What to wear to a festival when you’re not a teenager anymore

This summer, festivals are, mercifully, back with a bang! With the season already well underway and big hitters like Glastonbury yet to come, the big question on everybody’s lips (aside from will it rain) is what to wear.

Festival dressing as a grown adult is a little different from your teenage years – you might not be quite so happy to bare so much skin or wear the most outrageous outfits, but festivals are still the place to go big with your sartorial choices. It’s one of the few places where you can clash sequins, animal print and feathers all in one outfit and no one will bat an eyelid.

So with that in mind, even if you’re looking for a slightly more toned down outfit, you can still incorporate big colours and textures by way of clever layering and smart accessorising.

The great thing about no longer being 18 at a festival (other than actually being able to afford the drinks) is you can lean in to practical dressing without being mocked by your peers – in fact, they’ll likely want to know where you got your sensible wellies, rain coat and bum bag from.

If the classic boho look is your festival alter ego, then we’ve found all the floaty dresses, western-style boots and fringed accessories to make that happen. Meanwhile, if you’ve been loving the dopamine dressing trend this year, festivals are the perfect place to go full throttle in this arena, with loud colours, bold prints and clashing accessories.

Keep reading for our pick of the best festival fashion clothes and accessories – and there’s not a cropped top in sight…

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What to wear to a festival when you’re not a teenager anymore

balloon sleeve top

Balloon-sleeved cropped blouse, £29.99, H&M

orange swirl print trousers

Wide satin trousers, £19.99, H&M

western boots

Andi flat western boots, £45, ASOS

maxi dress
Free People

Real Love Embroidered Dress, £158, Free People

sude fridge bag

Split suede mobile phone bag with fringing, £45.99, ZARA

orange resin flower earrings
Urban Outfitters

Resin Floral Drop Earrings, £12, Urban Outfitters

one shoulder vest top

Asymmetric knit top, £17.99, ZARA

stripe knitted dress

Multi Stripe Ribbed Knit Midi Dress, £62.30, Warehouse

hunter wellies
black white squiggle shirt

Doodle pattern short sleeve shirt, £25, Monki

denim shorts

Dandy denim Shorts, £40, Weekday

denim star patch jacket
Nasty Gal

Sequin Star Oversized Denim Jacket, £60 (was £75), Nasty Gal

crossbody bag

Small green camera bag, £18, Monki

blue suede fringe jacket

Real Suede Fringe Jacket, £160.30 (was £229), Warehouse

orange square sunglasses

Square Preppy Sunglasses, £15, M&S

rain mac

Travel Raincoat, £15.98, Amazon

rainbow sequin bumbag

Sequin Rainbow Bumbag, £9.60 (was £12), Monsoon

blue side slit dress

Joanne Printed Mesh Dress, £40, Weekday

orange bucket hat

Cotton bucket hat, £17.99, Mango