Festival Fashion: Come rain or shine

Last week saw the ever glamorous Coachella Festival take place in sunny LA, officially kick-starting festival season. Although we may not all look as stylish as Kate Bosworth in the the Californian sunshine, planning your festival look needn’t be a chore.

If you’re not lucky enough to be jetting off to warmer climates and are headed to a festival in good old blighty, practicality is key. We’ve all experienced, or at least seen the photos, of a mud drenched revellers after days of rain so ensuring you are prepared for whatever the British weather throws out is essential.

Layers of lightweight items are always a good choice and means you can adapt your outfit to the changing conditions and even if the sun is shining, open-toe, flimsy sandals aren’t the best option. A field + thousands of people = mud.

So start planning your festival look now with our guide to dressing whatever the weather….



Warehouse Fringe Detail Top Jane Norman Shorts Hunter Wellington Boots Unisex RB3479 001/58 Folding Aviator Sunglasses

Warehouse Fringe Detail TopJane Norman ShortsHunter Wellington BootsRay-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Rain: Simply add….

Barbour Utlity Jacket Elle Knee High Socks

Barbour Utility JacketElle Knee High Socks

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Ash Boots Dickins & Jones Straw Trilby Warehouse Printed Playsuit Warehouse Belt

Ash Boots - Dickins & Jones Straw TrilbyWarehouse Printed PlaysuitWarehouse Belt

Rain: Simply add….

Mint Velvet Hooded Parka Fluro border scarf

Mint Velvet Hooded Parka - Linea Fluro Scarf



Rita Bracelet Unisex RB3475Q Gold Round Sunglasses Finders Keepers Crochet Top Awear Sequin Mini Skirt

Bibi Bijoux BraceletRay-Ban Round SunglassesFinders Keepers Crochet TopAwear Sequin Mini Skirt

Rain: Simply add…

Oasis Denim Shirt Ash Studded Boots

Oasis Denim ShirtAsh Studded Boots

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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