Get Your Festival style sorted

Festival season will soon be upon us, and this year sees the biggie back, with Glastonbury once again promising to be memorable. Festivals are a great mixture of great style, great music, and, notoriously bad weather, but they are a part of Summer to enjoy and savour, whether you go for a single day or enjoy the whole camping/glamping experience.

Festivals in the UK are as famous for the inclement weather as they are for the music, and weather does tend to govern festival fashion. Unlike Coachella, white is never a good idea at British festivals, one downpour and that lovely fresh field becomes a total quagmire. That said, there have been some amazing festival fashion over the years, with Kate Moss being the reigning Queen of festival fashion, but with the likes of Lily Allen, Alexa Chung and Millie Mackintosh also showing us how it’s done.

Festival style

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Kate Moss

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Alexa Chung

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Lily Allen

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Millie Mackintosh

British festival style is a cool mixture of Hunter Wellies, cut off denim hotpants worn with either shabby chic knitwear, tie and die, or vintage cotton. The aim of the look is to be eclectic, this mish mash of styles works to create a look that is both unique and practical, whatever the weather decides to throw at you.

 

Camping or Glamping?

Festivals often mean camping, with most festival goers setting up their own tents for the duration. But, if like me, camping is not your thing, and you prefer home comforts and luxury whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the festival, then maybe glamping is a better option for you.

The Yurtel Steanbow experience is the most luxurious way to experience Glastonbury this year, the one that I am sure Kate Moss would well appreciate. From deluxe bell tents, to Yurts full of home comforts, to the absolute creme de la creme, the luxury suites that come complete with cosy rugs, a shower room and front decking from which to enjoy the views of Glastonbury Tor, the experience allows you to enjoy all the fun of the festival, but to then chill out with Spa treatments, and to enjoy a la carte dining with not a dodgy burger in sight.

This is definitely the way to enjoy Glastonbury if you are just there for the music, and want to avoid the burger vans, portaloos and too much mud.

Are you going to a festival this year? Will you be camping or glamping?


 

Enjoy The Benefits Of Shopping Online

Who doesn’t love shopping? It is one way of releasing your stress and other negative energy that surrounds you. Both women and men spend a lot of hard earned cash on shopping sprees but with our modern technologies, you can now shop and purchase things you wanted to buy in just a simple click.

Shopping online offers far more choice and can also give you the opportunity to find a range of bargains, due to online sales, voucher codes and discount days. Now, with the upcoming launch of Sello, an ecommerce site that will host the best deals from small independent stores, you will be able to find fresh products, to connect with new merchants and find the hottest discount codes using the Sello marketplace. It is all so convenient but also gives you the chance to find new favourite brands at affordable prices.

So How Can You Shop Wisely Online?

First you need to determine what you want actually want to purchase. It is very easy to get caught up with online shopping as it feels you are not actually handing over money, so evaluate what your signature style is and don’t just buy clothes because they are on trend, no matter how fashionable. Don’t get caught up with buying sales buys, just because they are cheap, instead look for gaps in your wardrobe, classic buys that you will get lots of wear from, and pieces that you really need.

Shopping online can have a lot of benefits, you can shop from a wider selection  compared to shopping centres and boutiques. You can also shop at a time that suits you because the internet is available 24/7. Queues are generally a thing of the past – you don’t have to experience long file of shoppers falling in line towards the counter. You don’t have to carry shopping bags and find somewhere to park.You don’t have to trawl around shop after shop with aching feet trying to find something that really suits.

In short, it is fairly hassle-free. You can try things in the comfort of your own home, and lots of companies offer free returns if your item is unsuitable. A smart shopper uses the freedom to compare multiple online shops regarding best price offers, quality and selection of sizes and colours. And, very often, they are doing this online can shop online wearing pyjamas.  

A Voyage of Discovery Awaits at Fashion Events

If you love fashion, you’ll almost certainly love shopping, and you have a wide choice of outlets available. You can visit your favorite stores in person, or browse any number of websites and catalogs online. There’s no shortage of shopping opportunities, and access to fashion information and news has never been easier. What more could you want? Well, how about turning your passion into a day out, a special trip, or even a holiday?

Shows and fairs

With so much competition on the internet, many companies are choosing to showcase their products at shows and fairs, like Roma Designer Jewelry. There’s no doubt that being able to see how a bracelet looks on you, feel the fabric of a dress or try on a stunning pair of shoes is a far more rewarding experience than looking at a series of photos and reading the sales blurb on a website. If you’re not sure where to find out about events in your area, ask at your local library or search online using the places and items you are interested in as your search terms. For example, if you search for “fashion roadshows” in your local area, you’ll get a calendar of events to view. It’s also worth searching for more general events, such as craft fairs and antique markets, as smaller designers often showcase at these events, and you could find something pretty exclusive!

A trip to the city

Big cities across the States will have catwalk events as well as regional fairs and local markets. You could spend a weekend in New York, combining a visit to iconic luxury stores such as Tiffany and Valentino with a browse around the stalls at a street fair. You don’t have to spend the whole trip shopping, there’s no shortage of entertainment in the city, and if you go with your partner or children, there will be plenty of things they can enjoy doing if they get bored of looking at shoes!

Take a fashion vacation

Why not go the whole hog and book a vacation overseas? There are world famous fashion shows aplenty, so you could visit London Fashion Week and see the latest designs on the catwalk, or take a tour of Milan or Paris. While you’re there, you can explore some of the local markets and fairs, where you will find all sorts of clothes, shoes, and accessories that might not be available at home. Visiting these great cities is an amazing experience, with the opportunity to experience diverse cultures and visit iconic tourist destinations.

Whether you take a trip to your nearest mall to see college students showcasing their designs, or you jet off for two weeks to a fashion hotspot abroad, there will be an option to suit your lifestyle and budget. The remarkable thing about fashion is that you never know where you will find a design that blows your mind. You don’t have to spend big bucks to find something special, and the local fairs and markets will be full of amazing products for you to discover.