Inner city music festivals are a big deal right now. You’ll have noticed them popping up across the country, slowly but surely, to the point where you have such an incredible choice the selection can be overwhelming.

The best bit is that if you don’t fancy the annual commute down to Glasto or the ferry trip across to Bestival on the Isle of Wight, there’s a decent chance your hometown will be hosting a festival of some kind over the summer period. Whether it be a beer and ale festival spread across your local pubs or a massive 75,000 capacity full-weekender (think Manchester’s Parklife).

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Mint Festival – Photo by Justin Gardener Photography

You’ve quite literally got hundreds to choose from. Take Tramlines in Sheffield, Boardmasters in Newquay, Happy Daze in Bristol, Common People in Oxford, Lovebox in London and the one we’re most interested in right now;  Mint Festival in Leeds.

This is the 5th year of Mint Festival where you can expect to hear a hand picked variety of music spanning across grime, garage, house and techno genres.

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Mint Festival – Photo by Justin Gardener Photography

With it’s massive student population there’s no denying Leeds is a hub of fun loving, style conscious fashion junkies who adore nothing more than the opportunity to get dressed up and head over for a daytime music session in the city centre. Live music is primarily an evening/nightime activity in most cities, but an inner city music festival has the special ability to bend back the clock and allow its music lovers to get a piece of the action all day long.

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Mint Festival – Photo by Justin Gardener Photography

If you’re a festival lover who’s thinking of heading to Mint Festival there’s no doubt you’ll have been running through outfits in your mind for the big day. We all love to look good and feel good and there’s no better place to make that happen than in a lively festival atmosphere.

We’ve taken on board the fact that you’re not going to be traipsing through fields, knee deep in mud, and chosen some looks that reach out that bit further by combining a city street style vibe with classic festival pieces.

For Her

Look No. 1

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Here we’ve paired a diamond embroidered cotton kaftan with a pair of high waisted denim shorts, tucking in the kaftan with a belt to keep the silloutte streamlined. This outfit doesn’t shout festival hippy but brings just the right amount of boho to the look. Pair with a choker, chunky black sandals and a wide brimmed hat to tie everything together.

Look No. 2

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Photo – my own
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Photo – my own

Our second inner city festival look incooporates green denim into the outift; one of our favourite wardrobe items at the moment. We’ve switched the wide brimmed black hat for a chocolate brown trilby which coordinates perfectly with the suede pumps and bright but neutral tones in the strappy dandelion mini dress.

For Him

Look No.1

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Photo – my own

Look No. 2

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Photo – my own

The classic vintage patterned shirt is a great choice for men. If the colours and patterns are as abstract as they come then make sure to coordinate your shorts in order to keep things looking casual.

So there you have it…

Our favourite looks for an inner city music festival.

All these looks are perfect if you’re heading over to Mint Festival on 24th September. It’s all taking place at The Tetley in Leeds across a total of five arenas. Grab your tickets here.

These are the acts you can look forward to checking out:

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With the summer coming to an end, this is your last chance to revel in our much loved UK festival scene- so grab it with both hands!

Written by Becca Linnard

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