A gal’s guide to festival fashion with La Redoute*

When it comes to festival fashion, there are a few misconceptions. In fact, I’m pretty sure that any festival fashion guide I’ve ever seen has been written by someone who has never stepped foot into the muddy fields of a festival. So it’s about time I share style some do’s and don’ts. And no, I’m not about to tell you to ditch the high street and head to Go Outdoors for an anorak. This post is about practicality AND style (plus Topshop sell some pretty cool waterproofs…)

DON’T

Wear jumpsuits/playsuits/dungarees! Now anyone who knows me knows I adore jumpsuits and the like. But getting yourself out of one of the aforementioned isn’t graceful at the best of times. Throw in a square foot of portaloo into the mix and you’re gonna need some serious yoga skills to get you out of that situation

DO

Go for co-ords & matchy-matchy style! You don’t have to compromise on style, and a two piece solves all of the ‘folding yourself up origami style’ drama.

DON’T

Dress for Coachella! Forget about fringing right now… remember the portaloos? Not a good combo. If you’re off to a festival in the UK, there’s always a chance of sun, but likelihood is that it will bucket down with rain. So by the time the first act hits the stage, you might be regretting the strappy sundress or short-shorts.

DO

Layer up! Layers are your friends. Even if it is raining, once your dancing in a crowd of 100,000 people, it can get hot pretty quick. But the walk back to your tent in the evening can get pretty chilly, so being able to whip off or throw on a jacket will abso help.

DON’T

Even bother with a hat…

You already have (if you’re anything like me) an overstuffed rucksack to contend with, and a hat is just going to make the journey to the campsite that bit more difficult. Plus, the second you get near a crowd, absolutely everyone will be trying it on and it will disappear forever within approx. 0.314 seconds. So just leave it at home.

With the Do’s and Don’ts out of the way, let’s get on to what I would actually wear…
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LACE PANEL DRESS | STAR PRINT SHORTS | V NECK JUMPER | FRILL NECK SHIRT | YELLOW RAINCOAT | NAVY BRETON TSHIRT | DENIM MINI SKIRT | NAUTICAL STRPE SCARF | PRARIE EMBROIDERED BLOUSE

A raincoat and wellies are absolute MUST HAVES, ’cause otherwise you’ll end up damp and far too muddy. I love bright yellow raincoats and the contrast buckles on the boots look tres chic! You can’t go wrong with classics like a breton tee and a denim mini, so throwing them in your rucksack will make the morning after the night before so much more bearable.

The frill neck shirt is SO Alexa Chung worthy it hurts. It’s now at the top of my wishlist and pairing it with those starry shorts, tights and ankle boots would create an effortlessly indie vibe. Prarie style is in right now, and the white and blue embroidered blouse totally nails the trend.

Throw in some simple accessories and a stylish sweater to keep you cosy by the camp fire and you’re golden!

What do you think of my festival looks? Got any do’s and don’ts of your own when it comes to festival fashion? Tell me about it below!

Love Lucinda xx

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