3 Fab Festival Outfits To Wear When You’re Over 4o

For the first time in my 44 years, I’m going to a festival this summer. Or at least I think I am! I had an email back in May, inviting me to attend the Rewind Festival as a VIP in return for a review of it on my blog. Once I realised I would have access to “posh loos,” I replied and accepted the offer with great excitement and enthusiasm. The line-up, (all eighties bands), sounds awesome. Ian duly booked a day off work and my thoughts, of course, turned to what to wear. What are suitable festival outfits to wear when you’re over 40?

Since then, I’ve only had one email telling me that our wristbands will be ready to collect at the ticket office, but no more details. I have emailed and left a voice message, to no avail. My friend Catherine, (Not Dressed as Lamb), is in the same predicament. We don’t know what or where our accommodation will be or what else is included with the ticket.

I’m still hoping that it will all go ahead and therefore, this blog post is a look at three prospective festival outfits, all made up from my existing wardrobe. At this stage, I don’t want to buy anything new in case we don’t end up going. I go on holiday next week and the festival is four days after we return. It doesn’t leave much time so I want to have my outfits planned. Once (if), things are confirmed, I might add a few more eighties touches along with some glittery make up.

Tulle Skirt and Sneakers

festival outfit over 40 tulle skirt fishnet socks

This first look gives a nod to the eighties with the tulle skirt, fishnet socks and mismatched earrings. (Links to all items are in the carousel at the bottom of the post by the way). It’s a teeny, very teeny, bit reminiscent of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” look. I think a cosy sweatshirt is essential as is a pair of lightweight, and in this case, foldable, sunglasses.

Denim Shorts And Ankle Bootsfestival outfits over 40 denim shorts anke boots

This is perhaps the most typical of my festival outfits. Denim shorts and ankle boots is a failsafe option which works for women of all ages. My 17-year-old daughter would team her denim shorts with a cropped top. For me, this modest, romantic and very feminine top keeps me completely in my comfort zone.  The Toolally earrings are super-comfortable and lightweight and the Ice Watch is waterproof. A good idea for lots of reasons.

Off-The-Shoulder Maxi and Sandals

festival utfits over 40 maxi dress and sandals

This off-the-shoulder maxi dress is so pretty. I chose it for my upcoming holiday actually but think it is also perfect festival attire. It’s hard to see on the image, but it is dark green. I like gold with green so will add three gold necklaces and a pair of simple hoop earrings. The divine black sandals with their pearl embellishment are made of the softest leather and I’ve added a touch more black with the sunnies.

So hopefully, I will go to Rewind South this summer. If I do, I shall of course write a post all about it, but in the meantime, I will continue to dream about finally being cool enough to go to a festival.

Get My Festival Looks...

Ancient Greek Sandals. Apli Eleftheria
Ancient Greek Sandals. Apli Eleftheria
ROAV Eyewear, Zuma
ROAV Eyewear, Zuma
ROAV Eyewear, Earhart
ROAV Eyewear, Earhart
Sideways Heart Necklace
Sideways Heart Necklace
Ice Watch, Sunset Turqiose
Ice Watch, Sunset Turqiose
Denim shorts
Denim shorts
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Diamond Drop Gold Hoop Earrings
Shooting Stars Necklace
Shooting Stars Necklace
Maison De Nemes Green Maxi
Maison De Nemes Green Maxi
Toolally Peacocks in Arctic Blue
Toolally Peacocks in Arctic Blue
Via Spiga 419S, black
Via Spiga 419S, black
Falling Leaves Necklace
Falling Leaves Necklace
Happy Sweatshirt
Happy Sweatshirt
Monsoon Broderie Blouse
Monsoon Broderie Blouse
Pilgrim Mismatched earrings
Pilgrim Mismatched earrings
Grey tulle skirt
Grey tulle skirt
Pandora grey leather woven bracelet
Pandora grey leather woven bracelet
Fishnet Socks
Fishnet Socks
Stefano Lungo watch, summer rose
Stefano Lungo watch, summer rose
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9 Comments

  1. Rosemary
    July 30, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Oh, I really hope this all works out for you and Ian, Liz. … and Catherine. It’ll be so much fun! You had me at “posh loos” … the only thing that would concern me😂
    I’d be happy to camp. My son once told me that if I wanted to go to Reading, I’d be ok to book the Premier Inn … obviously, well in advance, so that I could camp, but pop there for the toilet and a shower!!
    This was based on me taking them to the Milton Keynes Bowl to see Green Day, Jimmy Eat World and other bands … and not going to the toilet all day … it finished around midnight! 😂 … apologies for over sharing!
    Fingers crossed! At least your clothes are all organised… great choices! Don’t forget the wet wipes!
    Rosemary

    • elizabeth
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Hee hee! This made me smile!!!!! Yes, so long as the loos are ok, I can “do” camping! And no need to apologise about the over-sharing!!! Lots of love xxxx

  2. St
    July 31, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Love the maxi dress and jewellery

    • elizabeth
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you! I think it’s my favourite of the three outfits too1

  3. Suzy Turner
    July 31, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    Some fabulous ideas, Lizzy! I hope you do get to go…. I’d love to hear all about it!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • elizabeth
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 1:55 pm

      Oh so do I Suzy. I would love to go xxx

  4. August 2, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Omg Liz I love all three of these looks, festival or not! I think if you pushed me to decide I’d go with no.3, you know I love shorts 😉
    Can’t wait to hear all about it xx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much Michelle. I do know you love shorts! xxxxx

  5. Vicky
    August 3, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    We went to Rewind a few years ago – brilliant fun, and very civilised (sitting in our camping chairs in front of the stage!!). We couldn’t face camping so stayed in the Hilton in Reading and came back the next day.
    There were lots of wild and wacky 80s costumes around, but plenty of others just dressed for a festival. It was sooo hot I had to remove most of my neon lycra….

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