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March 09, 2023

Your Festivals 2023 Essentials

As the festival season approaches with these spectacular gatherings, it's time to start thinking about your festival fashion and what essentials you need to ensure you look and feel your best. While festivals are the best playground to explore your creativity through the clothing you wear, there are some essentials you do not want to forget at home. In this article, we'll explore the 5 most important fashion essentials for festivals in 2023, so you can make informed decisions and create a festival wardrobe that is both stylish and practical.


Ryo at Boom Festival 2018

Image above: photo by Dan Thomas of Ryo at Boom Festival wearing Psylo's festival clothing.



#1 Comfortable Clothing

When it comes to festival fashion, comfort is key. Choose lightweight, breathable materials such as cotton, linen, or rayon. Opt for loose, flowy pieces that allow for easy movement, such as maxi dresses, wide-leg pants, or crop tops. If you want to add some edge to your outfit, consider incorporating upcycled fabrics and materials, denim, or mesh into your look. When selecting your clothing, choose items that fit well and are comfortable to wear for long periods of time.


#2 Comfortable Footwear

One of the most important elements of festival fashion is footwear. You'll be spending long hours on your feet, dancing, and walking, so it's essential to choose shoes that provide comfort and support. Depending on your destination, you’ll want to consider packing waterproof footwear, sandals or flip-flops. A good pair of sneakers or ankle boots are a great choice, as they are sturdy and will keep your feet protected. If you want to add some style to your outfit, consider choosing footwear with unique details, such as fringe, embellishments, or bold colours. You can also find more footwear inspiration on this 'Where To Find Shoes in Psylo Style?' dedicated guide.


Fireflow artists wearing Psylo festival clothing

Image above: Fire flow artists wearing Psylo's festival wear.



#3 Festival Outwear

Festival weather can be unpredictable, so it's important to have festival outwear that can keep you warm and dry. A faux fur, denim or utility jacket are classic choices that will work with a variety of outfits. A hoodie is always a safe bet, too. For a more unique look, consider a statement piece such as a kimono, poncho, or grungy vest. These items not only provide protection against the elements but also add an extra layer of style to your outfit. Also known as the "onion method", pilling layers off or on is practical, versatile and stylish.


#4 Sunglasses

Sunglasses are not only a fashion essential, but they also serve a practical purpose. They protect your eyes from the sun and help you to see clearly. Choose a pair of sunglasses that complements your festival style, whether it's a classic aviator, a retro round, or a trendy cat-eye. When selecting your sunglasses, consider the shape of your face and choose a style that flatters your features.


#5 Accessories

Accessories are a great way to add personality and individuality to your festival outfit. Consider statement pieces such as a fedora hat, a beaded neckpiece, or a fringed bag. Body jewellery, such as temporary tattoos and body chains, is also a fun and unique way to express your personal style. When selecting your festival accessories, choose items that complement your outfit and express your individual style.


a group of friends wearing Psylo outfits Festival vibes

Image above: chill vibes in Psylo's festival outfits.



These five fashion essentials will help you create a festival wardrobe that is both stylish and practical. When planning your festival or Burning Man outfit in ethical style, consider your personal style, the weather, and the activities you'll be participating in. With these factors in mind, you'll be able to create a festival look that is both functional and creative.

When it comes to festival fashion, the most important thing is to have fun and express yourself. Don't be afraid to experiment with new styles and take risks. Festival season is the perfect opportunity to try something new and showcase your unique fashion sense. Whether you prefer a bohemian, punk, or vintage style, the key to a great festival outfit is to wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable.

Banner image: @treavormoontribe wearing Psylo Jaya Sleeveless Tee while playing at Burning Man 2022 Church Artcar Sunset Cruise. Listen to this set on Desert Dwellers' Soundcloud.

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