When it comes to festival dressing, there are immediate connotations of denim cut offs, crop tops, layering of crystal necklaces and so on. Well, these days there are. Not one to ever don a pair of flatforms, I thought I would share with you an alternative look for a day of festival fun. Now, I think the key thing with festival dressing is to add in a little bit of something unexpected, quirky and fun. This can be in a fun pair of shoes, a printed bandana, bag pom pom, printed kimono (to throw over when the evening chill sets in) or some sort of statement bag. I think the key here is not to dress in head to toe statement pieces, but limit it to one or two.
There are always festivals happening in the warmer months, the one I had in mind for this look is the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival, happening on the 12th of December. In it’s 14th year, the Cherry Harmony Festival is all about the local food and produce of the South West region. I LOVE cherry season, so this sounds like the perfect weekend getaway excuse. There are plenty of great foodie things happening at the festival as well as a casual pip spitting competition! (I feel as though this is the equivalent to the infamous tuna toss at Pt Lincoln’s Tunarama Festival! Oh Australia, you are so unique). I am down for the five course long table lunch though held among the cherry trees. Yum!
Anyway, I thought I would channel a little of the cherry colour into my festival look, as you can see above. Below are some of my wardrobe tips for a long day in the sun at a festival.
FESTIVAL DRESSING TIPS
I love wearing jumpsuits and playsuits, they are excellent for being out all day long- I also pack them to travel with as they are so easily dressed up or down. A denim jumpsuit will get you through so many different events and uses, so I highly recommend tracking one down. This one I am wearing is from ASOS, I had my eye on it for months, knowing it will be worn over and over I could have bought it in every denim shade. Another bonus of a denim jumpsuit- you can get away with no bra (if it is backless), which is a major selling point for me!
Just make sure if you are going to be in the sun you have sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat. I love this Andalusian style wool hat- I REALLY wanted to buy one in Seville recently and tried a few on, it took some coaching on Mario’s behalf for me to leave it till next time. This one though I picked up on ASOS for a steal and I love it.
Just make sure they are comfortable and do not have a heel. You will be on the grass and on your feet all day so be smart about it.
As I said above, I opt for a light shirt or kimono throw over to ward off the chill. After that it is all about adding in a little personality- silver earrings, a ring, a bandana… you name it, just have a little fun. After all, you are off to a festival, so why not?!