25 August 2014

The Average Girl's Guide To Festival Style | The Shirt Dress

If you didn't catch last weeks post in my festival series, click here to have a little look.

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.

Shirt Dress - eBay
Boots - Dr Martens
Choker - eBay
Necklace - Primark (Old)
Flower Clips - H&M

The good old shirt dress.  So easy to wear, so comfy, and so perfect for a festival.  I'm sure I have mentioned this before, but I am all about the comfort at festivals, and a gigantic shirt definitely caters to that.  The flared kimono-like sleeves and unique print make it stand out against all the other shirt dresses of the world.  Sorry other shirt dresses, this shirt dress wins at it's shirty life.

I just bunged half my hair up in a bun, because, let's face it, when having festival fun, who wants to be faffing with complicated hairstyles or having a face full of hair all day?  Added some flower clips, to festivalize my head a bit.  They are actually black flower clips as too much colour scares me (she says, currently typing with lilac locks falling around her face...).

Gone down the socks and docs route today, nice little combo right there.  I actually bought some bright blue zebra socks from Primark recently (click to check them out on my Instagram), that I wanted to pair with the docs.  I can't.  They aren't long enough to be seen.  Goddammit Primark, make your zebra socks longer!!!

Seeing as festival season is pretty much over, this post is actually the last in my festival series.  I do  like to think I saved the best till last, I am pretty attached to this shirt dress at the moment!

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48 comments

  1. This is such a nice outfit! ;A; It looks really good on you and I love the photos~ *u*
    ~Kiyomi xx
    kokorosasa.blogspot.com

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  2. Superbes les motifs de cette chemise ;)

    http://www.aubonheurdesdames.net

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  3. 2011 sounded AWESOMEE and I am going to Bestival too, maybe we will bump into each other?! I don't know what to WEARRR! I love this style, I need more shirt dresses they are HOT xxx

    Blonde of carbs

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeou, GORGEOUS shirt! I adore that print - I've wanted something similar for a while but I'm just too scared the print won't suit me! Perfect festival outfit though, taking comfort to the max! xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  5. I love love love the sleeves on this shirt dress. And yes, all other shirt dresses should bow down to yours! You should do more style guide series- I've really enjoyed reading them!

    fashioningalice.com

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  6. That shirt is crazy awesome!!

    xxSera
    http://stardustbohemian.com

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  7. So happy I just found your blog, love this outfit! I'm desperate to go to a festival :(

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  8. That shirt is gorgeous, such a great way to wear it too! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This shirt is amazing! Love a oversized crazy pattern vintage shirt. Nice styling with the DMs x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  10. I completely agree with comfort for festivals! You have to be comfy, it would ruin my day if I was uncomfy or didn't like my outfit xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

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  11. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)

    Great post, thanks for sharing - gorgeous dress, i love the print!

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxoxoxox

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  12. Ah I love the socks and docs! And I'm pretty obsessed with your hair colour too!
    Also...PANIC! AT THE DISCO, those where the days! Why do bands not name their songs with extra long witty quips anymore?

    xx

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  13. This is so freaking awesome! <3 Love that oversized shirt and the way you combined it!

    Love,

    Rowan


    Personal Style Blog WWW.REDREIDINGHOOD.COM

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  14. ive never thought of this outfit for a festival..and i need to try it cause i love the way it looks! xx

    http://claudiamedas.blogspot.it/

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  15. I'm still so jealous of your Dr. Martens! You're the baddest gal alive Alice

    99 OUTFITS

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  16. Love your oversized button down! You rock this one well x

    ROUGH & TOUGH☯ | I`m on Bloglovin!

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  17. I really, really like your outfit! The dress looks great with the shoes!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

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  18. I absolutely LOVE the shirt dress paired with docs!

    Baby Rebel

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  19. I love the print of this shirt dress, perfect for festivals and as usual you styled it really cool with the boots and statement necklace!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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  20. I love it!!!!! It's so cute!
    Check out my blog and maybe we can follow each other? Hope to hear from you!
    Natalie

    www.maralmuse.com

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  21. woah, I love the pattern xx

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  22. love that shirt!
    - i really like your blog, i'm now following you on bloglovin :)

    //N.K.L
    www.nkl-fashion.dk

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  23. I adore that dress!!! So jealous of your shoes :o http://photographyalice.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  24. Love your hair and your style!

    www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this look! I seriously want that dress!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  26. This is such a great look and idea! Love it... You def look stylish!
    xx
    Maeva
    Trend-Mae

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  27. Great pictures
    Harriet
    Http://greeneyesandlongblondehair.blogspot.Co.uk

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  28. Shirt dresses are amazing, so easy to wear! Need to raid my dad's wardrobe for some old shirts methinks xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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  29. Shirt dresses are the best! I love this look!

    \ Indigo Lights


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  30. heyy,
    may I ask you how you managed to get your links and picture etc on the left of your blog? I can't work it out and need a bit of help... Such a beginner hahahha oops..

    xx
    http://thatonlinegirl.blogspot.nl/

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    1. If you go to the layout tab, you can just dray all your gadgets to whichever side you want :)

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  31. Pretty shirt great for festivals!

    http://followeroffashionn.blogspot.com

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  32. This is a great idea! Very chic ;-). I've been looking for style tips for festivals!!! If you have a minute, I would appreciate it if you checked out my blog, its brand new!!

    http://www.l-for-lyllie.blogspot.com

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  33. I absolutely love the print on this shirt.
    I have not been to a festival in so long.

    I am hosting a POLAROID CAMERA GIVEAWAY on my blog if you wanted to join :)

    www.kindoflovely.com || AUS Fashion/Lifestyle

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  34. 1) I love your style, this look is amazing 2) You are beautiful and 3) Can I have your hair please?!?! I love it!!

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Love the shirt dress! You look amazing!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  36. I admire festival fashion from behind the screen of my laptop, as opposed to first hand experience.. however, I can still appreciate the insane boldness that comes with the styling! I also adore the confidence that festival styling creates, as it encourages people to let their imagination run wild! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk/
    - I follow back on bloglovin' -

    x

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  37. I love that shirt!

    Jennifer Jayne xx
    jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Lovely shirt, I'm so jealous of your style girl!
    I remember the first band I ever saw live was Elliot minor when I was like 14, so jealous of you seeing MCR though! Xo

    www.dinosbeautydiary.co.uk

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  39. such a cool shirt!

    http://www.twinklelittleheels.com

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  40. love this laid back outfit and your hair looks so nice!

    cloud-chloe.blogspot.com

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