The 8 Style Tribes You Will Definitely See At A Music Festival This Summer
The 8 Style Tribes You Are Guaranteed To See At A Music Festival This Summer. From grungy groupies to city slickers, read in full at MTV.co.uk
Whether you're a seasoned music festival veteran or heading to your first one this year, there's one thing we can all agree on and that's that festival fashion is a big deal.
But if you spend weeks planning your look or equally couldn't care less 'cos everyone looks the same when you're covered in mud, one thing we can guarantee is that you're going to come across all eight of these style tribes out in the festival fields this summer.
The grungy groupies
These are the guys and gals who are styling themselves to fool you into thinking they might be friends of the band. Think mirrored sunglasses, pastel just-got-out-of-bed hair, shearling jackets and super ripped skinny jeans.
Granted they might be more Anna who works in HR irl, but for festival season they would prefer you to mistake them for HAIM's makeup artist's best friend's cousin. Y'know, if you squint a bit.
The first timers
Easily spotted by their brand new wellies, flower crowns and the look of panic on their faces every time they lose sight of their mates for more than 30 seconds. They are also always the ones who come seriously prepared for every eventuality, so you know who you want to befriend when you need a snack, some loo roll or some hand sanitizer.
By day three that glossy first festival sheen will have rubbed off - probably thanks mainly to a two hour ordeal involving them trying to wrestle their pop-up tent back into its bag.
The hippie set
There's something about festivals that attracts the boho babes like bees to a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. To fit in with this set you're going to need flowers in your braids, some cutesy face paint and a floaty vintage nightie you would like people to think you found in your gran's attic (but realistically probably bought for £100 on ebay).
Note to self: this look can be problematic when it comes to using the portaloos and also works best when it isn't raining as no one wants a drenched skirt dragging through the mud.
The city slickers
Chances are this is the first and only time these girls and guys will ever go to the country. They'll be the ones wearing posh wellies and a crisp matching Barbour, while probably also complaining about the lack of 3G and wondering why the hell there's no wifi in this field 30 miles from civilisation.
Let's be honest: they have a point.
The fashion blogger
Generally this lot will be wearing some variation on the theme of denim shorts, Hunter wellies and a felt fedora, no matter what the weather it's boiling it hot or chucking it down with rain.
Find them wherever the best lighting is with their boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend/assistant on hand to direct a fully-fledged photoshoot to go on their Instagram.
The ones who'd rather be at Coachella
They might be in the middle of a squelchy wet field in deepest darkest Norfolk, but you'd never know that judging from the outfits of these Coachella wannabes.
Instead they'll be channelling Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner style Cali cool, probably working face jewels, temporary gold tattoos and some sort of sheer and floaty dress that will be sticking to their legs and showing their pants after approximately half an hour standing about in the British drizzle.
The cultural appropriator
GUYS it's 2016. Surely everyone knows by now that wearing a Native American headdress as festival wear is unacceptable?
Please try the glitter roots trend as above instead. It's WAY less offensive and just as Instagrammable.
The ones in fancy dress
Everyone loves a good theme and it goes without saying that it's way easier to find your pals in the crowd after you ducked out for a wee when they are all dressed as neon yellow Minions.
Also in this category: the ones who wear spandex onesies. We don't know who these mystical creatures are or what their deal is, but we know that we like it and we sort of wish we had the balls to do it too.