Festival Outfit Ideas and Essentials for 2023

Festival Outfit Ideas and Essentials for 2023

As festival season draws closer, there’s one thing we’re all searching for and that’s festival outfit ideas. Eager to get out into the British countryside in a celebration of music, people, food, art and more, the key factor that brings it all together, is packing festival outfits for every eventuality. 
Come rain or shine, our range of practical and stylish clothing is the perfect place to find festival essentials and inspiration, ready for the summer ahead. So, get ready to dress up and enjoy the best of the British festival season with our festival clothing ideas below.  

Festival essentials

As you prepare for a weekend of fun, don’t forget the importance of packing the essentials. Looking ahead at the weather will help to inform your decisions but you can count on Barbour to ensure practicality is always at the top of your list. From wellies to ponchos, classic wax jackets and more, functionality is at the core of our festival-ready checklist. 



If you’re looking for an essential to prepare your festival outfits for a weekend of mud, there’s only one thing that can truly protect you and that’s Barbour wellies. The Barbour Wilton Wellies and Barbour Bede Wellingtons will keep your feet dry so you can continue to dance the day away without any restrictions while looking stylish too.  


If you’re heading out for a day of fun, a hands-free experience is essential, and the Barbour Cascade Backpack can provide exactly that. With ample space for your festival must-haves, this sturdy companion offers a dependable option with a generous front zipped pocket for security and a large zipped main compartment with plenty of room for your rain jacket and water bottle too. 
When the rain starts to pour, having a festival outfit prepared for unpredictability is essential. For a classic festival-ready outfit, you can rely on the Barbour Tartan Showerproof Poncho to save the day. Its wet-weather protection offers practicality to your edit while its foldable design allows you to pack it away into your backpack, ready to pull out at a moment's notice.  

Favourite Festival Outfit Ideas 2023

Now that you have your festival essentials packed and ready to go, the time has come to play festival dress up with our festival outfit ideas. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite versatile festival-appropriate styles, that will work equally as well in your summer wardrobe once you return from the weekend too.  

Men’s Festival Clothing Ideas



If there’s one place to experiment with your style, it’s a festival and the Barbour Cornwall Summer Shirt instantly upgrades your festival outfits. With its bold palm leaf print, it looks particularly stylish when paired under the Barbour Harpen Padded Gilet and the Barbour Essential Ripstop Cargo Shorts. For optimal practicality, transport all your festival essentials in the Arwin Cross Body Bag and your look is festival-season ready. 

Women’s Festival Outfit Ideas


If you’re looking for a simple festival outfit with the highest impact, experimenting with colours and patterns is the way to go. Bold and beautiful, the Barbour Printed Delphinium Quilted Jacket is a must-have for making a statement. In case the weather takes a turn for the worst, this festival outfit is perfect for keeping you warm by layering it over all-time staples, such as the Barbour Palmetto Top and styling with the Barbour Maddison Denim Shorts, it’s perfect for heading to see your favourite artists or bands, whatever the weather. 

The Ultimate Festival Accessories

No festival outfit inspiration guide is truly complete without the accessories to match. Aside from packing your tent, your toiletries and everything else in between, we can assure you that your selection of accessories will ensure every outfit you take is complete.  



When packing for all weather eventualities, there’s no surprise storm or welcome heat wave a bucket hat can’t prepare you for. A festival staple in every sense of the word, the Barbour Tartan Bucket Hat combines practicality and style in equal measures while allowing you to represent classic Barbour heritage in style.  
If you’re looking for a space to store all your festival essentials, the Barbour Cascade Cross Body Bag offers optimum functionality. With a multitude of pockets, there’s a secure spot for your daily needs while the cross-body strap offers a hands-free experience, allowing you to dance the day away to your favourite music without the hassle.  



Going to be out all day? Keep your favourite drink cold for up to 24 hours with the Barbour Tartan Water Bottle. Without sounding cliché, staying hydrated over the festival period is essential to feeling your best all weekend long. Complete with traditional Barbour Tartan, it looks stylish too. 
With every essential, there comes the need for a tote bag big enough to hold them all and the Barbour Olivia Tote Bag is exactly that. This handy accessory has ample space for all your daily needs while a main zipped compartment and a slip pocket to the outer offer a secure spot for your phone and monetary needs, meaning you never have to pick and choose what gets left behind. 
There’s no denying that when it comes to festival outfits, comfort is always key, and the Pamela Diamond Quilted Sandals are just what you need. Stylish, modern and endlessly versatile, this shoe option boasts double straps for stability underfoot while the 100% leather composition ensures a style that will serve you well through festival season and beyond. 


Create the perfect festival outfit at Barbour

Before making your way to the weekend of a lifetime, preparing your festival edit will kick off the excitement in style. From stylish jackets to protect you from the rain to dresses and accessories to suit your every need, Barbour has a multitude of equally practical and on-trend festival outfits to choose from this festival season. 

  1. Barbour Tartan Mini Umbrella
    Barbour Tartan Mini Umbrella
    From £36.95
  2. Barbour Hip Flask
    Barbour Hip Flask
    From £36.95