Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

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Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Summers are all about festivals in England. Can you believe there are 450 festivals every year, including film, music, art and vintage? You need to take a different approach to dressing for each of them to stay ahead of the fashion crowd. Since Kate Moss graced the fashion pages globally with her khaki asymmetric dress, chunky black belt and Hunter willies at Glastonbury, festival fashion has become a trend in itself.

I still love the traditional music festivals where camping is essential! But long days and cooler nights mean you need to be prepared and pack well. Invest in a pair of wellies. Hunters are the go-to brand for many - they are classic, durable and have the A-list festival fashion crowd’s seal of approval. Have fun with your Hunters, don’t feel you have to stick to muted colors such as blacks and khakis, opt for print and color to bring life to your outfit. Another festival essential is the parka. If you’d prefer something shorter then I’d suggest a cargo jacket in army green. My one piece of advice is to always ensure your jacket or coat has a hood, but let that be where your practicalities end! Complete the look with a pretty sundress and layer with a fine knit and belt. If you’d prefer to wear shorts then team with a statement blouse or classic white shirt a la Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Carry your festival essentials in a cross body bag and don’t forget to add jewelry! Beaded necklaces, bangles and feathers are all festival style staples. Three beauty essentials that I always take with me are dry shampoo (Bumble & Bumble even thought to create one just for brunettes!), beauty balm wipes to freshen up and remove make-up, and most importantly Kohl eye liner – if you aren’t one to remove make-up in the throws of a festival, wear this, sleep in it and wake up with the perfect smoky eye effect.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.



If camping isn’t your idea of fun then art & cultural festivals are great to go to - just for one day. Vintage along London’s South Bank and France’s Festival d’Avignon are favorites of mine. I always ensure my outfit nods to an era. Rather than wellies, I team a printed tea dress with my Converse or cute ankle boots. This type of festival means you can be feminine in your look. Rather than a heavy jacket or coat I’ll wrap up in a cosy, cashmere cardigan. If your wardrobe lacks vintage styles and you’d like to mirror the theme of the festival, a quick style solution is to invest in a pair of cat eye sunglasses. For a festival such as this, I’ll be sure to finish my look with a bold red lip.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.



I’d love to go to a destination festival, Outlook in Croatia looks fantastic - sunbathing in the day and dancing at night! For festivals in warmer climates I would pack bandeau bikinis - strapless styles look chic and will help prevent tan lines, a straw trilby - this will keep you looking and feeling cool in the sun, jersey by Alexander Wang, and gladiator sandals – a perennial fashion favorite and chic alternative to flip flops that won’t fall off! Clever accessorizing is a good way to update your look; opt for a Christopher Kane neon clutch (with a wrist strap so you can’t lose it!) and fluorescent pink nail polish. Reference S/S 2012’s surf trend – take azure blues and printed pieces from designers such as Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler. My beauty must-haves for summer festivals are Evian Facial Spray - to freshen up and keep you cool (I always buy the small size so it fits in my bag), and of course, sunblock!

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.

Eve Thomas, Senior Fashion Editor at THE OUTNET.COM on what to pack for festivals.



I hope I’ve helped solve some of your festival dilemmas!

Speak soon,
Eve

 
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