Festival season is almost upon us, and the shops have already started preparing for a rush on denim shorts, wearable glitter and wellies. This is the time of year when you can experiment with your style and unleash your inner hippie while you dance in a field until sunrise. Whether you’re doing Glastonbury for the fifth time, or flying off to sunnier shores for a three-day beach party, it’s never too soon to start planning your festival wardrobe.
So we’ve put together our edit showcasing the best of women’s festival fashion for 2017...
Coachella crochetHeld in April in sunny California, Coachella is the best barometer of festival style, and this year’s festival was all about crochet. Channel 70s boho chic with a crochet bralet and Daisy Dukes, or make the most of sunny weather in a crochet dress and sandals.
Get shortyFrayed denim shorts are a festival stalwart, and this year is no exception. Wear your jean shorts as short as you dare, and don’t be afraid to add a few rips of your own to get that vintage rocker look. Tuck a band t-shirt into the waistband, and add an Americana belt for attitude.
Fedora FabulousWe’ve had straw hats, baseball caps and bandanas, but 2017 is definitely the year of the fedora. Forget all the associations with Indiana Jones – this year wide-brimmed fedoras are the accessory of choice for the off-duty supermodel. Brown, camel and black are the only colours worth considering, but you can brighten yours up with a customised band or beaded Aztec necklace.
MissguidedFringe Detail Biker Jacket£45SHOP NOW
Fringe benefitsFringing was another big trend at Coachella. Long cowgirl-style fringes hung from biker jackets and bucket bags, and blew out dramatically in the wind. Nod to the look with Pegasus-style fringed boots, or go all-in with a swishy fringed top.
Miss SelfridgeOne Shoulder Frill Dress£42SHOP NOW
Frill seekersA sundress is an essential part of your festival wardrobe – because you never know, the sun may actually come out at some point! Ruffles and frills are a great way to add interest to a simple dress, and make sure you will stand out in a crowd. Just add wellies or sandals and you’re good to go.
Dickens & JonesGingham Shirt£27.30SHOP NOW
Picnic chicYou heard it here first - gingham shirts are the new plaid shirts. Get ahead of the trend by adding a gingham shirt into your festival rotation. Use it as a cover-up when the weather turns, or tie it in a front knot for a rockabilly look.
All whiteThis is probably the most high maintenance festival trend of the summer, so expect to see it all over the VIP enclosures. White dresses are not made for muddy fields, so by wearing them you’re saying that you expect to spend your festival backstage sipping champagne. Or that you don’t care about a bit of muck. Either way – an all-white ensemble makes a big statement.
HunterGloss Wellington Boots£100SHOP NOW
Wonder WelliesNo matter where you’re going, or what the weather forecast says – you can’t go to any festival without a decent pair of wellies. Hunter boots never go out of fashion, and they will last you year after year. This year’s collection includes on-trend pastels, patterned boots, and these super-comfy adjustable patent wellies.