21 July 2014

The Average Girl's Guide To Festival Style | Flowers & Lace

I remember the first festival I ever attended.  Reading 2011, baby.  It was a good'un.  I saw the likes of Muse, Pulp, Panic! At The Disco and My Chemical Romance (amongst others), who were my fave band at the time.  I still have a wall plastered with Gerard Way's face in my room, which I'm not complaining about!  

My first festival also meant my first real taste of festival fashion.  It returns every summer, and this year coming back stronger than most.  The popularity of the style is so widespread.  From avid festival goer's, to those who much prefer the luxury of a shower and a clean toilet, everyone seems to be taking part.  The style incorporates boho elements from the hippie movement of the 60's.  England's own little twist revolves around wellies and Dr Martens to deal with the lovely mud-filled festivals we hold, courtesy of none other than... the rain.  Boo.

So in the spirit of it's return, every Monday up until I attend Bestival in September, I am going to be posting an outfit that I deem 'festivally enough' to venture into the world of camping, alcohol and live music.


 Grey Cami - H&M
Lace Shorts - eBay
Dr Martens - eBay
Kimono - Made Myself
Flower Headband - Primark (Old)
Necklace - Primark (Old)
Choker - eBay

I went quite basic with this outfit, keeping to dull colours, then splashing in some colour using the kimono and flower headband.  I would never had thought of wearing a burnt orange kimono (or a burnt orange anything) over a grey and black outfit.  Hell, I wouldn't normally wear this colour full stop.  But the colours coordinate nicely with the flowers in my hair, so why not, eh?

The lace shorts just scream boho and belong at a festival, but me being me, I had to add a big black belt, to subtract the girly, and add the edge.  Luckily for little old English me, I can also get away with calling my docs festival style, to overcome any muddiness that I may come into battle with.

Throwing on some sort of boho/hippie inspired necklace with beads, colourful stones or charms will just finish the look off!









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  1. Love this! You total hero, I can't believe you made that kimono! xxx

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  2. That's fantastic!! So beautiful! Great post. I have nominated you for the leibster award!! Check out my blog for questions and rules :) much love and hugs xxxx

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  3. Love your shoes & shorts & would you like to follow each other
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  4. Your flower head band is so lovely!

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  5. Love this outfit and the headband looks so good on you! :))

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  6. Great festival look, I really love burnt orange tones especially for a boho vibe x

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  8. yea why havent i thought of wearing doc martens so as not to ruin other shoes in the mud?! i always wear sandals ad they just get straight up destroyed haha. and i've never been to a festival where you had to camp, have you? that sounds SO fun!

    xo marlen
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  9. What a perfect outfit for a music festival, and I'm so jealous that you got to see Muse live!! I've heard they put on amazing show.
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  10. HOW did you make that kimono yourself? That is incredible!! xx
    This is so cute for a festival, and it's a little different than the mainstream festival outfit, so you'd be able to stand out :)
    Love it!

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  11. gorgeous kimono! and love the mix of boho and grunge - fab festival look.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  12. I was scrolling down to see where you got the kimono only to see that you made it yourself. Wow, I'm really impressed! The whole outift is gorgeous, you put it together so well. I love the festival style.

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  13. Stunning Alice, I just adore your kimono x

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  14. Adore this outfit! Especially the shorts. Festival season is fab x

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  15. Love the shorts x

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  16. I adore your kimono, I am so obsessed with them anyways and this one has a gorgeous print!

    Much love xxx
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  17. I love festival style - great idea for a blog series! That kimono is fab.

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. festival fashion is so beautiful and i love rocking it myself.
    xx

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  19. You made that kimono? Wow it's lovely! Didn't think the colour would be nice either, but it looks great!

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  20. Ah it's not summer without a decent festival.. Really love the items you've teamed and that kimono is amazing!

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  21. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
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  22. Such a cute outfit! The shorts especially are gorge, have had a pair like that in my ebay watch list for a looong time now, may have to get them! xx

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  23. Love the look! So boho and stylish!
    xx
    Mia


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  24. That's an amazing outfit! I love Flower Headband so much xx

    Love, Sara Wallflower
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  25. Love the kimono!!

    shabna x x
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  26. Accessories on point with this look, amazing job!
    xMM
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  27. This is just perfect for a festival! I love that kimono, you me dear are very talented!..

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  28. The quality of your photos are amazing hun! The photography game is just on point! Love that Kimono, you've got beautiful style sis :P

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  29. totally digging the hippie boho style to this!!! :D

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  30. love the print on the kimono! can't wait to see more 'festival' outfits :)

    bon x
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  31. cute outfit hun!

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  32. Love your outfit and the photographs are amazing. I love it when people combine Docs with shorts! x
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  33. wow that kimono is amazing! well done!
    xo
    Anastasia
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  34. I love the Kimono! It is gorgeous and I love that trend! <3
    xoxo,

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  35. The kimono is so lovely, amazing pictures.

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  36. I used to be/secretly still am so obsessed with My Chemical Romance! I love your look here. I think you totally captured the festival vibe!
    -Heather

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  37. Another gorgeous outfit, you look amazing! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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    xoxoxoxox

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  38. Loving all of the different textures and patterns. Lovely post :)

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  39. Wow! you made the kimono?! that's so impressive! I'd love to have that skill of creating clothes :) love the outfit! and your hair is so pretty with the flower crown too :D

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    xx

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  40. this is a great look for a festival!

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  41. You look like for Coachella.. love it!
    Kisses from Argentina!
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  42. Love the shorts, and the kimono is perf :)


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  43. amazing outfit, I absolutely love the kimono! <3

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  44. this is lovely! amazing style<3

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  46. love this!

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  47. Your shorts are soooo cute! Perfect festival outfit!

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  48. Love the necklace and the kimono :)

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  49. Your outfit is amazing! And thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :) x

    Holly x
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  50. This post is fantastic! Love your pictures, you look beautiful!
    xx Cara
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  51. What a fun festival look! Love your flower crown. If you like them, you should check out the IG account @humblehalos :)
    xo Erin
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  52. love the outfit :) you are beautiful!

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  53. You look great I'm seeing kimonos everywhere but I love the way you've styled it and the different colours and textures you've used.
    Now I really want to go to a festival and wear an outfit like this :)

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  54. You look amazing. :)
    Love the kimono
    -Ru.
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  55. Love all the different textures of this outfit :)
    Very cute xox

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  56. Love the kimono
    Love
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  57. I love love love this kimono! Great style honey!
    & thanks for your lovely comment.

    Have a nice day!
    xxx
    Bianca

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  58. You look absolutely gorgeous!
    Lovely post
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  59. I love these shorts and the whole outfit is great. You look amazing. Great post and keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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  60. Lovely outfit post, you look gorgeous!

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  61. You have a great sense of style! http://pastelbluepoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. Love the black lace shorts with the chunky belt <3

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  63. I love the print on that brown kimono. It's nice. And matching it with that top looks perfect.

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  64. Love this necklace!

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  65. Wow that kimono is amazing!! xx

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  66. esse kimono <3333

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  67. Such a cool outfit! I've never been able to pull "festival" off :/ And I sooo wanted to go to Reading and see Eminem last year. I missed him this year too ... anyway, love the look and you make it so cool.

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  68. Wow! I love this outfit. Great photos too! :)


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