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What to Wear to Glastonbury- Top Tips from a London Personal Stylist- Your Ultimate Festival Fashion Guide

Summer is the season of festivals, bringing a blend of music, arts, and culture to vibrant outdoor settings. As a London-based personal stylist, I understand the importance of looking stylish while staying comfortable. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you rock your festival looks this summer and stand out in the crowd.

1. Embrace 70s Vibes

70s is a timeless festival favorite. Think flowy dresses, crochet tops, and fringe details. Opt for lightweight fabrics like cotton and linen to stay cool in the summer heat. Pair a bohemian maxi dress with gladiator sandals and a wide-brimmed hat for an effortlessly chic look. Suede jackets, fringing, 70s prints- all a yes.

Style Tips:

  • Accessorize with layered necklaces and bracelets: Layered jewelry adds a touch of sophistication to your boho look.

  • Choose earthy tones and floral prints: These are classic boho elements that enhance the free-spirited vibe.


2. Practical Yet Stylish Footwear

Comfortable footwear is crucial for festivals. You'll be on your feet all day, dancing and walking across various terrains. Opt for stylish yet practical choices like ankle boots, fashionable sneakers or wellington boots incase it rains.

Style Tips:

  • Break in your shoes before the festival to avoid blisters.

  • Consider waterproof options if the weather forecast predicts rain.



3. Denim Delights

Denim is a festival staple. From high-waisted shorts to overalls and jackets, denim pieces are versatile and durable. Pair denim shorts with a graphic tee and a kimono for a trendy yet comfortable look.

Style Tips:

  • Distressed and embellished denim adds a unique touch to your outfit.

  • Layer with a lightweight jacket for cooler evenings.


Above: Dress, nobodys child £65

4. Play with Patterns and Colors

Summer festivals are the perfect time to experiment with bold patterns and vibrant colors. Whether it's tie-dye, animal prints, or geometric designs, don't shy away from making a statement. A colourful/ printed jacket (as below ) can be a great way to add interest to jeans/ shorts and a tee.

Style Tips:

  • Mix and match patterns: Stripes with florals or polka dots with paisley can create eye-catching looks.

  • Color-coordinate your accessories to tie the outfit together.


Above: Shirt and skirt, Sezane

5. Essential Accessories

Accessories can elevate any festival outfit. Consider sunglasses, hats, and statement jewelry to complete your look. A stylish yet functional bag is also a must-have for carrying your essentials.

Style Tips:

  • Choose a crossbody bag or a backpack: These options are practical and keep your hands free.

  • Opt for oversized sunglasses for a glamorous touch.

6. Stay Sun-Safe

While looking stylish is important, protecting yourself from the sun is crucial. Incorporate sun-safe elements into your festival attire.

Style Tips:

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat or a chic cap to shield your face.

  • Apply sunscreen regularly and choose outfits with some coverage.

7. Sustainable Fashion Choices

With the growing awareness of sustainable fashion, consider eco-friendly choices for your festival wardrobe. Look for brands that offer sustainable materials and ethical practices.

Style Tips:

  • Thrift or upcycle: Find unique, vintage pieces or repurpose old clothes.

  • Support local and ethical brands: Make a statement with your style and your values.

8. Weather-Ready Outfits

London’s weather can be unpredictable. Be prepared for sudden changes by layering your outfits. A light, waterproof jacket or a stylish poncho can be lifesavers during unexpected showers.

Style Tips:

  • Pack a foldable raincoat that fits easily in your bag.

  • Wear breathable layers that you can easily add or remove.


Dressing for summer festivals is all about balancing style, comfort, and practicality. With these tips, you’ll be ready to enjoy the festivities while looking effortlessly stylish. Remember, the key is to express your personality through your outfits and have fun with your festival fashion choices.

By following this guide, you’re not only prepared for a fabulous festival season but also boosting your wardrobe’s versatility. If you need personalised styling advice, feel free to reach out. Let's make this summer festival season your most stylish one yet!

For more fashion tips and personalised styling sessions, get in touch to book a consultation or head over to my instagram. Stay stylish,

Hellana xx

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