The line-up has been announced, the portable BBQ’s are primed, and your trusty wet weather coat is waiting with breath that is baited… oh yes…. festival season is finally upon us!!
Radio ones ‘Big Weekend’ in Swindon kicked off festival season on the 9th-10th May, so if you missed out then, fear not there is an array of festivals you can still attend this summer!!
Isle of White Festival
12th – 14th June
A big party that began in 1968 – A dressy affair attended by an array of glamourous celebrity’s!
24th – 28th June
This is the type of festival that you go to once and you’ll go forever! The atmosphere is unrivalled, with a fun, friendly, family feel. It’s full of hippies, interesting locals and incredible daring fashions on show! Expect to see lots of checked shirts, wax jackets, skinny jeans, and little floral dresses… and of course….WELLIES!
13th – 21st July
If you fancy a festival abroad then there is not a better one to attend then Benicassim in the beautiful surrounds of Barcelona! With the likes of Oasis and Kings of Leon playing, it is a festival not to miss, pack loads of bohemian floaty floral dresses, think of the Ossie Clark dresses made famous by Pattie Boyd.
End your festival season with non other the best of them all Bestival! Pack lots of sequins, little dresses, and coloured wigs! Bestival is outrageous and home to one of the largest fancy dress parades in the UK!
So now you know where to go, the key to surviving a festival is preparation!! I know it’s all about being effortlessly cool but if you don’t get organised before you go, you’ll fall at the first hurdle. Last year I fully prepared, I planned my outfits well in advance, made sure the ensemble suited all weather conditions, I didn’t comprise my style by buying a wet weather coat, instead I invested in a wax jacket which really made all the difference! It’s keeps out the cold of an evening and if the rain comes the wax jacket is willing to step up to the plate! It looks fantastic and also has an unbelievable amount of pockets, which is ever so hand at a festival.
The boyf (who’s normally quite trendy) decided to shove a load of over practical wet weather gear into his rucksack instead of actual clothes. When we arrived at Glastonbury last year, to his complete horror it was beautifully sunny and all the men were dressed like stylish cultivators! Poor boyf spent the weekend sweating it out in clothes fit for Snowdon!
This year I have decided I want to go feminine and a little cleaner, last year I was quite grungy and thrown together. I searched the Moonspark website and discovered this fabulous finds!
This stunning Peoples Market Owl Shift Dress is one of the best dresses I have seen in some time! Animal motifs are huge this year and this satin appliqué owl design is no exception. I also love the block colour around the neck and high and cut away shoulder. White for a festival is probably a no-go but I don’t care I’ll be wearing this with my lovely green wellies and woolly socks or if the sun decides to shine ill team it with gladiator sandals or biker boots!
Sugarhill Leopard Print Pocket dress is so effortless and easy going…perfect for a festival. It doesn’t matter if it gets creased in you bag you can simply accessorise that to your look. I’d wear this with a long brown leather belt rapped around my waist a few times. Heavy biker boots and lots of long necklaces.
The Max C Silk Baby Doll dress is to die for! Again another outfit that wont hold creases and doesn’t weigh anything so perfect when your slugging up a hill to find a place to pitch your tent. If the sun is out I think this would work with little flat shoe boots, and if the weather isn’t great team this beautiful dress with skinny jeans or thick black tights and your wellies and finish with a trusty wax jacket.
Don’t just take my word for it, visit the Moonspark website and claim 10% off selected items simply by typing “SUMMER” into the discount tab at the checkout.
Happy Camping campers!