IT’S time to start planning those all-important outfits for the festival season. Whether you’re head-banging at Download, raving all night at Creamfields or glammin’ up for V, we have the best fashion choices for each event.
So check out our stylist ISOBEL DRUMMOND’s guide to festival chic, as modelled by Page 3 favourite Brook.
Dates: September 7-10
Line-up: Pet Shop Boys, Justice, The xx, Dizzee Rascal and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.
The look: This year’s Bestival theme is colour – so don’t be afraid to go wild and experiment with every shade of the rainbow.
Brook wears: Dress from Warehouse, necklace from Freedom at Topshop, Bag from Topshop, wedges from New Look.
Isobel says: “The rainbow stripes of this slinky maxi dress celebrate Bestival’s Wonder of Colour theme perfectly and we think it is the ultimate choice for easy festival dressing. “Coordinate your accessories with the colours in the stripes.”
Dates: June 21-25
Line-up: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Lorde
The look: Anything goes but pick a hippy-style outfit and you’ll be right at home.
Brook wears: Lace bra top, kimono and shorts from Miss Selfridge, choker from Diva at Miss Selfridge, floral headband from Lovingalice at etsy.com, wedges from New Look.
Isobel says: “Boho babes rejoice as flowers are all over the High Street at the moment and are the fastest way to achieve that hippy look.
“A kimono like this is great for layering up when the sun does down and the floral print and fringed bottom make it the perfect festival choice. Complete the look with a must-have fl oral headband.”
Dates: June 9-11
Line-up: Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith, Sum 41, Good Charlotte and Steel Panther
The look: Britain’s biggest rock and metal festival demands plenty of black. Unleash your inner goth!
Brook wears: Dress from boohoo.com, bikini from monki.com, shoes from Zara, belt from New Look, choker and bracelets from H&M.
Isobel says: “If you’re new to trying out the dark side when it comes to fashion you don’t need to completely cover up to perfect this look.
“This polka-dot sheer dress is a great way to fl ash a bit of flesh and is perfect for a hot summer’s day. Complete by adding lots of dark jewellery.
Dates: August 19-20
Line-up: Jay Z, P!nk, Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Stormzy
The look: V is the most fashion-conscious festie around so it’s glam all the way. Forget being practical – it’s all about style here!
Brook wears: Frilled dress and shoes from Topshop, sunglasses from New Look, necklace from Freedom at Topshop, bag from River Island.
Isobel says: “Festival fashion can often look a bit grubby so if you prefer the more preened glam look then there are plenty of options for all you festival princesses out there too.
“Mini dresses with a Bardot neckline like this one are the perfect choice for soaking up those summer rays while looking super chic.
“Add oversized sunnies and a statement necklace and you’re ready to go.”
Dates: August 24-27
Line-up: The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Pete Tong and Martin Garrix
The look: It’s a clubbing marathon which happens to be in a fi eld, so go all out in neon, sparkles, glitter and colour. Just make sure you’re comfy enough to dance all night.
Brook wears: Sunglasses and shoes from New Look, choker from River Island, dress from Pretty Little Thing at Asos.com, bumbag from asos.com
Isobel says: “If you’re heading to one of the UK’s dance festivals this summer then let sequins be your best friend.
“The multi-coloured sequins of this dress teamed with holographic accessories create a look that’ll see you right through ’til dawn.
“The low V-neck front will keep you super cool in any sticky hot marquee.”
READING AND LEEDS
Dates: August 25-27
Line-up: Kasabian, Bastille, Eminem, Muse and Liam Gallagher
The look: Rock chick is the way to go for this Bank Holiday weekender with its mega music line-up. Ditch flowers and toughen up your style.
Brook wears: Hat, jacket and fishnet tights from Topshop, necklace from Freedom at Topshop, body suit from Jadedldn.com, wellies from George at ASDA.
Isobel says: “Our rock chick look is inspired by festival queen Kate Moss’ past looks – who better to look to for festival inspo?
“Keep wellies sexy by teaming with fishnets and a high-cut body.
“Then add a studded statement leather jacket like this to complete the look.”