Buying A Festival Outfit On A Budget

Festival season is almost here, and hopefully, they won’t all get cancelled this year. Although it is still a time of uncertainty, if you’re choosing to think positively about the outcome, then you will still be preparing for your festival survival kit. Not only will you be lugging a tent around – scouring the fields for the perfect spot – you will also have a bag stuffed full of clothes, baby wipes, dry shampoo, and your contraband booze, successfully smuggled in. 

Although you might not always look as fresh as a daisy throughout the weekend, you’ll still want to make an effort with some fabulous festival attire. However, with the high possibility of mud and rain, it’s probably not worth spending a fortune on clothes that will ultimately be ruined. Here are some ways you can look good this festival season, without breaking the bank. 

What do You Already Have?

Rummage through your drawers and wardrobe to see if you have any forgotten garments that will be suitable. They might be a little dated, but you can always get creative and revamp them. Sew on some sequins for a bit of disco magic, or cut off some sleeves for an altered look. You might not even have to do any of that! You might find that something in your wardrobe has once again come back into fashion. If it’s something you really love, though, think twice about packing it as there is the chance it could get ruined. 


It seems as though there is always a sale on somewhere these days, or at least always an opportunity to save money on purchases. If you’re a student, make the most of your student discount this summer to get all the necessary festival gear. There are also hundreds of sites that offer discounts for your favourite stores, like these New Look discount codes, enabling you to save money on all sorts, from dresses to tops and earrings. 

Get Creative

Festivals are an opportunity to have fun with your style and add a bit of flair to your outfit. For a truly unique look, why not get creative before you go? Buy cheap, plain clothing, as well as a basic sewing kit and some interesting items from a craft store. Sequins, feathers, embroidery…whatever you fancy adding to the clothes that suits your personality. It doesn’t have to be just clothing, either. Why not make your own headband for something simpler? 

Affordable Stores

There is nothing more annoying than having an expensive item of clothing get stained or torn beyond repair. Festivals are crowded, messy places, and so you have to expect that at one point or another, you’re going to get caked in mud, or someone is going to spill a drink on you. You can still look good by opting to buy cheaper clothing instead of shopping at more expensive stores. Avoid frustration and disappointment, don’t take your favourite clothes to a festival with you. 

If you are planning to go to a festival this summer, follow these guidelines to looking good and saving money.