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Got festival fever? Here’s what to wear…

From cute crotchet to dopamine dressing, we’ve rounded up all the biggest festival clothing trends for 2022.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 22.06.2022

Glastonbury Festival has finally returned after three years of cancellations due to covid and we’re so here for it.

It’s time to make up for lost time and dance the day (and night) away. Whether you’re going to Glastonbury or counting down the days until Leeds Festival, it can be hard to decide on what you’re going to wear – especially when you have limited packing space.

But what we love most about festivals is that no one will judge you. Whether you’re rocking up dressed to the high heavens in sequins, going full boho dressing head to toe in crochet or bossing a neon boilersuit, it’s all about feeling fabulous and having a good time.

To save you the job, we’ve scoured the internet to find our favourite festival clothing trends for 2022.

CROCHET EVERYTHING 

If you’re after boho vibes, then look no further. With a nod to the ’60s and ’70s – an era when crochet was in its heyday ­– the trend is now having a comeback but this time with experimental playful prints and bold colour combinations.

Warehouse - Zig Zag Crochet Look Knit Midi Dress - £55.30 (was £79.00)

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Asos - Accessorize Tote Bag in Bright Knitted Crochet - £35.00

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Nasty Gal - Square Crochet Crop Top - £29.40 (was £49.00)

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Next - Apricot Crochet Waistcoat Cardigan - £32.00

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Bershka - Long Sleeve Crochet Seamed Mini Dress - £19.99 (was £35.99)

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New Look - Pink Crochet Sleeveless Vest - £39.99

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WESTERN COWBOY BOOTS  

Ride into the festival season in a pair of western boots. Cowboy boots are a wardrobe staple and there’s never been a better time to buy a pair. They really make a statement to any outfit, try pairing them with a simple white or black shirt dress – yeehaw!

Asos - ASOS DESIGN Camouflage Premium Leather Western Knee Boots in Black - £93.75 (was £125.00)

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Stradivarius - Embroidered Cowboy Boots - £49.99 (was £89.99)

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I Saw It First - Stone Fringe Detail Heeled Western Ankle Boots - £60.00

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Free People - Lawless Fringe Western Boots - £188.00

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Urban Outfitters - UO Cass Western Black Boots - £60.00 (was £75.00)

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SilkFred - Black Pu Fringed Cowboy Boots - £44.99

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CUT OUT DRESSES 

Be it an exposed side or open back, cut-out dresses have always been in and out of fashion. This trend has been spotted recently being worn by the likes of Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian and you can be as subtle or bold as you like – style with a chunky belt and pair of lace-up boots.

Zara - Cut-out Jacquard Dress - £25.99

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Mango - Printed Cut-out Detail Dress - £49.99

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River Island - Blue Stripe Cut Out Bodycon Mini Dress - £42.00

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NA-KD - Cut Out Velvet Mini Dress - £45.95

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River Island - Orange Floral Cut Out Midi Dress - £42.00

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& Other Stories - Cut-out Midi Dress - £75.00

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DOPAMINE DRESSING

Festivals are all about good vibes. That’s why dopamine dressing is the perfect trend for festivals as it’s about dressing to boost your mood. Whether you’re feeling daring by going for a neon boiler suit or want something subtle with a statement block-coloured accessory, there’s something for every taste, style and budget.

Dancing Leopard - Blaze Boilersuit in Lime - £33.00 (was £55.00)

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Zara - Poplin Tiered Dress - £32.99

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Studio Courtenay - Yellow Houndstooth Patchwork Bucket Hat - £65.00

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DLSB - Heart Racer - Blush Print Tiered Smock Dress - £44.99

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Skinny Dip London - Get Over It Neon Oversized T-Shirt - £18.00

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Eleven Boutique - Buckle Trim Sliders - £20.00 (was £25.00)

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SEQUINS  

Not a festival season goes by when there isn’t glitter on the style radar. It’s not every day that you can wear glitter, so embrace the sequins and sparkle, shine bright like a diamond with these gorgeous pieces.

& Other Stories - Short Sleeve Sequin Blouse - £37.00 (was £55)

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Coast - Sequin High Neck Long Sleeve Top - £39.20

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Warehouse - Floral Sequin Sweatshirt Dress - £69.30

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Dancing Leopard - Zinnea Sequin Mini Skirt in Rainbow - £75.00

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Mimi’s Edit - Superstar Gold Glitter Sneakers - £48.00

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NA-KD - Cropped Boxy Sequin Shirt Outfit - £115.07

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THE ESSENTIALS

Of course, we can’t forget about staple festival fashion pieces. With our unpredictable British weather, it’s always good to pack to prepare for any weather. Plus, these essentials are ideal to mix and match with every outfit, leaving more room for more important things like wine.

Hunter - Women's Tall Back Adjustable Wellington Boots - £120.00

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& Other Stories - Forever Cut Denim Shorts - £55

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SilkFred - Waterproof Hooded Rain Mac in White - £30.00

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John Lewis - Ony Original Oversized Blanket Hoodie in Blue/White - £36.99

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Debenhams - Boohoo - Multi Pouch Bum Bag - £16.00 (was £20.00)

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Monki - Bucket Hat - £15.00

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