At the moment, it seems every where you look–blogs, magazines and newspapers–everyone is profiling music festival fashion. With Coachella having just finished and others, like Sasquatch, Bonaroo, Bestival, Reading and Glastonbury on the horizon, it seems everyone is making a throwback to the ’70s with their little shorts and flower adorned hair. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cropped T-shirt and some strategically placed braids, but there has got to be a way to mix things up a bit right?
When I saw this week’s Fashionista, it got me thinking that there is another way to look cool and fresh at a festival without having to rock a belly top and barely-there shorts. She look’s lovely in a floral maxi dress and chambray shirt combo from New Look. It takes the ’60s-’70s hippie look and makes it more feminine and summery. It also gives her the chance for some different looks depending on how she wants to wear the shirt. Paired with her simple brown flats and gorgeous mermaid wavy hair, this Fashionista is festival ready! Instead of opting for a wrist covered in different bangles, ribbons and bracelets or a head full of flowers, her jewellery is much more understated, in fact if you blinked you might have missed her necklace. She wears a locket that has a picture of two little birds on a branch that almost completely blends in with her dress. It is sweet and simple and doesn’t overpower her look.
Now if you want to get this look, as I know I do, then I would definitively check out the ruler of festival fashion: Free People. For a similar floral look they have this criss-cross backed number. Or, perhaps, for something a little different I recommend this Hazy Days maxi dress. As for the chambray shirt, I would try and find one that is slightly lighter, not too heavy on the denim for the summer, so this light coloured one from Brandy Melville is perfect for pairing with a dress! Now for the statement necklace I would say try to pair it with what you’re wearing, try to match the colours. But these large pendants from up and coming jewellery company Ditty Drops come in all sorts of patterns, colours and pictures and are perfect to complete your festival look! So whether you are going to be at a festival in Manchester, Tennessee or Somerset, England, a floral fashion is a sure way to show off your love for music and fashion.
Spotted: Some of my favourite maxi dresses this year have been from Erin Fetherston, especially this one from her spring 2013 ready-to-wear show. Check out the collection for more!