Glastonbury – Will it be Wellies or Havaianas?

The crowds are already gathering, the tents are being pitched, and today, as is usual for Glastonbury in recent years, the rain has fallen. Because it seems that if there is one thing we can rely on in the UK, it is the weather not living up to its side of the bargain. Festivals are always at their best on balmy nights, but this is Britain, so it pays to be prepared.

With all that in mind, it seems that when we think of festival footwear, we are split firmly into two camps. For those hot, sun-soaked days, the shoes of choice can be little more than a pair of flip-flops. But not any old flip-flop, but the Rolls Royce of Flip Flops, Havaianas, beloved of celebrities from Madonna and Kirsten Dunst, to Jennifer Aniston, who seems to spend every summer with a pair  permenantly welded to her feet.

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But what if the weather turns truly biblical? Then we can only go for the footwear that is another favourite of many a celeb, from Kate Moss to Coleen Rooney, the Hunter welly. This classic English wellington boot has been subverted from farmer’s attire by its teaming with hotpants and glitter, but is a real godsend once the legendary Glasto mud finds its stride.

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ORIGINAL TALL GLOSS Grey / Verne £ 91.99 click to visit Spartoo

Whatever the weather, you are sure to find a stylish option to wear on your feet, whether it be Havaianas or Hunter. But if all fails, you could always be like Alexandra Burke at the V Festival and combine the two options by wearing a pair of Havaianas wellies. Seriously cute!


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ASOS Festival Fashion

Summer seems such a long way off at the moment, as we head towards a Merry Easter where Santa himself could be delivering the Eggs. Yes, the weather is that bad. That said, we are almost into April and the excitement about Summer festival season is already building.  Bon Jovi have been announced as playing on the Oak Stage at the bst hyde park this summer, whilst there is lots of excitement about the headliners at this years Glastonbury, with rumours about everyone from The Rolling Stones to Prince appearing at this years event. And, in sunnier circumstances, next weekend sees Coachella, the festival where sundresses and celebs are the norm.

Falling into the festival spirit is ASOS, who have selected a special collection of garments and accessories that are just perfect for the festival season. From khaki Army style jackets to studded backpacks, stripy skinny jeans to oversize slouchy tops, this is your wardrobe for Summer Festival fun, whether or not the sunshine makes an appearance.

Top Picks

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Oysho Oversized Lounge Knit With Contrast Bindings £29.99 NOW £20.50 click to visit ASOS

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Glastonbury Fashion – Who shone in the sun?

Glastonbury may be all about the music, but that doesn’t mean that our favourite fashionista’s let standards sleep once they hit Britain’s favourite festival. On the contrary, there are always some fabulous summer looks on display, and this year was no exception. From leopard print coats to little white dresses, shimmering gold sequins and Dolce and Gabbana playsuits, and, of course the ubiquitous Hunter Wellies, Glastonbury 2011 had some serious covetable looks on display. Here are my favourites.

Kate Moss and Coleen Rooney  got festival styling just right. Kate favoured snake-skin skinny jeans and a shrunken leather jacket, whilst Coleen teamed her shorts with a Barbour jacket and, what else, Hunter wellies. However, words fail me when it comes to Kate’s gal pal Jaime Winstone, who came fresh from a changing by the look of that suit!

Festival regular Alexa Chung sported a range of interesting looks this weekend. I loved that she was brave enough to wear that lovely white Topshop dress at the notoriously muddy festival, although the effect was slightly spoilt by the fact that Katy B wore the same dress. Full marks also to the second outfit, with the leopard print coat, fedora and Chanel 2.55 worn  nonchalantly!

The undoubted star of the weekend was the amazing Beyoncé. As well as spoiling us with a Destiny’s child medley, she glittered in a great sequined jacket and tiny hot pants which showed off that physique to perfection. And am I the only person lusting after that big hair?

Billie Piper looked fresh and cute in her simple jumper and miniskirt combo. She has been known to look unkempt on occasion, but I think she looked just right this weekend.

Giving Beyoncé a run for her money was the always stylish Shingai Shoniwa from The Noisettes, who wore a tiny Dolce and Gabbana designed playsuit. I love that she wore something so glamorous to the festival.