How to be fashionably ready for Glastonbury 2015
Glastonbury: the festival of festivals, a carnival of summer fun, music and utter madness; a brimming mass of people from all over the UK and the world joining together in the name of fun to enjoy good tunes, get stuck in mud and dance their socks off.
But away from all of the fun and jovial times ole’ Glasto can be hard work. There’s the notoriously long walk from the car park when you’re laden down with luggage (not to mention crates of beer) that seems more like torture than anything pleasurable, the stress of finding a good spot to camp with all of your mates, the heat that makes you feel like you’re being cooked alive in your tent every morning and the rain that makes the mud which will cover each and every one of your possessions.
The thing is with festivals, the idea of personal grooming does go out the window a fair bit, but all you fashionable festival goers will still want to look super cool hanging out in the Park Field or just chilling by the cider bus, so how can this be done? Is it an unattainable paradox? Fear not: you can still keep fashionably cool and have fun at Glasto.
Wellies, £90, Hunter
A good pair of wellington or leather boots is an essential, even in the heat of summer, nights get cold and so will your feet. You will not want to be venturing in the porter-loos at night in sandals (they don’t have lights). And if it rains, you will need waterproof boots, no question of that – the mud is deep and people get really, really stuck in it.
Oversized scarf, £15, River Island
Scarves are a brilliant way to look cool at Glastonbury; they take up next to no room in your bag and weigh almost nothing. Tie them around your head or around shoulders to protect yourself from the sun (there isn’t a lot of shade) and wrap them around your neck to keep you warm when you venture out at night time. Try bright patterned scarves for a bit of fun.
Suede fringed bum bag, £25, ASOS
Keeping your essentials with you is important; you don’t want to misplace your money and phone. A cross-body satchel is good for keeping everything secure and in one place; fringing detail always goes down well at festivals, or a worn vintage leather bag. Bum bags are also a really poplar choice – colourful and retro is the way to go.
Topshop floral plastic mac, £50, Topshop
Like it or not, a wet weather jacket is another must for Glasto (it is no Coachella). Lightweight ones are the best – go bright, colourful and patterned. This jacket will more then likely become your best friend.
Adidas farm mix leggings, £26, Urban Outfitters
The days may be warm but the nights will be cold. Turn you daytime summer look to night with a simple pair of leggings, they’ll come in handy for sleeping in, too. Black leggings are a staple, but 90s style patterns are much more eye-catching.
Hair elastic, £6.99, H&M
You might not think of taking hair accessories to a festival, but four days without a shower means greasy locks. Pinning and tying your hair will be your only options, dry shampoo and plaiting will save a lot of hassle. Have a look at our article about plaiting your hair here.
Fringe jacket, £40, Missguided
A jacket is a wardrobe essential perfect for layering and keeping warm. Jackets with embroidery, studding or fringing detail will give your look the edge. Try leather, a bomber or denim jacket (although denim is no good in the rain!)
Cat sunglasses, £10, River Island
Shade your eyes from the midday sun and cover up those dark circles in the morning. A pair of sunnies will be practical and look cool. Wayfarers have a classic vibe, circle frames give off a hippie look, but to be utterly fabulous go for cat-eyes.