Festiv-alarm (noun) : a sudden overwhelming feeling of hysteria or anxiety, sometimes affecting a whole group of people in the run up to a music festival. Especially with regard to wardrobe choices.
We get it.
Are you leaning into the 70s with flared-everything, fringed jackets and denim? Or should your capsule wardrobe take inspiration from the noughties? Think Xtina, Destiny's Child, Gwen Stefani —
As with last-minute summer holiday shopping, there's an almost irresistible temptation to bulk buy Zara's latest launches or, worse, give in to Shein's barrage of festival-orientated outfits clogging your Google Shopping feed.
Close those browser tabs and calm yourself. We're here to help, with a dungaree for every festival (and every weather scenario).
Red Stripe 🎪
Best for: Dressing up, garnering compliments and standing out from the crowd
Festival choice: All Points East, Wilderness, Lost Village or Houghton
Best for: 70s feels, warmer weather (due to their lightweight cotton) and giving your outfit an edge
Festival choice: Glastonbury, Cornbury and Shambala
Best for: Optimists and tastemakers
Festival choice: Wilderness, Noisily, Cornbury
Best for: mud, dirt and lasting the full duration
Festival choice: Glastonbury, Latitude, Standon Calling
Best for: versatility and a classic understated dungaree look
Festival choice: Isle of Wight, Boardmasters, Cornbury
Step aside sandals and silk. It’s not the time. Everyone knows (or at least they do now) that dungarees are the cornerstone of festival style.