As spring beckons, one thing guaranteed to set fashion hearts a flutter is the knowledge that festival season is upon us. Live music, good vibes and sunshine (well, sometimes!) go hand-in-hand with killer outfits, but when the ticket has already cost a small fortune, what’s a girl to do?
Luckily, help is at hand in the shape of your Everything5Pounds fairy godmother. We are here to take the stress out of festival packing; your wish is our command as we present to you our definitive guide to gorgeous festival fashion on a £5 budget. With outfits taken care of, all that’s left to do is let the countdown commence and we’ll see you at the front!
1. Print Dresses
Easy to slip on and layer with a wooly jumper when the evening draws in, a cute print dress is a festival staple and will look great toughened up with chunky boots. Go for 70s Woodstock glam with a Zig Zag Stripe Tunic Dress or try ditsy floral print with a Roses Print Cowl Neck Fleece Dress.
Lightweight jackets are a must-have for when the sun goes down. An amazing vintage-looking Zipped Faux Leather Biker Jacket will give a cool injection of biker girl glam while a Woven Trim Denim Jacket looks fabulously folky worn with a ch cheesecloth blouse.
3. Lightweight Cover-ups
What could look more festival appropriate than a hippy chic kimono or poncho? Small enough to fold into a compact bag, these are a must for covering shoulders in the midday sun or for wrapping up in when it gets chilly. We’re coveting the Tasseled Ethic Print Chiffon Kimono, dramatic Velveteen Poncho Style Top and cosy Ethnic Knit Fringed Poncho.
Endless muddy fields call for one thing at festivals: comfy boots. Ditch the heels and your feet will thank you, we promise! Keep feet dry in colourful Contrast Bow Trim Wellie Boots, go boho with a pair of Tie Up Side & Tassel Ruched Front Boots or Flower Stud Fringed Shoes and up the grunge factor with a chunky pair of PU Leather Buckle Boots.
5. Mix ‘n’ Match Tops
A sexy Tassled Lace Blouse, simple Sheered Hem White Blouse and folky Diamante Paisley Belted Chiffon Tunic are all you need for mixing and matching with jeans, shorts and skirts. Now that’s a powerful tio!
6. Floaty Maxi
Floaty, feminine maxi styles are perfect festival-wear and are great for channeling your inner pre-Raphealite goddess à la Florence Welch.
A Sheered Top Off Shoulders Maxi Dress couldn’t look any more angelic if it tried, while a Fleur Print Maxi Dress is stunning and simple. For a more seductive look, an Open Front Layered Skort looks gorgeous worn with tough boots and is a great way of showing some skin while protecting your modesty!
7. Hot Pants
If you’ve got it, flaunt it we say! An itsy bitsy pair of shorts may not be for everyone, but if you’re confident, a pair of Emblem Print Denim Shorts or sexy High Waisted Shorts will look amazing teamed with a simple blouse.
Alexa Chung is the perfect example of how effortless a pair of dungarees can look: try these Casual Dungarees for a laidback look that will keep you cool and comfortable as you enjoy the music.
Meanwhile, anyone who’s stayed in a tent before will know how difficult it can be to stay warm: that’s where a Contrast Trim Onesie comes in handy!