Hold up folks! Summer is not quite done yet. The team at It’s Rude to Stare have been busy eating at the Wilderness banquets, getting lost in the fields at Farr Festival and swinging from the trees at Lost Village and there are still some of the best festivals yet to come!
So dust off those head-dresses, pick out the transfer tattoos and treat yourself to a new festival outfit from our pick of the best festival clothing boutiques and see it off in style!
Started up in 2015 in Sri Lanka by friends Jessica Wathen and Amy Nicholson, they set out to use their own travels to create clothing for the more fashion-conscious festival-goer. The prints are inspired by those found across southern Asia, and we could easily see ourselves wearing most of them on a tropical beach (take us there now…). Subtle, yet bold enough to stand out in any festival crowd, Narlaka is one of the better priced of the festival boutiques and sells clothes you could see yourself wearing outside of muddy fields.
- Culotte Jumpsuit – £40.00 (pictured)
- Free the Nip Sequin Bodysuit – £45.00
- The Alix Playsuit – £20.00 (ON SALE – go go go!)
We are IN LOVE with all of L.O.M’s creations, all of them. Louise O’Mahony is the brains behind some of the most incredible patterned bodysuits, leotards, two-pieces and even capes on the festival circuit. With five collections currently, each is inspired by Louise’s travels and adventures – from the psychedelic ‘Tribal Tales’ to the more tropical ‘Discovery’ range. L.O.M outfits might not be the cheapest out there (playsuits start at £95), but they are a true festival investment.
- Tropical Hot Pants & Festival Fringed Crop Top – £39 & £85
- MGP Jumpsuit with Off the Shoulder Frill – £120
- Festival Sequin Cape – £390
A well-established festival favourite, the Ekatsuits have been seen on numerous lithe celebrities. The idea of the suits was born deep in the desert at Burning Man, which explains some of the intergalactic, metallic vibes. Creator Ekaterina Malysheva created the suits to empower women, with out-there patterns that shouldn’t work… but they really do. Take it from us, when you wear a full Ekatsuit, you feel like you can take over the world!
- Katsuit in Babuino A – £155
- Special Edition Katsuit in Floral – £175
- Alix Swimsuit in Toucano Green Print – £90
If sequins are your thing, then the playful creations from Rose Hirsch-Holland a.k.a Rosa Bloom are for you. Each garment is made by hand and covered in over-sized sequins, ranging from the skimpier leotards to the more covering sequin jumpsuit; suiting every kind of festival goer. The website is a sparkling treasure trove with plenty of options, even selling gorgeous feather capes and a selection of face gems and glitter – Heaven. Tip: the sequin hot pants are on the small side, so be prepared!
- Sea Circus Sequin Play Suit in Rose – £125
- Gigi Sequin Hot Pants in Mermaid – £48
- Firebird Feather Cape in Jet Black – £65
Last, but certainly not least – Elsie & Fred. Launched just three years ago by siblings Leanne, Ryan and Natalie, Elsie & Fred shot to fame earlier this year when their very short, glittery hot pants featured on Love Island. Since then, the shorts have been in hot demand, but we recommend you look at the rest of the website too. Split into ‘Elsie’ womens, and ‘Fred’ for men there is something for all sorts of festival style on here. From tees with racy slogans to tops made with mirrored tiles – this has been our go-to all summer.