A few weeks ago, a blogger friend of mine asked if I would like to collaborate with her and another blogger on three posts all with the theme of festivals. I jumped at the opportunity, purely because collaborating is my favourite thing ever, and instantly knew that I should probably be the one to do the outfit post. My makeup skills really are not the best, and my knowledge of essentials for a festival is very limited. In all honesty, I have only ever been to one festival, which was Truck in Oxford last summer. I went with just a small circle of friends for the weekend, and was unsure about the whole thing from the beginning. I have never camped before, and had absolutely no idea what to expect. The setting of the festival was gorgeous, in this little Oxford village, and the weather was a complete dream. I did enjoy the music, and omg the food was so good, but I did spend a lot of time wanting to go home. I was so unprepared in terms of clothes, and spent the majority of the time freezing my bum off. I have never been so cold at night, never. If I were more prepared I would probably enjoy the experience more, so I would never rule out trying it again. Hence, being very intrigued by the other girls posts about festivals! If you would like to read my Truck blog post, click the link here. One thing that I was really surprised about with the festival was the amount of effort that people had put into their signature festival look. I was expecting to get there and all the images on social media be a massive exaggeration, but it really was all so true! I actually felt like I hadn’t made enough effort, as I was so worried about being over dressed!
“Good times, Good Music, Good memories”
For this festival outfit post, I wanted to go for a more simple look, that I would feel comfortable wearing to a festival. Now that I have more of an idea about what people go for, I found it so much easier to put this together. Floppy hats, ankle boots and frilly bags seemed to be a thing last summer, so I thought I would just put it all together and attempt to bring the trend back! I started with some bright white shorts to add contrast to the look, followed by an opaque black top, printed with some brown birds. Everything at festivals can be a bit more risky, so I opted for the more showy look, by simply just wearing a black bra underneath. Nothing could be seen that was inappropriate, and I feel like this is much more socially acceptable at a summer festival. Basically, I probably wouldn’t wear it walking down the streets in London on a busy day! As the weather at festivals, or during the summer in Britain generally, can be pretty crap I also finished the top of the outfit off with a black blouse, left open to hang. This would be so comfy if you were dancing, and would keep you that bit warmer if there was a slight breeze. To accessorize I chose a tan suede bag from Zara with plenty of frills, some suede tan ankle boots and an oversized floppy black hat. I bought this hat about two years ago, and am ashamed to say that I have never worn it. I don’t really know why, so now that it is out of the pile I should probably try it out! I thought the look came together perfectly, and if I were going to a festival I would probably add a few flash tattoos and gold jewellery!
Shop this post:
Black Hat Asos
White Shorts Asos
Boots New Look (similar)
Bag Zara similar
Top Miss Selfridge
Don’t forget to check out the rest of ‘Your Ultimate Festival Guide’ from Lily and Charlotte’s blog posts!
Your Ultimate Festival Guide: The Bag Essentials
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Your Ultimate Festival Guide: The Makeup
Blog – scarletslippers
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Twitter – @scarletslipperx
Snapchat – @scarletslippers
– have a great weekend –
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