What to wear to a music festival: men’s guide.

When it comes to the likes of Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera Sound or Governors Ball, you can bet the level of excitement for music, sun and unforgettable performances is high for both the guys and the girls, but when it comes to inspiration for festival fashion however, things don’t look as balanced. Festival outfit tips for guys usually run thin, in the women’s department on the other hand, they come in abundance.

And because guys love an opportunity to flaunt their personal style just as much, as they do the chance to experiment and play with fashion, it’s high time to adjust the situation. What do guys wear to a festival?

After the break, a guide to this season’s festival essentials, complete with full outfit inspiration and links to shop your favorite pieces.

Festival essentials.

Alongside beer, sun, good company and great music – the makers of a successful festival season – fashion’s role in rounding out the fun experience gains more and more prominence as the years go by, and although the ultimate festival look is the one that best fits your aesthetic, mindset and reaches your desired level of comfort, we can still try and break it down to a list of essentials.

Below, the staples to use as foundation for your next festival outfits:

The T-shirt.

A wardrobe essential in itself, the classic t-shirt sits at the core of an on-point festival look. This season, add to it with:

  • t-shirts in bright hues and exotic prints;
  • band tees and sleeveless tops;
  • distressed shirts;
  • Cotton jersey basics.

Look #01: Bright, casual, cool.

All about bright hues, vivid prints light denim and cool styling; this is the comfy and casual way to do festival fashion.

Look #02: Non-basic denim.

The non-basic way to do festival basics, the juxtaposition between a classic gray tee and a light wash pair of denim overalls hits the festival mark without going over the top:

Look #03: Grungy layers.

If your style is darker and edgier, do build your festival look upon a palette of all-black using an acid wash tee as base, and adding to it with a plaid print, a touch of denim, all mixed up in cool, grungy layers: