Going to music festivals is not just a fun activity. It can be a little tricky as it would entail the kind of preparations that most people would not think about. Of course, there is the booking of the ticket. There is also the packing of necessary items like gadgets and some first aid kit.
And then, there is the choosing of entire outfits from head pieces or caps to the clothes all the way down to the shoes.
Women are mostly likely to be pre-occupied with these preparations. But men are not really exempted from it. In fact, some guys are so basic they actually need some guide on how to be fashionable in a music festival. Well, we are here to provide just that.
Here are our two cents on essential festival fashion for men:
Go for colors.
Men would not want colors in their wardrobes, this much is true. Whether it be an attire for a business meeting or a totally casual look, they tend to go for the blacks, the whites, and the neutrals. For music festivals, though, it is easy to let go of the neutrals. Definitely, it is not wise to go for whites because it will just be soiled easily. Blacks are okay because they balance out any outfit. But the best way to go is colors. The greens and pinks and blues are a go-to for music festivals. After all, festivals should be, well, festive. And what is more festive than colorful schemes, right?
Breezy is easy.
It’s literally hot in music festivals. The crowds press on you and there is no way you can complain about it. Some festivals are also done as a whole-day event—which means more hours under the sun. This is why it is important to keep your wardrobe as light and airy. Some men would go for muscle shirts or sleeveless shirts to allow air to circulate on their body. Also, the material of the clothes is important. Go for cotton instead of wool or cashmere. Light pieces are those that will not weigh you down when it gets wet—and they will be drenched in sweat no matter what so you have to prepare for that.
Switch from pants to shorts.
Okay, pants are kinda basic. In any event, it’s actually just best to wear pants. The color and make of the pants will only differ for each event. For music festivals, though, it is most suggested that this trusty pair be swapped to the even more comfortable shorts. Guys have a wide range of shorts to choose from, actually. And it’s so much better to wear this knee-length pair during festivals because it will add to the comfort that you want in a crowded place. The material should also be light so it can allow you to move freely about—which of course you will do in any festival.
Keep the sunglasses on!
Actually, men are likely to keep their sunglasses on when they go out in the sun. So this is not exactly a new trick. In a music festival, especially one that is held during day time, wearing sunglasses does not only give off a fresh and cool vibe. It also protects your eyes against the harmful UVs of the day. A guy can go for the classic black Ray Ban or for some real cool colored-glass piece off a thrift market. Having sunglasses on would also be a perfect conversation piece or ice breaker when trying to socialize with new people.
Now, it’s not a surprise that most people who go to music festivals would have cool fanny packs or hyrdation packs with them. Guys are no exception. They can wear any fashion fanny pack and get away with it depending on the angle they wear the pack on. Stylish fanny packs and other accessories would also enrich the festival vibe that they have on. Not only that, some accessories would also be helpful like in carrying their necessities (well, men would not have much) and doubling as comfort item during the whole event. It is imperative that accessories would complement each other, though, so you will not give off that odd vibe that people are likely to be disgusted with. Remember that a music festival is a celebration and not a freak show.
At the end of the day, festival fashion—and men fashion at that—still follows the cardinal rule of dressing: go for clothes that spell you and that you are comfortable wearing. Anything will look good as long as you feel good about it.