Your perfect summer starts with these stylish festival accessories
Posted on 04 June 2016
Summertime is festival time – whether you’ve got a hot ticket to Glasto or are planning to party at a tiny indie festival in the middle of nowhere, there’s nothing quite like the hectic, crazy chaos and fun that fills every single second of festival life – and of course, your wardrobe has to be scratch for it. Forget about wellies and boho denim cut-offs – your festival outfit starts with gorgeously stylish festival accessories – so read on to help you get in the festival spirit!
Bag it up
First off – the perfect bag to schlep around all your festival essentials in (sunnies, money, SPF, baby wipes – and a spare jumper for when it unexpectedly buckets down). Backpacks are your best friend when you’re getting sweaty in a tent and need your hands free to wave around, and they are definitely one of the essential stylish festival accessories to add to your pre-fest shopping list. It’s pretty impossible to go wrong with one of Ozerianko Bags' Unicorn backpacks – with shiny sparkling unicorns to dazzle in the sun, tough and hardy real leather exteriors to withstand all the rough and tumble of the weekend, and enough space to cart your life around in. Plus – they look impeccably cool!
For a little bohemian glamour, get on the fringe train - Georgina Skalidi creates gorgeous and colourful suede fringe bags, that swing and swish around delectably. The perfect partner to your denim shorts and cowgirl boots combo – all you need is a little Cali sun to finish off the look.
Stylish festival accessories can be as OTT or as pared down as you like – it’s all about what feels good! Pile up a horde of jangling, sparkling bracelets or bangles to add heaps of colour to your minimalist outfit – or keep it simple with a delicate little detail.
Bijoux de Famille’s gloriously fashiony collection of bangles make for a fun festival stack – or for a power-packed bangle that exudes a primal touch, add a gleaming geometric stunner from Velizance. For a low key piece of rock n’ roll style, wrap The Wildness Jewellery's darkly beautiful wrap-around leather bracelet – with a hint of a silver gleam and a moody skull charm, this looks perfectly elegant and insouciant – pair it with a 90s grungy floral slip dress for a Riot Grrrl vibe.
Pretty in punk
Whether you’re sweating it out in the moshpit at Download or are planning to enjoy an altogether more chilled out experience at this season’s festivals, there’s no doubt that punk inspires some of the most stylish festival accessories. Punk takes on a more refined edge this year – swap torn tartan and dog collars for tough metallic textures and a subtle, moody feel.
Mikinora's incredible negative space cuff adds a brilliantly arty feel to your festival look – with double cuffs creatively crafted into one, and honed out of a oxidised bronze metal. The dream piece to complement your perfectly worn down tee shirt.
Don’t forget your ears – a dramatically shaped ear cuff adds an extra-special dimension to your outfit with minimal fuss.
Want to add a little extra flourish to your look without major fuss? Rings are the perfect addition to include as last minute festival must-haves – throw them on with any outfit and you can’t go wrong. From gloriously decadent cocktail jewels to sharp and sophisticated modern shapes, they look incredible worn with the sleekest t-shirt dress as they do with that utterly kooky shimmering mermaid bodysuit you packed on a whim.
Add a fab flourish of colour with a turquoise and coral masterpiece of a ring – bold and bright, it’s impossible to miss. Or make a statement of a different kind with a luscious cocktail ring from Wolf and Moon – crafted in delicate strips of multi-coloured materials, it looks refined and contemporary.
Last but not least – here’s the one thing you should always remember when it comes to creating your festival wardrobe. Have fun! Festivals are the perfect time to play, explore and get as creative as you like – so explore different styles, identities, and throw together as many crazy outfits as you can! When it comes to festival style – there really are no rules, trends or style restrictions – cherry pick your favourites from glammed up rock n’ roll outfits, hedonistic flapper inspiration and laidback casual street looks to create your very own festival concoction.
Rock shimmery French fries with a sleek bodycon dress for a touch of quirkiness – or add a wildly glamorous and decadent unique cocktail ring to add a dose of celebratory sparkle to a muted day time look. Dive into colours and shapes of every variety, to unleash your hidden persona and stand out from the crowd – this handpainted fringe bag channels a beautiful traditional pattern in bright, vibrant colours, while Georgina Skalidi’s origami inspired clutch bags inject a sleek, stylish vibe to your look.
What are your essential must haves for a festival wardrobe – and which festivals will you be dancing your heart out in? Tell us all about them – and share your favourite fashion picks in the comments!