Festival season is in full swing worldwide and I’m loving seeing all the trends filter from the fields to the highstreet. Whether you’re actually heading to a festival yourself or enjoying the plethora of Instagram stories I think you’ll agree this years festival fashion is extra. Some of the trends I’ve seen this year include iridescent and holographic rain coats, denims and leathers with all the fringing and incredible floral crows. What’s more, this rather impressive weather means festival fashion can last a little longer this year. So grab your sandals, swipe the kids glitter and plait those tresses!
In just two weeks we’ll be at Stendhal Festival in Limavady and I can’t wait. The team at Fashion World offered me the chance to pick out some items from their site to review and share with you. I wanted to mainly choose things I could style up as full on festival garb and then wear later in a more relaxed way, for real life. Lots of the pieces I’ve chosen are totally acceptable to be worn all summer long, many of them into Autumn with extra layers.
I feel like this will be one of the most popular looks because of that mermaid vibe, I love the coat and would happily wear it long after festival season has passed. Fashion World have a lot of great skirts in sizes 8-32 I have the paperbag skirt pictured above and love to style it with slogan tees. As Autumn comes around I’ll layer it up with a jacket, tights and boots. It would even look great with a fine knit jumper tucked in.
Worn all together these items might be a bit much for the school run but I think they’re really versatile and bring a subtle bit of sparkle to your wardrobe when mixed up with plainer bits.
Having been to a few festivals and outdoor concerts before I can guarantee you it’s going to get muddy. Regardless of the weather, thousands of people in a field will always generate muck! Short welly boots are really cool and comfortable plus you’ll get plenty of use from them throughout the rest of the year. I definitely wouldn’t advise packing heavy jeans, if it does rain they’ll take forever to dry. Instead opt for a light denim or even jeggings – I have the high waisted ‘Lucy’ style in both black and blue and find them very comfortable. They’re available in three lengths for £25.
This is probably my favourite look, despite not owning anything pictured! I’m so tempted to buy that sheer star kimono right now, it’s just so cool. I also really love the fringing on the shorts but I’m not sure I’d wear them enough to justify the purchase. For me Vans are always a good idea – I have so quite a few pairs now and although they are pricy I think they’re worth it. I find them comfortable even when wearing them for hours and I have slightly wide feet.
My final outfit features this gorgeous floral dress with tie sleeves and a button front – a great option for breastfeeding mums! Dresses are so handy at festivals as they take up very little room in your bag and can be worn with leggings or tights if you don’t get the sunshine you’re hoping for. Fashion World have hundreds of dresses to choose from, I was spoilt for choice but I’m really happy with this one. I also have my eye on this denim pinafore which is one of their bestsellers.
Are you going to any festivals this year? I’d love to know what you normally pack, whether you buy lots of specific festival wear that doesn’t leave the house the rest of the year or go for a more versatile look like I do.