Thursday, July 18, 2013

Festival Fashion - Designer versus high-street

This summer, festival fashion has been all over the blogosphere. For those of you lucky enough to attend a festival, the clothes that you take must be practical, comfy but come on, they have to be on trend and super cool! 

Shorts, denim shorts in particular, are a go-to for festival styling. The versatility and the practicality factor ensure that they are not something to be forgotten when packing!

High street
These are a high-street favourite from a brand called Toxic City Clothing. At £29.99, they are a steal! All the designs are handmade on reworked Levi cut-offs and there is a variety of styles and colours. However, the studding on these Wild Child shorts, make them a definite favourite for the festival season. 


The splurge alternative are these light-wash beauties from KSUBI. The frayed edges may be slightly daring for some, but for those brave enough, these are a awesome choice. The £152 price tag, low waistline and the signature stitching makes these shorts a definite for your festival wardrobe. 

 Other high-street favourites:
ASOS Reworked Levi 501

Saint Laurent
Other designer favourites:

Sugar and Scape Blazer
British festivals are renowned for poor weather including territorial rain and high winds, so the perfect cover up is essential to survive a festival. With so many options of styles, patterns, colours and weight, you are spoilt for choice!

Arrow and Eva Metallic Jacket
There are so many jackets on the high-street at the minute so finding a favourite can be difficult. The blazer (left) is perfect to throw over a pair of shorts in the cooler festival evenings, providing the weathers good. On the right, the shell jacket from Arrow and Eva is better for winder days and nights. Moreover, I love the way that the brand has styled it! It is a fashionable alternative to a waterproof jacket and the metallic detailing is beautiful and allows it to go with a wide variety of outfits. Mac

This transparent Mac from Pretaportobello is amazing. It allows you to still show off the outfit that you carefully pieced together, but also being highly practical and convenient.  The way that you can personalise the pockets too is a unique bonus. 

Burberry Brit
When searching for the designer equivalent for festival cover ups, it was hard not to fall in love with them all. The range of colours, styles and finishes is astonishing, as well as the price ranges and brands. However, after much deliberation, a short-list of the following was assembled as the favourites:

Sophie Hulme

A particular favourite is the Camilla and Marc bomber jacket below. Although silk may be a slightly brave, and somewhat potentially dangerous choice for a festival, the print was too pretty to ignore. The style is divine and would be so easy to pair with your festival wardrobe!
The DKNY jacket with contrast sleeves is dead on trend. With high-street brands like Missguided and ASOS creating similar jackets, this is a high-end, high-quality alternative. It would be perfect to throw on when going to see a closing act when the sun has gone down!


Camilla and Marc

Jefferey West
Wellington Boots are iconic for festivals and the relation between the two is like butter and bread (did I really just say that?). But whether you're splurging or saving, they are wellies to suit any budgets. 

Hunter boots are obviously the most famous brand for this type of shoe. In a variety of colours, it is no surprising that during this time of year, they are flying off the shelves. 
Hunter Classics

If you are on a budget and need something cheaper, then River Island have some cute Wellington Booties in at the moment:
River Island
Kurt Geiger - Only £19!!!!

What are your festival essentials?

Lots of love,
Katie x