Men’s Music Festival Outfit Essentials 2023

Brooklyn Cloth Men's Music Festival Outfit Essentials 2023
Outdoor music festival stage with a big crowd

Men’s Music Festival Outfit Essentials 2023

Get ready to turn up the volume on your style game with our guide to the hottest men's music festival outfits of 2023. From funky graphic tees to flowy tops and everything in between, we've got you covered with all the essentials to ensure you're the most stylish guy in the crowd.

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the excitement of music festivals! As you prepare to immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere and groove to your favorite tunes, it's crucial to curate the perfect festival outfit. In this blog post, we will guide you through the essential elements of men's music festival outfits. From flowy tops to tanks, graphic tees, workwear, and whatever accessories you need, we've got you covered. Get ready to make a statement and turn heads while staying comfortable and stylish throughout the festivities!

What to consider when choosing a men’s festival outfit…

Practicality: Dressing for the Outdoors

Music festivals often take place under the scorching sun, amidst heavy rain, or with sudden temperature changes. Therefore, it's essential to consider practicality when selecting your festival outfit. Opt for clothes that offer protection from the sun while keeping you cool and comfortable. Choose fast-drying fabrics that are durable and crease-resistant, allowing you to move freely without worrying.

Comfort: Stay Cool and Relaxed

To fully enjoy the festival experience, comfort is key. Avoid tight collars, seams that catch, and fabrics that don't breathe. Instead, go for lightweight and flowy materials that keep you cool and allow for unrestricted movement. Remember, when you feel comfortable, you'll have a better time, and your confidence will shine through!

Style: Make a Statement

While comfort is crucial, looking good and feeling confident go hand in hand. Your outfit is your chance to show off your unique style and catch the attention of both fellow festival-goers and social media. Let's dive into our handpicked selection of essential items for the ravers and music enthusiasts out there!

So what kind of men’s festival outfits should I wear?

Now you know what you need to consider while choosing your outfit but you’re wondering which pieces you need to get to keep the heads turning. Worry less, we have compiled a list of must-have items and exactly where to get them.

 Our guidelines:

  1. Flowy Tops
  2. Tanks
  3. Work Wear
  4. Graphic Tees
  5. Go Shirtless
  6. Light Jackets
  7. Accessories

 1. Flowy Tops: Embrace Vibrant Prints

Nothing screams music festivals louder than colorful, flowy tops. Whether worn alone or paired with classic tanks, these tops are a staple for any festival-goer. Brooklyn Cloth offers an array of exclusive patterned shirts designed in-house, creating a vintage look and ensuring extra comfort.

Floral prints, in particular, are always a hit. Consider the Men's Floating Flowers Rayon Shirt, which boasts vibrant floating flowers, or the Men's Photo Flower Rayon Shirt, featuring colorful flowers that add a touch of whimsy to your outfit. Pair these flowy button-ups with shorts or trousers for a relaxed yet effortlessly cool festival look. Let your style blossom. 

Brooklyn Cloth's purple short sleeves button up with floral design


Brooklyn Cloth's black short sleeves button up with white floral design

 2. Tanks: The Perfect Base

Tanks are versatile essentials that serve as a perfect base for your men’s festival outfit.

If you're looking for a classic option that offers both comfort and style, consider Banana Republic’s Ribbed Cotton Tank. Crafted with organic cotton, this tank top provides extreme comfort and a soft texture, ensuring that you'll feel great throughout the day. Its timeless design is ideal for building stylish men’s festival outfits. Available in black and white.

Banana Republic's white ribbed tank

If you already have the basic tanks covered and are looking for a more stylish, chic runway option. Go for mesh tops! They are known for their distinct and eye-catching design. They allow air to circulate freely, keeping you cool in the summer heat while adding a touch of edginess to your look. Whether you opt for a full mesh top or one with mesh panels, they offer a distinct visual appeal that can elevate even the most subtle outfits.

 The Urban Outfitters Standard Cloth Mesh Tank Top, made with sheer cotton fabrication, adds a touch of runway-ready flair to your ensemble while keeping you super cool (both looking and feeling).

Urban Outfitters White Standard Cloth Mesh Tank Top

 Another option is to layer a long sleeve mesh top over a plain tank to add depth and visual interest to your outfit. This layering technique not only provides a more modest approach but also allows you to experiment with different textures and colors.

 The Black Star Loose Knit Jumper from Jaded London is a long-sleeved mesh top with a loose and relaxed fit. The standout feature of this jumper is the star design in the center. It is a must-have for any fashion-forward festival-goer.

