Festival Fashion: Hair And Eyewear 101

It may be chilly at the moment out there, but with Spring just around the corner and Summer soon to follow, we can’t help but look towards those balmy days and start planning our festival fashion already!

Although Glastonbury might be taking a rest this year, there are plenty of other festivals, ranging from single days to entire weeks, to whet your appetite.

Whether it’s a short stay or a longer camp, it’s always important to pack the essentials! We’re talking sun tan lotion (for the rare days that summer means summer), raincoats (for the more typical days that summer means rain!) and reusable water bottles (to keep you hydrated during those life changing sets!).

Once you’ve got all the basics out of the way, it’s time to think about your style.

Festivals are a great place to experiment with looks you might not normally try, so whether you want to channel your inner rock chick or boho babe, it’s time to go wild.

Here are some top tips on what’s hot to get you started!


It’s a great time to go bold with bold pops of colour in your outfits and crazy hues in your hair.

Why not make your locks your ultimate accessory, and rock a super on-trend pastel purple or rose-gold tint? Or, if you’re feeling brave, channel your inner unicorn and rock the ultimate urban gypsy vibe with rainbow coloured hair! Add a touch of glitter to your roots and you’re good to go.

Style with oversized round sunnies, like the Miu Miu MU 13NS below to complete the look!

Miu Miu MU 13NS
Miu Miu MU 13NS

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On the subject of hair, braids are a great way of styling hair that might not have been washed for a few days (or loaded with dry shampoo!) – perfect for festivals! They’re also great for keeping hair off your face and they look pretty damn cool too.

Be sure to add some hair accessories to your plaits for a really up-to-the-minute look. Thread a ribbon through, or try some hair rings or feathers for a boho twist to your style.

Live your best bohemian life with the Calvin Klein Jeans CKJ783S – a summer wardrobe staple if ever there was one. Grab them below!

Calvin Klein Jeans CKJ783S

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Space buns are always a good idea ??

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Buns are big news right now, and they’re another great way of keeping hair out of the way while you enjoy the acts. We’re loving these space buns from Zoella in the shot above – the perfect festival-ready look with minimal maintenance required!

Wear with some statement shades to elevate your look. We love these circular frames from Prada:

Prada PR 13SS
Prada PR 13SS

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When it comes to festival make-up, glitter and sparkles are the order of the day.

Get starry-eyed with twinkly shapes, or opt for a dewy pearlescent finish with eyeshadow and highlighter.

Wear with these flower-power sunglasses for a fab finishing touch:

Dolce & Gabbana DG2173B
Dolce & Gabbana DG2173B

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