So, this year I’ve been lucky enough to hit two festivals, which has been great because there’s nothing I love more than listening to good music in the sunshine with your best friends! Also festivals are blogger heaven – I think that festival fashion has become increasingly popular and it’s now one of my all time favourite trends.
Following on from my FESTIVAL VIBES post which if you haven’t read already, you can catch up here this post is purely fashion based, I’ll show you my favourite looks and where to shop them so if you’ve got a festival lined up this summer or if you’ve just bought your tickets to a festival next year this can be your fashion guide!
Let’s start with the basics! At a festival the last thing you want to be doing is your eye make up – you’ve just woken up from the worst nights sleep, you’re hung-over and you’ve forgotten to pack a decent sized mirror so, you’re not in the best position! My solution? GLITTER.
Start by using a BB Cream instead of your heavy daily foundation, festivals are all about letting your hair down and taking a break from every day routines. My favourite BB Cream is from Kiehl’s and has an SPF of 50 which means your face won’t be affected by all the sun exposure. Then once you’ve given the BBC Cream time to set, apply your glitter! There are lots of different kinds of eye glitter to suit every style, my personal favourite is Topshop Glitter in Rose Gold – the particles are bigger compared to a normal dust eye shadow, which means you get a bold, brighter outcome. Start by applying a thin layer of Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base to your eye lid and then apply the glitter on top using a cotton bud.
Let it go wild girl! Tousled, messy locks are completely acceptable! Always take dry shampoo with you, my favourite is CO LAB the London edition which comes in a travel size and when it gets greasy/the ends get a little dry towards the end of the festival, give yourself a French plait to keep it off your face.
Dresses are a great outfit option as they are feminine yet can be dressed down with a pair of cowboy boots or sandals. This year I’ve been absolutely loving lace up dresses. The mix of industrial cord and suede looks incredible on and the small lace up elements add just the right amount detail. You may have seen a number of lace up items in the ‘Shop my Style’ section from a number of high street shops – but just in case you missed them or if you’re not keen on the lace up style I’ve got my favourite picks below for you, from maxi to mini and sequins to suede!
Usually I wear a nude shade or a soft pastel colour from ‘The Classic’ Collection by True Brit London, so for the festival I fancied a pop of colour. After a long time deciding between all their gorgeous colours I chose ‘Fire of London’ which is a bold red shade. This colour went perfectly which each of my outfits and it was a nice change to wear a colour that I wouldn’t usually pick. After applying two coats of the colour on top of the caviar base coat I also finished it off with their high gloss top coat which meant my nails didn’t chip once! Plus if that wasn’t enough – since I’ve been using True Brit my nails have improved so much – their formula is blended with Vitamin E, Elderflower and Rose Gold extracts which nourish the nail while providing a flawless finish. If you’re intested in finding out more about True Brit London see my post dedicated to them here and make sure you look out for future posts in my True Brit London Series.
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Every time I’m packing for a festival I always have an image of Alexa Chung in my mind, I love the way she makes an outfit look effortless yet so well co ordinated. In my eyes Alexa gets it right every time and usually wears either Hunter Wellies, Platform Sandals or a Classic Cowboy Boot. Below are my favourite picks to suit every budget, oh and a collection of my favourite Alexa looks!
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- Zadig & Voltaire women’s silver crinkle metallic leather ‘Jermaine’ stacked heel ankle boots.