How To Survive Festival Style

There’s something about the intense experience and particular atmosphere that exists only at festivals. You’re somehow in the moment and emotionally connected to thousands of people and sharing the same experience.

While the phrase “festival style” may bring up images of flower crowns, crop tops, and denim cutoffs, we can’t deny the influence social media have on live festival styles. A good rule of thumb to remember: festival style is all about location, location, location. A summer dress for Coachella may not necessarily work for every event on your calendar!

To guide you through the diverse festival terrain, Style Theory shares the best tips and colour palette and cuts for the upcoming festivals and music showcases in Singapore.

Outdoor Venues

When attending an outdoor shoot, it’s all about embracing that free spirit. In essence, festival style isn’t forced. It’s laid-back and practical. People at festivals are more about feeling good than fixated on the appearance.

Day Music Festivals

As much as we love rompers and jumpsuits, they are not always the best choices for music festivals. One-pieces can get problematic if you have to use the restroom during the day.


Consider the weather and temperature of the day and dress accordingly. Be prepared for any type of weather and always apply sunscreen! We recommend that you stay dry with a hoodie or pull over and wear something more dressy underneath so you can take the layers off or tie around your waist while dancing and still look neat and cool. Swop your dress heels for sneakers or gladiator sandals, considering you have to walk from different stages and dancing.

Wear these to the upcoming Neon Light Festival (event details below):

We Love: Neck Band Detail V-Neck Dress by BCBGENERATION
We Love: Little Dame Dress by ALICE MCCALL
We Love: Agnes Dress by COOPER & ELLA

Night Concerts

While it can get breezy in the night, it’s the crowded venues at night concerts that can make it uncomfortable. Try boho-chic styles for that easy breezy look that is both stylish and comfortable.

Reach for kimono styles if you want to complete your denim cut-offs and basic crop tops–It’s the perfect outfit no-brainer. You can accessorise to pull the look together. For more inspiration, channel Dua Lipa’s personal style when you get into the grooze at Formula 1 Grand Prix’ headliner act.

Try these at the upcoming F1 Grand Prix (event details below):

We Love: Seasons Top by KEEPSAKE
We Love: Rotation Wrap Top by FINDERS KEEPERS
We Love: Mies Top by FINDERS KEEPERS


Indoor Venues

Music Showcase

Ah, air-conditioning. While that helps widen the festival style options, your choices could go for a little more dressed-up styles if it’s a seated concert or basic styles if it’s a move-around arena. It’s all about comfort for dancing and style is as important an aspect of the experience as the music is.

If the performing artiste has a particular style or unique look, try to embrace the unspoken theme. You can wear the merchandise (band tees) with a fun skirt or cool trousers. Don’t forget to get those white kicks in to complete the look!

You’ll see us in these at The Weeknd’s concert (event details below):

We Love: Melody Skirt by KEEPSAKE
We Love: Two-tone Asymmetric Pleated Maxi Skirt Pink by KEM ISSARA



Block Parties

If you live in a fun estate or workplace, there’s probably something coming up in your neighbourhood or office block party come October. Consider dressing up for the theme and soaking in the atmosphere. Mid-autumn festival celebrations? Embrace oriental details without wearing the traditional cheongsam. Think high collars and rounded hemlines. Visiting the Universal Studios’ tour for the Halloween Horror Night theme park visit? Consider basic pieces that you can simply accessorise if you’re not one to dress for themes.

If you’ve no time to hit the stores, rent a dress (or two or even three!) in a themed colour and pair it with statement jewellery and bold makeup looks!

We Love: Scarf Dress by

Embrace festival styles when you know how to dress for the right temperature and style. Why not look great while having fun at the festival? Rent unlimited looks to try for festivals and wear the other styles for your daily rotation!

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See you at these key festivals from Sep – Dec 2018!

  • Singapore F1 Grand Prix concert
    City Hall
    Sep 14 2018—Sep 16 2018

  • Sam Smith
    Oct 02 2018

  • Kygo
    Nov 05 2018

  • Charlie Puth
    Buona Vista
    Nov 13 2018

  • The Weeknd
    Dec 05 2018

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Share with us what upcoming festival or concerts you’re attending and tag us at #WomenOfStyleTheory when you wear Style Theory at the upcoming festivals and concerts!

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