Feathers and fur, intricate embroidery, whimsical floaty fabrics bursting with psychedelic prints, worn in suede, macramé and layers of fringing – festival wear is an exhausting and theatrical fashion feast that can be tricky to approach. Lots of today’s looks find their inspiration in decades gone by and are a magical melange of vintage pieces and high street staples finished with a dash of designer decadence.
The sixties and seventies are the decades where festival fashion was born so in our quest for sartorial inspiration we’re raiding the style icon archives and borrowing elements from our favourite vintage vixens to mix with the best of inspo from our modern day muses!
Jane was the ultimate tomboy with a vulnerable coquettish appeal. Despite having the boy-meets-girl look nailed, she also knew how to pull out the stops in barely there looks that left little to the imagination while managing the mean feat of keeping her look sensual rather than trashy. We’re feeling inspired by her love of lace, the cropped crochet knits and her devilishly short denims all of which are ideal for the festival fields!
Anita Pallenberg is the poster girl for groupie chic. We’re drawing our inspiration from her love of ornate kimonos, skinny printed pants and decadent cover ups. Rock your ensemble with an insouciant air and an I’m with the band attitude for guaranteed a guaranteed backstage pass!
Brigitte Bardot is the ultimate sixties siren, adored by women and men alike she had a penchant for oversized floppy hats, copious amounts of kohl, knee high boots and dangerously high hemlines. We’re copying her look with printed dresses, straw summer hats and heavily kohl rimmed eyes!
For further vintage inspiration we recommend checking out Marianne Faithfull, Penelope Tree, Stevie Nicks, Pattie Boyd and Twiggy! For every other festival fashion fix come pay us a visit over at very.co.uk!
Love Lauren x