Festival fashion favourites

T in the Park is upon us for another year. Glastonbury has been and gone, but Scotland’s biggest festival is still to come, and the question that’s always there is on our lips again – what will our festival fashion favourites be?

It’s easy to fall into that festival fashion favourites uniform of short shorts, top, hat, various bits of jewellery and obligatory wellies. And to be honest, we say ‘why not?’. If there’s one place you can get away with short shorts and wellies it’s a festival field!

Mix it up a little bit with white shorts, add a bright top, a long-line sleeveless cardigan gives 1970s festival style vibe, and a 1970s inspired cheesecloth peasant top will protect you from the sun, should it come out! Or go bright and bold with floral prints, culottes, and matching tops and bottoms! Some of our top festival fashion favourites!

festival style tops and bottoms

Clockwise, from top left: floral print culottes, £39.99, matching top, £29.99, H&M, peasant blouse, £25, BHS, longline crochet sleeveless cardigan, £19.99, white denim shorts, £19.99, both New Look, yellow top, £29.99, H&M, denim shorts, £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Accessories are another festival fashion favourites. Pick up bits and bobs as you go, but start with a few basics. Long beaded necklaces, bright and bold sunglasses, fringing, a hat of course, and pay homage to the original festival vibe of peace and love with some peace sign stud earrings!

festival style jewels accessClockwise, from top left: long beaded necklace, £22.50, White Stuff, peace symbol studs, £3, Claire’s Accessories, feather bracelet, £10, Collection @ Debenhams, pink round sunglasses, £12.99, H&M, stone ring, £6.99, New Look, grey felt hat, £19.99, H&M, kaleidoscope sunnies, £5.99, New Look, straw hat, £19.95, White Stuff, tassel earrings, £3.99, New Look

Festival fashion favourites for your feet?! Wellies!! Those toilets, the fields, the mess – urgh, we don’t want our feet touching any of it! But wellies are so boring, right? Er, wrong. Try prints or details like fringes. Ankle boots will also work. Fringes are everywhere this season, so embrace them on bags in particular. Glam up a backpack by choosing a sequin version. Or go for this season’s musthave bucket bag in an Aztec print. Perfect festival fashion favourites.

festival style shoes and bagsClockwise, from top left: Bucket bag, £15.99, New Look, fringed suede bag, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, fringed ankle boot, £65, Faith @ Debenhams, sequin backpack, £19.99, H&M, fringed Hunter wellies, £84.99 (was £130), Schuh, print wellies, £32.50, White Stuff

It doesn’t have to be shorts and a top for festivals – a playsuit is the perfect alternative. But a loose, pretty dress wins every  time for us, hands down. A festival dress is one of our musthave festival fashion favourites. Choose from a feminine lacy style, to a more pared-down T-shirt style in a block colour or monochrome stripes.

festival style dressesl-r: Lacy dress, £59.99, tropical strapless playsuit, £29.99, both H&M, blue T-shirt dress, £29.95, GAP, striped dress, £53 (was £75), French Connection

What’s your festival fashion for 2015?


Shorts style for summer

We all got our legs out last week – and then put them back in our tights or trousers again this week, yeah? Brrr. That was a change in temperature! But, summer is coming (you can keep winter, thanks, John Snow), and shorts are a summer staple. But what’s your shorts style?

We’ve narrowed it down to six shorts styles for summer – you’ll surely find your shorts style in here somewhere! Embrace the summer when it comes, and get those pins out!

First up, Basic Black shorts style. Pretty simple – just basic shorts, in various styles, and classic black.

shorts style basic black1. Loose, zip front shorts, perfect for evening wear, with a simple top. £35, JOY

2. Basic black knee-length short perfect for the city in the summer, agreed? £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

3. Cute fringed shorts for the beach or the festival. £29.99, H&M

4. High-waisted tailored black shorts. £60, French Connection

Tailored shorts work well in the city in the summer – add a pair of wedge sandals, a blazer and you’re there.

shorts style tailored1. Linen shorts=classic style.  £14.99, H&M

2. Striped tailored shorts, perfect for city wear. £19.99, New Look

3. Classic tailored shorts, for the classic wearer! £45, French Connection

4. Button detail evening shorts. £19.99, H&M

5. Classic grey tailored shorts for office wear when the weather heats up. £24.95, GAP

Perhaps a playsuit is your preferred shorts style? As easy to wear as a dress, we love them!

shorts style playsuits1. Dungarees playsuit – just add a simple Tee, and off to the festival you go! £19.99, H&M

2. This lovely Louche playsuit is perfect for a summer wedding. £45, JOY

3. French Connection’s floaty pastel playsuit is very beautiful, agreed? £60

4. New Look’s playful patterned playsuit is perfect summer festival wear. £24.99

5. We are in love with this fab, slouchy, loose sleeved playsuit from H&M – and it comes in black too! £29.99

Perhaps you prefer your shorts on the longer side?

shorts style knee length

1. These tight white longer shorts are great if you don’t want to show off any thigh. £35, White Stuff

2. Loose, and long, and lemon! Perfect. £12, BHS

3. These chino shorts from GAP can be worn down, or rolled right up. £24.95.

4. Cute pink striped shorts are great for the summer pastel trend. £16.50, BHS

5. H&M’s Conscious range lovely soft deep blue knee-length shorts are a classy look for a summer’s evening. £12.99

Now here’s how to wear shorts – as part of a suit. The new shorts style is the shorts suit!

shorts style match it

1. Jacquard shorts, £12.99 and matching jacket, £39.99, are part of the H&M Conscious range.

2.H&M’s aztec print shorts and crop top are festival-ready. £19.99 and £14.99.

3. Make a bold statement with matching floral print shorts, £14.99, and top, £12.99, in bright gorgoeus colours, from H&M

4. Butterfly by Matthew Williamson’s bird print fringed kimono, £55, and matching shorts, £40, are perfect for your summer holiday, or a summer wedding. Just add heels and a simple vest, and a clutch. Debenhams

Finally have some fun with your shorts style. Polka dots, prints, or just a colour other than your normal beige or black!

shorts style fun1. Polka dots are the perfect print for those who are, well, a little afraid of print. They’re so inoffensive. Try them! £35. White Stuff

2. New Look’s bright and dazzling print brings this simple running shorts style to life! £12.99.

3 & 4. Still at New Look, how about these lovely print shorts in a flattering, loose, billowing skirt-like style? 14.99 each

5. Go on, try a bit of colour. Just a simple pink perhaps? £29.95, White Stuff

What’s your shorts style?