Mens Festival Outfit Ideas

Written by Dan | 27/07/2023


It’s music festival time again

We’ve been thinking about mens festival outfit ideas. As the UK festival season kicks into gear, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your clothes. Music festivals present the perfect opportunity to let your creative side run wild, and what better way to do that than by dressing in style?

Mainline Menswear stocks a wide range of men’s designer clothing from all your favourite brands, making it the ideal place to shop for your festival outfit. T-shirts, jackets, accessories, and much more are all available, meaning you can put together the perfect look to suit your personal style. Take some style inspiration from our men’s festival clothing guide.

Festival T shirts

The first step in choosing your festival outfit is to decide on the perfect top. A good festival T shirt should be eye-catching and stylish, yet comfortable enough to work up a sweat dancing all night long to your favourite bands.

Take a few along (because let’s face it, you WILL get caught in the rain) and they will make the baseline for your festival outfits. Mainline Menswear’s range of tees ticks all of these boxes, with a variety of designs to choose from.

For example, the adidas Originals 3 stripe tee is a solid festival staple. Sometimes known as the ‘Cali tee’, this relaxed-fit T shirt is perfect for throwing on over shorts or jeans. The classic adidas three-stripe design down each sleeve gives the tee an iconic look, while the 100% cotton construction ensures all-day comfort. This crew-necked streetwear classic is available in a range of colours but we love this orange one!

adidas Originals 3 stripe T shirt in orange

adidas originals 3 stripe T shirt


Or, for something a little more understated, the essential Fred Perry twin-tipped polo shirt is a great option. This classic style polo shirt comes in a range of colours, all with the signature Fred Perry twin tipping on the collar and sleeves. The clean, simple design of the polo shirt makes it easy to style with other items in your wardrobe, meaning you can create a variety of different looks.

A light blue Fred Perry twin tipped polo shirt

Fred Perry Twin Tipped Polo


Our next top pick to add a splash of on trend colour to your look is the BOSS Paddy polo. The original cool summer polo shirt looks great with a pair of jeans or chino shorts and if the weather turns, you could always layer up with a Hawaiian shirt or a stylish zip-top.

A pink Paddy polo shirt by BOSS

BOSS Paddy Polo Shirt


Festival jackets

Your festival style won’t be complete without a dapper jacket to keep you warm when the temperature drops in the evening. A denim jacket is always a good choice as it can be worn over any outfit to add an extra layer of warmth.

Depending on the weather forecast, you may need anything from a lightweight windbreaker to a practical waterproof raincoat. You’ll need plenty of places to store your festival essentials, so make sure if you pack only one thing, choose a style with plenty of handy pockets.

We love this all-rounder from the team at Ellesse. It’s light enough to throw some shapes around the festival grounds, and sturdy enough to keep you dry if the heavens open. Best of all, it’s light and easy to stick away when the sun reappears.

Ellesse Mont 2 Oh Jacket

Ellesse Mont 2 Oh Jacket


Nothing screams ‘music festival’ like a khaki jacket from classic British brand, Pretty Green. The coat features a prominent chest pocket, as well as Pretty Green’s signature paisley lining. It’s the perfect choice for those who opt to channel a more retro festival look. Match it with jeans or cargo pants for a look that will get you noticed!

Festival ideas: A khaki jacket by Pretty Green

Pretty Green Khaki Ridley Jacket


Feeling the chill? This ultra-light down jacket from Armani Exchange is perfect for those cold festival nights. The packable design means it can be easily stored away in your rucksack, ready to be pulled out when the temperature drops. It also features a handy hood, which is ideal for keeping your hair dry if it starts to rain.

Men's festival outfit ideas: a lightweight down jacket by Armani Exchange

Armani Exchange Hooded Down Jacket


Festival shorts

No festival wardrobe would be complete without a pair of shorts. To be festival-ready shorts should be comfortable enough to last all day and night, yet stylish enough to make you stand out from the crowd. These essential shorts from adidas Originals are great for those times when designer jeans are too heavy!

Festival essentials: Black men's shorts by adidas Originals

adidas Originals Essential shorts


Cargo shorts are always a popular choice as they come with plenty of handy pockets for holding your phone, wallet, and all-important entry tickets. Short chinos are another great option as they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We love these crew shorts by Alpha Industries – storage galore and they look amazing!

A pair of dark coloured crew shorts from Alpha Industries

Alpha Industries Crew Shorts


Festival footwear

Shoes are often an afterthought when it comes to choosing what to pack for a festival. But choosing the right footwear can make all the difference. Especially if you want to stay comfortable wearing them during those long days on your feet.

Mainline Menswear stocks a huge selection of men’s trainers and shoes from all your favourite brands. Including Vans, Converse, Lacoste and Ralph Lauren. We also stock boots, shoes and sandals if that’s more your thing.

If you’re the kind of guy who likes white sneakers though, It’s worth packing at least a couple of pairs in case they get wet and muddy. You know how it is…

Festival accessories

Don’t forget the accessories – finish off your look with a stylish hat and some cool sunglasses. And don’t forget a sturdy backpack or rucksack to store all of your important belongings.

We picked out this classic pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses – they go with everything and bring a touch of class to any look. Hundreds of other styles of sunglasses are available.

Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray Ban 2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses


The cross body bag is the bum bag for the 21st Century and there are a lot of amazing options on offer this year. Fantastic for keeping your hands free, they are ideal for those who like to dance the night away! This Reporter shoulder bag from the Tommy Hilfiger range is a fun way to get organised. Crank up your festival style!

Tommy Hilfiger Reporter Shoulder Bag

Tommy Hilfiger Reporter Shoulder Bag


Hats are not just for keeping the sun off your face and your hair dry when it rains – they can also add a touch of style to your head! The humble bucket hat has become synonymous with festivals and we think they’re so wrong, they’re right! Wear your with pride this festival season! This example by Sergio Tacchini has got your name on it!

Festival essentials: A red, white and blue bucket hat by Sergio Tacchini

Sergio Tacchini Bucket Hat


With festival season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear. Luckily, Mainline Menswear has everything you need to get some festival clothes inspo.

We have a huge range of designer clothing available, from T-shirts and jackets to shorts and shoes. Our selection includes items from all your favourite brands, including Armani Exchange, adidas Originals, BOSS, and Versace. So what are you waiting for? Start your festival packing list today!


Shop festival essentials with Mainline Menswear


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