Festival Fashion: Being Prepared and Looking Good

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The iconic Glastonbury festival may be taking a year off this summer to allow Worthy Farm to recover from the annual influx of music fans, but there is still plenty going on the festival circuit in the next few months. Big-name behemoths such as the V Festivals, Reading/Leeds and T in the Park are joined again by the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival, along with a seemingly endless number of smaller events to cater for every music taste.

Wherever you decide to indulge your music taste this summer, you’ll want to stand out from the crowd with your look. While only the most optimistic festivalgoer would go to an event in the UK without preparing for rain, you’ll still want to make the most of those sunnier days.

For men, the Hundreds range at Size gives you plenty of options for a fresh festival look that will stand out from the high street fashionistas. Claiming to be the world’s first social merchandising company, the brand combines stylish t-shirts for the sunny daytime crowds along with hoodies and costs for those evenings sat around the campsite. As for trousers, don’t get too ambitious; a good pair of jeans – such as these from 7 Diamond – is the only way forward.

And ladies: just because you may spend half your festival experience wearing willies, there is no reason you can’t dress to impress. The key for festivals is to layer: you want to be able to wear a light and summery dress or top/skirt combination in the sun, without freezing to death on the way back to your tent. With carefully planned layers you should have the best of both worlds, and when it comes to accessories, the experts at Marie Claire suggest that big bangles and beads will again be the order of the day – but just because you may end up splattered with mud, you can still afford to add a little bit of bling.

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