8 Top Look Tips For Preloved Fashion At Summer Festivals

Summer festivals are not just about the music, they’re also a stage for showcasing your unique style. As a fashionista you'll already know that attending the hottest music festivals provides the perfect opportunity to make a fashion statement and what better way to achieve this than combining laid back summer casuals with some head turning preowned designer clothes and accessories?

In this guide, the Shush team provide you with 8 top tips and examples to own ‘The Main Stage’ with preowned designer items that will help you create effortlessly cool looks for summer festivals.

Tip #1: Embrace Relaxed - Comfort is key when it comes to festival fashion. Preloved designer t-shirts featuring bold prints or iconic logos are a popular choice. Pairing them with designer shorts or designer skirts in vibrant colours or patterns will create a playful and eye-catching ensemble. Brands like DVF, Moschino, or Alexander McQueen are perfect and offer on point designs that are perfect for festival wear. We recommend pairing a Moschino printed t-shirt with denim shorts and accessorise with a DVF crossbody bag and Alexander McQueen sunglasses for a knockout but comfortable festival look. 

Tip #2: Accessorise - Accessories are crucial to make your festival outfit pop. They add a touch of glamour and instantly transform a simple ensemble into a fashion statement. Practical preloved designer caps, or sun hats will shield you from the sun while adding a chic element to your look. Sunglasses are a must-have accessory, and brands like Prada, Dior, and Louis Vuitton offer a wide range of stylish options to choose from that will fit with your overall festival look. Don't forget to complete your outfit with a designer bag, such as Chanel or Birkin, to carry your festival essentials in style. We suggest pairing a wide-brimmed Dior sun hat with Prada sunglasses, a Chanel crossbody bag, and a Birkin straw tote for a fashionable and functional festival ensemble. 

Tip #3: Ensure Authenticity - When purchasing preowned designer items, it's crucial to ensure their authenticity. Shush London is a reputable reseller who guarantee the authenticity of their products. This way, you can be confident that you're investing in genuine designer pieces. Plus, brands like Hermès or Alexander McQueen often release unique collections that can make your festival ensemble truly one-of-a-kind. Why not try adding a limited edition Hermès silk scarf tied as a headband to your festival look, paired with an Alexander McQueen skull-printed t-shirt and Hermès sandals for an authentic and exclusive style?

Tip #4: Mix Vintage and Contemporary - Don't be afraid to mix vintage and contemporary designer pieces to create an eclectic festival look. Vintage Chanel tweed skirts, for example, can be paired with a preowned Dior top for a sophisticated and timeless look, offering a fashionable fusion of vintage and contemporary elements.

Tip #5: Layer with Lightweight - Layering is essential for changing weather conditions at summer festivals. We recommend opting for lightweight fabrics like chiffon, linen, or cotton for your layers. A designer cardigan can add a bohemian flair to your outfit while providing extra coverage when needed. We suggest layering a lightweight cardigan over a designer t-shirt and shorts to add an ethereal touch to your festival ensemble.

Tip #6: Summer Footwear - Statement footwear is a must when it comes to festival fashion. Opt for preloved designer sandals, ankle boots, or sneakers that are both stylish and comfortable. Brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, or Valentino offer a wide range of designer footwear options to suit different tastes. Whether you prefer a bold and edgy look or a more feminine and delicate style, there's a designer shoe out there for you. We suggest something like teaming a pair of designer sandals like Gucci slides or Balenciaga chunky sneakers with your festival outfit to make a stylish statement.

Tip #7: Preloved Designer Jewellery - In addition to hats and sunglasses, don't forget to experiment with other accessories to enhance your festival look. Layer delicate gold necklaces or stack designer bracelets for a boho-chic vibe. Why not try styling your festival ensemble with layered gold necklaces, a designer belt, and stackable bracelets for an eye-catching look?

Tip #8: Support Sustainability: Opting for preowned designer clothes and accessories not only allows you to enjoy high-end fashion at a reduced price but it also contributes to more sustainable fashion consumption. By giving these beautiful pieces a second life, you will directly help reduce waste, this is huge thing for Shush and we think this fits in well with the green credentials of the big summer festivals.

By choosing preloved designer clothes and accessories, you can create effortlessly cool looks while staying within your budget and supporting sustainable fashion practices too. We hope you’ve enjoyed our 8 top tips to embrace relaxed and stylish preloved fashion at your favourite festivals this summer, please be sure to check our social channels for the latest items arriving in store so you don’t miss out!