Victoria Jackson, Celebrity Columnist
I have to admit, right here, right now, I’m a complete festival virgin. That’s right, I’ve never been to Glastonbury, V Fest or Coachella. I do, however, sit for hours in the summer pouring over the many images that come through of stylistas, celebrities and the fashion pack hitting the usually muddy fields of said music festival and admire the eclectic and hippy vibe that comes through. People like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung do festival style effortlessly, whilst others such as Z list celeb’s, featured on the pages of gossip mags’ or in a variety of reality television programmes, look like they’ve tried too hard to capture that laid back, hippy look.
This year I decided to actually book tickets, and with Glastonbury fully booked up I thought why not start with the more low key Wireless fest. Outfit planning for the actual days needs some major consideration, bare in mind its being held in London’s Hyde Park and we all know the inconsistency of the British weather. So I started to scour the magazines for inspiration.
First port of call was to seek out Kate Moss festival looks and I came across this picture of her at last years Glasto, wearing a fab vintage velvet and lace cape with shorts, wellies and oversized sunglasses. Alexa Chung was sure to have some interesting festival looks and here she is with her staple Hunter Wellington boots, teamed with pop socks, denim cut-off’s, Breton style top, topped off with a well-worn biker jacket and a straw trilby. This is the kind of look I’m aiming to achieve, although if the weather as hot as predicted, I’m thinking leather may not be the best option.
Theodore and Alexandra Richards, daughters of Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, are snapped her at Glastonbury wearing a mix of vibrant colours teamed with the festival necessity, the parka jacket. Something that I have learnt is that a look that is too put together is not what is stylish, it’s a mix match of vintage, high street and designer thrown in.
Festivals can be extremely glamorous so why not throw on a sequin top with Wellingtons and this seasons bloomer shorts and an over sized satchel. I’ve added my favourite pieces and will let you know how I get on popping my festival cherry in July. I’m praying Beyonce might join Jay Z on stage for another chemistry filled Coachella moment! If you haven’t seen it, please check out Youtube for ‘Forever Young’ live, it’s a true festival moment complete with fireworks.
Broderie Dress by Topshop Boutique – £60
Renewal Army Jacket by Urban Outfitters – £40
Rose Print Floral Shorts by Miss Selfridge – £18
Floral Print Playsuit by Boohoo.com – £18
Natural Paper Braid Trilby by Accessorize – £15
Wellington Boots in Aubergine by Hunter – £60
Purple Slouch Bag by Halston Heritage – £350
Imogen Leather Shoulder Bag by Marc Jacobs – £1,295