What to wear to a festival: A complete guide for 2022

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best festival outfits

by Marina Avraam |

Festival season is just around the corner, which means bangers, bevs, and more outfit changes than Lady Gaga at the VMAs. Our body is ready.

Choosing festival outfits is an ordeal due to the sheer amount of questions we have. Do we wear shorts or a dress? Strappy heels or boots? Go sparkly or keep it simple? Depending on which festival you're attending, you might also want to consider the weather, because as much as you want to harness your inner Vanessa Hudgens, Glastonbury (or any UK festival) won't be nearly as toasty as Coachella's desert.

Comfort - and we can't stress this enough - is key when it comes to choosing festival outfits. As tempting as that rib-crushing corset might be, you may come to regret it when you're five hours in and ready to inhale a burger. We've all been there.

What matters most when it comes to choosing festival outfits is feeling good in your skin, and having fun with it. If there's ever a time you're going to match those leopard print flares with that feathery top - it's at a festival. No stress, just good vibes.

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So if you're wondering what to wear to Glastonbury or what to wear to Coachella, we've got you covered with the best festival tops, dresses, co-ords and shoes - no matter your style or budget. Start shopping below.

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Best festival tops


SHOP: The best festival tops

Metal Halterneck Top
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Metal, halterneck and orange, it doesn't get more festival than this H&M top.

Daisy Street Pink Sequin Butterfly Top
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We're lurving the butterfly top trend, and this sequinned version by Urban Outfitters might just be our favourite one yet.

Zebra Printed Mesh Button Top
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Not ready to risk the UK's volatile weather forecast? Throw on this gorge long-sleeved zebra pattern top, and pair it with your fave cargos for the ultimate warm but cool look.

UO Karissa Corset Top
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This corset top is basically a work of art, and we want it on our bodies - ASAP.

Quiksilver Sunlight Talk Hoodie
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Hoodies are a perfect staple for a festival if you want to go cute but casual.

Amy Lyn Shiny Mesh Halter Top
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Obsessed with glitz and glamour? Look no further than this stunning shiny mesh halter top in silver.

UO Addella Knit Scarf Top
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This top combines the crochet top, scarf top and butterfly top trends all in one. Need we say more?

Stradivarius Scarf Top
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If you're a sucker for an animal print, this zebra Stradivarius scarf top with a cowl neck is a safe (and stunning) choice.

Topshop Ruched Mesh Vest
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Can't bear the thought of wearing anything but black? We've got you covered. Plus, the simplicity of this mesh vest means you can pair it with a statement pair of trousers or a skirt. Simple up top, party at the bottom.

Blue Abstract Stripe Printed Slinky Cross Front Top
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A statement piece, to say the least, this PLT top features an abstract stripe print, slinky material and cut-out detailing.

FILA X Playboy White Photo Print Crop Top
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Verify your cool-girl status with the Fila X Playboy white crop top. Perfect if comfort is your priority.

Easy Tiger Halter Neck Tie Front Crop Top
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Does it get more Y2K than this? We think not.

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Best festival co-ords


SHOP: The best festival co-ords

Collusion Swirly Crepe Flare Co-ord in Purple
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We love a good co-ord and this option by ASOS is a whole vibe.

Public Desire Slinky Shirt Co-Ord In Scarf Print
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A scarf print co-ord that was practically made for festival season. Complete the look with some sneaks - or better yet - a pair of cowboy boots.

Topshop Co-Ord Halter Satin Bralet in Pink
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This hot pink, satin co-ord has a later neck top and a satin midi skirt to go along with it. Love.

Vintage Wash Diamante Cropped Western Denim Jacket
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Double denim, anyone? We love this cropped western co-ord with diamante details for some added spice. A perfect choice if you're headed to Coachella.

O Might 90s Halter Neck Crop Top
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If you're obsessed with the 90s, it's time to embrace flower power and pop on this halter neck and skirt combo.

Black Laser Cut Out High Neck Crop Top
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This option doubles as a killer festival outfit, as well as a beach cover-up for your summer hols. A win-win, really.

