Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Quick and dirty - festival outfits

Even if you've been living under a rock in the Himalayas for the past few weeks, you probably know that festival season is upon us. And with it, come the reams of articles telling you what to wear - which is exactly what this is.

So, why do you want to know my ha' penny's worth? Because I'm not going to bore you with a hundred and one outfit changes, and I'm not going to tell you how to get the look of the latest celeb du jour; I'm just going to tell you the honest truth here: don't bother dressing up for festivals, it is a colossal waste of time.

So what do you need for festival dressing? Very little.

Must takes...
Cover ups - It could get chilly. Take a waterproof jacket, a cardigan and a sturdy pair of socks or tights

Sturdy flat shoes - hunter wellies may look cute and practical but they scream "Kate wannabe" and are ridiculously expensive. Try a pair of brightly coloured Doc Martins instead. But it could be sunny, so take a pair of flat sandals -just in case.

And the rest...
Forget long floaty skirts and maxi dresses - you're almost guaranteed bad weather and even if the weather turns out fine, the last thing you want is to drag your petty maxi through sick, wee or worse.

Instead opt for denim shorts (culottes if you really hate your legs), and a couple of t-shirts then just wear them to death (at the most your festival experience is going to last three days. Why bother with anything else?) If you can take the inevitable drama in the toilets, you could also opt for a playsuit.
Doc Martins, Schuh; gladiator sandals, Office; shorts, Topshop; culottes, Dorothy Perkins; t-shirt, Uniqlo; long cardigan, Toki & Nabi; bag, Topshop; playsuit, Miss Selfridge

If you're a girlie girl and can't bear to wear boy stuff, take a pretty summer dress, a skirt and - yes you guessed it - a couple of t-shirts.
Floral skirt, Dorothy Perkins; dip dye dress and nylon jacket, both Oli; t-shirt, shoes and bag (as above)

You're going to need a bag but none of your ginormous shoppers. You'll need something portable that can be worn close to the body. You could wear a bumbag but let's face, they are fugly. Better off with a small cross-the-body bag on a short strap.

And that's it - it should all fit into a small rucksack, just don't ask me how you're going to cope with the tent because I haven't got a clue.

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