Image Credit Ska on Instagram Dreamcatcher earrings and a crocheted top spell one thing: music festival vibes!
Glastonbury returned to Worthy Farm from June 22-26, 2022, after a 3 year hiatus. Three agonizingly long years if you’re a Glastonbury aficionado! Revelers (a whopping 200 00 who were lucky enough to have secured tickets) rocked up from all over the country and further afield to celebrate the return of this legendary jewel in the UK’s music calendar crown. To make it extra special, 2022 also marked the 50 iteration of Glastonbury. The stakes were enormous, the expectations even higher …
To get you up to speed, watch a 3 minute roundup of The Best of Glastonbury 2022 here:
And the mother of all music festivals lived up to every expectation and more. With headliners like the epic Sir Paul McCartney (at 80 the oldest headliner ever), pop sensation Billie Eilish (at 20 the youngest headliner) and rapper Kendrick Lamar (boasting no fewer that 14 awesome Grammy Awards), Glastonbury certainly came up with the goods: the obligatory mud, the odd but totally expected rain shower, the intermittent sunshine (yay!), the awesome music, the fun with a capital ‘F’ … and of course Glastonbury’s other inimitable ‘F’, its very own, unmitakable, signature … FASHION!
But first things first, here are a few music clips to get you properly in the mood ….
Watch legendary Diana Ross perform ‘Upside Down’ at Glastonbury 2022:
Watch a clip of Kendrick Lamar’s Glastonbury 2022 performance here:
Watch a clip of Billie Eilish’s Glastonbury 2022 performance here:
Watch a clip of Paul McCartney perform Band on the Run at Glastonbury 2022 here:
Image Credit Vogue The original and ultimate Glastonbury muse and rock ’n roll goddess, Kate Moss
Image Credit Glastonbury on Instagram Come rain or shine …
Image Credit Glastonbury on Instagram Olivia Rodrigo performed with legendary Lily Allen at Glastonbury 2022
Watch Olivia Rodrigo perform with Lily Allen at Glastonbury 2022 here:
Image Credit Chloe on Instagram Boho chic – at Chloe
Although revelers were asked to pack light and think of the planet this year, the quintessential, signature music festival capsule collections were spotted everywhere – as it should be at any music festival worth its salt!
We thought it may be useful to share our list of essential MUST-HAVE FASHION pieces to guarantee the most memorable Glastonbury experience (we know you’re gagging to start planning your adventure for 2023 now already). Here’s what makes a trusty Glastonbury wardrobe, in no specific order:
One statement piece – be creative: be you, but 100 times more ‘wow’!
Copious quantities of fringe and tassels: bag, shoes, jewellery, shawl, clobber
Faux fur – it gets cold … and you want to be toasty and glamorous
Kimono – versatile and glam, glam, glam!
Rain poncho – the funkier the better, it may be your most used item at the festival
Vintage military jacket/ denim jacket – ripped and full of badges
Leather jacket – the more badass the better
Cropped and ripped denim shorts – standard uniform!
Statement belt – think Moroccan, dripping with coins …
Fringed hippy bag or sequined moon bag
Temporary tattoos (if you don’t have real ones) or henna-ed embellisments
Waistcoat – think Jimmy Hendrix, Prince or Kate Moss
Flower headband – for that flower power Woodstock vibe
Vintage rock band tee – must be original!
Aztek patterned harem pants – comfy, cool and serves as PJs too
Something crocheted, lacy or made of macrame
Something rainbow, beaded, mother of pearl, rhinestone, feathered or tie-dyed
Jade, amber and turquoise jewellery – exotic!
LED accessories – for nighttime shimmer
Butterfly wing shawl – an exotic extra layer
Aviators or cat-eye sunshades – at least 2 pairs
Ankle boots and fringed sandals
Statement Wellies – unbeatable in the mud
Statement hat or cap – think Che Guevara or Christian Audigier
Leggings – ideally animal print or metallic
A swimsuit – not for swimming obviously
Statement accessories – face and body costume jewels
Bandana – the older the better
We thought it would be fun to look towards both the high street and designer brands for some inspiration for 2023. Boho-chic high-end designers like Isabel Marant, Chloe and Etro often design with one eye firmly on the music festival scene – or so it seems to those of us with a perceptual set for music festivals … We’re not complaining, are you?
Here’s to some flights of fancy and also a few more down-to-earth, affordable options.
Image Credit Rocky Barnes on Pinterest Crochet, metallic sequins, a quintessential festival belt, mirrored sunshades and a tan
Image Credit Julie Beekman on Instagram Flower power