Girls, it’s time to pull on your gumboots and wrap up in your rain ponchos; you’re heading festival-bound, and we’ve never been more jelly! Bringing you our ultimate insider tips straight from the style gurus mouth, your festival ensemble will rival the Kendall’s, Alexa’s and even Vanessa’s of the world!
But with any amount of festival planning comes a rollercoaster of emotions. First comes the excitement of a three-day, mud-infused, glamping-sesh with your baes, second to the ultimate hyperventilation at seeing your fave band, leading to sheer panic at “what AM I going to wear?!” Sounds like you, right? You’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re a boho babe at heart or a born-to-be-wild biker chick – there’s a festival style to suit everyone. Luckily for you, we’ve scoured the Web, and worn our Instagram-finger out searching for your brand spankin’ new festival ensemble, faster than you can say “flower head garland!”
With an array of festivals to choose from, here’s our dose of what’s ALWAYS hot for the festival season – a lust-list guaranteed to have you booking you and your BFF’s tickets in no time! Bring it on!
With everyone’s favourite go-to, boho-come-hippy vibe making it’s annual appearance, the era’s nostalgia for delicate romanticism has had yet another feminine overhaul. Bare shoulders in the form of elasticised crops, structured midi dresses and floaty tops make them the perfect piece for shimmy sessions in the front row! We reckon baring shoulders might just be the most flattering piece of skin you can show off, making them an absolute must-have. Peace and love, man!
Wear with: This season’s hottest shoe trend: lace-up flats.
See a selection of cute off-the-shoulder tops here.
ROCK CHICK 101
Give us leather, and keep it coming! If ever there were a staple piece we wished we had sooner, it would be the classic biker jacket! A classic, structured shape will add a sense of coolness – not to mention a whole heap of attitude to go with it! Get that motor running and rock your biker jacket with a vintage tee, black skinny jeans and some silver studded boots. Better yet, braver souls can layer theirs over a white, boho-esque lace dress to show your softer side. Rock on!
Wear with: A velvet choker for added don’t-mess-with-me vibes.
See a selection of key leather pieces here.
90s POP CULTURE
We’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want: we really, really, really want a slip dress and a denim jacket! The 90s vibe is still here, hurrah! And with no sign of it slowing, we’re going all out with double the trouble! Pairing a slinky slip dress with a vintage denim jacket is our idea of a comeback and a half! Don’t be afraid to wear your nightwear as outerwear – what could be better than slipping into bed after a hard day of fan-girling over your fave band?!
And if a slip dress just ain’t you, no matter how much you reckon yourself to be the next Kate Moss, denim is always a girl’s best friend. A cute mini skirt, flares, Daisy Dukes or even overalls will keep your 90s revival sweet – not to mention the perfect throwback hashtag excuse! Trust us when we say the denim days aren’t over!
Wear with: White sneakers for added street cred.
Camo, khaki, camel – it’s all good in the hood! We’re firm believers that no festival is ever complete without a classic parka, shielding you from the mass amounts of mud you’ll find yourselves knee-deep in! We saw it plenty of times on the runway, now 90s grunge is streaming into our wardrobes at every given opportunity – not that we’re complaining! A classic khaki parka looks totally cool tied around your waist, just as much as it does over your shoulders. Perfect come rain or shine!
Wear with: A plaid shirt dress and boots, for ultimate 90s throwbacks.
See our collection of utility here.
ALL THAT SHINES
Just ‘cause it sparkles, doesn’t mean it’s not festival-worthy…the more bling the better we say! Diamantes, sequins, metallics, gemstones; the list is endless! Rummage through the treasure chest, pick out the most fanciful accessory you can, and rock it with all your might! Jazz up a repeat outfit offender by adorning your body in charms, or simply add some studs to customise a statement jacket – whatever your plan is, we guarantee you’ll be the brightest star in the field!
Wear with: Everything! Prettiness has no limit.