Art of Style

The Summer-Festival Style Guide

Our edit of expertly curated festival looks will take you from literary sojourns and art events to wellness retreats and music festivals with sartorial ease, says KARA KIA

Kate Moss rocks her signature Glastonbury look with an oversized rain jacket and all-black ensemble


For balmy summer days spent watching your favorite musicians on stage, consider relaxed pieces with utilitarian appeal. Kate Moss’s signature grunge aesthetic at Glastonbury is a chic starting point for your music-festival looks. Take sartorial notes from the fashion icon and style Rag & Bone’s ‘Vintage’ black denim shorts with a tank top, topped with Slvrlake’s army-green denim jacket, which is available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER. The retro feel of cowboy boots is ideal to complete this look, and we love Chloé’s ‘Nellie’ style for its practical low heel and sharp, pointed toe.


A weekend surrounded by authors and bibliophiles calls for resort-ready pieces and playful accessories. The navy-blue chevron stripes on Zimmermann’s ‘Chintz’ tank adds a collegiate detail to the breezy, crocheted cotton fabric. Pair with Khaite’s white denim midi skirt for a fresh, bohemian look, then slip on a tonal raffia bag by Ulla Johnson, which has just enough room for stowing valuables while sitting through readings.


International art fairs set the scene for eclectic designs and painterly pieces, including the Impressionistic micro-floral minidress worn by Zoë Kravitz to Art Basel. Make the look your own with Alessandra Rich’s romantic silk-georgette style – a divine choice for a gallery opening – followed by a debrief over cocktails. Contrast the dainty pink ruffles with Saint Laurent’s dynamic ‘Platz’ platform sandals and Bottega Veneta’s insider-approved ‘The Pouch’ in black leather. For an extra dose of glamour, add statement gold earrings by Jacquie Aiche.

Zoë Kravitz turns to pared-back accessories to let a painterly print sing


If you are set to attend a red-carpet event or private film screening this summer, lean into the glamour with an elegant satin gown by Galvan. The slinky ‘Pandora’ style, available only at NET-A-PORTER, comes in a striking shade of orange that looks divine at golden hour. Play on the gilded hues with Manolo Blahnik’s metallic slingback sandals, and Sophie Bille Brahe’s recycled gold and pearl-drop earrings – a design exclusive to NET-A-PORTER that’s embellished with blossoming florals.

Tamu McPherson favors a structured silhouette for instant impact


Much like fashion, architecture is art that is lived in, and we’re taking cues from editor Tamu McPherson’s look at Salone del Mobile when dressing for this year’s interiors expositions. Mirror thoughtfully designed spaces at festivals like Biennale Architettura with refined, structured pieces – we love Magda Butrym’s tuxedo-style blazer, which exudes a cool confidence. Wear yours with a black bustier or a silk shirt, depending on your preference, and complement the tailoring with Taller Marmo’s chic wide-leg pants – available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER.


If a wellness retreat is on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to refresh your edit of activewear. Whether your pace is more yoga, Pilates or tennis, you can’t go wrong with Pucci’s high-rise compression leggings, which are printed with the brand’s signature colorful swirls in tonal pink. Pair with a comfy sports bra and Rotate Birger Christensen’s GOTS-certified organic cotton hoodie, which is part of our NET SUSTAIN edit of mindfully made designs.


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