Many of us 40+ loved going to outdoor concerts when we were in our twenties. Many of us stopped going when kids or career shifted priorities on available time. Read how a festival map can help to find events and the festival outfit tips for 50+ to get back to attending concerts.
- Festival Map UK for Over 50
- How to Dress for a Music Festival over 50?
- What Is Best to Wear to a Festival Depending on the Local Weather Forecast?
- Protection from the Elements Is a Must
- How to Reduce Your Risks of Injury at Festivals over 50?
- Great Festival Outfit Ideas for over 50
- Festival Maps US and Alaska
Disclosure: Sponsored by Sun Life.
Festival Map in the UK for Over 50
When you lust to take up your former tradition to go to festivals, not knowing where, what, when is no excuse at all, when you live in Great Britain.
Sun Life, was among the first to provide information on where, when, which kinds of festival take place including information on the costs, food, drinks, and cultural events all over the UK. They compiled this map with a 50+ audience in mind. Consequently, you wouldn’t end up between 20 somethings in short shorts with cropped tanks and sandals or loud music and pop songs you’ve never heard of.
While there is still an interactive UK festival map today, you now have to do the work yourself.
How to Dress for a Music Festival over 50?
Here are some suggestions what to wear at 50+ festivals. One thing remained a constant since we were in our twenties. Festivals are still to a certain degree an everything goes fashion wise. When you used to take a fashion risk, go for it, but err along your style to avoid going over board. The most important thing to keep in mind is to make sure that the individual pieces all scream 21st century and not 1970s or 1960s.
What Is Best to Wear to a Festival Depending on the Local Weather Forecast?
Check the weather forecast to know whether to dress for rain or sun. Rain with temperatures below 70F (20oC) calls for wellies or rain booties. Above this threshold, you are better off with flip flops. Sun shine calls for canvas sneakers, flat strappy sandals, ballet flats, flat gladiators, or flat booties. No matter what foot-gear, ensure it matches the vibe of your outfit.
Protection from the Elements Is a Must
Pick a hat in the vibe of your outfit to up your look style-wise and to keep the Sun out of your face (wrinkle and age-spot alert!). Sun cream is a Must also with gray sky or in the shade because you can get a sunburn even in the shade.
It is best to wear sun-save clothes.
Have an extra layer with you for chilly evenings hours. For instance, tie a button-down shirt or denim jacket around the waist or neck during the day.
How to Reduce Your Risks of Injury at Festivals over 50?
Lace, loose knits or crochet can stuck in the chains of the person dancing/standing next to you. Therefore, wear tight knits or fabrics.
Have your phone handy as the 50+ festival map links to google map. Doing so, you can easily find your directions.
As we age our skin gets thinner and more receptive for bruises. Therefore, cross-body mini-bag in canvas or a belt-bag are save options not only with respect to theft, but regarding harming yourselves or other people. They just don’t jump up-and-down like large bags.
Great Festival Outfit Ideas for over 50
Even when a romper, sandals, statement necklace and a hat, or cutoffs with tank/T-shirt, fanny pack, sweatband and gladiator sandals were your go-to in your Twenties, kiss them good-bye. Over time, you evolved as a person, achieved goals, and gathered a lot of life experiences. Show off that you became so much richer in knowledge than back then by wearing something more sophisticated. What about a Bohemian Style or punk-inspired style?
Harems pants with a cotton top, pendant necklace and metallic thong sandals look cool at any age. What about leather pants with a concert T-shirt, and denim jacket or vest plus flat booties or sneakers? Or make this a jeans and a leather jacket.
Dark floral and colorful ethnic print dresses work well with strappy sandals and wellies alike. Plaid or lightweight denim shirts are perfect with jeans and all the aforementioned foot gear. More on ageless style in global prints.
More on what to wear to an outdoor concert.
Festival Maps US and Alaska
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