Get Festival Ready: What to Wear to a Festival This Summer

Festival season is upon us and it's time to get those gladrags on and get dancing! 

Whether you're an all-prepared kind of festival go-er or more of a fashionista, there's something for everyone. From rock music to indie, to pop and disco, the U.K. has so many festivals for all kinds of music lovers out there. From Glastonbury to Download, to Reading & Leeds and the cool new festival on the block El Dorado, pack your bags with us and get the look!


Glastonbury Festival 2022

Our inspiration

Pair up in pretty dresses. Cut-outs and knot details make for great summer style. Add chunky boots or wellies, statement jewellery and something in your hair and you're set to watch the sun go down in style.


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Noel Gallagher brought the sleek menswear look at Glastonbury this year. A zip up bomber jacket is a great way to look cool while sticking to a classic, flattering style. With a white tee and jeans, you can't go wrong for a simple, laidback luxe kind of look without any hassle.

 @bbcglasto at Instagram


Looking back at Reading and Leeds Festival, this couple dressed the part in their band tees teamed with easy denim shorts and a leopard midi skirt with a side split. Get the look with our men's denim shorts and this women's skirt.

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For the music loving men

Easy does it! And, it really does. You can't go wrong at a festival with a comfortable practical outfit so a staple pair of cotton cargo shorts will do the trick. Add a print for a pop of personality and make sure to pack your sunnies and a cap. We love some form of floral print shirt to bring the festival fun to the dancefloor.

Spotted at Glastonbury Festival:

@poppet_xo on Instagram

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 Ladies who love music

Festival fashion has no limits for the ladies. Be inspired by crochet, dolled up in denim and head to toe floral, whatever your vibe, find your favourite festival styles at Threadbare. From linen look shirts to midi skirts galore, you can even team a colour pop blazer wih a pair of denim shorts for an off-duty yet super stylish outfit that's sure to turn heads!

Spotted at Glastonbury Festival 2022: Jessie Ware and BBC6 Music

BBC6 Music and singer Jessie Ware at Glastonbury Festival 2022

@bbc6music and @bbcglasto on Instagram

Get the look

One of our block colour shirts are the perfect option for a festival. Be like Jessie Ware and opt for an easy oversized look. Paired with jeans or denim shorts (weather depending!), they're a simple yet effortless look. Add a chain and your trust bumbag and you're ready to fit the field and boogie!


Don't forget the kids!

Some festivals more than others cater for little ones. As very much a family festival, Glastonbury has so much to offer the kids! It's so important that they're just as kitted out and prepared for every eventuality. 

Spotted at Glastonbury Festival:

@hollyandhydrangea on Instagram

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Threadgirls' raincoats

We definitely recommend getting your hands on a printed mac. A raincoat is an absolute must at a British festival (especially in the summer!), and we have just a few that we are sure they will love.

Microfleece linings will keep them snug and the bold prints will inspire them to be creative and have fun. They can express their personalities in our range of statement macs. From florals to tie dye to block colour options, they can choose the raincoat that expresses their style the best. Look good, feel good.

Spotted at Glastonbury Festival:

@afestivalgirl on Instagram

Get the look

Kit them out with a jogger set that will be practical in the evening to keep warm, and one of our colour pop raincoats just in case! Our funky shirts are fun for daytime wear and zip up hoodies make great companions on temperature-changing days.



Threadbare at Glastonbury 2022! 

Our Accessories Buyer Jen attended Glasto' this year and just happened to bump into another festival go-er in a Threadbare vest!


In need of more inspiration? Check out our grid below for more festival fashion inspiration.



 Written by Anna J Mather




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