Jaded London's Loose Knit Jumper With Black Star In The Middle

 Or check out ASOS’s Knit Metallic Mesh Long Sleeve Sweater in bronze. If you're in search of a metallic mesh top that exudes glamor and adds a touch of shimmer to your festival outfit. You can pair it with denim shorts for a casual yet elevated ensemble, or layer it over a basic tank or even a graphic tee.


ASOS's Bronze Knit Metallic Mesh Long Sleeve Sweater

 3. Workwear: Functional and Stylish

 If you prefer a rugged and utilitarian aesthetic, incorporating workwear elements into your festival outfit can be a great choice. While workwear may be traditionally associated with colder seasons, there's no reason why you can't incorporate it into your summer festival outfits. Workwear clothing has its perks, such as durability, functionality, and, most importantly, plenty of pockets. Taking advantage of the extra storage provided by workwear pieces means you can eliminate the need for a bag and keep all your essentials within reach.

Brooklyn Cloth offers a Multi Pocket Poplin Cargo Pant that is perfect for this purpose. These cargo-style pants feature multiple functional pockets, including back pockets, allowing you to store your belongings securely. They provide both comfort and leisure, making them also ideal for everyday use. With their practicality and trendy y2k vibe, these versatile cargo pants keep you up to date with the latest fashion trends. They can be easily paired with a black tank top or a graphic tee for a complete men’s festival look

Brooklyn Cloth's Light Grey Multi Pocket Poplin Cargo Pant

 If you prefer shorts for a summer festival, Brooklyn Cloth's Workwear collection also offers the Inseam Triple Needle Short. Crafted from high-quality fabric, these shorts feature a comfortable regular fit.

The elasticated drawstring waist ensures a secure and comfortable fit, while the side pockets and back pocket provide a lot of storage for all your festival essentials. The shorts are also adorned with a logo print and triple stitching, adding a touch of personality to your outfit. They are available in Forest Green, Olive, Sand, and Toffee colorways

 Another great option for shorts is the 7" Corduroy Volley Short. These shorts combine style, comfort, and durability, making them perfect for summer festivals. Part of the workwear styles, they are designed to provide exceptional comfort and functionality while still looking great.

Fun fact: the term "volley" refers to loose-fitting shorts worn in sports like volleyball, which require optimal performance and freedom of movement. Taking inspiration from that design, these shorts have a relaxed fit that allows for maximum mobility. Whether you're jumping, dancing, or walking, these shorts got you. They come in four colors: Coastal Blue, Cream, Quarry, and Slit Green.


Brooklyn Cloth's Dark Blue Corduroy Volley Shorts


4. Graphic Tees: Stand Out Effortlessly

Graphic tees are an excellent way to make a statement without too much effort. They offer a casual and comfortable look that can be easily dressed up with the right accessories. Chances are you already have some cool tees in your wardrobe, but if you're in need of new additions, consider Urban Outfitters' Basquiat Anthony Clarke 1985 Tee: This cotton jersey t-shirt features Basquiat motifs at the left chest and back.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent who gained fame during the 1980s as part of the Neo-expressionism movement. By wearing this tee, you not only add a unique and artistic touch to your outfit but also pay homage to a renowned artist. Pair them with colorful shorts and don't hold back on the accessories to create a vibrant and eye-catching ensemble.


Urban Outfitters' Basquiat Anthony Clarke 1985 Tee in Green

5. Go Shirtless: It’s All About the Pants

If you decide to go shirtless, that means statement pants are non-negotiable! For those hot summer festival days, going shirtless is definitely a bold option. Because of the heat, you can easily get burned and dehydrated without even realizing because you’re having so much fun. So please remember to apply sunscreen generously and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day! Let’s see the options for vibrant shorts you should consider.

First up, Brooklyn Cloth’s Color Block Swim Shorts. These multi-color shorts are designed to make a bold statement. With their vibrant and eye-catching color combinations, you'll definitely stand out from the crowd. As they are swim shorts, they offer the added benefit of drying quickly in case of any beer spills, sweat, or rain. This practical feature ensures that you can enjoy the festival without worrying about your shorts staying wet for too long.

Brooklyn Cloth’s Color Block Swim Shorts in Pink and Blue

Brooklyn Cloth’s Green Tie-Dye Swim Shorts is also an interesting choice. Tie-dye patterns have made a strong comeback in fashion trends, and these green tie-dye swim shorts are a perfect example. The splash of colors and the unique pattern add a fun and retro vibe to your outfit. Tie-dye is known for its playful and free-spirited aesthetic, making it a great choice for a summer festival.

