May 06, 2015

Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn Henderson


Digital Marketer for Targetdry by day, Fashion and Lifestyle blogger at by night, with a love for vintage, homewares and the Irish countryside. Follow my posts for fashion trends, style advice and new collection previews.

Festival › Hints & Tips ›

Festival Fashion Necessities/What To Pack

After the pics from Coachella (LA music festival) appeared across the internet, it was clear that it had single-handedly upped the festival style stakes for the coming summer season. This year will see a return to the hippy dippy boho vibe of woodstock. There will be plenty of fringing, lace crochet, floaty chiffon and temporary tattoos as festival style gets competitive.

Of course, trends come and go, but there are some festival wear staples that will never go out of fashion.

We’ve put together a few essential pieces that will help you pack for the festival season and make sure you can change up your look without needing to bring your entire wardrobe.

Denim shorts

It wouldn’t be a festival without the appearance of frayed edge denim shorts! A staple item that can be worn with virtually anything, it’s definitely one for the backpack. Customise them by adding a few rips.

Graphic slogan tee

An easy item to style with anything, a good festival tee will either have your fave band or artist printed on the front or your favourite slogan. There are plenty of graphic tees on the high street, but if you want to go that bit further, you can customise your own tee.

Wellies & knee length socks

The one essential that everyone has to pack. Wellies will see you through the festival season, especially if you will be frequenting UK festivals which are notorious for wet and mucky conditions. Wear with long socks to protect your feet and avoid nasty blisters.

Waterproof jacket/poncho

There’s nothing like a heavy downpour to leave you feeling wet and miserable. Packaway macs are great for easy access when the heavens open. Waterproof jackets and/or ponchos are an absolute must if you want to avoid getting hypothermia.


Versatile, practical and fashionable, the headscarf is great for covering up bad hair days. Bring a couple of patterned scarves to style up your outfit and create a quirky look.

Stacks of jewellery

If all else fails, pile on the jewellery. A simple outfit can easily be brought to life with a few well chosen pieces. The high street has plenty of jewellery items that are sold in bunches, taking the stress out of sourcing individual pieces.

What will you be packing for the festival season?