The Glastonbury Countdown Is on! 7 Looks Inspiring All My Festival Outfits

Festival season is almost upon us, and whether you dabbled in the scene last year or you’re back in the game for 2024, we could all do with some inspiration, right? Dressing for this particular occasion always feels trickier than most. For a wedding guest look, a dress is typically the fail-safe option. And for the races, you can most likely re-wear said guest look. But knowing what to wear for festivals can be harder as there's no dress code and pretty much anything goes.

This is why we’ve relied on some of the most stylish women on Instagram to decode which looks are most suitable for festivals. And the best part about each item is that you’ll style them throughout the rest of summer, too. So, whether you choose a crochet co-ord teamed with a bikini you could also wear to the beach or you go for a suede tassel jacket that you can sport all year round, these seven festival-ready outfits have you covered.

1. Crochet Skirt + Cowboy Boots

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Style Notes: It's hard to go to a festival without spotting at least a few '70s-tinged, Woodstock-inspired outfits, often featuring crochet fabrications and touches of suede. Rae has shown just how easy it is to make the look modern.

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2. Linen Shirt + Sports Shorts

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Style Notes: If you're looking for maximum comfort then sporty shorts are the way to go. Throw on a colour-pop linen shirt for a breezy light layer and complete the laid-back ensemble with trainers for dashing from stage to stage. 

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3. Bandeau Top + Mini Skirt

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Style Notes: With temperatures looking to hit 30-degrees over Glastonbury, you don't have to overthink the layering. Go for a mini skirt, fun printed bandeau and finish with some sandals to make the most of the rain staying away!

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4. Top-to-Toe Gingham + Trainers 

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Style Notes: Gingham is the most fitting print we could think of for a festival. It's fun, summery and a little nostalgic. Opt for a lightweight fabric that you can freely dance in all day/night long.

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5. Sweater + Miniskirt

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Style Notes: For a more casual concert vibe, stick to a comfy sweatshirt and an on-trend mini skirt, like Emilie Sindlev. You could easily transition this look from an all-day festival to brunch the next morning.

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6. Tassel Jacket + Knit Dress

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Style Notes: Let's be honest, a festival in the UK is a far cry from a festival in LA. If it's looking like an overcast day, layer a suede jacket over a knitted maxi dress to keep yourself warm.

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7. Baby Doll Dress + Cowboy Boots

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Style Notes: We couldn't just include one cowboy boots outfit in this round-up. In our eyes, they're the ultimate festival footwear, and they look particularly cool with cute dresses you'll want to dance all day in.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.