I remember the first festival I ever attended. Reading 2011, baby. It was a good'un. I saw the likes of Muse, Pulp, Panic! At The Disco and My Chemical Romance (amongst others), who were my fave band at the time. I still have a wall plastered with Gerard Way's face in my room, which I'm not complaining about!
My first festival also meant my first real taste of festival fashion. It returns every summer, and this year coming back stronger than most. The popularity of the style is so widespread. From avid festival goer's, to those who much prefer the luxury of a shower and a clean toilet, everyone seems to be taking part. The style incorporates boho elements from the hippie movement of the 60's. England's own little twist revolves around wellies and Dr Martens to deal with the lovely mud-filled festivals we hold, courtesy of none other than... the rain. Boo.
So in the spirit of it's return, every Monday up until I attend Bestival in September, I am going to be posting an outfit that I deem 'festivally enough' to venture into the world of camping, alcohol and live music.
Grey Cami - H&M
Lace Shorts - eBay
Dr Martens - eBay
Kimono - Made Myself
Flower Headband - Primark (Old)
Necklace - Primark (Old)
Choker - eBay
I went quite basic with this outfit, keeping to dull colours, then splashing in some colour using the kimono and flower headband. I would never had thought of wearing a burnt orange kimono (or a burnt orange anything) over a grey and black outfit. Hell, I wouldn't normally wear this colour full stop. But the colours coordinate nicely with the flowers in my hair, so why not, eh?
The lace shorts just scream boho and belong at a festival, but me being me, I had to add a big black belt, to subtract the girly, and add the edge. Luckily for little old English me, I can also get away with calling my docs festival style, to overcome any muddiness that I may come into battle with.
Throwing on some sort of boho/hippie inspired necklace with beads, colourful stones or charms will just finish the look off!