Style Notes: Festival Chic29.5.10
Micro Trend: Festival Chic
The summer season is finally upon us, and with it comes the now-famed British music festivals, in all their muddy, sweaty and fashionable glory. Ten years ago, the only essential items for a music festival would be a tent, trusty wellies and of course, your wristband pass. Even though the likes of Reading and Glasto have been around for many years, it is only in recent years that a micro-trend now known as Festival Chic has fully developed. Even mentioning the word "festival" now immediately brings about images of Peaches Geldof, Fearne Cotton, Alexa Chung and Pixie Lott, each with their eclectic, quirky styles.
Summer dresses teamed with colourful, patterned boots, long socks, an armful of bracelets, a straw hat, denim torso jacket, oversized jumpers, cut-off micro mini denim shorts, headbands, khaki coloured vests, men's belts... The list just goes on. Gone are the days where no-one cared what you looked like for 3 or 4 days of music madness, replaced by the unspoken festival uniform, designed especially to look casually undone.
So let's take a look at some of the best ensembles taken from this year's Coachella festival in California, while we wait for this year's festivals to get into full swing: