Stradbally-bound? Keep it old school with our guide to festival fashion essentials, says Annmarie O’Connor
Festival dressing is based on a singular home truth – the great outdoors isn’t so great.
Mud, rain and port-a-loos collectively conspire to put the kibosh on any notions of cavorting like Florence Welsh in a pre-Raphellite robe and floral crown.
This is Ireland, folks and our fair green Isle often has other ideas. With that, look to the vanguard – die-hards like Kate Moss and Pixie Geldof that have done the rounds from Glastonbury to Coachella without missing a sartorial beat.
Not swayed by steampunk top hats or neon raver body stockings, these frontrunners are the true style scions who held true to Somerset wellies and sturdy army jackets for over a decade.
If it ain’t broke…
VISUAL IMPACT: In a packing pinch? Swap out unnecessary jewellery and accessories for fuss-free, eye-catching prints.
HANDS-FREE: Phone, debit card, anti-bacterial wipes, sunglasses; best bust out that bum-bag and save your shoulder for busting a move.
GLAMPING GO-TO: Add style to your substance by layering a Woodstock-inspired crochet-knit wrap or a printed kaftan over a t-shirt, shorts and wellies.
CLIMATE CONTROL: Don’t forget your waterproofs; just don’t. Top tip? Hunter does a pleated waterproof hooded coat that doubles as a `90s-inspired baby doll dress. Just add wellies.