6.29.2011

Trend Watch Wednesday: {Festival Chic}


via Pinterest
 Trend Watch Wednesday has really been getting pushed to the back burner this summer, mainly because I feel like I “fashion” y’all to death sometimes. But alas, clothing and the like are true loves of mine (materialistically speaking) and therefore deserve their rightful place on the blog from time to time : - )

Today I wanna talk about the style at recent music fests Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Glatsonbury in the UK. I haven’t been to a gritty, nasty, awesome music fest in years, but I still love to look at style pics on websites like Style.com.

via Style.com

via Mr. Newton on Pinterest

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Music fests are synonymous with bohemian tops, maxi skirts and hemp sandals. But lately, it seems a slightly more edgy and chic style is infiltrating the outdoor music scene. I call it Festival Glam.

via Still the Lovely

Even if you didn’t catch Coachella or Bonnaroo this year, there’s still time to channel your inner hippy chick. Our friends at Topshop never fail us and, once again this season, have come up with some incredible pieces sure to make you the most stylish honey at the venue:


Easy Breezy Babe


White Crochet Neck Sundress, Moto Bleach Wash Denim Jacket, HIPPO Multi Swirl Sandals, Navy Washed Leather Duffle Bag

This white sundress from Topshop paired with this Moto Denim jacket, satchel and crochet gladiators is just the ticket to a daytime or nighttime show. The jacket is small enough to roll up and store in the bag during the day and the sandals allow your feet to breathe.

Glam Gypsy Rocker


Grey Animal Print Racerback Maxi Dress, Black Whipstitch Leather Satchel, Lipstick in Infrared, Fluster Black Jewel Thong Espadrille Sole Sandals

I LOVE this leopard print maxi dress as a flowy, feminine alternative to leather and chains, which we’re so used to seeing at rock shows. Pair the dress with a fab whipstitch bag and bright coral red lip for added drama. Then watch the boys gather ‘round…


Kitschy Kitten


Stripe Slash Arm Tank, Lott Spotty Espadrile Platforms, MOTO Black Denim High Waisted Hotpants, Black Suede Fringed Shopper Bag, Solid Gel Eyeliner in Steely

Hot pants? Check. Tight fitting baby tee? Check. Sky-high espadrilles? Check and check. This outfit provides all the ingredients for creating a super sexy music fest look. I totally envision Katy Perry sporting something like this to a music fest. This outfit is probably most appropriate for a nighttime show. Don’t forget to stick a pair of ballet flats or sandals in your bag, since these shoes are could be a quick ticket to blister city : ) But hey, beauty is pain, right?

Modern Muse

Multi Aztec Print Open Back Cami, Orange Tassel Front Leather Bag, HUNK Metal Chain Gladiators
The off-white skinny jeans, exotic printed cami and tasty orange cross-body bag make this the most wearable of the outfits (and probably the most comfortable.) This outfit can go easily from day to night with a smoky eye and stiletto heel, perfect for those concert after parties.

Tips for Festival Syling

-Wear comfortable shoes. A music fest is a guarantee that you’ll probably be standing for hours, so be kind to your tootsies and go with flats. Gladiator sandals and crochet ballet flats are all the rage this summer.

-Don’t get all matchy-matchy. This rule of thumb applies to styling for any type of event in my opinion, but especially at a music fest. Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colors and patterns. A vintage tee pairs beautifully with a feminine blazer. A pretty sundress looks amazing with distressed oxfords. Dare to be bold in your choices, girls.

- Go easy on the make-up. Clown face is never cool, particularly in the summer when you’re face is bound to melt off by noon, anyway. I love a good tinted moisturizer, waterproof mascara and simple gloss when I’m outside all day. You’ll look pulled together, but won’t run the risk of looking like The Joker when you start to sweat : )


So go forth, you music loving vixens, and conquer!

Be blessed, lovelies-

6 comments:

  1. omg i need that orange tassel bag and those multi swirl sandals.

    i'm loving the choices!!

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  2. I love your blog! It's so super cute. The festival post is right down my alley! I saw you as a guest blogger, and have since started following your blog. Keep it up! Looks great!


    Sarah

    http://sarahingleslife.blogspot.com

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  3. A few of my girlfriends just got back from Bonnaroo and judging from their pictures you are spot on with the style! Some things were soooo cute and others, of course, were just plain interesting haha! :)

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  4. Where are those off-white skinnies from?? They're the only thing not linked to!! Love them.

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  5. Love these looks! Your blog is so much fun!!!

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