Field fashion: what makes a classic Glastonbury outfit?

Practicality is important when it comes to dressing for a festival – especially in searing heat – but that doesn’t mean style has to go out the window

What makes a perfect Glastonbury outfit? A mix of statement dressing, comfort and a nod to good times. Which is why the marine pilot Josh Clerk’s look is this year’s festival fashion winner.

Cap, sunglasses

With relentless sun, Glasto-goers need their accessories to work hard this year. The cap and sunglasses tick all the boxes here, with the shades adding steampunk vibes.

Matching leopard print

Co-ords (two items in matching prints) are a thing for men at Glastonbury. The slightly mismatched leopard here makes it feel a bit cooler and a bit less contrived.


Forget the drainpipes of Love Island, the skintight trouser trend was taken to the next level at Glastonbury this year: men in leggings, particularly printed ones, have been a frequent sight.

Trainers and socks

A white sports sock could be a bold move at a muddy Glastonbury, but not in 29C heat. These socks celebrate that dry ground. See also: lots of sandals and even pedicured toes.


A five-day party in the sun requires that classic summer accessory: an ice-cold beer.


Lauren Cochrane

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