Festivals are full of fashion statements, a time to step out of your comfort zone and step into something a bit more ‘out there,’ after all you’re entering a different world for the weekend! With the festival season soon coming to an end (but not completely over) let’s have a look through some highlights from 2014 with some added suggestions!
A sure winner for the girls is the tried and tested denim shorts and wellies combination which is great for the ever changing weather. Classic Levis denim shorts are great for festivals as you can re-wear them with different tops and create a completely different look without having to over pack. If it is guaranteed hot weather why not venture out and buy some Nike trainers to complete the outfit, or some strappy leather sandals?
It’s always a clever idea to bring an extra layer or two as it always gets chilly in the evening, an oversized denim jacket or a fringed leather jacket works perfectly to break up statement prints on jumpsuits, midi skirts or dresses. By embracing the bohemian vibe which is very popular at the moment why not pick up a statement floral kimono or a printed bomber to add to the fabulous outfit underneath?
Looking your best is sometimes hard when you’re sleeping in a tent and don’t have access to hot showers so 2014 came up with some great solutions so that you could cover up your hair while still staying stylish. Floral headbands (a classic), a fedora, floppy hat or even dying your hair a vibrant colour for the weekend and tying it into a messy bun. Another way to quickly update an outfit, and add some colour, is by using a bright coloured lipstick. Make up does not have to be subtle at a festival with people opting for lots of glitter and fluorescent colours around their eyes which will make you look festival ready, even if you don’t feel it.
For all you guys out there grab a pair of skinny jeans, throw on a floral / printed sleeveless shirt and get some some glitter on those cheeks and you’re ready to go. There are plenty of options in regards to patterned jackets and cool printed tees to wear, look to Nick Grimshaw and Tinie Tempah for some great inspiration (see pictures below).
Festival season isn’t quite over yet with Reading & Leeds, Bestival and Festival Number 6 still to come. Make sure you’re completely fashion prepared and enjoy your weekend in style!
Written By Sophie Aristotelous, Edited by Laura Thompson