Festival style guide

Festival [2017] Style Guide for Men

What are you up for this summer? Staying home? Jetting off to warmer climes? Or joining the festivals?

Coachella, Glastonbury, Roskilde, Rock in Rio, Tomorrowland…

It’s THE TIME of the year! Festival season is upon us, so now it’s vital to get your summer wardrobe in check.

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Festival Fashion

What’s festivals fashion? Is it even a thing?

YES! Music is art and so is fashion. Festivals are just as much a chance for you to be flaunting good-looking outfit, as festivals are about music and awesome performances.

Let’s call it “Great Outfits and Great Tunes” What’s not to like? However, here’s a complete festival fashion guide from must-haves to the all-important accessories.

The festival style guide

T-Shirt & Tanks

If you can pull off basic wear in the classic way, you can pull it off in any way. A plain tee or tank MUST be part of your festival wardrobe.

Especially a white tee – it’s timeless, it’s cool, it’s casual and totally effortless.

Cool basic tank top and t-shirts

Esprit Basic Crew Neck T-Shirt In White $12.50, Pull&Bear Longline T-Shirt In White With Curved Hem $09.00, ASOS Super Longline T-Shirt With Curved Back Hem In Red $18.50, ASOS Longline Muscle T-Shirt With Contrast Cuff And Hem Extenders In Gray/White $15.50, ASOS Super Longline T-Shirt With All Over Distress And Curved Hem $22.00.

Print & Pattern

Besides the clean basics, you NEED to incorporate print and/or patterns into your festival wardrobe.

If you never wear colors, print or patterns for your everyday outfit, THIS is the time to be playful and try out some new things in clothing! As far as festival fashion is concerned, everything goes (since you’ll find all types of people at a festival).

Print and pattern t-shirts

Denim Is Hot

Denim has been around since the beginning of the 20th century and has more than earned the title of a wardrobe staple.

Don’t hesitate about investing in great denim items. It’s a cool all-season essential that can be worn season after season.

If you’re unsure about what kind of wash you should go for, the mid/light-toned blue is IT. Light wash denim is totally stylish and summery, and you will find lots of inspiration for it in the recent street styles.

Black denim is also a great choice that works very well with white and other basic colors.

Men in denim

ASOS Denim Jacket In Light Blue Wash$53.00, Dr Denim Pete Shirt $61.00, River Island Denim Jacket In Light Wash Blue With Fleece Collar $83.00, Dr Denim Dwight Jacket Light Retro $98.00, New Look Regular Fit Short Sleeve Denim Shirt In Mid Wash $28.00, ASOS Oversized Denim Jacket in Mid Blue Wash $61.00.

Jeans (Light, Loose & Raw)

Add denim jeans to the top of your “what to wear” list.

There has been a movement away from the mid-wash towards lighter washes and if you really wanna prove your style game, it’s time to switch out the skinny styles and look for something roomier.

If you’re looking for something different and attention-grapping, go for overalls or ripped, raw denim. Up its low-key vibe with a clean tee, sneakers or boots.

Men's jeans

Dr Denim Jeans Leon Slim Tapered Drop Crotch Light Stone Wash $76.00, ASOS Slim Jeans With Mega Rips In Bleach Wash Blue $53.00, ASOS Skinny Jeans In Mid Wash With Knee Rips $46.00,  Selected Homme Jeans In Skinny Fit Stretch Denim $76.00, ASOS Denim Overalls With Retro Front Pocket In Mid Blue $64.00.


Long story short – as summer heats up – bring back your shorts. Knee-length denim options are a good way to go. Chino shorts are also ideal and can be both dressed up and down.

Still, keep in mind that festivals are a great opportunity to be a bit more playful with your fashion choices. So search for different colors or shorts with prints.

Men's shorts

ASOS Denim Shorts In Slim With Light Blue Wash And Abrasions $38.00, ASOS Skinny Chino Shorts In Burgundy $28.00, ASOS Stretch Slim Chino Shorts in Dark Green $28.00, ASOS Denim Shorts In Super Skinny Mid Blue $34.00, ASOS Super Skinny Denim Shorts In Indigo $31.00, ASOS Chino Shorts With Camo Print $38.00.


As the sun sets, you will likely need to layer up. A cotton sweatshirt is a must-have and a comfortable piece that can be tied around your waist or shoulders during the day and thrown on when required.

Opt for basics in different colors and perhaps something with print on it.

Men's sweatshirts


Keep your festival look easy and relaxed by wearing a hoodie.

Go for either a zip hoodie or a pullover, depending on what look you want. After you’ve made your choice, it’s just as easy as pulling on some cool jeans and a pair of lace-up boots or sneakers.

Men's hoodies

ASOS Oversized Hoodie In Gray $31.00, ASOS Oversized Cut & Sew Hoodie In Velour $46.00, ASOS Zip Up Hoodie In Khaki $28.00, Diesel Hoodie S-Agnes-Patch Denim Mowhawk in Black $142.00, Luke 1977 Honey Louigi Hoodie Half Zip Small Logo Mix Fabric in Gray Marl $98.00, Adidas Originals Trefoil Pullover Hoodie S95512 $65.00.

Comfy Shoes

Festival or not. Shoes are necessary.

The new cult, classic, minimalistic white sneakers are totally IN and simply a must-have. Still, keep in mind that festivals can get quite messy so if it’s a pair you love, buy another in case they get super dirty.

Boots, on the other hand, are also totally EPIC for festivals and slightly more bohemian inspired.

However, ensure that you have a stylish pair of shoes (or more) and that they are comfortable and will complement most of your festival outfits.

Festival footware

ASOS Lace Up Sneakers In White $31.00, Vans Old Skool Sneakers $60.00, ASOS Sneakers in Gray With Speckle Print Sole $34.00, Vans Sk8-Hi Sneakers $70.00, Timberland Classic 6 Inch Premium Boots $202.00, Dr Martens 2976 Chelsea Boots $125.00.

Up Your Style with Accessories

Talking about festivals there are 3 main accessories every man should wear:


Nothing else offers a face-based style upgrade than a pair of sunglasses. To nail the game, pick a classic pair that complements your face shape. As pointed out before, a festival is the perfect venue to experiment with different styles and colors.

Hats & Caps

Much like sunglasses, hats and caps are accessories that create a statement. Caps are boyish and keep your hair out of your way. Also great if you’re just too lazy to pull off an epic hairstyle.


A stylish backpack is necessary and also a cool way to up your style game. Make sure you carry a bag with an appropriate amount of room for your supplies. 

Festival accessories

Reclaimed Vintage Aviator Sunglasses $31.00, Reclaimed Vintage Aviator Glasses $31.00, ASOS Fanny Pack in Camo Print $22.00, Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Camo Backpack In Green $58.00, Reclaimed Vintage Inspired X Romeo & Juliet Baseball Cap With Heart Use Code Embroidery $28.00, ASOS Safari Bucket Hat In Black Mesh $18.50.

If it rains…

At festivals in Europe, you can’t always trust the weather, so be prepared.

Luckily, dressing for showers can be stylish: Bring a cool pair of wellies, a rain jacket and an umbrella if necessary.

Green rain coat and boots and Calvin Klein umbrella

Rains Short Hooded Jacket Waterproof in Green $113.00, Calvin Klein Umbrella $46.00, Hunter Original Short Wellington Boots $132.00.

Stay stylish out there and remember to have fun. We know we will!