#VerySummerEdit: Festival Spirit

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Kate Bosworth have got festival fashion nailed. Without them, flower headbands and distressed knicker-style hotpants would surely have resulted in my festi-fashion faith hurtling down faster than Madonna at The Brits. Awks. In the steadfast sunshine of Coachella, the aforementioned fashion luminaries beautifully demonstrated that the flower girl has grown up and 70s influences have touched down. So, whether you’re glamping at Glasto or working the free-spirited style into your everyday summer wardrobe, lay out the picnic blanket, pop open the fruit cider and make some noise for the Festival Spirit Edit …

1. The Boho Blouse


From old-school milkmaids to modern style muse Alexa Chung, the peasant/boho blouse has taken on various guises over the years – now it’s landed back on the fashion agenda for round 34284932791 (I did indeed make that figure up). Bringing with it lashings of blissed-out bohemian vibes, the loose-fitting, floaty fabric paints a portrait of modern romance, while the 70s-inspired print promises to keep your style cool and covetable for the new season. With a tie-front detail and long cuffed sleeves, it stays secure and keeps you comfortable while you quite literally have a field day in the sun (or rain – let’s keep this realistic). Style it simply by layering it over a cami top and adding fringed accents like our model. Modern festival vibe, mastered. No flower headbands required.

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Boho crinkle blouse by South – £27

2. The Fringed Jacket & Prairie Girl Print


Sipping Pimms by the mainstage can get a little chilly come sundown, but a jacket like the fancy fringed one to your left will keep the wind off, without dampening your festival spirit. The open front design makes it an easy throw-on-and-go for when you need to look fab for selfies against the sunset and it adds a luxe touch to your basics (look to how our model wears it for inspo!) Then there’s the cold-shoulder number to your right. We all know that cut-out shoulders are a big shout this season and this keeps your tent’s festival floor-drobe on point. Fusing fashion and function, the light fabric hides the fact that you’ve probably drank way too much Pimms and gorged on way too many burgers off the barbecue. Good times!

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Suede fringe crop jacket by Fearne Cotton – £120

3. The New Season LWD


It’s the cut that counts with this pretty LWD. Perfect for chilling-out in the summer sun, its relaxed fit keeps you cool, while the cold-shoulder design and lace trim scream ‘SS15’. The key to making this season’s free-flowing fabrics look fresh off the runway is styling them with fierce gladiator sandals – our model illustrates this perfectly with tan sandals and simplistic sunglasses. If you want to bump up the boho vibes further,  try a fringed bag.

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Crinkle cut-out shoulder dress, by Resort – £22

Kiki knee-high gladiator sandals, by Carvela – £119

4. The Denims & Whites


Denims and whites take your look from runway to roadtrip in one easy move. The indigo blue hue of this button-through A-line number looks so summery, while the peasant blouse softens up the look. Accented with rusty orange deets in the pattern, this works beautifully with your neutral tan palette. I would like this in my wardrobe please.

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Button-down mini skirt by South – £25

Cold shoulder embroidered tassle cami, by Glamorous – £35

5. The Classic Camel Hue


If you love your new season denim A-line skirt, I’m confident you were easily suede (sorry, that was an awful joke) into falling in love with this season’s camel-coloured cutie, too. The button details to the side of this skirt toughen up the look with a slightly military feel, while the suede fabric is an effortless way to work the 70s trend into your wardrobe. Our model shows you how to weave in a luxe, romantic vibe with the high neck lace top which adds a touch of texture and a crisp, clean feel to this ensemble.

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Lace blouse, by Fearne Cotton – £35

Jersey suedette A-line skirt by South – £25

For more fashion, beauty and lifestyle chat, head over to my personal blog, HelloYouBeauty.com. Otherwise, see you in the next edit!


11th June 2015
Written by Laura Taylor