Brooklyn Cloth’s Green and Blue Tie Dye Swim Shorts

Brooklyn Cloth’s Light Yellow Tonal Floral Swim Shorts are super stylish. These shorts will make you shine like the sun, featuring floral artwork printed all over, and adding a touch of nature and elegance to your ensemble. The light yellow color adds a cheerful and summery vibe, while the floral pattern brings a sense of freshness. These swim shorts are a great option for those who want to incorporate a floral element into their outfit.


Brooklyn Cloth’s Light Yellow Tonal Floral Swim Shorts

6. Light Jackets: Prepare for Weather Changes

If you’re someone who gets cold easily and prefers not to go shirtless at a summer festival, bringing a light jacket is a smart choice. Even during summer festivals, temperatures can drop unexpectedly when it gets dark. The ideal festival jacket should be lightweight, allowing you to tie it around your waist or easily fold it up and stow it away in your sling bag when not needed. Consider Brooklyn Cloth's Olive Gray Good Times Ahead Nylon Jacket for a practical and stylish men’s festival jacket:

This jacket is designed to keep you dry when the weather is unpredictable. Don’t let a little rain take away your fun times. This jacket is made from lightweight nylon material, so it provides protection against rain without weighing you down. The functional pockets come in handy for storing small and valuable items, while the elastic cuffs prevent rain from seeping in. The toggle hood offers wide coverage and will fully protect your head from the rain. This jacket is a must-have for those looking to stay comfortable and dry while dancing in the rain.


Brooklyn Cloth's Olive Gray Good Times Ahead Nylon Jacket


7. Accessories: Elevate Your Look

Get ready to accessorize like a pro! The right accessories can take your festival outfit to the next level. Consider incorporating sunglasses, a statement belt, and a stylish bag. Sunglasses not only protect your eyes but also add a touch of style. A statement belt can accentuate your waistline and elevate your outfit. Lastly, a trendy bag allows you to carry your essentials while complementing your style. These accessories are the secret sauce to taking your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.

 First up, we proudly present the Funky Fire Flame Sunglasses! These trendy shades feature a unique flame design on the frames that will make an extremely bold statement wherever you go. Not only do they add a touch of attitude to your outfit, but they also provide UV protection for your eyes, so you can rock them while staying safe in the sun.


Funky Black Fire Flame on Green Lens Sunglasses


Okay, if you think that one is a little too much (I don’t blame you), we also have a more casual option for you. Opt for ASOS DESIGN Square Sunglasses with Orange Lenses in Black. They’ll go with any of your outfits. These sleek shades offer a classic black frame with a twist - the vibrant orange lenses add a pop of color and a touch of uniqueness to your look.

ASOS DESIGN square sunglasses with orange lens in black

Buckle up and make a statement with some eye-catching belts! Belts are usually overlooked but they can add so much personality to your outfit. So don't underestimate the power of a good belt. Starting off with one-of-a-kind belt – Globe Metal Buckle White Rhinestones Diamond Leather Belt Earth World.

Colorful bedazzled belt with Earth as buckle


Now this is what I mean by statement piece! Step up your fashion game with this stunning white leather belt that is sure to turn heads! With its unique metal globe buckle and dazzling diamond detailing, you'll be the star of any event.

Next up on our list is Rowing Blazer’s Mayan Pattern Belt. This unique piece features a hand-stitched traditional design that adds a touch of cultural flair to your outfit. Made with full grain, vegetable-tanned Italian leather and a solid brass buckle, this belt not only ensures durability but also exudes timeless style. If you’re going for a boho look, this is definitely the piece for you.

Rowing Blazer’s Colorful Mayan Pattern Belt

Lastly, bags for people who have come prepared for the festival, which is a good thing, of course. Your go-to bag should be something light, small, and can be carried close to your body. Patagonia’s Atom Sling Bag 8L is the holy grail of rave bags. It comes with a variety of colors to choose from too! This take-it-everywhere 8-liter sling pack has enough storage to keep you more than prepared for anything at the festival, with a close-carrying fit to keep you comfortable and care-free while dancing!


Patagonia’s Black Atom Sling Bag 8L

It's all about finding that perfect balance between comfort and style. From flowy tops to tanks, graphic tees to workwear elements, and even embracing the "shirtless" look, there are endless ways to express your personal style and stand out from the crowd. Don't forget to add some flair with light jackets and accessories, and feel free to mix and match vibrant prints to create unforgettable men’s festival outfits.

So, get ready to dance, sing, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Let the music festival adventure begin! Happy Summer everyone!


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