There is no doubt that summer is the most sensational and exciting time for fashion especially for the long season of music festivals ahead of us. Centrale shopping centre, Croydon is embracing the summer of love! This blog is going to give you the skinny on what’s hot, what’s not and how to stand out from the very big crowds you’re going to find yourself in.
First, let’s start by looking at the biggest festivals to anticipate this year. We’ve got the iconic Glastonbury Festival that starts on Wednesday 22nd to Sun 26th June. This is the biggest festival in the country with a guaranteed attendance that usually reaches critical mass!
The other top festival dates for your diaries are Lollipop Festival (London) Friday 5th August to Sunday 7th August; Virgin Media V Festival (Birmingham) Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August; Reading and Leeds Festival Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August.
So now it’s time to start thinking of what to wear in those wide open spaces with the weather as unpredictable as it has been of late. Weigh up practical versus style and find your middle ground. If you’re a festival going aficionado you’ll know how it can go from baked potato hot to polar ice-cap cold at the strum of a guitar pick.
Centrale has its pick of the finest high street fashion retailers that we consider the go-to stores for fashion trends and we’ve found the key styles of the summer. Every festival on our list will have a different vibe going on so we’ve found out what to wear to a festival that you’ve successfully scored tickets for!
Glastonbury is arguably one of the most famous festivals of all. It’s either rain or shine with this event. If it’s sun, it should be mini-dresses and hot-pants ahoy. Show some leg, soak up the rays but don’t forget those boots or wedge wellies! If it’s rain, look into getting yourself a stand-out, animal print rain poncho. You might get wet, but you can do it in style!
If you want glamour, V Festival is the place to be. It’s a WAG atmosphere full of glittering cowboy hats, animal print bikinis and temporary crystal tattoos for the belly and face. Show some skin, buff up the bust and jump on someone’s shoulders to see the stage. it’s glitzy and wild.
Reading and Leeds is not a place for pop. It’s rock all the way. Famous for its bottle throwing and heckling almost as much as its freezing cold conditions, you want to go in prepared. And we’re not talking with an armoured tank division, just some Levis, branded t-shirt and durable trend-setting trainers should do it. Don’t forget to take a hoodie!
It’s a veritable horde of plenty this summer. This is just a small selection of the big festivals on the way to the UK in the next few months. Some you know, some you don’t. If you need to find your ideal fashion picks to wear to the biggest parties going, don’t forget that we have the top choices of the best high street fashion retailers including the likes of Debenhams, H&M, French Connection, House of Fraser, Next, and T.K. Maxx.
Centrale, Croydon is staying bang on trend this summer for all the festival action. Make sure you are too!