Wellies At The Ready! Your Ultimate Festival Guide

8th June 2016

Summer festival adventures just got a whole lot easier thanks to our fun and functional family-friendly looks.

Embarking on a camping stint at Big Feastival? Looking forward to the Alice in Wonderland tea party at The Curious Arts Festival? Planned a day trip to V Festival? From the music and food to the tent building and crackling campfires, there’s no question that festivals are a whole load of fun. However, kitting everyone out can be a little bit trickier , right? Fear not, when it comes to keeping warm and dry or cool and breezy when the sun rears its rays, we’ve got you covered.

Padded Power Layer

When it’s fair and rain-free but not quite warm enough to forget the jacket altogether, a padded gilet really comes into its own. To keep things snug on top, with the added benefit of some armless air-flow, head for the Wavely gilet in gold or navy or watch the deep olive hue of the Rutland gilet come to life when paired with blue denim.

One Shirt, Multi Ways

A simple short or long sleeve button up or pop over style acts as the perfect festival multitasker. Wear it day one centre stage while its clean and fresh, day two let a bright top peek out from underneath, and come day three, leave it unbuttoned, styled as an overshirt or cardigan with denim cutoffs and cargo shorts. Simply tie around your waist when the temperatures rise.

Super Statement Slacks

Add boots to a pair of slouchy statement trousers for a glamping-friendly look that doesn’t sacrifice any style kudos. Try the Sutton trousers in geo and blot blue prints or some smart joggers. For the tots, a pair of printed leggings is a lightweight choice that will dry out easily if you’re caught short in showers.

Wellie Wisdom

Bright, printed, tall, short, high gloss, go-faster stripes, ditsy florals and more, we’ve got iconic field footwear covered. A must for mud slides, portaloos and negotiating tricky terrain. Add a pair of our welly socks for toasty toes, They’ll double up as great slipper socks too when it’s time for lights out in the tent. Don’t be the one who leaves theirs behind.

Accessory Rules

Own the statement festival accessories competition with fun and vibrant add-ons. Our citrus coloured cross body satchels, the Carnival long line scarves and retro shaped sunnies are real head-turners. Layer up bracelets with your entry wristbands for an eclectic spin. A stash of kooky sun hats, bold backpacks and munch bags will come in handy and keep everyone happy.

Grooming SOS

Put together a kit of fun headbands, hair clips and bobbles to pep up sleeping bag hair in seconds. Dry shampoo is great for boys and girls alike. Don’t forget the wet wipes, anti bac hand gel, mini packs of tissues, sun cream and first aid essentials like paracetamol, plasters and bite and sting relief. Ear plugs and eye masks can make for a great night’s sleep too.

Go Waterproof

A vivid waterproof like the Coast jacket in striking red means you’ll never get lost in the crowd. The shorter, boxy style brings this essential bang up to date and a jersey lining (in cool stripes) adds warmth.. Check out our Right As Rain collection for family-friendly waterproof coats, jackets and packaways galore.

Upgrade Your Shorts

Men can choose from a neat range of chinos, cargo and drawstring styles. (product names?) Team your shorter cuts with your fave tee, hoodie and wax jacket. Ladies, pair our Ellie and Brooke shorts with a kimono and hero necklace, or classic Harbour top.. For thelittle ones , buccaneering stripes and  brights are the way to go. (product names?)

Banquet In Style

We understand that the food  is just as important as the music at festivals and with a few nifty tools you can easily make eating al fresco  a delightful dining experience. From cool bags to melamine beakers and throws to  lazy chairs, our colourful, hardwearing and practical picnic accessories will be the icing on the (carefully packed) cake.

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