UO Annie Western Crop Top & Mini Skirt Co-Ord
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If you're really looking to embrace the Woodstock look, look no further than Urban Outfitter's horse and cactus-printed co-ord in mustard.

Green Abstract Print Notch Front Skirt Co-Ord
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Is it really a festival outfit list if we don't include at least one tie-dye, cut-out co-ord? We think not.

ASOS DESIGN Slinky Strappy Maxi Beach Dress With Ring Detail in Illusion Print
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We love the beachy vibes of this slinky number.

Best festival dresses


SHOP: Best festival dresses

Bandeau Mini Dress
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You can't go wrong with a bandeau mini, and paired with this dopamine yellow and green pattern? Ob-sessed.

Shining Bright Coral Print Halterneck Ring Cut Out
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Halterneck and cut-outs are two of our favourite things.

Wavey Printed Asymmetrical Mini Dress
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Wavey garms are a go all summer long, and this Urban Outfitters swirl pattern dress gets a hell yassss from us.

Green Tie-Dye Print Ruched Tie Hem Bodycon Dress
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Tie-dye and meshy, this PLT mini is what dreams are made of.

Asymmetric Laminated Dress
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Stradivarius has come through with a stunning metallic, one-shoulder dress. Paired with some thigh-high boots? To die for.

Draped Mesh Dress
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If you're a fan of the tie-dye trend but don't love colour, opt for this brown mesh number with asymmetric straps.

Knitted Cotton Dress
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Crochet dresses are a festival must-have, and this H&M one is affordable and comes in three colours.

Best festival accessories


SHOP: The best festival accessories

H&M Pocket Detail Bucket Hat
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You can't go wrong with a classic bucket hat, and this one will match all of your outfits.

Skinny Dip Jackson Graffiti Daisy Bum Bag
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No festival look is complete without a bum bag, and this cute one from Skinny Dip can hold all of your favourite stuff.

Estella Bartlett Gemstone Beaded Necklace
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It's a bit on the spenny side, but this gorj beaded necklace will last you for years to come - and it's perfect for summer.

ASOS DESIGN Pack of 2 Hair Clips with Butterfly Detail
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Butterfly clips are back, so rock this '90s staple in style.

H&M Four-strand Beaded Necklace
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We're all about layering up the jewellery, and this beaded necklace is a vibe for festival season.

ASOS DESIGN Recycled Frame Beveled Square Cat Eye Sunglasses in Blue
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These chic cat-eye sunglasses will make all of your outfits pop.

My Accessories London Woven Crochet Sun Hat in Rainbow Brights
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Brighten up even the rainiest of festival days with this rainbow sun hat.

Skinny Dip Jackson Lime Glitz Bum Bag
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Jump on the neon trend with this glitzy bum bag from Skinny Dip.

Best festival shoes


SHOP: The best festival shoes

ASOS Design Wellington Boot In Purple
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If you're headed to Glastonbury, or any other UK festivals, wellies are a great idea - particularly these cute purple ones from ASOS.

Swish Womens Recycled Flip-Flops
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If you're going to a beach festival like Boardmasters, a pair of fun flip-flops are a necessity.

Recruit Lace Up Knitted Biker Boots
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A biker boot will help spice up any outfit, and help you brave the weather at the same time.

ASOS DESIGN Andi Flat Western Boots in Black
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We're calling it - cowboy boots are the cool girl emblem, and this pair from ASOS are affordable, and have pull tabs for easy entry.

Public Desire Howdy Western Boots in Tan Micro
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Bop to your fave artist in style with a pair of orange cowboy boots from Public Desire - but hurry, because they're nearly out of stock.

Stone Fringe Detail Heeled Western Ankle Boots
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White shoes might be a brave choice for a festival, but we couldn't resist this fringe detailed western boot.

Stradivarius Western Boot In Silver
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A statement shoe, to say the least, the Stradivarius western boots in silver are giving festival vibes to the max.

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