You might be wondering what the typical outfit is that somebody would wear to a jazz festival. While there is no particular “dress code”, there are trends in terms of jazz festival fashion for both males and females who attend these kinds of events. There are also things that you should stay away from wearing at a jazz festival for several reasons. Let’s take a deeper look at this so that you can be a little more informed during your next jazz festival.
For both men and women going to a jazz festival, they should typically wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in for the weekend or the duration of the event in question. While jazz music is quite sophisticated, the word “festival” insinuates that you are in a muddy field and if that is the case, it is best that you choose comfort over style. Jeans are always a winner, or shorts if it is hot. A simple and thin top is perfect, perhaps tying a jumper around your waist in case it gets colder during the evening. It’s probably best to stay away from an all white outfit because it won’t be white by the time it is over. In terms of footwear, flat boots, trainers or wellingtons are always a good idea. Ladies, you might think that you cannot live without your heels but if you wear them to a jazz festival, you are going to regret it. One thing that everyone should wear on their SKIN to this type of event is sunscreen.
In general, you should just remember that a jazz festival is not a fashion show or a time to impress others. People are there to celebrate the amazing music around them and you don’t need to be dressed up for that.
A lot of people prefer to attend or show up to a jazz festival in a pair of comfortable jeans and a t shirt, with a hooded jacket too if it is colder or at night. Forget a hang-bag or backpack, you don’t need much so just carry everything around in a fanny pack. Your belongings should be kept at a minimum too, but we’ll talk about that in more detail later.