With the Isle of Wight festival kicking off on Thursday, one of our favourite seasons has finally arrived. Whether you've scored tickets to one of the biggest music festivals or just want to embrace this fashion occasion, we've got your back.
Read on for our picks of the hottest festival fashion essentials for 2018, guaranteed to keep you at the top of your style game throughout the festival season…
The Crochet Crop TopThis 90s inspired halterneck crochet crop top by ASOS features tie back details and is set to become your fave festival top this year. It'll go with all hues of denim and the crochet design gives a subtle nod to the trend first spotted at Coachella. A snip at under £20, get yours before they're gone.
Nasty GalBad Romance Shaggy Cardigan£50SHOP NOW
The Shaggy CardiganThis red shaggy loop knit cardigan by Nasty Gal is guaranteed to turn heads during festival season for all the right reasons. Also available in a black or colourblock design, this is one cover-up we're lusting over this year with its open front and cropped silhouette. Wear yours with mom jeans or a pair of denim hot pants.
The Khaki Utility JacketEvery girl needs a utility jacket in her wardrobe and this year Missguided has delivered the utilitarian dream for under £50. Complete with shoulder epaulettes and a large placket, the drawstring waist of the khaki jacket gives you the over to create more of a tailored look when you're not knee-deep in mud.
PrettyLittleThingBardot Playsuit£12SHOP NOW
The Festival PlaysuitMade from a soft jersey fabric, this black bandeau playsuit is perfect for festivals and bang on trend for 2018 with its Bardot neckline. Wear it on its own during the day, then layer with a kimono when the temperature drops. Complete the look with a felt fedora or straw hat plus metallic gladiator sandals.
I Saw It FirstFestival Rain Mac£8SHOP NOW
The Rain MacIf you're heading to a festival in the UK, there's a good chance you'll encounter a rain shower or two. This festival rain mac from I Saw It First is available in a range of colours (one of the most versatile for wardrobe options being the light blue one featured) and is thin enough to stuff in your bag. A festival clothing essential you definitely don't want to go without!
Noisy MayYellow Tie Front Dress£38SHOP NOW
The Tie-Front DressTake the sunshine beach vibes with you to the festival with this yellow tie front dress from Danish brand Noisy May. Featuring a cut-out design at the front including some ties to play with, it creates the perfect boho look for all 2018 festivals and will also be a great addition for your holiday wardrobe.
The Denim ShortsDenim shorts have been a festival favourite for as long as we can remember and this year it's all about bleached denim. These ASOS shorts will go with just about anything in your festival wardrobe, whether it's working double denim with a chambray shirt or teaming up with your favourite crochet crop top.
MissguidedStud Gladiator Sandals£20SHOP NOW
The Metallic SandalsMetallics have been a huge trend so far in 2018 and these silver stud gladiator sandals from Missguided are the perfect way to work it into your festival outfits. Also available in gold, they've got our vote for the festival season and will add a fierce look to your summer ensembles.
The Bandeau TopChannel some 80s vibes in your festival clothing with this cute ribbed bandeau top. Finished with a striped elasticated hem, it'll look great with mom jeans or denim shorts and will give an instant color hit to your outfits in summer 2018.
Jack WillsBarton Mom Jeans£59.95SHOP NOW
The Mom JeansRelaxed fit mom jeans are a great style for festivals, giving you maximum comfort without compromising on style. They look particularly good paired with flat shoes, which means you can wear them with your fave sandals or canvas trainers. These Barton jeans by Jack Wills have just the right amount of distressed detailing and will be an essential part of your festival clothing.
Ebonie n IvoryMetallic Tassel Kimono£60SHOP NOW
The Sequin Festival KimonoKimonos are HUGE this year, as are metallics and sequins. This Eboni n Ivory kimono combines all the key trends, helping you to stand head and shoulders above the rest this summer. Style your sequin kimono over denim shorts and a crop top for a relaxed daytime vibe, and switch to mom jeans when the temperature starts to drop.
The Glossy WelliesSwitch up your footwear game this year by swapping your standard wellies for a pair of these waterproof Hunter Chelsea boots by the iconic British brand. Complete with a side buckle strap, they'll keep your feet dry while you deal with the mudfest and are easy to wipe clean when the sun finally shows itself again.