Festival season is about to spring itself upon us yet again, kicking off with Radio 1s Big Weekend this weekend in Exeter, Devon where the likes of Meghan Trainor, Chase and Status and Criag David will be taking to the stage. If you’ve got your ticket, that’s great and you’re probably reading this thinking ‘sorted!’ but have you thought about what to wear? Didn’t think so!
After trends were set at Coachella back in April by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kimberley Garner and Charlie’s Angels inspired Instagram squad Laura Whitmore, Millie Mackintosh and Zara Martin, it’s time to hit the shops and get your festival fix for 2016. No need to trawl the internet as with a little help from myself I have done it for you, here’s what to look out for: Details of items are underneath the pictures.
2 pieces and co-ords
As Kimberley Garner showed us with her matching ensemble, 2 pieces are totally on trend for festivals and look super cute, especially if you go for an Aztec or printed pattern.
Beaded Crop Top – Missguided £45 https://www.missguided.co.uk/clothing/category/co-ordinates/chevron-beaded-crop-top-black
Beaded shorts – Missguided £45 https://www.missguided.co.uk/clothing/category/co-ordinates/chevron-beaded-shorts-black
Coachella 2 piece – Oh Polly £15 http://www.ohpolly.com/coachella-boho-two-piece.html
Aztec mini – Miss Selfridge £25 http://www.missselfridge.com/en/msuk/product/clothing-299047/co-ordinates-2833113/aztec-a-line-mini-skirt-5181419?bi=40&ps=20
Aztec jacket – Miss Selfridge £35 http://www.missselfridge.com/en/msuk/product/clothing-299047/co-ordinates-2833113/aztec-embellished-trim-jacket-5096535?bi=40&ps=20
The shorts/skirt, bikini, jacket and statement jewellery look (i.e Kendall Jenner and Kimberley Garner)
This is such a simple but really stand out look, with the key pieces being the jacket and jewellery you choose. The shorts / skirt can just be any material or denim as Kendal Jenner showed us.
Denim Shorts – New Look £17.99 http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/shorts/blue-button-front-denim-shorts-_366128947
Patterned wrap bikini top – Babymilk clothing £30 http://hot-mess.co.uk/female/festival/babymilk-black-pattern-wrap-bra-top.html
Jacket – Sister Jane £75 http://sisterjane.com/products/bumble-gilet
Necklace – RocknRose £52 https://www.rocknrose.co.uk/collections/chokers/products/simone-statement-drop-choker
Denim Shorts – River Island £28 http://www.riverisland.com/women/shorts/denim-shorts/light-blue-ripped-high-waisted-denim-shorts-681903
Bikini Top – Forever 21 £20 http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=swimwear&ProductID=2000149974&VariantID=
Necklace – RocknRose £29 https://www.rocknrose.co.uk/collections/necklaces/products/juliette-statement-drop-necklace
If you’re playing it safe with your outfit or don’t want to wear a large statement necklace or maybe you’ve got a gorgeous dress that doesn’t need jewellery but you can’t help wanting to get involved with the festival bling then get yourself a head piece! Here’s some of my favourites…
Paisley bow head scarf (very Pia Mia!) – Topshop £8 http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/bags-accessories-1702216/hair-accessories-464/paisley-bow-head-scarf-5560888?bi=0&ps=20
Gemstone Headress – RocknRose £38 https://www.rocknrose.co.uk/collections/headwear/products/evangeline-turquoise-gemstone-headdress
Go all out in this feather headdress – RocknRose £42 https://www.rocknrose.co.uk/collections/headwear/products/willow-feather-headdress
Reclaimed Vintage head piece – Asos £26 http://www.asos.com/Reclaimed/Reclaimed-Vintage-Metal-Drop-Detail-Head-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6550280&cid=11412&sh=0&pge=4&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Multi&totalstyles=501&gridsize=3
Keep it cute with the floral headband – Accessorize £10 http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5,acc_2.12/9864411000
Dress to impress is the moto or if you’re thinking of keeping it simple you’ve just scrolled by the perfect head accessory to match!
Maxi shirt dress, pull in at the waist and unbutton the bottom to show a little bit of leg, team with a fedora and ankle boots and you’re good to go! – Dancing Leopard at Silk Fred £48.50 http://www.silkfred.com/boutiques/dancing-leopard/clothing/maxi-shirt-dress-in-navy
Lace up fringe bodycon dress – Pretty Little Thing £30 https://www.prettylittlething.com/cherri-tan-suede-lace-up-fringe-bodycon-dress.html
Maxi Kaftan – Forever Unique £275 http://www.foreverunique.co.uk/beachwear/kaftans-cover-ups/mariette-rococo-print-maxi-kaftan-with-gold-embellishment.html
Crochet white off the shoulder dress – Boohoo £18 http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/new-in-dresses/clover-crochet-insert-open-shoulder-dress/invt/dzz90368
Denim cut out dress, denim is sooooo in at the moment! – Topshop £40 http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/petite-bow-front-denim-dress-5585267
Shoes are probably the most difficult part of festival attire, especially in the UK as if you’re caught off guard by the odd rain drop the last thing you want to be doing is squelching around in a pair of open toe sandals! If you’re festivaling abroad then it’s sandals all the way! Here’s some of my top picks for festival footwear…
Black star cowboy boots – Pretty Little Thing £35 https://www.prettylittlething.com/arrabella-black-faux-suede-star-studded-ankle-boots.html
Hunter classics in new colours this season! – Hunter £90 http://www.hunterboots.com/womens-tall-wellingtons/womens-original-tall-wellington-boots/blue/1999
Vibrant Espadrilles – Miss KG by Kurt Geiger £45 http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/sandals/flats/dizzy-orange-canvas-miss-kg
Rose gold gladiators – Missguided £35 https://www.missguided.co.uk/footwear/sandals/gladiators/laser-cut-lace-up-knee-high-flat-sandal-rose-gold
Fringed sandals – Office £35 http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,60/2461300079
The ultimate festival accessory – the hat! Triby, fedora, stetson you need at least one to complete your festival look, unless of course you’re going for a statement head piece!
Black stetson hat with chain – River Island £25 http://www.riverisland.com/women/accessories/hats/black-chain-stetson-hat-681824
Wide brim hat with hint of red – Kurt Geiger £65 http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/accessories/summer-accessories/wide-brim-hat-black-red-others-kurt-geiger-london
Faux leather baseball cap – Missguided £8 https://www.missguided.co.uk/classic-black-faux-leather-baseball-cap
People always overlook the festival bag, including myself I nearly forgot to add this important accessory in to the mix! The last thing you want is to be carrying your pristine Celine around the grubby grounds of Glastonbury! With bags the key is to have something that you don’t need to be clutching onto or that restricts your movement, you need to free up those arms for dancing girl!
Faux suede Aztec print backpack – Pretty Little Thing £20 https://www.prettylittlething.com/preya-black-faux-suede-aztec-fringed-backpack.html
Studded bum bag – River Island £45 http://www.riverisland.com/women/bags–purses/purses/black-leather-studded-bum-bag-682920
Fringed across shoulder bag – Accessorize £29 http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_1,acc_1.9/9893822200
Aztec large shopper – Oasis £28 http://www.oasis-stores.com/summer-aztec-shopper/bags-&-purses/oasis/fcp-product/5807005
Tassel bucket bag – Missguided £15 https://www.missguided.co.uk/layered-tassel-duffel-bag-nude
So there you go – festival fashion fixed! I will be talking more about festival fashions on my radio show tomorrow (Thursday 26th May) between 10-1 tune in at www.wandsworthradio.com
Happy festival shopping!