Fashion

5 outfits for the best festivals in August

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Klarna

Your festival schedule is getting busy, which means so is your shopping habit. Find out how you can get every look you need and pay for it all later…

Festival season is well and truly underway.

Even if you’ve stocked up on the basics (Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Obvs. Wellies? Hope not), chances are you’re looking for a fresh new look for each festival.

But once you’ve added the ticket price into the mix, the cost can start to add up, so the last thing you want is to rack up a wardrobe spend.

Enter Klarna, which allows you to try before you buy. Pay for all the glitter, bumbags and short shorts you can fit in your rucksack now and you don’t have to shell out for them until up to 30 days later (we can hear our bank balance weeping with relief). 

So, now that you’ve had a taste of freedom, here are five awesome festivals still to come this summer plus the outfits that are perfect for each…

Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, Wilderness is the perfect (almost) civilised weekend break. 

As well as great music (Nile Rodgers & Chic, Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Kamasi Washington), there are also banquets from top chefs, talks, workshops, wellness therapies, wooden waterside hot tubs and a lake for a bracing hangover-solving dip.

So, pack your cutest swimsuit, a floaty playsuit accessorised with some pom-pom hoop earrings, straw bag and gold sandals, and you’ll be all set to transition from daytime fun and pampering to a wild night of partying.

If you love dressing up, Bestival is the festival for you.

This hedonistic playground is the perfect opportunity to really go for it – everyone will be in fancy dress, so unleash your inner exhibitionist and you’ll fit right in.

There’s no such thing as OTT at Bestival: sequins, catsuits, sparkly bumbags, gold, bold patterns, neon and lashings of glitter (biodegradable, of course) are practically necessary.

If dance music is your thing, Eastern Electrics festival is the place to be. 

Moving back to Morden Park after a stint in rural Hertfordshire, there will still be multiple stages and a world-class line-up to get the crowd jumping. 

Grab your coolest sportswear (trainers, shorts and a cute tee), as you’re going to be doing some serious dancing. 

Reading was always the go-to rock festival for loud bands with loud guitars. 

But in the last few years, it’s broadened its line-up. Now you’ll find grime, hip-hop, pop and dance acts on the bill, as well as the usual rock and indie vibes.

A pair of denim cut-off shorts, a black T-shirt and some Converse will make sure your outfit works for watching everyone from The Horrors to Kendrick Lamar.

This end-of-festival-season favourite is definitely worth the wait.

As well as an excellent musical line-up (hello, Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent and Feist), there’s also an impressive programme of arts and literature shenanigans, so you can get a culture fix as well as having a good ol’ dance.

The whole vibe is very chilled, so you can dress accordingly: denim dungarees, Birkenstocks (plastic so they won’t get ruined even if it rains) and a statement print tote. Sorted. 

To try before you buy, look out for Klarna as a payment option when you checkout online. You can see their shop directory here

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UK18+ only. Normal exclusions apply. Opens: 31 July 2018. Closes 11:59pm 29 August 2018. 5 x prize winners each receive 1 x £100 Schuh gift voucher. One entry per person. Winners randomly selected and notified by email within 14 days of the closing date. Full terms and conditions below. Promoter: Shortlist Media. Supplier: Klarna.