Music festivals happen all year round, although it is generally believed that the cream of the crop happen in the summer time. There is Download for the metal fans, Glastonbury for the lovers of contemporary art, and Reading and Leeds for the rockers.
Of course, there are many smaller festivals than these, but there is one thing they all have in common – the dress code. As a female festival goer, there are so many great outfits you could wear.
Yes, you know they’re going to get wet, muddy and sweaty, but it’s a rewarding thing when you can pull off looking so great despite this. That’s why many of our high street stores have festival looks displayed through the summer, showcasing their best maxi dresses, denim jackets and jean shorts. But there is so much more you can bring to your outfit and this comes from the accessories you wear.
I’m just about to head off to my third festival of the summer and here are the trendy accessories I’m bringing.
Chunky heeled work boots
Move out of the way wellies, your time has come and gone. I’ve done bright colors, regular gardening greens, ankle height black, and I feel like I’ve nowhere left to go with them. That’s why I’ve embraced the grunge look that is so in right now and bought myself a pair of chunky heeled work boots. All I need now is some thick socks so my feet don’t hurt, but the plus side is I’ll be taller in the crowd.
Crocodile print belt
Continue the look with a crocodile print belt with a proper sized buckle. Belts have been skinny for too long, and it’s time to bring back the ones that actually do their job whilst looking amazing. Festivals are a time for showing off how excellent your outfit is whilst still being practical – this belt fits the bill for me.
If you’re staying at the festival overnight or even just for the entire day, you’re going to want something to carry around your belongings. I chose a leather look stud backpack from New Look as it was edgy and on trend. It fits right in with any festival wardrobe and can make a brilliant contrast against a ditzy floral dress.
Vibrant aztec snood
It’s hard to gauge what the weather might be on festival day, so I’ve bought a thin snood to wear around my neck just in the case of a cool breeze. Buy one in a vibrant color and pattern and you’ll instantly give your outfit that extra something. Mine is a multi aztec snood and I’m planning on wearing this over a black lace vest and asymmetrical leather jacket if I need one on.
photo via thebestfashionblog.com (festival photo)
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