Three looks for killer festival style…
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 13 JUN 2014 11:50 WOMEN'S FASHIONCOMMENTS
Festivals are not just about the music. They’re a sartorial opportunity to recreate yourself with a carefree new look. Whether you opt for tried-and-tested hippie chic, or aim to steal the show with something slightly different, we’ve created three style edits with music festival staples to inspire your wardrobe.
Music festivals are a time to abandon seriousness and party on in a cute, youthful style in the vein of Selena Gomez. Opt for Red Herring’s coquettish playsuit or H! by Henry Holland’s barely-there floral print top and matching shorts, paired with Faith’s strappy sandals.
A denim jacket from Oasisis a festival essential for when the sun goes down, and for a whimsical finishing touch, look no further than Red Herring’s floral corsage garland or a wide-brim hat from J by Jasper Conran. For actual essentials, Floozie’s cross-body bag in a cute pastel blue will store everything from your portable phone charger to your dry shampoo. Lastly, there’ll likely be rain and shine, so don’t forget your wellies and sunnies. We love this cute pink polka-dot pair from Mantaray – or these classic tortoiseshell sunglasses from Principles by Ben de Lisi.
If the wonderfully free-spirited Cara Delevingne is more your muse and you’re looking to add an irreverent edge to your look, you’ll first need a Cara-esuqe beanie, such as Skinnydip’s bejewelled version. Then, ditch your plain sandals for more cool-girl footwear, such as Red Herring’s black embossed trainers or Faith’s chunky heeled sandals.
For that wow-factor, we suggest wearing your trainers with something unexpected, such as Red Herring’s in-your-face red dress. Next, eschew florals for graphic tropical prints, such as these trousers from Izabel London or this pretty top from Quiz. Layer up with this western-inspired pale denim jacket from Warehouse. Don’t forget to work in some colour-pop accessories and really turn your look into a head-tuner. We love Red Herring’s yellow clutch and Aztec-print rucksack, or Mood’s green and pink snake-print bangle.
If reigning queens of flower-child glamour Poppy Delevingne and Kate Bosworth are more your festival spirit animals, then stock up on traditional boho festival classics. Your hero piece will be this all-too-wearable daisy-print Oasis playsuit, which you’ll likely end up wearing consecutively for more days than you’ll like to admit. You can then switch it up with Oasis’ lace-trim top with Warehouse’s denim shorts – the perfect stylish-without-trying combo. Stock your flax seed bars and copy of the On the Road in Butterfly by Matthew Williamson’s cross-body bag.
Stomp around the grounds in Kurt Geiger’s cool suede ankle boots or Faith’s metallic rose sandals without compromising on style. Finally, you just can’t do hippie chic without a cool trilby hat, vintage-inspired necklace, and opulent statement ring.
If you’re torn between the three styles, fret not. There is always a rule of thumb. Whether you hit up Unknown in Croatia, Wireless in London’s Hyde Park, or you want to channel your inner Coachella-veteran just because, you can rely on a combination of denim, prints, and a vintage-inspired statement accessory to nail the look.