Festival season is back. It started last week with Field Day festival, and was in full swing this weekend at Lovebox festival’s 10th anniversary in Victoria Park. The sunny weather meant that eyewear was out in force, with aviators, pink plastic and classic wayfarers taking the lead.
Outfits were as bright as Lana Del Rey’s glowing mane, with colour being the inspiration behind every ensemble. Pastel skinny jeans and Aztec-patterned skirts were everywhere – and the wear and tear grass stains were worn with pride. Whatever festival you’re planning on going to this summer, make sure you bring a pair of brightly coloured skinnies to pair with a loose top and worn plimsolls. Rag & Bone do a skinny legging in vintage Biscay which would take you to the top of festival chic when worn with the ankles turned up and a grey marl sweatshirt. The stretchy fabric is even loose enough to let you get down and start pitching the tent.
Of course, the turned up denim shorts are still a classic festival staple. Get your legs out for on-the-go tanning in 7 for all Mankind’s pale blue roll-up shorts. The roll-up goes with the laid-back festival vibe, but the perfect fit means even the most high-maintenance girl will be pleased.
At Lovebox, patterns were an absolute must. The bravest – and most fashion-conscious – wore head to toe colour for maximum impact, and stole the show from the state. Others made sure to add a bold print to an otherwise minimal outfit for a pop of colour that screamed festival chic. I suggest Current/Elliott’s boyfriend shorts in a neon multi-arrow print. The vintage denim is set off by the fun print – and you can get the same print on a skinny jean if you’re not ready to wear your first short shorts of the season.
As well as the mandatory willies (you can never go wrong with a pair of Hunters) make sure you bring a small stack of comfy T-shirts to slip in and out of when camping – or even glamping. Zoe Karssen’s range of tees will go well with brightly patterned bottoms, and make a change from the obligatory band tees.