The festival season is upon us!


Summer is the best, isn’t it? It’s warm, it’s sunny, the days are longer and best of all? There are a ton of different festivals you can attend; the ideal opportunity to get fun and creative with your look! Festivals are fun, laid back, and bright! Whether you plan to hit up Shambhala Music Festival or Calgary Pride, your outfit should reflect that festival vibe. Here is the espy stylist’s guide to help you up your festival style.


For Ladies…

Festival Style Guide: yellow top

This patterned skirt adds some whimsy to a basic yellow tee.

Festival Style Guide: boho dress

This boho-chic dress has that perfect summer feel without being overly bright

espy suggests keeping it simple and casual, but bright! Flowy fabrics will help get you in the festival spirit, as well as keep you cool while you enjoy the sun.

Pair a loose tank with a flowy skirt, add some fun accessories like a belt and sunglasses, and you are set for any outdoor festival. If you aren’t a fan of bright colours and want to keep it more neutral, we suggest a long boho dress or jumpsuit paired with a sun hat.

Don’t forget that you’ll be up on your feet dancing and enjoying everything festivals have to offer, so keep your shoes comfy and cute. Strappy sandals or cute slip-on sneakers can go with either of these looks. Want to really get into the festival spirit? Have fun with your makeup, in colours that match your outfit, or add bold jewellery that catches everyone’s eye.

Festival Style Guide: multi-coloured dress

Adding bright earrings to this dress gives the look that extra pop


For Men…

Festival Style Guide: chinos & boots

Adding boots gives this outfit a casual feel while still looking put together

Festival Style Guide: pink shirt & white shoes

The pink flower pattern on this top is perfect for summer days

The stylists agree that for men there is nothing like a comfy pair of chinos and a bright and/or patterned shirt to keep it simple and stylish for any festival. Complete the look with a belt, sunglasses, and a light jacket (because you never know if it will rain).

Don’t know what to put on your feet? We think the best bet for men is to go with something that stands out. Cuff your pants and show off a stylish pair of boots, or a fun pair of sneakers. The footwear you chose is a great way to add a reflection of your personality into any look and make it your own.


In Conclusion…

Festivals are all about enjoying the summer while it’s here, and festival style is about reflecting that summer vibe while giving you a chance to try something fun. There are no rules. Just remember to keep it fun, casual, and you.

So, now that you know the basics for festival style, you may want to book a styling appointment before your next festival to get your look perfected. We look forward to helping you rock local festivals this summer!


The espy team


Looking for a festival (or two!) to attend this summer? Check these out!

Chasing Summer Festival – August 3-4

Shambhala Music Festival – August 9-12

GlobalFest Fireworks Festival – August 15-24

Calgary Pride – August 23 – September 2