Notting Hill Carnival Style Guide

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at

A London institution, the Notting Hill Carnival has developed a mixed reputation, however, revellers descend en masse year after year to enjoy the music, food and parade. If you’re heading to West London this bank holiday weekend, make sure you stand out by taking inspiration from these carnival looks…

If you’re on your feet all day – dancing, walking, and just generally having a great bank holiday weekend – give your tired tootsies a break (plus keep them safe from any broken glass) by choosing flats. These high tops are the perfect choice to team with a pair of skinny jeans or, if you’re feeling brave in the face of another disappointing British summer, a pair of distressed shorts. Add a bright tee and fun accessories and you’re good to go.


Love the masqueraders’ getup but not feeling confident enough to don feathers yourself? This tunic dress is the perfect choice with vibrant colours and a feather pattern. Keep warm as the evening draws in with a fringed jacket and simple chelsea boots to keep you partying until the wee hours.


Whatever your plans this bank holiday weekend, these looks will have you covered, day and night.

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