Festival season is well and truly here, but with changeable and unpredictable weather expected for the August bank holiday weekend, it can be hard to know what to pack for a festival.
With the weekend fast approaching, PrettyLittleThing has analysed exclusive internal data and put together a lookbook, showing exactly how to stay cool and comfortable and still show off your unique style.
Focus on quick-frying fabrics
It’s a good idea to shape your look around light, floaty fabrics that’d be quick to dry if you did happen to get caught in a sudden shower. This means you won’t be feeling hot, sticky or damp after a downpour and can get back to feeling your most fabulous self.
Add a light oversized or cropped jacket as an extra layer
It’s good to have a light jacket on hand for those late night breezes or rainy showers. A retro-style bomber jacket or utility cropped jacket is the perfect addition to any outfit, keeping you dry without being too heavy. Feel free to add a faux leather racer jacket for an edgier look.
Go long with a mac or trench coat
The humble mac or trench coat has become a festival staple over the years, and for good reason. Made of lightweight, water-resistant material, these coats are typically not too heavy but will cover you from head to toe, making showery spells a walk in the park.
Rock a pair of boots for the ultimate rainproof footwear
Everyone knows that wellies are the festival must-have, especially when there’s wet weather involved. But other boots can make your feet happy too – consider a pair of ankle boots to rock the ultimate festival trend, or a pair of biker boots for an alternative look that’ll protect your feet on any terrain.
Sophie O’Neil, Senior Stylist at PrettyLittleThing explains how to pack like a pro and nail your festival style, no matter what the weather throws at you.
“Festivals can be all-weather events which means you need to choose looks that are versatile and can work for a variety of outlooks. Though a summer festival is always likely to be on the warmer side, it’s good to be prepared for those last-minute showers that can strike at any time.
“Fast-drying fabrics such as linen and cotton will prevent you from feeling damp or sticky. Lightweight dresses are a great option as they don’t take up much space and can be worn more casually for the day but still work for the night. Co-ord sets are also great because they can be mixed and matched – pair a loose-fitting shirt with a pair of cargo pants for example, or match it with a pair of flowy shorts.
“Ensure dry feet with a pair of chunky boots or wellies, and top off your look with a light bomber, shell, or cropped biker jacket for an extra layer. Be sure to wear your heaviest or bulky items – like biker boots or a trench coat – en route to the festival, leaving room in your bag for lighter things like a pair of sandals/trainers, dresses and co-ords.
“Once you’ve chosen the key pieces you want to build your looks around, you’ll have a better idea of how much room you have left to pack the rest of your stuff. Don’t forget you’ll also need essentials – something warm to sleep in, socks, underwear, and toiletries.”
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