For many, summer means time off with friends and family, day trips to the beach, and of course, festivals. Picking that perfect festival fit can be a fun adventure in itself! You’ll likely want something that’s cute without sacrificing comfort. Maybe you want something that can be re-worn time and time again, or perhaps you’re after a standout piece that you can take lots of great pics in.
Below, we’ve compiled 7 ideas for summer show outfits to give you a little inspo for your next festival look this season.
Midi dresses are a classic option for a summer festival outfit. Longer than mini dresses, they provide plenty of coverage for jumping around and dancing, without the worry of flashing. From spaghetti strap dresses to sleeved options, and dresses with pockets for storing your phone and ID, there are many midi dresses to choose from. Pair with a denim jacket tied around the waist for a simple way to add warmth into the night.
It’s official: knits are in this summer! From polos to camis to full dresses, there are many ways to style a knit into your summer festival look. Tuck a knitted top into a pair of high-waisted jeans and throw on some boots for a casually cool fit without the fuss, or team a plain knit dress with an oversized jacket and sneakers for a modern look.
Flowy Button-Up Shirts
Flowy button-ups can be ideal for festivals – they provide coverage from the summer heat without being too warm to wear. Choose a patterned shirt with shorts and boots, or pair a plain shirt with a midi skirt and sandals for something a little beachier. Tops can be half-tucked, full-tucked, left untucked, or tied at the front.
Much like midi dresses, midi skirts, work well for festivals due to their coverage. Combine it with a band tee and sandals to channel your inner boho, or dress it up with a singlet and jacket for a sleek, feminine style. A neutral midi skirt is perfect for matching with an eye-catching top, while a patterned skirt is ideal to pair with a plain tee or even band merch.
Oversized Denim Jackets
Pull inspiration from the 80s (while maybe leaving the crazy perms at home) with an oversized denim jacket. A denim jacket can transform your festival fit from something ordinary into a stylish look. Pair it with a ribbed top and black skinny jeans for a chic vibe, or throw it over a floral dress for a contrasted casual-cool outfit. Denim jackets can also be tied around the waist, allowing you to easily throw it on later in the day as it starts cooling down.
The elegance of a dress with the convenience of pants, who can look past the jumpsuit as a summer festival fit! A spaghetti strap jumpsuit is a simple, complete outfit. Dress it up with sandals or give it a sporty touch with sneakers, and comfortably dance the day away. Add a chunky necklace and bangles to a thin-strapped jumpsuit to balance the look, or a thin gold chain for a daintier look.
Wide Leg Jeans
Wide leg jeans are super on-trend right now. Comfortable and fashionable, these jeans are perfect for summer festivals. Complete the look with an oversized shirt and sneakers for a 90s vibe, or dress it up with a button-up, sunhat, and heeled boots. Toss on a denim jacket for that JT and Britney double-denim look, or pair it with a colourful vintage jacket to really complete the fit.