Get the festival lookBy Kim Francis
July 09, 2008
Is your wardrobe ready for Reading Festival? Having trouble pinning down that all-important rock chick look? Fear not.
KIM FRANCIS has done her homework at the Wakestock Festival in Oxfordshire. Here’s her top tips for festival fashion.
With festival fever now in full swing up and down the country, In Style thought it would be a good time to give you the lowdown on festival fashion.
So to help you prepare for what to wear when our very own Reading Festival kicks off over the August bank holiday weekend, we’ve taken a look at the best of the fest fashions currently rocking our high street.
While the likes of stylistas Kate Moss and Kelly Osbourne rocked up at Glastonbury during the last weekend of June, In Style dropped in on the more low-key Relentless Wakestock Festival at Blenheim Palace a few weeks ago to see what the discerning crowds at the beautiful Oxfordshire location were wearing.
Festival-goers Natalie Rowland, Katy Hemelryk, Delilah Thomas and Jess Warby epitomised festival chic, with trendy tea dresses, denim shorts and waist belts, while bands and their entourages favoured coloured skinny jeans, leather jackets and loose tees.
Get Delilah’s look with ASOS’s Victoriana lace insert dress, currently on sale for just £10, or copy Katy’s sweet, understated shorts and T-shirt look with Dorothy Perkins’ denim shorts with tan plaited belt (£20) and Top Shop’s singing birds T-shirt (£16).
Natalie and Jess looked great in their dresses – and you’ll uncover similar finds at Top Shop, ASOS and New Look.
Celeb-wise, man-of-the-moment Mark Ronson managed to pull off a summery striped fitted jacket backstage paired with a straw hat, which he swapped for a cool, dressy white suit on stage.
Give the look a girly twist with a straw trilby (£12) from Dorothy Perkins, a white banded version from Next (£10) or Top Shop’s natural straw trilby with pink band (£20) and white schoolboy blazer (£60).
Come August bank holiday weekend, we’ll inevitably be in for some rain so wellies are a must and are still a cool festival look whatever style you go for. Stand out from the crowd with Next’s polka dot boots (£20) or these groovy butterfly print wellies (£11) from Dorothy Perkins.
Roll on this summer’s Reading Festival!
- See today's Post for pictures of festival essentials