The hottest looks for summer’s hottest events

It’s almost Spring and that can only mean one thing – some of the year’s best events are right around the corner. As always, these can be divided along the lines of the sport and music worlds respectively, with each event commanding slightly different looks. 

When it comes to fashion, here’s the lowdown on what you want to be thinking about for each of these different events that you attend.

Sports Events

It comes around just every four years, but football fans can rejoice – 2018 is the year of the World Cup. It’s being hosted in Russia and so you’re probably not able to attend, but there are guaranteed to be so many different parties to celebrate (or commiserate) alongside the teams. These kind of days are likely to be of the boozy persuasion, so picture casual nights in the pub or BBQs outside (that’s if it manages not to rain). A football top wouldn’t go amiss here, paired with some cute yet casual denim. If weather allows wear shorts and if not, dig out your best jeans.

As for hair and makeup, it’s okay not to go overboard. It’s probably going to get crowded, which means you’re going to get hot. And people tend to get pretty involved, so they’re unlikely to be paying attention to your hairstyle anyway.

If you want to dress up and watch a sports event, horse racing is your best bet. Grand National weekend is held in April, and its culmination is one of the biggest days on the social calendar. Attending events like these requires a strict dress code. Although Aintree – the location of the Grand National – does not turn anyone away unless they’re in sportswear or fancy dress, smart is “preferable and often adopted”.

Women wear their prettiest dresses, planned weeks ahead. If you can get yourself there, it’s all about class. Dainty and demure dresses win over cheap and cheerful every single time. Think lace, florals and anything longer than midi length. Oh, and a hat won’t go amiss! When it comes to hair, you’ll want it styled professionally. Curls scream elegance.

Don’t forget to get involved on the day – it’s all part of fitting in. You can see all the odds on Oddschecker so you know which of the horses are most likely to win – if you’re putting a bet on in advance to lessen the pressure, consider 10/1 Total Recall. After all, there’s no point being a fashion winner if you’re a total loser on the day!

Music Events

There are so many music festivals on the calendar in the UK, we really are quite blessed. Depending on your preferred style of music, you’ll want to dress accordingly.

Rock fans have a multitude of different events to choose from, which is perfect for those who love their fashion with an edge. Slam Dunk kicks things off in May, followed by Download in June and in August comes the most eclectic of the lot, Reading and Leeds.

Don those chokers, distressed denim shorts and all the dark colours you can muster. There’s a way to go grunge and still look gorgeous – and festival season is the perfect time to experiment with it. As for your make up, smokey eyes all the way. Was there ever a more perfect time?!

If dance parties are more your thing, you’re going to love Creamfields. It’s time to get glittery – just make sure that glitter is environmentally friendly. Find some adorable denim cutoffs and a crop, and you’re good to go. As for your overall style, think cute little buns in your hair with yet more glitter galore. You’re there to have a great time – so dress like it. 

Of course, there are plenty of other different music festivals out there; the trick is to listen to the music and dress according to how it makes you feel. Just don’t forget about footwear. Your best bet is some super-cute boots. Things can get pretty muddy, so don’t even think about sandals!

The summer’s events are exciting enough on their own, but half the fun is in their preparation. Dressing up and looking your best makes things way more memorable – plus it makes the photos way more fun to look back on in the future as well.


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