What to Wear at This Year's Summer Festivals

Summer in the UK is awesome. Yes, winter can be long and based on this current summer, it can also be a little bit unpredictable. Although when the sun has put its hat on (on weekends in particular!) there is no better place to be. As a nation, we love to party, we love music, we love fashion and thats why we love festivals. I'm heading off to Reading Festival this year and would like to share with you my Festival Fashion Must Haves.

Who else is going to Reading Festival (check the lineup here) this year, let me know and maybe we can meet up for a cider? This is my first time to this festival and can not wait, I love the difference in music genres that Reading Festival offers, there is something for everyone. There are just too many artists to mention but personally I can not wait to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the main stage Saturday 27th August. Other artists I will defiantly watch are Imagine Dragons, The Courteeners and Biffy Clyro as I love their song Many Of Horror SO MUCH!

Last week, I headed to Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent to shop for this years festival wear. If you are a festival goer pop along and try on some pieces, grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Have a read of this blog as I have done all the hard work for you, so read, relax and visit Bluewater knowing exactly where to go and what to buy. New Look Men has just opened doors there and I know they have some amazing festival pieces. Bluewater also houses other top brands such as Urban Outfitters, Topman, River Island and Zara - all under one roof and to top it all off, I could go and visit my parents afterwards who only live 5 minutes away - bonus!

Head over to New Look Men as they have some great festival print t-shirts, whilst visit River Island and shop their extensive camo collection. In both stores, you'll also find a large selection of festival fashion accessories such as bracelets, neckerchiefs, sunglasses, hats and jewellery.

Urban Outfitters offers an extensive collection of affordable sunglasses that will not break the bank. The grey granddad collar shirt and grey backpack in the images below are other festival must haves.

When choosing what footwear to wear at this summers festivals - try to look beyond just wellies. Of course, check the weather forecast first because if you are expecting a lot of rain then expect above the ankle in mud. In that scenario, the only real option is wellies. However if you are lucky enough to have sun or just light showers, opt of a pair of Converse boots or my personal favourite, a pair of hardy wearing and super comfortable Timberland (non-suede) boots. 

In terms of out there, bold, bright festival wear - head over to Zara and shop their awesome collection below. They also have some great denim shirts and jackets. Denim is a great fabric to wear for festivals because it requires less washing than other fabrics.

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Photo Credit Kylie Eyra