Festival Outfit Ideas and Essentials

Festival Outfit Ideas and Essentials


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, take a dose of inspiration from our festival outfits guide and enjoy the best of the British festival season with our festival clothing ideas below.  

What to pack for a Festival?

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. 


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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: Barbour wellies. The Barbour Wilton Wellingtons and Barbour Bede Wellingtons will keep your feet dry so you can continue dancing the day away without any restrictions. With the option of an ankle wellie or a knee-high wellie, you can find a style that will match with your outfit perfectly at Barbour.


If you’re heading out for a day of fun, a hands-free experience is essential, and the Barbour Cascade Flight Bag can provide exactly that. With just the right amount of space for your on-the-go festival must-haves, this mini cross-body bag makes for a dependable companion thanks to its secure, zipped main compartment with plenty of room for your phone, wallet and sunglasses for all of the festivities. 
What festival outfit is truly complete without a pair sunglasses? Certainly not a Barbour festival outfit. The Barbour Round Sunglasses are a brand new addition to our accessories range and their retro style gives the perfect finishing touch to any festival look. With glamorous gold-tone metal frames and a soft brown lens, not only do they provide protection from harsh UV rays but they look great too.

Favourite Festival Outfit Ideas 2024

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 embrace the countryside fashion and experiment with your style, it's a festival. Whether the sun is out and lightweight layers are all you need or the rain has decided to make an appearance and wellies are essential, our men's festival fashion guide has an outfit suggestion for each eventuality.


On warmer days, a simple white T-shirt such as the Barbour Stowell Oversized T-Shirt will be a go-to. For a pop of colour that will help you stand out in the crowd, the Barbour Grindle Shorts are the perfect festival staple. Crafted from a lightweight and breathable cotton canvas twill, they're finished with an elasticated waistband for optimal comfort. Now, simply complete your look with the Cascade bucket hat and crossbody bag and get ready for a weekend of music-filled festival activities.


For a layered look, wardrobe staples such as the Barbour Stowell Oversized T-shirt will always come in handy but a reliable lightweight jacket should always be kept on hand in case the weather takes a turn for the worst. The Barbour Grindle Overshirt is the perfect pairing to an oversized T-shirt thanks to its breathable feel. Simply layer over the Modified Transport Vest and throw on your favourite Barbour wellingtons for a day in the fields.

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. Perfect for pairing with understated staples, the Barbour Bowhill Patchwork Denim Skirt is sure to be a wardrobe favourite over the festival weekend and beyond. Crafted from patchwork denim fabric and belted for a cinch silhouette, this mini skirt is the perfect style for warmer temperatures. Simply pair it with an oversized white T-shirt, throw on your favourite Barbour ankle wellies and finish the look with the charming Kilburn bucket hat for a festival-ready look.

Here at Barbour, we never let the rain dampen our spirits and you shouldn't either. With the Barbour Charlene Showerproof Jacket as one of your festival essentials, we can ensure you can dance the day away, even if a little rain does decide to make an appearance. Simply layer this bomber jacket style over your chosen outfit and finish the look with the Abbey Knee-High Wellingtons for added protection when making your way through muddy fields.

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 Teesdale Showerproof 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 Arwin Canvas Explorer Backpack offers optimum functionality. With a multitude of pockets, there’s a secure spot for your daily needs. At the same time, cushioned shoulder straps offer a hands-free experience, allowing you to transport all of your festival essentials with you with ease.


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. Panto Sunglasses
    Panto Sunglasses
    From £129.00
  2. Jackstone Regular Short-Sleeved Shirt
    Jackstone Regular Short-Sleeved Shirt
    From £64.95
  3. Maddison Gingham Casual Jacket
    Maddison Gingham Casual Jacket
    From £169.00
  4. Catterick Short-Sleeved Oxford Shirt
    Catterick Short-Sleeved Oxford Shirt
    From £74.95
  5. Evelyn Denim Playsuit
    Evelyn Denim Playsuit
    From £99.95
  6. Nimbus Wellingtons
    Nimbus Wellingtons
    From £69.95
  7. Nicola Off-The-Shoulder Top
    Nicola Off-The-Shoulder Top
    From £39.95
  8. Pawston Sandals
    Pawston Sandals
    From £49.00 RRP £69.95
  9. Glass Bottle
    Glass Bottle
    From £19.95