How do you strike a balance between practical and fashionable? This question is always tricky to answer, and when it comes to music festival fashion, it’s almost impossible. You never really know what weather or conditions you’re going to have to endure for hours on end, but you need to try and make yourself as comfortable as possible for the duration while still looking stylish – after all, you’re likely to be seen by thousands of people. Luckily we have a few suggestions for getting that balance right.
Lightweight layers are a great solution for unpredictable weather, especially for festivals like Jersey Live which is a little after the peak of summer – you never know when it might turn colder. The beauty of having a few thin layers is you can adapt your outfit easily to control your temperature – if you’re lucky enough for the sun to come out, just tie one round your waist. A scarf can keep your warm or be used to wrap your hair up safely if it doesn’t stand up to the weather (or lack of showering).
Never rely on sunny weather at a festival. If you don’t take a jacket of any kind in fear of the heat in the crowds, you’re pretty much guaranteed to suffer through a cold, wet weekend. Invest in a practical mac that can fold up to fit in your bag when you don’t need it. This minimises the hassle of carrying round an extra layer, and maximises your defences against the British weather.Continue Reading