It’s that time of year again. The countdown to festival season is on, and it’s time to start planning those all-important outfits and celebrate the wonderful thing that is festival fashion. When you’re partying hard in the great outdoors, it’s time to let loose, and break a few rules. Here are some key looks to help you assume the role of festival fashionista.
Tassels and fringing
During festival season, you can really embrace country vibes and go all-out with the Western feel. Think worn-in fringed suede camel ankle boots, a modern take on the cowboy shirt featuring tassels on the front or a hobo bag with a tassel zip. This look works brilliantly with effortlessly cool staples like ripped denim shorts and floor-skimming maxi dresses.
Braids are a firm festival favorite, and they’re not going anywhere for spring/summer 2017. Braids are great because they actually work better on hair that hasn’t been washed for a couple of days. Take some dry shampoo with you, and check out some style ideas online at https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/festival-hairstyles/ before you go. You can go for delicate hair crowns, loose, surf-style plaited pigtails or a simple half-up, half-down style. Remember to pack plenty of bobby pins and embrace the laid-back look. Loose strands here and there are all part of the look.
Don’t focus all your attention on your clothing and shoes, At festivals, accessories are a great way of mixing up looks without packing your entire wardrobe. Go for an eclectic mix of jewelry, and don’t worry too much if you haven’t got items that match perfectly. It’s absolutely fine to wear mismatched earrings from sites like ELF925 www.elf925.com/ or a silver necklace with a gold arm cuff and rose gold earrings. Layer up your jewels, go for oversized stones and don’t be afraid to be bold. Costume jewelry is great for festivals, as it has an impact, and you can pick it up relatively inexpensively. This season, designers have taken jewelry to the next level, so don’t feel that you have to stop at your neck, ears, and wrists. Belly chains and necklaces that drape down the back have also been spotted on the catwalks, and are sure to make an appearance on the festival circuit.
If you’re heading to a festival this year, you can’t go wrong with plaid. Gingham is everywhere, so dress as if you’re going to an old-fashioned barn dance and embrace being a square for a few days. Throw a checked shirt over a vest and some cut-off shorts or team a pretty gingham Bardot top with a pleated skirt and sneakers.
Festival fashion is all about having fun, trying something different, and experimenting with looks you may not even think about giving a go in real life. Have a look online and flick through some magazines for inspiration. Note down stockists, and do some Internet shopping. Stick with staples you love, and add accessories to bring your outfits up to speed and make them unique.