You’re packing the picnic basket, ear defenders for the kids and maybe even the tent if you are brave like us.
Perhaps you were inspired by my post on why family festivals are great?
But what’s worrying you is ‘OMG what am I going to wear to a family festival?‘
It’s not exactly glastonbury, and you probably don’t want to wear teeny shorts any more, but if you go in plain old boring stuff you might feel just as odd.
Here are my rules:
1) Colour is a must, but pick one that will mix and match for the whole weekend and NO white!
2) Flat shoes only! Wellies, Crocs, daps or pumps
3) Leggings or Skinny jeans (don’t get messy in the mud)
4) Lots of thin layers: vests, tunics, cardigans, coats, pashminas etc
5) Dress for summer and winter and wet weather: sun tan lotion, hats, water proofs and jumpers!
6) Pack wooly hats for the kids in the evenings to keep warm
7) Consider flower garlands, feather boa, wings, and face paint if you are feeling brave!
Last year I rocked the flower garland, feather boa, sparkly fit flops, gypsy shirt and short skirt + leggings combo, and my mate looked fab in cropped jeans, daps and a pretty skirt:
This year I’m planning on wearing this to the Penn Festival (Buckinghamshire) this weekend and probably again for the Just So Festival (Staffordshire) in august.
The ‘luscious’ navy leggings, stripy top and pretty red flowy top are from Joe Browns.
The blue and red (I’m being brave this year) skinny jeans, with the two tunics are from Next.
The cropped jacket is gorgeous and is from Joe browns again.
The blue mac is from New Look (not sure if it is still available)
The blue cardigan, wellies, daps (I’ve actually got the non-ankle version) and bag are from Next.
The crocs (mine are pink) are from crocs obviously; I’ve always been a hater of crocs, but I have to admit these peep toes work (I was given them for winning a Brilliance in blogging award).
UPDATE: I’ve added a blue hoody with a zip and fleecy lining in a bigger size as I’m a bit worried about the weather!!!
Don’t like those? There are loads more ideas for you on my Pinterest boards:
This is what the Little Dimples wore last year to Just So:
I was moaning that Next had let me down and there were no tutu’s this year when the Fairy Glass guys (the guys who I bought the pink wings from at Just So) offered to send her some new wings and tutu for this year (the blurring is her waving her matching wand – see it’s proper magic!):
Have you got any tips for what to wear? I’d love to know?
Feel free to add links to your posts or Pinterest boards!
Or what about what NOT to wear?
p.s. I wasn’t given anything to mention these clothes in this post, but I have been given tickets to the festivals and the tutu and wings for Little Dimples