Unconventional may have once been the defining characteristic of festival style but with the influence of Kate Moss and Sienna Miller in the early 2000’s and more recently gal pals Gigi and Kylie as regular attendees, festival style has legitimately become a dress code all of its’ own defined by a free spirited, effortless cool girl vibe and while effortless it may look don’t be deceived; thoughtful and careful planning is required AND your best laid out plan will have your festival style on point and ready to battle the elements; crowds, dancing for days and walking for (sometimes very muddy) miles.
For classic festival style, your winning formula will of course include cut off denim, boots, and fringing. Lots of fringing!
Think bohemian inspired accessories for your final touch; hats, sunnies and crochet style bags layered with your favourite metallic jewels in gold and silver. Our insider tip for this look is to head to Sportsgirl where you will walk out ready to go!
While a classic festival ensemble will never fail, a unique and individualised approach is always welcome and will require a little more imagination so we have pulled together a few more of our favourite looks straight from the runway to help inspire your inner creative.
Once you’ve finished here, all you’ll need are your best dance moves and a little tuning of your vocals chords. May the ‘festivities’ begin!
Have fun with animal prints and combine them with your staple favourites, giving you the added benefit of borrowing from your wardrobe. We love this look combining a leopard print skirt and cami from Piper (available at Myer) with the ease of a black hat and converse shoe from Universal Store with a little practicality thrown in with a belt bag for pure convenience… your welcome.
Cropped tops and high waistlines are another of fashions favourites right now. Keep it simple in black with this duo from Dissh and pair back with a delicious buttery toned ankle boot (these beauties available from Midas) and you are ready to rock. Simple, effortless and festival ready in a flash.
For those who just want it to be easy and breezy without too much exposure to the elements, oversized is your central theme. Think billowing sleeves and wide brim hats… ridiculously chic and comfortable these are the outfits to envy. Hit Seed for this glorious white shirt and hat, perfected with your favourite denim skirt or maybe you prefer a maxi as an alternative. Either way this outfit will have you chic, covered and dare we say it comfortable!
And for the boys…. If only dressing was as easy as these guys have it…. Anything goes, but cast your eyes here for inspiration from denim and a tee from Country Road to loud leopard print from your festival favourites Universal Store…straight from our runway to you!