Now the British summer has arrived and festival season with it, the time has come to banish all thoughts of style and dig out those cagoules, wellies and water-proof bottoms.
At least it was for anyone who attended Southwell Folk Festival this weekend.
The event, which started out in 2007 as a traditional English folk festival has evolved over the years to include Celtic, gypsy jazz, ska, rockabilly and bluegrass.
And this year’s line-up included some truly great musicians from the folk world, both established and up and coming.
Best of the bunch for me, being a young(ish) chap, were Maia.
The Huddersfield-based four-piece introduced themselves on-stage jokingly as a sci-fi folk band, though it seems a difficult job categorising their music.
But, they were indeed funny, unpredictable and great singers and musicians, with a sound which you will not have heard anywhere else.
By the time they were in full swing with the lovely, Finite World, the Mrs and I were in a rapture of sorts - and it was not just the ale.
While on the subject, the ale was good stuff, with a number of different varieties at a fair price available in two tents.
And the cider we moved onto was truly earth-shattering and excellent.
For those who had not managed to sort out childcare there was children’s entertainment for most of the day.
Madcap classical violinist Sid Bowfin was a highlight, with an interactive show that went down well with the younger ones.
There was also a good choice of stalls, selling everything from Nepalise-made clothing to musical instruments.
We spent a fun half hour messing around with melodeons in the Music Room stall, whose staff were helpful, patient and had a sense of humour.
Although the sun did, luckily, emerge on Saturday afternoon, it was nice to have a bit of a sit down in the main stage tent, which featured the excellent Bills as its ultimate act.
After quite a few ales it was also nice to know there was plenty of food available - with everything from a nice stodgy cheeseburger to Jamaican curry and pizza.
For more information visit www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk.