Thursday, 11 July 2013

accessorise your ultimate festival outfit - with pearl & butler & festival no. 6

In my last two posts I have been bemoaning the fact that I'm not going to any more festivals this summer so when I saw that Pearl and Butler were holding a blogger competition to win tickets to Festival No. 6 I had to enter! The task is to show them how you would accesorise your ultimate festival outfit; festival style to me is the art of perfectly combining practicality with ridiculousness.

As you can see from my little timeline my festival style has evolved over the years. I definitely miss that undercut & dip-dye combo from 2011 but not so much that puffball dress from 2008! Elaborate headgear, anything sequinned and fur coats are my personal essentials.Below are my ideal 2013 outfits for day and night time festival frolicking.

festival no. 6 competition entry.

Daytime: I am really liking dungarees and dungadresses this summer, such a nice alternative to the standard denim short look and this pair have some practical pockets for storing your phone/ camera/ programme. Wellington boots are a festival essential (in the UK anyway!) and this summer I was lucky enough to receive this pair for my birthday to replace my old green ones which were practically danced through. Hunters are my personal favourite as they're comfy and last a long time; this gold colour is amazing. I also got this pink hunter rain poncho which folds away into a little pocket so is perfect for carrying around in preparation for a sudden deluge. Your accessories should prepare you for every weather eventuality so in case of sunshine I picked these cute pink wayfarers which I paired with this simple studded bracelet.

Nighttime: Evening time is dress up time! Kimonos have been a big thing this summer and are  a great cover up at night and perfect to pair with an oriental style up-do. I love this leopard print bralet and I personally own three pairs of sequin hotpants cause I think they're that good. Glitter, face paint and bindis are great, the more adornment the better in my opinion. This Topshop glitter looks lovely but glitter from craft stores applied with vaseline is just as good. And of course a statement headpiece like one of my feather headdresses or a floral crown to top off the look!

If you want to enter the competition the deadline is tonight (I wish I'd seen this sooner!) just tweet @costumejewels with the link to your entry and the hashtag #PBFestivalStyle.



  1. Great post :) I love the wellies you included
    Meg xx (new follower!)

    1. Thanks, they're my favourite thing ever! I'm definitely guilty of wearing them when it's not been that muddy,,, x

  2. If I'd have been to a festival this year I think I would have just taken dungarees, it's like the easiest most versatile option. When I went to Leeds last year I didn't really wear stuff I wanted too because I was afraid of getting it muddy, but seeing how everyone else dressed made me feel so down!! Your headdresses are so pretty. :)

  3. Love your blog! I'm your new follower. I would like you to follow me back! Thanks you

  4. Wow you have been to so many!
    I have never been to one.


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