We’ve all seen the mass of lists in magazines and on the internet of must have festival fashion pieces and festival tips for women, but what about tips for men? Festival fashion tips for men just don’t seem as readily available.
That is until now!
Let’s face it, we all want to wear comfortable clothing to aid our festival fun and that is all well and good, but have you thought about the chances of scoring a date whilst there?
Rocking your festival gear could play a part in bagging yourself a hot date or sitting in soggy, mud clad clothes on your own.
It doesn’t have to break the bank to look good. Forget designer gear that will be ruined with drink splatters and mud smatters. Think bargain. Think cool vintage items that can be found in places like the YMCA charity shop on Wood Street, Doncaster.
Here is our list of key fashion pieces you should think about packing:
Wellies – You need to keep your feet dry, so we are talking waterproof and wipe able. Canvas shoes just won’t cut it so forget your Vans and Converse and think wellies. With an array of colours and styles, wellies are now fashionable as well as practical and are the in thing for festival goers.
T-Shirt – You are going to a festival so what better way to rock out than in a band t-shirt. If you want to get away from the cliché of high street band t-shirts why not go for a vintage one and really rock in style. Band t-shirts not your thing? Then perhaps think about a nautical themed t-shirt to really draw the eye of a potential date.
Shirt – A long sleeved shirt would be ideal, as sleeves can be rolled up if you are too hot or rolled down when it gets chilly. Forget the usual office style shirt and go for something with a little more character. Perhaps choose one with a ‘granddad collar’ or a boldly patterned shirt. Most importantly of all don’t wear nylon shirts as they lead to lots of sweating!
Hoodie – Nights can get quite chilly after you have been sunning yourself all day. Take a hoodie to keep you warm in the evenings. If you get too hot you can tie it around your waist. Either keep it in line with your band t-shirt or go for a contrasting block colour.
Shorts – Forget denim. When it gets wet denim can become uncomfortable to wear and takes a long time to dry. Think along the lines of smart cargo type shorts or bang on trend maxi sweat shorts; both are quick to dry should they get wet. Think block colour shorts so that you can mix and match with your patterned shirts and t-shirts.
Hat – Forget the chicken hat (or at least wait until the last evening to whip the funny hat out) and think about purchasing a hat that will keep the sun off your head. Take some time to pick the right hat to suit you. If in doubt, opt for a bandana, which will stop the sun from burning your head and will aid in hiding un-coiffed hair.
Cagoule –These nifty little rain proof coats in a pocket are not as geeky as you think. They are lightweight, practical and come in a variety of styles and colours to suit any taste. Have some fun and play around with them to see what style suits you.
Bag – You will need a bag to keep your valuables and water bottles in. Remember that there can be a lot of walking from stage to stage. The drawstring bag is a big deal in the fashion industry at the moment and has made a comeback. The best thing about these types of bags is the low cost.
Time is running out to bag your bargain festival wear. Get down to the YMCA charity shop on Wood Street to grab your last minute items. Click here for our charity shop opening times.
We hope that you enjoy the festival. Remember to let us know if any of these tips came in handy by tweeting us @YMCADoncaster.