Festival Fashion

DITCH THE BLING: GO A BIT ECO

2 weeks today many of us will be standing in a field in Glastonbury. I’m writing and its pouring outside.

I live 8 miles from Glasto and believe me the ground is wet.

The talk of ‘what you are wearing’ has become a big thing. Celebs photographed looking ultra cool has made jo-public feel the need to mirror - but flying in for 5 hours is not camping for 5 days.

But if you’ve been to Glastonbury, you’ll know surviving it takes over styling it out. Particularly if extreme weather kicks in. Ultimately the focus should be about having a good time.

Only this week Alexa Chung quoted style at Glastonbury

‘Its not about what your wearing its about being there’

- she’ll be rocking her new range for Barbour and looking effortlessly cool.

Recently, whilst styling clients Glastonbury looks, I discovered, there is pressure to look great. To be seen wearing the bling and donning the sequins. I’ve had to chill them out a little bit this year.

I urge you to ditch the bling and go a bit eco.

LESS IS MORE THIS YEAR BELIEVE ME.

I predict a the fashion set will be more understated, more utility, more sustainable style rather than all new gear bought in just for the weekend. That said, I’m not expecting you to rock up for a walk on Dartmoor - this is the Festival of Performing Arts..

Shop your wardrobe, shop vintage, and if you do buy new, buy something you will wear again and again and again.

Love this understated style

Love this understated style

Styled up for all weathers.

Styled up for all weathers.

TIPS ON HOW LOOK STYLISH AND SUSTAINABLE

RE WORK LAST YEARS SLIP SKIRT OR DRESS

LAST YEARS SUMMER DRESSES CAN BE DOWN GRADED

THE BEST STYLE LENGTH IS THE MIDI: BOHO, PRINT (STAINS WON’T SHOW)

TEAM UP WITH WELLIES, WALKING BOOTS OR TRAINERS

DIG OUT AW LEOPARD PRINT

CHRISTMAS GLITTER JUMPSUITS, SEQUIN TOPS WILL WORK WITH DENIM

This slip dress looks great for a warmer day (praying) but equally you can layer under and over it.

This slip dress looks great for a warmer day (praying) but equally you can layer under and over it.

Love Florence Welsh style here - I’m sure many of you have old silk printed style dresses you can work with boots.. (warm day of course!)

Love Florence Welsh style here - I’m sure many of you have old silk printed style dresses you can work with boots.. (warm day of course!)

Love this skirt worked with old cowboy boots, belt. The flower head dress makes the outfit.

Love this skirt worked with old cowboy boots, belt. The flower head dress makes the outfit.

DRESS DOWN A SLIP DRESS/SATIN SKIRT

WORK WITH OLD BIKER BOOTS OR VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS.

DRESSES WORK REALLY WELL AS YOU CAN LAYER UNDER AND OVER

AVOID MAXI DRESSES

DENIM: CUSTOMISE, VINTAGE OR INVEST ONLY

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DON’T BUY A PAIR - CUT OFF AN OLD PAIR OR BUY VINTAGE.

BERMUDA STYLE IS BACK. I CUT OFF MY OLD RIPPED MOM JEANS.

TEAM WITH A LONG LINE VINTAGE BLAZER, FAT SANDALS OR TRAINERS.

SHORT CUT OFFS? WEAR LIKE ALEXA AND TEAM WITH A LONG COAT OR DENIM JACKET.

THE OVERALL LOOK IS MORE PRACTICAL & STYLISH NOT SKIMPY & SILLY.

LAYER TIGHTS UNDER AND WORK WITH WELLIES

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CUSTOMISED DENIM LOOKS FAB.

Jazz up the back. Frankie Collection sold in ASOS market place has up cycled jackets with tapestry on the back. All individual. All recycled.

SIMPLE STYLE: DENIM JUMPSUIT OR BOILER SUIT IS A ONE HIT WONDER.

