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 Nimbus 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 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. 
What festival outfit is truly complete without a hat to match? Certainly not a Barbour festival outfit. The Barbour Flowerdale Trilby gives the perfect western aesthetic to any festival look. With a braided leather headband and crochet-inspired look, this trilby is the perfect shade from the sun and finishing touch to your outfit.

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 T-shirt and shirt combination such as the Barbour Portland Oversized T-Shirt and Barbour Portwell Short-Sleeved Shirt will be a go-to. WIth a bold striped pattern and lightweight feel, the Portwell Shirt is the perfect piece to add a bold pop of colour to your festival look. Simply pair your outfit with the Melonby Shorts and of course, a Barbour Bucket Hat for the complete look.

For a layered look, wardrobe staples such as the Barbour Preppy 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. Thanks to its utility-inspired look, the Barbour Faulkner Overshirt is the perfect pairing to your festival outfit. Crafted from a lightweight cotton twill, this overshirt is ideal for warmer weather while the addition of the Bede wellingtons to your look will prepare you for the ever-unpredictable weather conditions.

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 the Barbour Kelley Blouse, 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, wardrobe staples are our forte and the Barbour Blakeney Co-ord is the perfect example of this. This textured striped set consists of a cardigan and midi dress that is perfect for the festival season. With a hint of sparkle through the thread for the perfect amount of glamour, this coordinating set looks best when paired with sandals and accessorised with a bucket hat for added warm-weather protection.

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, a sports cap is the perfect accessory to complete any outfit. A festival staple for warmer days, the Barbour Cascade Sports Cap 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 Isla Leather Crossbody Bag offers optimum functionality. With just the right amount of space to store your phone, purse and festival tickets, this compact crossbody style allows 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. Jackstone Regular Short-Sleeved Shirt
    Jackstone Regular Short-Sleeved Shirt
    From $100.00
  2. Ella Striped Mini Dress
    Ella Striped Mini Dress
    From $150.00
  3. Somerby Striped Tailored Shirt
    Somerby Striped Tailored Shirt
    From $110.00
  4. Abigail Gingham Midi Dress
    Abigail Gingham Midi Dress
    From $145.00
  5. Wake Boat Shoes
    Wake Boat Shoes
    From $160.00
  6. Denby Casual Jacket
    Denby Casual Jacket
    From $390.00
  7. Macy Midi Dress
    Macy Midi Dress
    From $180.00