This year, I will be venturing to my very first festival and I think I’m more excited to plan my wardrobe for the weekend than the music itself! Now I’m not a lover of camping or mud, so I decided my first furore into the festival world would be Manchester rave weekend Parklife. Held in the middle of the June, the weather can (hopefully) be relied on to be slightly sunny or at least dry, which mean it’s a perfect time to try out some fun accessories but still layer up against the chill.
For me, 2013 is all about how you accessorise - a bold shoe, a quirky clutch or statement necklace can be the difference between ‘you look good’ and ‘wow, you look amazing!’ As I get older (every day unfortunately!) I find my wardrobe is slowly becoming both simpler and cleaner, which means my fun and quirky style is being channelled into my accessory drawers. Fashion is all about fun and shopping should never be a chore. For me, dressing up is still magical and finding the perfect bag or a great pair of shoes will be the finishing touch to whatever I’m wearing.
So after much consideration (and many reminders from my beau that I can’t take a large bag!), my festival outfits will consist mostly of American Apparel disco pants, slouchy tee’s, denim shorts and dip hem blouses with my trusty black quilted wellies. My finishing touches will also be my festival life-savers; a garland headband to keep my hair looking fresh, my trusty cross-body bucket bag filled with make-up, lip salve, tissues etc and a statement necklace to keep my outfit look rich - even in a field full of mud! But my most prized accessories at the weekend will be the ones I can’t buy from a shop - my lovely beau and our crazy friends! Just a few more weeks to go…..