When it comes to festival style inspiration, Glastonbury is in a league of its own.
Every year, Worthy Farm attracts some of the best-dressed celebs who somehow make wading through acres of mud and camping in a field look impossibly chic.
From Sienna Miller’s boho belts in 2004 to Alex Chung in her Barbour jacket, Glasto is known for starting the key trends that filter through to the high street later in the summer – and what better way to prepare for next weekend’s festivities than looking back at some of the style highlights of years gone by?
If you’re currently staring into the abyss of your wardrobe and wondering what the heck you should pack for a (hopefully dry and sunny) weekend in Pilton, take some pointers from our favourite festival queens below…
1. Gwen Stefani, 2002
Fashion chameleon Gwen Stefani graced the Pyramid Stage in a pair of checked trapeze pants and a stripey top from her early noughties brand L.A.M.B back in 2002. Remember when wearing sweat bands on your wrists was a thing too?
2. Sienna Miller, 2004
Oh, 2004. This was the look that inspired thousands of copycat outfits at festivals across the UK. Sienna Miller looks effortlessly boho chic in a tiered mini-dress, Ugg boots and some mirrored sunnies.
3. Kate Moss, 2005
Nobody does Glastonbury quite like our ultimate festival icon Kate Moss. The shorts, the waistcoat, the beads presumably borrowed from her then-boyfriend Pete Doherty… somehow, this outfit still looks great 14 years on.
4. Lily Allen 2007
When Lily Allen burst onto the scene in 2006, she started a whole new trend for wearing prom dresses with a pair of battered Nike Air Max. Here she is on stage, back in 2007, showing us all how it’s done.
5. Emma Watson, 2010
If you’re having a wardrobe dilemma, sometimes it’s better to keep it simple with a sleeveless white shirt and a pair of denim cutoffs, as Emma Watson proves here.
6. Beyonce, 2011
Glastonbury is the perfect time to shed your inhibitions and don the sequins, and there’s one pop queen who made the look her own back in 2011. Beyonce, we salute you.
7. Alexa Chung, 2014
It wouldn’t be a festival fashion round-up without a nod to Alexa Chung, who always seems to look super stylish and practical at the same time. She’s teamed her white blouse with a warm velvet blazer, grey skinnies and splash-proof Barbour jacket. Perfection.
8. Fearne Cotton, 2014
Getting your layers right is a key part of looking good while not freezing in a field when the sun goes down. Fearne’s knitted jumper, faux-fur stole and denim jacket is a masterclass in cosy festival dressing.
9. Cressida Bonas, 2015
Posh gal Cressida swapped her heels for a pair of wellies back in 2015 and gave us this v. important festival look. Here, she’s managing to pull off a backwards cap and a playsuit without looking too try-hard.
10. Laura Mvula, 2016
We’re not sure if this sequin mac is all that practical in the rain, but we’re loving the Laura Mvula’s party appropriate look. An easy way to do festival glitter without destroying the environment.
11. Ellie Rowsell, 2016
Proving she’s the coolest girl in music right now, here’s Wolf Alice’s Ellie performing on the Pyramid Stage in a gold shift dress. Here’s hoping she makes a surprise appearance with a secret set (and even more style inspo) this year.
- Press Association