How To Dress: Summer Music Festival Edition

Words by, Igee OkaforPeter Minkoff

Photography by, Sebastian Cintron


The article below is a collaboration post enunciated, and written by lifestyle writer at Men-Ual magazine UK, Peter Minkoff, and Igee Okafor.


When it comes to personal style at music festivals, the limit does not exist. Anything goes: From attendees utilizing wrist bands as accessories to over the top conceptual bohemian concepts. Every variety is accepted, and in a sea full of uniquely defined style expressions, it can be a bit difficult, and overwhelming for the clean cut man to make strong personal style statements relevant to festival culture. If you're one of those men, you've found your answer. This article is for you. 

With respect to the pace setting movements that continue to define the aura of festival style, compiled below are conceivable festival trends that translate to fully realized classic looks for the man of today. 


Cuban Collared Shirt / Ami  Paris . White Shorts / Uniqlo . Sunglasses / Ray Ban . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer

  •  Prints and Patterns

Mixing and matching is a summer personal style norm, and this translates to outfits appropriate for music festivals. If you want to stand out from the crowd, and be noticed in a way that shows you pay attention to modern day festival culture, be sure to incorporate at least two different prints into your festival combinations. Mixing different genres of prints, and patterns are a huge fashion yes-yes this summer, so be bold, and take your selections to a whole new level. As for the shades, you should know that mustard yellow and emerald green are a huge hit, so get a couple of garments in these colors and you’ll nail your festival outfits like a true pro!


Sunglasses / Warby Parker . Matching Print Shirt - Shorts / David Hart . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer . Original Achilles Leather Sneakers / Common Projects . Straw Fedora Hat / Goorin Bros.

  • Stylish Hats

When it comes to summer music festival style, we have to say that accessorizing is as important as the garments you combine in order to come up with an awesome outfit. Speaking of classic accessories for this summer, we simply have to mention hats because every fashion-forward man wants to be spotted wearing it this year. No matter what people may say, fedora hats will never go out of style, so be sure to rock one this summer. Besides those, there are also baseball caps which are popular all across the world.


Original Achilles Leather Sneakers / Common Projects . Slim Fit Jeans in Raw Selvedge / J.Crew . Dean The Butcher Hat / Goorin Bros . Doppio Gancio Acetate Schoolboy Sunglasses / Salvatore Ferragamo . 

  • A T-Shirt, and Jeans Combination 

Needless to say, a clothing combination that includes a simplistic shirt, and a pair of perfectly fitted jeans is one of the best you can go for, and you know what? There isn’t the slightest possibility of making a mistake with it, which is exactly what places it at the top of every style enthusiast's must-wear position. Apart from flattering men’s tank tops that will emphasize every muscle on your body, you can also go for a short-sleeved t-shirt that will inevitably add a touch of class and elegance to your festival outfit. As for your jeans, there aren’t really any rules you should follow as long as they perfectly fit your body shape. If skinny jeans are your first, and final choice – then go for them. On the other hand, if you prefer slightly looser, and wider legs – you can’t go wrong with them either. 

  • Make Sure Your Footwear is Comfy

Yes, everyone knows that partying at music festivals includes being stylishly appealing, but you should definitely make sure that your footwear is comfortable, too. It's guaranteed that you'll spend hours dancing and having fun, which is why it’s most likely that your feet will hurt afterwards.

So, a pair of comfy yet fashionable sneakers are all you need. You should know that casual white sneakers are always a good idea as they're quite versatile, and can be matched with anything you need it to match with. On the other hand, you can also opt for a bold pair of rubber boots, which can be a true lifesaver incase it starts to rain unexpectedly. 

As you can see, coming up with your perfect summer festival outfit doesn’t have to be as challenging as you probably thought. All you have to do is to stick to our tips and follow our guidelines, and you’ll definitely do it right, without a doubt!

Thank you for reading!