A capsule wardrobe for a festival

I’m not known for packing light, even though until recently we didn’t have a car, meaning we often went on holiday by train, trying to pack only what I needed never really happened. I’m a great one for ‘what ifs’ – meaning I seemed to take half my wardrobe [and then some] with me. After detoxing my wardrobe at the beginning of the year, I’ve gotten much better at packing light and have learnt to love the capsule wardrobe.

Capsule wardrobes and festivals are a great pair – if you’re only taking a rucksack for the weekend you’ll be limited on space and you don’t want it to weigh a tonne when you’re trekking across a field from the car park! We’re heading to three festivals this summer, and with six people’s belongings to fit in our car, space is tight. SO I’ve worked out my perfect festival capsule wardrobe…

A capsule wardrobe for a festival

* a pair of Jeans {great if it’s chilly}
* a pair of denim shorts {i’ve gone for black high waisted ones this year}
* A couple of sundresses – can be worn on their own or over jeans
* 2 tees {a breton stripe and Mother tee are my pics}
* 2 cami/vest tops
* floral kimono
* warm Jumper
* Raincoat!
* Wellies
* Birkenstocks
* Ankle boots
* Sun hat

Obvs also remember to pack plenty of underwear and some PJ’s! The key is to picking pieces that can be mixed and matched, and layered up. Hopefully you’ll luck out with a sunny weekend, but even then it still gets chilly at night so have layers to put on is essential. Wellies and a good raincoat can be a lifesaver if it’s wet!

With the right few pieces, you can pack light and still look fab all weekend long.


  1. Alison

    July 27, 2016 at 12:05

    Haha my festival wardrobe is very similar indeed! Looking forward to seeing you there, lovely xx

  2. Molly

    July 27, 2016 at 12:11

    I have welly envy! Have a brilliant time – hope the sun shines for you and the wellies aren’t needed!

  3. Alice

    July 27, 2016 at 13:46

    LOVE this capsule wardrobe! My holiday wardrobe was really very similar :) Practical yet stylish – perfect x

  4. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    July 28, 2016 at 08:37

    Love it all! Have an amazing time and I hope the weather is good for you! xx

  5. Adele at Beautiful Tribe

    July 28, 2016 at 11:48

    This is exactly what I need! I’ve pinned it for later. Going to two festivals this summer and I’m guaranteed to forget and pack loads that don’t go together.

  6. Lottie | Oyster & Pearl

    July 29, 2016 at 20:11

    I love your selection here! Especially the floral top. Have fun at the festivals! x

  7. Tommy Tousant

    August 20, 2016 at 22:55

    A playsuit is easy and fashionable; one step dressing is ideal for a festival and it can take you from midday to midnight

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