Festival fever - it's bound to hit you sooner or later. In the hope for hotter days and endless sunshine, it's never too early to be prepared for the festive season. Thanks to the team at Everguide, they have launched the Summer Music Festival Insider (SMFI), an all inclusive guide to the hottest events of the summer, plus sideshows, after parties, interviews and even reviews. Details such as dates, set times and ticket locations are all available both online and in the palm of your hand via their free app.
If you follow me on Twitter/Facebook, you may seen my guest blog post for Everguide earlier in the week featuring my ultimate festival outfit and some survival tips on how to ensure a stellar of a day. Catch the full guest blog post here and to stay in the loop of what's happening in the festival scene, the Summer Music Festival Insider will also have you covered.
As part of my guest blog post, I wanted to share with you my ultimate festival outfit that I've styled here.
Wearing: vintage Levi’s cut-offs from Glebe Markets, crochet top by Sgt. Sookie, bandeau bra by Cotton On Body, kimono by Carine Long for Cotton On, vintage leather belt, Dr. Martens, sling bag by Colette, Aztec cuff by Sportsgirl and Ray-Ban Clubmasters.
Festival fashion is meant to be fun and most of all, comfortable. For my ultimate festival outfit, I have chosen to wear my good ol’ trusty Levi cut-offs, which are by far my most comfortable pair of shorts which don’t reveal too much of my behind. Many think dressing for a festival means minimal clothing eg. bikinis, one-pieces, low cut singlets or even bare chests (yes, that right boys). Though this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, here I’ve chosen to wear a cropped crochet top with a bandeau bra underneath. The kimono style pull-over is long in length, offering a decent balance of skin and a fleeting effect when you walk. Let’s just say, the colourful print can easily be spotted in a crowd. My chosen festival footwear has always been a closed shoe – who wants to be stepped on while in the mosh or have dirty unattractive feet all day? My Dr. Martens have been my saviour thanks to their heavy duty caps and ability to tackle any mud puddles. Must-have accessories include a sling bag and good pair of sunnies.
Being a fan of all things native, accessorising has always been a lot of fun - especially for a music festival. This super-sized Sea Green Castaway Ring features a Chrysoprase gemstone and plated silver with small Aztec markings; a giveaway that I won from Spell and the Gypsy a while ago. The beautiful aqua colour is so refreshing, reminding me of tropical waters and bubblegum icecream. Not only does it bring out the colours from the kimono, but teams up perfectly with this new Aztec cuff from Sportgirl. Seriously, how cute is it!
Photography by Kassandra Hernandez
What music festival or event do you have coming up? I'm really considering saving this outfit for Big Day Out 2012 (talk about being prepared! hehe) - is anyone else going? I'm looking forward to seeing Kanye West, Boy and Bear, The Jezabels (for the fourth time), Foster The People, Best Coast and many more! So many highlights, I hope I can get around to watching all of them perform. For the meantime, I will be crossing off the days in my diary and getting my festival fix from SMFI. Easy!
I hope you are all having a good week. Last night I watched Snakadaktal perform live at GoodGod Small Club and they were brilliant. I also fell in love with one of their supporting acts called Fishing. If you like instrumental pop fueled by skittering beats, organic sounds, synths and computer game soundtracks - you'd never thought fishing would sound like this. Hooray for new tunes!