From flower crowns to statement earrings – we’ve got the lowdown on those festival finishing touches.

Festival season is almost upon us and once you’ve sorted your tickets, the next logical step is to sort your outfits. Right?

We all know the best thing to wear at a festival is either a) jeans (or cut-off shorts if it’s sunny) and a t-shirt or b) a floral tea dress. Both with wellies and a raincoat, because British Summertime likes to play games. So the clothes sort themselves… but what about the accessories?

Accessorising for a festival can be a tricky thing – you want to finish your outfit with aplomb, but you don’t want to add anything that could get tangled in your hair/caught in a flagpole/trampled by the masses during an energetic mosh pit. Similarly, a festival is not the place to debut your new Michael Kors handbag and Chanel sunglasses, because they will get broken and/or stolen. What to do?

Festival finishing touches

First, let’s start with the jewellery. A statement bib necklace will add colour and detail to your outfit while sitting high up on your chest with no dangerous dangly bits. We love this beaded version by Balsamik – team it with a stacked bracelet for ultimate boho hippy vibes.

When you’re partying in a field all day, keeping the sun off your face is important – no one can pull off the lobster look. Leave the designer shades at home and go for a cheaper (but still stylish) pair like these and add a cute straw fedora for extra sun protection points.

How to accessorise for a festival

It’s bound to get chilly at some point during the day, so a lightweight scarf you can pack into your bag is essential. We love this tasselled style – ok, it’s white which isn’t the most practical colour for a festival, but it’s so light and airy you could give it a quick rinse with water and dry it out in a few hours.

Finally, no one wants to be lugging a load of stuff around the festival site with them but a few basics are pretty essential, and you’ll need a bag to throw them in. If you want to go totally hands free, this printed bumbag  is awesome and very sports luxe, or go for this pretty embroidered cross body bag for a more laidback look.

Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

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