2015 marks a period of 70’s revival where brown, mustard and khaki green reign supreme on the runway. In the run up to summer there are endless parties, heat-waves and above all nationwide festivals. The festival trend has become increasingly significant in recent years, where the rise of festival goers have pre-determined the popularity of fringed jackets, rock-style tees and layering over hot pants to create the ultimate festival look. Here are the top 5 festival fashion trends and the reasons why you should invest in them.
1. Suede Fringed Jackets
Suede is the material of the season and it’s versatile range of colours, shapes and products have cemented it’s cult celebrity status. A suede fringe jacket is the leather jacket’s boho sister,whose attention to fringed asymmetrical detailing is a must have this festival season. When choosing a fringed suede jacket there are four factors to take into consideration: price, quality, style and multi-purpose ability. When choosing a jacket on a restricted spending limit you need to look at the purchase as an investment buy. For cheaper jackets tend to wear and tear quicker then higher quality jackets. In other words a suede jacket from Primark will be less cost effective then one from Zara,which although more expensive will last longer. The style is also important, for festival wear choose a jacket that is light and supple so that it does not weigh you or your bag down. All jackets that are brought should be worn for it’s ability to go with everything and I mean everything in your wardrobe. Its disheartening to say the least when a jacket sits unworn and unloved because it was born as an impulse buy so remember to take that into consideration.
2. Floppy Hats
No festival outfit is complete without a floppy hat for the ultimate boho chic vibe. Think muted 70’s colours like chestnut brown, mustard yellow and olive green to tick off two trends in one.When choosing a floppy hat look at the brim,style and the shape, to see whether it is an investment worth making. If you have a petite oval face go for floppy hats with a smaller brim, whereas longer or round faces should go for rounded brims to accentuate your bone structure.
3. Gladiator Sandals
Synonymous with the iconic image of Ancient Greek wear, the gladiator sandals may not seem like an obvious choice for the festival season. Rejecting the usual footwear choice of wellington boots or converses, the gladiator sandals are comfortable, elongate your pins and add a classical edge to the boho chic aesthetic of the festival season. Team your gladiators with an Aztec or tribal print skirt for a cultural fashion clash. By blurring the boundaries between niche classicism and modern boho, the gladiator sandals are a 2015 festival must-have.
4. Floral Rucksack
What could be more stylish than a floral rucksack to store your favourite festival essentials? Moving beyond the traditional tribal or tan/fringed rucksack the floral version is timeless and can be worn outside of the festival season. Choose moody floral canvas prints to clash against the softer suede, creating an interplay between light and shade.
5. Flower Crowns
Flowers are synonymous with the tranquil calm of nature, a contrast against the wild, carefree climate of the festival scene. Go big or go delicate, with blues, purples and pinks being the most popular colour choice. No festival outfit is complete without a flower crown and will enhance the boho aesthetic of your outfit.
Will you join the legions of festival goers this season?