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INVEST ONLY IN A SUSTAINABLE STYLE YOU WILL WEAR AGAIN.

ROCK THE JUMPSUIT OFFER A VARIETY OF AMAZING JUMPSUITS THAT WILL BE COMFORTABLE BUT YOU CAN WEAR AGAIN.

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TIE DIE

TIE DIE IS MASSIVE - DIY IT.

RE WORK AND OLD DENIM DRESS FOR £4.99

FUN FOR THE KIDS TOO.

STYLE WISE: TONAL TIE LOOKS MORE SOPHISTICATED.

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Love this boiler suit by Stella McCartney

Love this boiler suit by Stella McCartney

SPORT YOUR SPORTS WEAR

Practical mix of denim, t-shirt, hoodie and sports top.

Practical mix of denim, t-shirt, hoodie and sports top.

I LOVE THE IDEA OF WEARING SPORTSWEAR FOR THE MARATHON THAT IS GLASTONBURY.

WEAR YOUR FUNKY PATTERNED YOGA TIGHTS OR INVEST IN A NEW PAIR YOU’D WEAR AGAIN. I

STYLE IT BY MIXING WITH DENIM, CAMO OR ANIMAL PRINT.

CYCLING SHORTS ARE FAB! I WILL AS I’M CYCLING IN.

LOGO SPORTSWEAR IS BACK. 90’S STYLE. TRY VINTAGE STORES FOR RETRO JACKETS AND SWEATSHIRTS.

Wear your sports leggings with crop tops or checked shirts.

Wear your sports leggings with crop tops or checked shirts.

This outfit is a great mix of sport and print and oh so practical.

This outfit is a great mix of sport and print and oh so practical.

Cycling Shorts will keep you free to dance all day - pop a dress on top for cooler evenings

Cycling Shorts will keep you free to dance all day - pop a dress on top for cooler evenings

ARMY STYLE

VINTAGE CAMO IS BUILT FOR A DURABLE ENVIRONMENT THAT IS GLASTO!

EASY TO SIT, WALK AND DANCE IN.

STYLE IT WITH POPS OF NEON TO KEEP IT MODERN.

CUSTOMISE IT WITH FRINGING, POM, POMS AND RETRO BADGES.

My jacket - it has sequin angel hearts on the back and customised with pink neon.

My jacket - it has sequin angel hearts on the back and customised with pink neon.

FOOTWEAR

This year I’ve invested in some sport ugly sandals which will work if we hit a heatwave (!)  These are from Marks and Spencer

This year I’ve invested in some sport ugly sandals which will work if we hit a heatwave (!)

These are from Marks and Spencer

ONLY PRACTICAL LOOKS GOOD.

NEVER BUY NEW SHOES FOR THE EVENT.

WELLIES ESSENTIAL

IF DRY, WEAR YOUR OLD TRAINERS - I LOVE MY OLD ZARA ONES AND IT WON’T MATTER IF THEY GET MUCKY.

ANCIENT SUEDE BOOTS LOOK GREAT, TEAM WITH CHUNKY ARGLE SOCKS

OLD PAIR OF VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS OR BIKER BOOTS FOR SOME EDGE

OLDIES ARE GOODIES AS THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS AND WILL KEEP YOU ON YOUR FEET

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My old vintage Cowboy boots are great fun if its dry.

My old vintage Cowboy boots are great fun if its dry.

Sienna does an old biker - her friend an old western style boot.

Sienna does an old biker - her friend an old western style boot.

ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORIES WILL BE THE FINISHING TOUCH TO YOUR OUTFIT

LAYER UP YOUR NECKLACES - ADD VOLUME.

FRESH FLOWERS IN YOUR TRILBYS OR FEDORA

BASEBALL HATS ARE SO PRATICAL AND COOL.

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Eco ideas if you need to buy:

ASOS Market Place

Etsy

Local Charity Shops

Have a swap party with friends

Vintage Markets