Glastonbury 2013: How To (Successfully) Pack Your Festival Fashion Wardrobe

25 June 2013 by

Kate Moss and Florence Welch are seasoned field-fashion pros

It’s T-2 days until Glastonbury and while the Somerset festival may not have the same tent-to-stage fashion show opportunities, as say, Coachella, there’s still packing to be done, outfits to be planned and well, if you’re bothered, some style statements to be made.

So for those of you who look up to Kate Moss as a festival-dressing icon and would prefer to sink in the mud than wear one of those disposable ponchos, then let us guide you through the music-based minefield that is packing for Glasto.

Pixie Geldof and Sienna Miller always do Glasto well

Firstly, there’s the climate to contend with. Sudden summer can actually be harder to wardrobe than the usual swamp-fest, but there are certain things that are essential. Firstly, a decent bag that keeps all the necessaries in, but doesn’t restrict dancing/freedom to get merry and not loose EVerything. We’d suggest a little backpack or a secure x-body number. Then there’s the wellies situation. While it’d be a dream to wear sandals (and there are plenty of well-strapped, sturdy numbers you can stomp around in) the reality is that wellingtons need to be brought along just in case. We’d recommend Hunter, of course, but we’re also quite partial to these rubber biker boots from Ilse Jacobsen.

Clockwise from top left: Yellow Lacambra bag £76.50 from Bottica.com. Fjallraven backpack £56 from ASOS.com. Pink MCM rucksack £300 from Harrods.com. Monochrome Zara sandals £29.99. Ilse Jacobsen biker boots. Blue slip-on £47 Vans. Green Hunter wellies £79.

A waterproof cover-up sounds supremely unsexy, but get one in a decent neon colour or poppin’ bright and you’re off to a sensible but fun start. Naturally, denim cut-offs and a floral dress seem like wise pieces, but if you fancy stepping outside of the ubiquitous festival-fashion box, then why not try some skate shorts with sneakers, or a dungaree dress?  A statement making sweatshirt has style miles – and now it’s not naff to tie one round your waist should you no longer require it. Cashback.

L-R: J Crew neon yellow £69. Veronica Beard £295 at Shopbop.com. Moncler floral £530

Finally, there’s the headgear. Sunglasses are a must (well, must-hope) and no doubt there will be floral headbands a-plenty. But why not a fisherman’s hat (seriously, all the most stylish boys are doing it) or a cap?

Clockwise from top left: Topman skate short £30. Sheriff & Cherry sunglasses. Illustrated People sweatshirt on Topshop.com £45. Miss Selfridge dungaree dress £20. Crown & Glory headband £25. Wildfox t-shirt £60.


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