Yes, festivals are all about the music, but the stylish supermodel and celebrity stampede that descend upon festivals like Coachella in the perfectly planned and impeccably pulled off outfit, has resulted in festival fashion becoming so much more than just throwing a couple of tees and shorts in a backpack. Just think, getting caught out in a photo could ruin your credibility!
Top: Unless you're a natural born raver like blogger and model Ricardo Simonetti, with natural long locks and a hip vibe, I definitely think that for men, bearing your chest is a no go at a festival. Much preferable would be a couple of plain tees or discreet graphic print tees, and if you are one of those long term plan guys, how about Tom Cridland 30-year T-shirt? They come in plenty of colours including my favourite orange.
Shorts: I am currently obsessed with at baze shorts. They're just amazing and versatile and if you're planning to get wet they stand you in good stead because they're swimming trunks too!
Sunglasses: As far as I am concerned Kirk by Kirk are still the best; and the unisex style means you can share your eyewear with your female friends or your girlfriend, for cool festival selfies.
Headwear: Whether you decide to opt for a cap, or a hat is a defining moment in your festival outfit, the choice is subjective and totally up to personal opinion and preference. Personally, I think caps are cooler! Kenzo and T.W.O. Face London are my current hotties.
Shoes: Unless you get caught out in a down pour situation wellies are an absolute no go! I do have a major exception from that rule though Plasticana – those hemp caramel colour boots make me swoon! A summer festival now means opt for easy wear. Remember your feet swell in the heat and you will also be dancing, so u can forget wearing a new pair. A good friendly pair of converse or vans is your best bet and take two because it's the only way I know to avoid blisters. My current favourites are vejas or Novesta.