So festival season is officially up and running, with a lot of great events taking place this summer. Festival style is one of my favorite things to plan, I love the opportunity to release my inner hippie! For me festival style is all about casual, colourful clothing that is actually comfortable as well, no heels (for once) Personally, my fashion inspiration for this particular style is Vanessa Hudgens. Anyone who knows me will know how much I love this girl’s style! She always looks super chilled out, yet extremely stylish. She is all about the acid wash denim shorts, crop tops and of course the mandatory festival headbands.
Another firm favourite of mine for festival style is Kylie Jenner. Now to be honest some of her looks can be a tad too extreme for me to pull off but she is great for getting festival inspiration! It doesn’t hurt that she has an amazing body and is well completely gorgeous! Her funky style is slightly darker than Vanessa Hudgens who is more cute hippie as opposed to grunge rocker chick. They both however have been on the top of my list when it comes to sourcing festival clothes.
Primark / Penneys is great for festival style. The pieces are also on the inexpensive side meaning if you get them wrecked you don’t have the guilt of throwing them out after the festival. Anyone who has been to a festival in Ireland can relate to this! Outdoor festivals + Irish weather = clothing which cannot be salvaged! This collage sums up some of the great finds from Primark’s Life is a Festival collection. (Photo credit: rosafashionsportsandmore.blogspot.com) Newlook and Stradivarius are also great for relatively inexpensive accessories for festivals. Flower headbands, crotchet cardigans, slogan tanktops and aztec print backpacks can be found throughout both of these retailers as well as cheap and cheerful statement jewellery.
Whilst shopping, think crochet, tie dye, kimonos and of course denim! Waistcoats and kimonos are great for festivals as they are light enough to throw into your bag or wrap around you. The same goes for backpacks or the infamous ‘bumbag’ yes these bad boys used to be the item of clothing you were forced to wear as a child, now they are everywhere and so handy too. Adding a hat (preferably fedora or a trilby) with round glasses will instantly add to your festival style!
Festival style is all about comfort and relaxation whilst pushing the fashion boundaries. All types of styles can be found at festivals and its great that we can go beyond our comfort zones and wear unique and imaginative clothing. I personally love adding face paint and/or some jewels to my makeup in order to reflect the inner hippie escaping at the site of the festival gates. Just one thing to remember and this is something found in abundance at Irish festivals; make sure your shorts are the correct size. Ill fitting clothing is not of benefit to anyone; the wearer or the onlookers!!