The Best Music Festival Outfits by Nike

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These music festival outfit ideas are practical, comfortable and primed for long, action-packed days.

Last updated: 16 September 2022
4 min read
What to Wear to a Music Festival

Whether you're dancing to your favourite acts or jetting from stage to stage, music festivals keep you on your feet. To come prepared and stay comfy, it's important to wear functional gear that keeps you cool and holds your belongings securely. Plus, you'll want shoes that won't leave your feet aching.

Check out the best festival clothes and shoes from Nike.

What to Wear to a Music Festival

1. Festival Tops and T-Shirts

Nike festival tops include sleeveless and tank tops, button-downs with colourful prints, crop tops and graphic tees. Shop for a look that will keep you cool while expressing your style. And consider pairing it with a hoodie for when the sun sets and the temperature starts to drop.

2. Festival Hoodies and Sweatshirts

When it comes to festival-ready hoodies, the Nike collection offers tie-dye fabrics, oversize zip-ups, basic crew necks and fleece sweatshirts. Pick a versatile layer that won't feel too bulky to carry or tie around your waist.

Tip: you can't go wrong with Nike Sportswear Club Fleece hoodies, which are made from soft-brush fleece and come in more than a dozen colours.

3. Festival Shorts

If you're looking for something more breathable than classic denim, opt for a pair of bike shorts, woven shorts or Nike Dri-FIT shorts. Nike Dri-FIT is engineered to disperse moisture over the surface of the fabric for quick evaporation—they're made to help manage sweat. Most styles—except for bike shorts—feature pockets.

4. Festival Trousers

The best Nike trousers for festivals are lightweight, breathable and cosy—like a pair of Nike Sportswear joggers, utility trousers or cargo trousers. If you're going for an outdoorsy look, consider Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear) trousers, which are designed to withstand the elements during all kinds of outdoor adventures.

The Nike ACG "Smith Summit" Men's Cargo Trousers, for example, are inspired by Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. They're water-repellent and feature cargo pockets for convenient storage. For women, the Nike ACG Women's Trail Trousers provide a smooth feel, straight-leg fit and easy-to-access pockets.

5. Nike Skirts and Dresses

For a flowy, breezy look, go for a Nike skirt or dress designed for movement. Some athletic dresses come with built-in shorts and pockets where you can stash your phone, while others, like the Nike Sportswear Essential Ribbed Dresses, are understated, sleek and body-hugging.

(Related: The Best Athletic Dresses From Nike to Shop Now)

6. Festival Accessories

Two must-have music festival accessories: a hat and a small bag for essentials. Be sure to check festival guidelines to see what size bag you're allowed to bring—Nike bum bags tend to make the cut.

A basic baseball cap or bucket hat can complete your festival outfit, while also shading from the sun. Also, if you plan to wear sneakers, don't forget a pair of comfortable, moisture-wicking socks.

(Related: 4 Reasons to Rock a Bum Bag This Summer—Plus Nike's Best Styles)

7. Festival Shoes

Finally, what makes for a good festival shoe? Consider Nike sneakers or sandals with ample cushioning. Before the festival, walk around in the shoes for a few days to ensure they don't cause blisters. Nike Blazers and Nike Air Force 1s are both timeless sneaker choices comfy enough to carry you from tent to tent.

(Related: How to Clean Air Force 1s)

Words by Lindsay Frankel

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