Are you heading to a music festival this summer? Still deliberating over what dress, what shoes, what accessories and what vibe you’re going to be rocking? Look no further! We have the much-researched, try-and-tested summer festival style guide to suit everyone.
Byron Bay is the spiritual home of music festivals and this year we are doing all things boho. Vintage inspired looks, layered lace with (faux) leather, eye-catching prints and unlimited amounts of sparkle- it’s the festival season, it’s about celebrating life and happiness and being outdoors in the sunshine. This year for the festival season we are channeling everything around our love for chrome nail polish. When we picture festival style, images of chrome nail polish and stack bohemian jewellery is all we see!
Finding that perfect festival style outfit can be both an art form and a maths equation. You need to stick with what you’re going to be comfortable in, showcases your personality and feels true to you, and also has all the practical elements necessary to withstand transitioning from hot days in the sun into cool nights walking home to your campsite. We like to break it down: base layer, top layer, footwear.
Your base layer is the foundation of your outfit. Think a lace maxi skirt with a vintage band tee; denim cut-off shorts with an off-shoulder crop; or flowing bohemian dress. You top layer is to add that element of coverage for the sun and slight warmth for when it cools down. This could be a floor length kimono in a contrasting print; a denim shirt you can wrap around your waist or throw over your shoulders; or a vintage scarf wrapped around your head, tied to your bag or over your shoulders to protect from the sun or cold! Finally, footwear is really important to get right! It needs to be sturdy enough to last days of dancing and walking around, as well as protect your feet when you’re in the mosh pit! Canvas sneakers and lace up boots are perfect to go for.
We highly recommend packing a spare pair of socks and band-aids in your bag for the day, just in case of blisters or rubbing! You want to be prepared!
Accessories take your outfit from day-to-day to festival style chic in a matter of seconds- head chains, body chains, layered necklaces and rings, statement earrings. They all have a place in your festival arsenal. Stick to a particular stone or metal colour throughout, for easy styling, or throw caution to the wind and mix it all up! We love turquoise mixed into our festival look, and when combined with antique silver, it makes a totally statement look. Layer on vintage rings and give your festival wristband a few more friends for a real arm party!
Your summer festival style isn’t complete without the beauty element. Steer away from the layers of foundation and contour and focus on the more bejewelled side of the beauty game for your festival style. Thick, heavy makeup runs the risk of sweating off and not lasting the day. Keep your base simple, a tinted moisturiser with SPF to protect from the sun is perfect for long festival days. We like to play up our beauty game with everything sparkles! A touch on your eyelids, and on your cheekbones to really play on the highlight is amazing. Head down to your local craft store and pick up some diamantes, and with a little bit of false eyelash adhesive, stick them on your face around eyebrows, forehead and below the eyes. It’s a statement look that will have other revellers turning heads!
Of course your festival outfit isn’t complete without nails to finish the outfit… and a chrome nail polish to accompany the sparkle? Yes please!
Want some more inspiration? Head over to our Pinterest board, it’s full of ideas to get you inspired!