How to choose the perfect outfit for outdoor summer concerts

Festival and outdoor concert season is here! From May to July, the summer months are packed with unmissable open-air music events, the perfect opportunity to rock a fresh look that blends casual, fun, and colorful style with the functionality and comfort these events demand. From Boho-chic to tenniscore, countrywear to street-style, countless trends mix and match to create truly unforgettable looks. But what are the season's must-haves?

Mini-dress and Boots

The foolproof combo, the classic festival look perfect for Coachella or Glastonbury: mini-dress and tall boots. Barbour offers a denim mini dress with a unique patchwork design and puffy sleeves, straight out of the '70s. Paired with rubber Wellington boots or Blundstones, it’s the right mix of elegance and practicality, letting you enjoy the concert without worrying about rain or mud.

Boho-chic Maxi Skirt

A summer classic, perfect for a beach concert but also for everyday city wear, the long maxi skirt is a summer must-have. Made of cotton and linen, in soft pastel colors, wide and breezy, it's both elegant and casual, a versatile piece suitable for many occasions. Barbour’s version, 100% cotton, white, and ankle-length, is perfect for completing a boho-chic look.

Flared Jeans and Colorful Shirt

A casual look, easy to pull off but always impactful. Pair flared or slightly oversized jeans, like the iconic Levi’s, with a neutral, light-colored tank top, and finish the look with a lightweight short-sleeved shirt in a fun, lively pattern, worn open almost like a jacket. Brands like Kardo, Universal Works, B.D. Baggies, Pilgrim, and Engineered Garments have plenty of options for your festival looks!

Waterproof Jacket

Yes, summer is here, but that also means unpredictable weather and sudden summer storms, which are super annoying when you’re outdoors with little shelter. That's why it’s always a great idea to complete your festival look with a waterproof or at least water-resistant jacket. And who better than two of the most renowned rainwear brands, born in England and tested by the rainy British climate? We're talking about Barbour and their iconic waxed jackets, and Baracuta with the original G9 Harrington jacket.

Finally, no look is complete without the perfect accessory. Check out our selection of bags and backpacks to find the right inspiration to top off your festival look with a unique touch. A fanny pack, like the practical models from Gramicci, a tote bag from Bags In Progress and Engineered Garments, a Filson backpack in durable canvas, or a mini-bag like the leather models from Barbour or Hender Scheme.

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