Festival Fashion

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Top – Braintree clothing
Scarf – Braintree clothing
Shorts – high street
Handbag – Owen Barry
Shoes – ethletic

I am not really a big fan of the term ‘festival fashion’ which implies that there is a whole category of fashion dedicated to that once or twice occasion of attending a  festival. On the other hand, I am a big fan of many of the features associated with festivals including hats, fringing and quirky styles and am quite happy to wear my kind of own version of festival fashion all summer long.

This year we have been to Truck Festival in Oxfordshire, a smaller boutique festival that seemed to have grown massively since last year. We saw Basement Jaxx, who I love and Clean Bandit amongst others but for me going to festivals is about having a good time and soaking up the atmosphere than pushing my way to the front to see the main acts, which I can’t really be bothered with. With also went to V-Dub Island which is a festival for those with a love of VW cars and campervans but also featured some really good music and some vintage stalls. Whilst the weather for Truck festival was amazing, at V-Dub Island, we found ourselves knee deep in mud and on the Sunday decided to leave a day early for another campsite on the Isle of Wight for  fear of getting campervan and caravan stuck in the mud.

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Dress – Annie Greenabelle
Leggings – People Tree
Scarf – really old (from the high street)
Jacket – vintage

The wind and wet wreaked havoc with my  hair but we weren’t going to let it get us down, there was nothing to do but head for the pub. A delicious meal and a few beers later and  the world felt like a much happier place. The sun did come out though and we ventured to the local monkey sanctuary the next morning followed by an afternoon and evening in Ryde. We had a delicious meal at the Three Buoys in Ryde with pre dinner cocktails sat out on the balcony.

Unfortunately I haven’t had much time for posting over the summer with festivals and the assignment that I have been working for my CIM Diploma. I hope to have the final copy finished today, which will be a relief as I am now a third of the way through the course. Looking forward to catching up on my favourite blogs very soon.

What have you been up to over the summer? Have you been to any festivals?

With warmest wishes


4 thoughts on “Festival Fashion

  1. I’m on festival number 8 this weekend with two more to go. Truckfest looks great. So many festivals, so little time.
    Love both your outfits. I’m not into festival fashion (all those girls wearing the same Primark fringed top and denim cut-offs…no!) but festival chic, looking cool despite not having washed for days is far more my thing! x
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  2. I went to Latitude this year, which was my first festival ever. It was such good fun and we had perfect weather. I’d like to go to more, I’ve got the bug!
    V-Dub Island sounds good, I like VWs and think it would be an awesome sight to see them all together mixed with a little music and shopping!
    I just need to find myself a parka like yours in case of bad weather 🙂
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  3. I don’t know why but I can’t leave a comment on your previous post…
    I was pondering a spending ban just yesterday, wondering if I could do it. My spending this year has gone up on previous years and whilst I do buy pre loved I am buying a lot of high street too, which sits uncomfortably with me as I have far too much in my wardrobe already! But, I do like to shop…
    So you see, a year long spending ban would be quiet a challenge. I’m impressed that you’ve lasted this long, you’re doing so well!
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