Last weekend I attended 2000 trees festival which is held in Cheltenham. This year was my third year running and I have to say it’s the one event I look forward to every summer. The festival itself showcases new & underground music from across the world of varying genres and personally, I find it so refreshing. Day to day I listen to house/electro/dance music mostly but aside from that I really rock & indie (especially live) so 2000 trees is a must for my inner rock chick!
You can catch up on last years line up & music review here.
The weather on the first day was gorgeous but I had to remind myself that we are in England so I wore an outfit prepared to adjust to any sudden showers. I absolutely LOVE this little dress by Boohoo, the embroidery reminds me of the Dolce & Gabbana SS Collection (see photo below). I teamed the dress with a western style belt just to give a little more shape and pull the outfit together.
Recently I’m liking feminine dresses and maxi skirts worn with distressed military boots, the combination is striking and suits pretty much everyone as you can put your own spin on it. This kind of grungy/rebellious style is perfect for festivals and I channelled this for Look One.
Dress – BOOHOO
Belt – BOOHOO
Boots – Primark
Sunglasses – eBay
Kendall Jenner for Dolce & Gabbana.
The second day wasn’t as sunny and it had rained the night before which called for the wellies! One thing I really like about festival fashion is that you can throw an outfit together in seconds and it works. I will admit I panicked slightly the morning of day two because the weather had predicted sunshine! I love the sequin top but I really wasn’t sure how it would look over a swing dress (plus the lack of full length mirrors really doesn’t help) so in true English festival style, I literally just threw it on and went with it. Looking back at the photos this outfit reminds me of the iconic Kate Moss Glastonbury snaps, have a look below for some glittery inspiration.
Sequin top – Topshop
Strappy Cami Dress – Missguided
Over the knee socks – Topshop
Fedora Hat – Boohoo
This year I kept my base make up natural by using a mineral foundation instead of my usual full coverage liquid one. I also find that using a mineral foundation makes it much easier to blend in your bronzer & highlighter which is ideal for festivals and holidays when you want to enhance your glow. My favourite products for festivals are listed below and you can find the tutorial for this heavy pigment eye make-up on my festival guide here.
Foundation – Bare Minerals
Bronzer – Mac ‘Give Me Sun’
Highlighter – Mac ‘Mineralize’ Skin Finish in Light/Medium.
For your festival make up bag…
Lips are a tricky one for festivals, I remember wearing a full red lip to a festival style day party in Ibiza and regretting it almost as soon as I arrived! High pigment coloured lipsticks are high maintenance at the best of times which is why i opted for my go-to natural lip combination of Mac ‘Soar’ lip liner pencil and Mac Satin Lipsick in ‘Faux’ these two products blend beautifully together and last all day. The colour is so similar to my natural lip colour that it doesn’t matter if I forget to re-apply. TIP: run a thin layer of liquid Carmex lip balm over the top to keep your lips from chapping and add an SPF 15.
Flower crowns are an absolute must have for any festival, a simple flower band instantly completes any outfit and compliments your face, hair and make – up. Plus they’re so easy to wear. My favourite has to be the ‘Cloud Nine’ crown from Candy Flower – you can find out more by reading my brand review here.
Harnesses are another simple accessory that I’ve found really make a difference. I was sent this black choker style harness a couple of weeks ago and I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. I personally love pulling together monochrome outfits and teaming black with crisp whites, so i decided to wear the harness underneath my favourite long t shirt dress by Missguided and threw my Zara leather jacket over my shoulders. The perfect combination for the journey to the festival.
For my nails I chose ‘Minted‘ by True Brit London from their Classic collection. I wanted to wear a fresh summery colour that would match every one of my outfits so this creamy peppermint shade was just right. The high gloss colour also has a pearly white tint which gives off a luminous glow – the perfect partner for silver jewellery.
I would recommend applying a coat of their caviar base coat and then two coats of the colour and finish it off with their high shine top coat for prolonged wear at a festival.
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Thank you for reading my 2016 Festival Lookbook,