Festival Style Tips

June 19, 2010

Daily Digest

Festival Style Tips

We are very excited to be bringing you the first instalment of “Festival Style” – from clothes, to must-have beauty fixes to who is wearing what at a festival near you. Festivals are the new fashion shows you know.

Research shows that last year one third of festival goers splashed out on a new wardrobe spending about £500 (€586) at each festival trying to get what is now being called the “Kate Moss” effect.

So, with that in mind, we’re gearing up for festival season and Glastonbury next weekend. Depending on the weather forecast you may want to pack your Hunters wellingtons and waterproof jackets right now. Check out some welly options here.

Today we give you one particular festival look which consists of boots, short shorts, a T-Shirt and waist coat.

 Army Boots, Belstaff €370

A few leading ladies are also wearing army boots – like Bristish DJ and TV presenter Fearne Cotton seen here at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. This kind of footwear may seem like a weird choice for summer, but they will see you through the mud and into winter 2009.

She teamed her boots with a floaty summer dress and bowler hat. We found a similar pair of army boots online by cool brand Belstaff , and have listed our favourite summer dresses here.

Alternatively, you could fall back on your Doc Marten Boots if you’ve kept them since your teenage years (my feet size hasn’t grown since!).

Denim shorts, Diesel €68

Short shorts are a good thing come Electric Picnic time. If you’re not brave enough to wear hot pants, you can always opt for denim shorts instead. Pictured here is a pair from Diesel. You can also opt for a studded pair, we especially like these ones from New Look (€24).

Suede fringe waistcoat, Principles €41.30

With lots of time to walk around the grounds and socialise, you will look bang on trend with this seasons fringe detailing. Pop on a waistcoat over your graphic T-Shirt to complete the look.


On the off chance that the sun decides to shine, don’t forget your sunnies. Not sure which sunglasses suit you face shape? Find out here.

Related posts:

  1. What She Wears: Glastonbury
  2. Still Lingering: Denim Shorts
  3. Wardrobe Staple: Waistcoats
  4. What She Wears: Electric Picnic 2009
  5. X Factor Style Week 4
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3 Responses to “Festival Style Tips”

  1. whisty Says:

    I’m loving that fringed waistcoat… it will look amazing at Electric Picnic! Yay!


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