With Summer in full swing, the festivals are reaching their pinnacle and my social media news feeds are jam packed full of girls wearing their take on festival fashion. A festival has never been high on the list of my things to do, and I simply cannot bear to get dirty, hence why I’ve never headed off to Glastonbury for a roll around in the mud. What I do love is the fashion. Although I am a bit too old for a floral garland, I am totally down with fringing, denim cut off shorts, boho prints and chunky ankle boots. Straying from my norm and heading out of my comfort zone, I decided to embrace the care free vibe of curvy girl festival clothing and I’ve put together some items that I wouldn’t necessarily wear, yet that I found to be one of my favourite outfits to date.
When putting together my outfit for today’s post, I wanted to mix two of the biggest trends in festival fashion, boho prints and fringing, but to keep them in my style. I chose items that made me step out of my classic neutral colour palette, although I still say that animal print is a neutral, and picked statement pieces to pull the outfit together. What I love about online shopping is seeing just how various websites style items and then putting my own spin on things.
The Simply Be Snake Skin Maxi Shirt Dress spoke my name as soon as I saw it. Sheer in fabric, I felt that this could be worn with so much. Worn open with a body con midi dress, or dressed up with white jeans and a cami, to a more beachy look of shorts and vest tops, I think it’s a really versatile piece, that although statement in design it can actually be over accessorised. I love how it sits on my body shape. It’s long enough for my 6ft frame, the sleeves sit in the right place on my arm and the seam under the bust isn’t too obvious so it doesn’t cut you off around the middle.
Pushing the boat out, I decided to team the dress with a short white slip and cinch in the middle with a belt that matched my shoes and bag. The cinching of the waist enhances the bust, which again, is totally out of my comfort zone, yet it looks sexy without showing off any skin. I’ve been dying to wear this huge Glamorous Over The Top statement necklace from Happiness Boutique, and I think it looks absolutely perfect. Considering it’s so big and intricate, it’s a pleasant surprise to wear as it doesn’t actually weight that much, nor does it catch on clothing or cause any pulls and bobbles.
I can’t say that I’ve ever owned anything with fringing, so to wear two items within one outfit is very unusual for me. Embracing the festival vibe, I added these Soul Diva Sued Fringe Boots into the mix. Another sale find, they were reduced from £69 to just £28. As the are wide fit, they sit comfortably on my foot without pinching and they also flatter my less than slender ankles.
No outfit is complete without a handbag to store your festival essentials so the Premium Suede Fringe Cross Body Bag ties in with the boots and compliments the dress really well. The cross body strap is slightly too short for my liking so I have been wearing it slung over my shoulder instead, but I love how the fringing falls on the bag. Again, another sale find, it was £50 reduced to just £24.
I’ve had such a good old shop lately searching for key pieces for summer that can go into autumn and winter, and I think with all components of this outfit, they will easily transition into the cooler and colder months. Pushing myself into festival chic fashion has had it’s advantages – I’ve discovered a new love for fringing and maxi shirts.