Summer is already in full swing here in Arkansas, (hello 95 degree heat!), and I’m positively giddy about bustin’ out my summer clothes. One of my favorite things about this time of year is that during the warmer months, practically anything goes in terms of style.
I’d describe my personal summer look as a mish-mash of bohemian chic and vintage edge. I guess one could call it Festival Glam : )
Think Kate Hudson a ‘la Almost Famous.
Even if you didn’t catch Coachella or Bonnaroo this year, there’s still time to channel your inner hippy chick. Our friends at Topshop never fail us and, once again this season, have come up with some incredible pieces sure to make you the most stylish honey at the venue:
Easy Breezy Babe
This white sundress from Topshop paired with this Moto Denim jacket, satchel and crochet gladiators is just the ticket to a daytime or nighttime show. The jacket is small enough to roll up and store in the bag during the day and the sandals allow your feet to breathe.
|White Crochet Neck Sundress, Moto Bleach Wash Denim Jacket, HIPPO Multi Swirl Sandal, Navy Washed Leather Duffle Bag|
Glam Gypsy Rocker
I LOVE this leopard print maxi dress as a flowy, feminine alternative to leather and chains, which we’re so used to seeing at rock shows. Pair the dress with a fab whipstitch bag and bright coral red lip for added drama. Then watch the boys gather ‘round…
Grey Animal Racer Back Maxi Dress, Black Whipstitch Leather Satchel, Fluster Black Jewel Thong Espadrille Sole Sandals
Hot pants? Check. Tight fitting baby tee? Check. Sky-high espadrilles? Check and check. This outfit provides all the ingredients for creating a super sexy music fest look. This outfit is probably most appropriate for a nighttime show. Don’t forget to stick a pair of ballet flats or sandals in your bag, since these shoes are could be a quick ticket to blister city : ) But hey, beauty is pain, right?
Stripe Slash Arm Tank, LOTT Spotty Espadrille Platforms, MOTO Black Denim High Waisted Hotpants, Black Suede Fringed Shopper Bag, Solid Gel Eyeliner in Steely
The off-white skinny jeans, exotic printed cami and tasty orange cross-body bag make this the most modern of the outfits (and probably the most comfortable.) This outfit can go easily from day to night with a smoky eye and stiletto heel, perfect for those concert after parties.
Tips for Festival Syling
-Wear comfortable shoes. A music fest is a guarantee that you’ll probably be standing for hours, so be kind to your tootsies and go with flats. Gladiator sandals and crochet ballet flats are all the rage this summer.
-Don’t get all matchy-matchy. This rule of thumb applies to styling for any type of event in my opinion, but especially at a music fest. Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colors and patterns. A vintage tee pairs beautifully with a feminine blazer. A pretty sundress looks amazing with distressed oxfords. Dare to be bold in your choices, girls.
- Go easy on the make-up. Clown face is never cool, particularly in the summer when you’re face is bound to melt off by noon anyway. I love a good tinted moisturizer, waterproof mascara and simple gloss when I’m outside all day. You’ll look pulled together, but won’t run the risk of looking like The Joker when you start to sweat : )
So go forth, you music loving vixens, and conquer!
Be blessed, lovelies-