What to wear to a festival in 2024?


When it comes to outdoor festivals, South Africa knows exactly how to impress.

Year-round, the festival scene thrives, attracting tourists and locals, to exciting events filled with delicious eats, good music, and a vibey ambience that our friendly locals create.
Not forgetting the fashion - an aspect that makes these events even more fun! After all, South Africa is known for its vibrant patterns and bright colours, so you will certainly see some amazingly creative outfits at these events.

In this month’s blog, we’ll be delving into some of the trends for festival fashion in 2024.

Festival Africa

1. The Brighter the Better

Now, this tip is especially true for our summer festivals.

Bright colour combos are a total must! Don’t be afraid to pair funky patterns with old colours, to create an amazing festival outfit. Ladies, this goes for make-up too! If you have been waiting for the perfect time to rock that new daring lipstick, a festival is ideal.

Bold Lipstick

2. Crossbody Bags

We're all about hands-free living this year, and yes, that includes you, gentlemen!

Opting for a chic, crossbody bag is perfect for festivals. You can keep all your essentials securely in your bag and complement your look, all while keeping your hands free for fun activities during the event.

Convinced that you need to own one ASAP? View our range of Cat Apparel bags, available in various colours and styles to suit any outfit!

Crossbody Bag

3. No More Heels

Now, we are not saying ditch the heels, especially for our short queens looking for some height. But lately, festival fashion favours comfort. After all, you are on your feet the whole day, browsing unique stalls and dancing to the music.

We’ve noticed a trend in chunky sneakers, or bold boots - that are made for walking!
When it comes to bright, comfortable footwear, we think Merrell wins this round. They have been releasing statement colour combos in their trail runners, and honestly, what could be more comfortable than that?

However, if you are not much of a trail runner fan, then how about an edgy boot? Cat Footwear excels in this category, with its range of boots that comprise the industrial look, together with high-fashion features. Our top pick is certainly the Colorado Expedition WP

4. Statement Accessories

The key to a truly outstanding outfit is pairing it with the right accessories. This adds some personal flair to any ensemble.

Headwear, for example, can add an extra touch while also providing you with protection from the sun. On the other hand, you could try something more high fashion, like a silk headscarf, or a pair of ornamental loafers by G.H.BASS.

Silk Scarf

Cable & Co. At Upcoming Festivals

Now that you have some outfit inspiration, you can take the festival fashion stage by storm! Worried that you won’t have the right footwear in time?

Worry not! Because Cable & Co. will be at the Kirkwood Wildsfees ready to help you find your perfect pair of comfortable and fashionable footwear. Our brand caters for people from diverse lifestyles, whether you are a trail runner, an industry professional, or simply a high fashion enthusiast.

We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to tag us on socials!