busy floral print they are a vital addition to any festival outfit. Let’s face it, no one wants soggy feet!
3. Oversized Sunglasses
If you’re lucky enough for the sun to make an appearance there’s nothing more perfect to complement your festival look than a pair of oversized sunnies! Wayfarer, Aviator or Cat Eye, it’s up to you but you can be sure there will be no squinting at the stage by wearing this essential!
4. Fancy Headwear
Headbands, headdresses and headpieces have become synonymous with festival fashion. Pretty florals and bright tribal designs are some of our favourites and will ensure your outfit stands out in the huge crowds!
5. Summer Sandals
It is summer after all, so sandals couldn’t be left off our list! Summer sandals are a definite if you’re partying at a festival abroad but even here in the UK they are a must, just in case the sun starts shining!
6. Face paint
The last on our checklist (and possibly our favourite) is a trend we will never get bored of! Who doesn’t love a bit of neon face paint to brighten up any festival style?!
SS15 Festival Trends
There are some festival trends that will remain a staple of most people’s festival fashion, however there are also some new standout trends you can incorporate into your style this summer. Therefore, to help you decide what to wear this festival season we have picked out our favourite trends and paired them with a top festival that best reflects each trend.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend
When: 23rd-24th May
Where: Earlham Park, Norwich
Headliners: Taylor Swift, Florence and the Machine
Although this event has already happened, here at FYFO we got a little obsessed over Radio 1’s Big Weekend as it was held in Norwich where we are based! The headliners were 2 women known for their impeccable style and have both proved to be fans of the metallic trend. So in homage to Taylor and Florence we have chosen metallic as the top trend to wear to festivals this year. For the perfect metallic sandal check out the Birkenstock Madrid Slip On Mules in Silver on our site.
When: 24th – 28th June
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton
Headliners: Florence and the Machine, Kanye West, The Who
Glastonbury is probably the most iconic British festival so of course we had to pair it with one of the most popular festival trends, fringe! Fringe encompasses the festival vibe in whatever form it comes in. So if you’re heading to Glastonbury this year make sure your fringe fashion is on-point! To get some inspiration, take a look at our Marco Tozzi Fringed Shoulder Bag that you can shop on our site.
When: 3rd-5th July
Where: Finsbury Park, London
Headliners: Drake, Avicii/Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta/Nicki Minaj
Wireless festival is all about celebrating Hip Hop and R&B culture so what better trend for this event than statement sneakers! Pair with leggings and a baggy t-shirt to get the full look. Check out our top pick for this trend, the Skechers Floral Boom Trainers on our site.
When: 22nd-23rd August
Where: Chelmsford and Staffordshire
Headliners: Kasabian, Calvin Harris
Known for its pop/rock headliners and a fun and frivolous atmosphere it wasn’t difficult choosing the best trend to wear to this festival! So if you are on your way to V Festival this summer, embrace the neon trend by using bright face paints, wearing a colourful kimono or stepping out in some rainbow sandals! Even if it’s pouring down with rain we’ve got the perfect neon wellie boot to brighten up every the dullest of weather. You can shop the Bogs Classic Bloom Wellington Boots on our site.
When: 28th-30th August
Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading
Headliners: Mumford & Sons, Metallica, The Libertines
Earthy hues are a strong festival trend this summer. Taking us back to the roots of festivals and their use of the great outdoors, this trend is extremely versatile and ideal if you’re not a fan of bold colours and prints. Consequently the perfect match for this trend had to be Reading, the world’s oldest popular music festival still in existence. To complement this style take a look at our Gioseppo Alandroal Ankle Boots on our site.
Headliners: Sigma, Example, Rudimental, Mark Ronson
Over the last few years the rise of the Gladiator sandal has been monumental. It’s grown into the top choice of footwear not only for festivals, but also for the entire summer season itself. Always associated with hot weather there was only one festival we could choose where the Gladiator sandal can be worn to its full potential. Ibiza Rocks is 3 whole months of non-stop partying in the sun, sea and sand, with worldwide artists coming to perform exclusive gigs in the clubbing capital of the world. So if you’re spending part of your summer in Ibiza this year the Down to Earth Tan Gladiator Sandal should be the first thing you pack in your suitcase. You can shop it on FYFO here.
If you’re still after some more festival footwear inspiration, we have put together our favourite styles for all types of festivals on FYFO here.
Alternatively, if you’re struggling to decide what festival footwear to pack check out our weather guide below to make sure you’re equipped whether its rain or shine!