FEST FOOT FOR­WARD

From play­suits to parkas, here’s what to pack, what­ever the weather, says KATIE WRIGHT

Llanelli Star - - STYLE GUIDE -

FES­TI­VAL sea­son is when we can re­ally have fun with fashion, bust­ing out sassy se­quins and rain­bow hues, ready to dance all day and night. But, since any out­door pur­suit in this part of the world is de­pen­dent on the whims of the weather, you’ll also need to make a few prac­ti­cal pur­chases be­fore you de­part for a week­end of field-based de­bauch­ery. By fail­ing to pre­pare you are pre­par­ing to fail, as they say, so if you’re head­ing to a mu­sic fes­ti­val this sum­mer, you’d bet­ter pack ap­pro­pri­ately. To that end, we’ve rounded up a bunch of jazzy out­fits for your best-case sce­nario – non-stop sun­shine – plus the coolest wellies and wa­ter­proofs for if (or should that be when?) the heav­ens open.

Strike the right sar­to­rial bal­ance with these key buys...

FES­TI­VAL FUN

EVEN if you are blessed with glo­ri­ous weather, don’t be tempted to dress like you’re go­ing to the beach.

Your favourite floaty maxi dress will end up with very dirty hems, or cov­ered in beer, so save it for hol­i­day time.

In­stead, a play­suit is the per­fect fes­ti­val friend, ideal for frol­ick­ing in fields and team­ing with san­dals or wellies.

Se­quins are prac­ti­cally com­pul­sory, so throw a se­quinned cape over your play­suit or pair a glit­ter­ing top with your favourite denim shorts.

If it’s dry un­der foot (hooray!), tap into this sea­son’s sporty san­dal trend – these comfy but cool styles won’t leave you with blis­ters, no mat­ter how long you boo­gie.

Fi­nally, you’ll need a trusty lit­tle bag to keep your valu­ables safe and a bum­bag is the an­swer (worn in the mod­ern cross-body style, of course).

PRAC­TI­CAL PICKS

DON’T let a lit­tle pre­cip­i­ta­tion dam­pen your spir­its – just keep calm, throw on a water­proof and carry on par­ty­ing.

This sum­mer, take your pick from transparen­t rain­coats and bright parka macs that will keep you dry with­out cramp­ing your style. Com­plete your look with a pair of patent or glit­ter wellies. These shiny boots are so fun you might even find your­self pray­ing for rain...

Or­ange trop­i­cal print play­suit, £15.40 (was £22); nat­u­ral flavia slid­ers, £7 (were £20), Dorothy Perkins Pink pocket parka jacket with hood, £19.19 (was £23.99), Yours Cloth­ing Pur­ple an­i­mal se­quin sport rib top, £23 (was £45), Simply Be Se­quin belt bag, £25, Ac­ces­sorize PacAMac, £39.95, White Stuff Women’s black multi glit­ter Wellington boots, £14.99, Shoe­zone Mar­shall chunky multi strap san­dals, £45, Of­fice Grace­land ma­genta long leg Wellington boots, £19.99, De­ich­mann Tex­tured woven white belt bag, £32, Oliver Bonas Tu grad­u­ate fashion week pink check transparen­t rain­coat, £17.50 (was £35), Sains­bury’s Kyra denim shorts, £35, Mon­soon Pale Pink all over se­quin play­suit, £25 (was £49), Miss Sel­fridge * Prices cor­rect at time of go­ing to print. Of­fers avail­able while stocks last

Mul­ti­coloured tas­sel se­quin cape, £19.99, New Look

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