Festival Dressing

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Woodstock, 1969.



Summer has finally arrived & I’m sure, like me – you have already purchased your tickets for this season’s best shows. There’s something about an outdoor festival that brings out the ubiquitous ‘boho’ costume: cue 98% of Coachella. It tends to all look a little costumed & normally borderlines on the offensive.

Let’s put the impractical pieces of seasons past to bed & embrace editorial looks that will not only set you apart, but allow you to dance as feverishly as Mick Jagger. Let festival season commence!



What I love about this 1980s Bow Print Odicini Wrap Dress, from Shrimpton Couture, is that it’s sexy without being obvious. The plunging neckline has serious drawing power, while the structured cut is cut perfectly to show the curve of your body. Pair this with a classic staple, like the Gianvito Rossi ankle boots (from Netaporter.com) & a mini textured-bag to hold just the essentials.





This rare 1960s Courreges Nude-Coloured Jacket, from Shrimpton Couture, is a festival must have! Such a cool piece to layer over top of a more intricate patterned look. Pair this with an adorable, silk polka-dot Johanna Ortiz cropped top & striped Frame Denim high-waisted Le Bardot flares. Keep it casual with a favourite pair of ankle-tie espadrilles, like the Kite in taupe, & complete the look with this 1960s hippy hand painted, whipstitched Char Bag from Shrimpton Couture.





Bus Stop is one of my favourite vintage labels and this 1960s Lee Bender for Bus Stop Dress, from Shrimpton Couture, is no exception. The print is perfect for a festival, a little bohemian without looking costumey. The fabric is made of very light-weight, sheer cotton, which is definitely what you want for an all day event. Pair with a cool, vintage wicker bag – like Chanel’s basket-weave, crossbody bag & finish the 70s-inspired look with Gianvito Rossi suede ankle boots.
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