Festival Fever

Festival Fever

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At last the sun is shining and we are now in June, happily frolicking around in British Summer time, scattered with freckles, clutching a glass of Pimms. Having been to Common People music festival in Southampton recently, I thought it was about time I featured some of my past festival outfits. Festivals are a great excuse to get creative and let your imagination run a little wild. You can be daring, silly, sparkly and much more - what's not to love!?  So here goes, a little insight into my wacky festival attire. Kicking off with last year's Bestival threads which adhered mostly to the Desert Island Disco theme, I was everything from a beachy mermaid, to a floral disco diva, a dainty flower fairy and hula hula girl.      The paisley print skorts in the above picture were approximately £8.00 from Boohoo, the wacky floral sunglasses are from Dollybowbow and the tie dye crop was once a plain white polo neck crop from ASOS which I dyed at home using dylon fabric dye. The glittery tutu is from a children's dressing up shop - oh so cute - and the necklace was picked up in the sale from New Look for £4.oo.

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  Picture two/ three: My disco-esque sequin hot pants from New Look added some extra sparkle whilst this fabulously vibrant fuscia and blood-orange sleeved oversized top was snapped up in a charity shop for a few pennies. At a size 16 it makes a perfect oversized, off the shoulder affair, and it was originally from George, Asda! The bright, floral wellies were bought in Ryde on the Isle of Wight from a sports shop believe it or not, in the sale for under a tenner - bargain!!    This stunningly gorgeous green sequin skirt in a size 6 was snapped up on eBay for £20, following it selling out on Topshop at an RRP of around £60. Savvy saving I dare say! Simply perfect for my mermaid fancy dress, I pieced it with a bikini top and silly shell bra, and got creative with some green glitter and bindis.  More glitter, neon paint and bindis were thrown into the hula look as I revealed in an array of colour. This outfit just screams fun. The gorgeous floral crown has a ribbon tie at the back was bought on Etsy.    Common People was a smaller scale festival also run by Rob Da Bank (Bestival's organiser) and it was held in Southampton for the first time ever in May. Having (almost) finished final uni exams it was a great opportunity to destress and delve back into the festival wardrobe.  Day one's outfit was my pair of neon, floral hot pant shorts, an off the shoulder Bridget Bardot style crop top (both Missguided), my vintage denim shirt, ASOS sunglasses and zebra and peacock feather sandals from River Island. Simple but summery!Day two's outfit was far more sparkly and hippie...   Featuring the pretty headband once again - ok ok I'm a little obsessed with it - I was finally able to wear the paisley print trousers that I'd bought at Bestival! The sequinned blazer is from River Island and the denim crop top is from Topshop.  Due to potential rain I wore my muddy old daps - which some of you Southamptoners will recognise as my Jesters shoes. (For those unfamiliar with Jesters it is a club in Soton famed and cherished by students for its 60p pints, cheesy music and generally wild atmosphere. You can imagine the carnage). Let's hope the weather continues to be glorious over the next few months so we can all sport the ultimate festival outfits! I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peek at mine.  Here a few of my favourite snaps from around the two festivals... Thanks for reading - until the next time! Bisous, Georgia  x o x o

A dapper flapper dress 

A dapper flapper dress 

A little 80's Acid Wash

A little 80's Acid Wash