What to Wear to Notting Hill Carnival

Officially Europe’s biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival is a vibrant extravaganza celebrating London’s multicultural past, present and future. Ideal for those looking to enjoy the last of the summer sun, Notting Hill Carnival’s flamboyant fashions and vivacious atmosphere make it an event that really can’t be missed.





As thousands upon thousands of revellers prepare their sequins, glitter and feathers, here at idaretobe we’ve compiled a handy list of our top carnival tips, including the all important question – what to wear!






  • Choose your shoes carefully! You’ll be on your feet, dancing and enjoying the festivities for most of the day, so your feet need to be comfortable. Not only that, but the crowds mean you need to keep your feet protected – sandals are a huge no-no! A pair of statement boots is ideal – this pair from Trippen project a cool and unique style, with metallic leather details for an edgy and modern feel. 



  • Plan ahead! Carnival day is notoriously busy – check public transport ahead of time, and ensure you pay a visit to a cash machine before arriving to avoid the inevitable queues.




  • Accessorise! There really is no limit to the accessories you can wear to the carnival. Think bold, vivid jewellery, draping scarves and oversized sunnies. If you’re looking for bright and beautiful jewellery, look no further than this offering from Annemieke Broenink. With its multicoloured design and vibrant petals, this playful necklace ticks all the boxes for anyone looking to make an impression. 





  • Have fun with colour and prints. The great thing about Notting Hill Carnival is the vibrant fashions it brings; here, over the top fashions are encouraged and you can afford to really have fun with your outfits. Think bright colours and clashing prints – the bolder the better! With so many statement fashions to be seen throughout the day, you really have the chance to express your personal style and create some unique and colourful looks.
















For a further range of fantastic fashions to help you express your bold personal style, take a look at the full range of women’s dresses, women’s tops and shirts, women’s skirts and women’s trousers at idaretobe.


Notting Hill Carnival runs Sunday August 28th until Monday August 29th in West London, from 9am.

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