The top festival fashion trends for 2017

It is that time of year again, music festival time. Music festivals are all the rage these days and can be a great deal of fun for all. Whether you attend the festival to partake in fun food and drink, find your new favorite band, or listen to an old favorite, this article will help you pick the most fashionable threads to wear this year. To find additional ideas, check out more festival fashion here.

If you are attending Firefly, Coachella, or Hangout Fest, one thing is in common. You will need clothes that are suitable for warm weather climates. Festivals often offer a low-key, “anything goes” kind of vibe which means that you can wear pretty much anything or very little for that matter.

Matching Sets. Crop tops and high-waisted pants made from the same fabric and pattern are very trendy this year. While it does not take long at all to put these items on, you will look like you spent a great deal of time styling your attire. Add some cute sandals and your outfit is sure to be popular.

 

Fishnet tights. An item that most would not think about wearing in hot weather, fishnet tights are a big hit at festivals this year. People are choosing to wear them underneath a pair of cut off jean shorts along with black boots.

 

Ringer tees. Highly popular in the 70s, ringer tees are back and trendier than ever. Most popular are ringer tees with a type of popular statement such as but certainly not limited to, “make love, not war.” A comfy tee like this along with a fedora, comfy pair of shoes, and cut off jean shorts make a perfect outfit for sitting on a blanket while enjoying the music and fellowship that is taking place around you.

 

Dungarees. Every so often dungarees become a huge trend and everyone will be seen wearing them. This year, overall style jeans and shorts are quite popular among teens and young adults alike. When wearing dungarees, add some personality to them by applying an embroidered patch or rolling the pant legs to make a cuff. Dungarees are comfortable and can be styled to be more casual by wearing some Converse Allstars and a simple white tee underneath. Wear your hair in a ponytail and you will look all-American chic.

 

Tie dye. This one is not much of a surprise as tie dye is perfect for accomplishing a fun, festive look with minimal effort. You can purchase a variety of items already tie-dyed such as shirts, shoes, bandanas, and shorts at your local mall. Or if you want a more personalized look, you can easily tie dye any item that you desire on your own. All you have to do is get a large container, fill it with cold water, and add some dye. Take parts of your shirt and twist into balls and tie with rubber bands. Dip slowly into the dye/water mixture and allow it to soak to the hue you desire. Allow the shirt to dry for a period of time and then wash it by itself so that any excess dye does not stain other clothing. All that is left is to dry it and wear it!

 

Orange – Fashion’s newest obsession

Orange is having a bit of a fashion moment. Wherever you look, it seems likely you will spot that most zesty and fruity of all colours. It has been making its mark on New York Fashion Week catwalk, Herve Leger and Carolina Herrera have applied it to glossy evening wear, whilst J Crew shows why a brightly coloured coat is a must-have for grey days.

On the red carpet, it is a smash hit. Abbie Cornish looked so beautiful in a tangerine Elie Saab number covered in embellishments, whilst Reese Witherspoon and Karlie Kloss have both shown how well this most citrus of colours adapts itself to bodycon and classic Roland Mouret styles.

And if that wasn’t enough to show that this is truly the season of the orange, that most stylish of front rowers, the trendsetter rule breaker Solange, has shown that this is just the perfect colour to mesh into her colour and pattern clashing wardrobe.

The High Street and Designer ranges are awash with this beautiful bright. It looks great as a block bold colour, and also colour clashed with hot pink, cobalt blue and deep green. If you are not brave enough to go for a block option, try it as an accent (like on the Next top) or as an accessory.

Orange Goddesses (and this has nothing to do with suntans…)

Catwalk

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

J Crew

J Crew

 

Herve Leger

Herve Leger

Front Row

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Solange Knowles front row with Anna Kendrick

Red Carpet

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Abbie Cornish in Elie Saab

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Reese Witherspoon

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Karlie Kloss

Orange is the colour

Orange Floral Prom Dress     Price: £49.50 click to visit Wallis

Orange Floral Prom Dress
Price: £49.50 click to visit Wallis

Orange Zip Detail Blazer     Was £40.00     Now £30.00 click to visit Wallis

Orange Zip Detail Blazer
Was £40.00
Now £30.00 click to visit Wallis

Orange Drop Waist Dress     Price: £35.00 click to visit Wallis

Orange Drop Waist Dress
Price: £35.00 click to visit Wallis

Orange crepe curve hem top     Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Orange crepe curve hem top
Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Orange v neck shift dress     Was £32.00     Now £12.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Orange v neck shift dress
Was £32.00
Now £12.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Fiorelli orange large tote     Price: £69.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Fiorelli orange large tote
Price: £69.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Fabric Mix Printed Top £22 click to visit Next

Fabric Mix Printed Top £22 click to visit Next

Embroidered Panel Shell £18 click to visit Next

Embroidered Panel Shell £18 click to visit Next

 ASPINAL Pair of leather luggage tags £35 click to visit Selfridges

ASPINAL Pair of leather luggage tags
£35 click to visit Selfridges

 COTE ET CIEL Spree canvas messenger bag £140 click to visit Selfridges


COTE ET CIEL Spree canvas messenger bag £140 click to visit Selfridges

 

 MAC Cremesheen Lipstick £15 click to visit Selfridges

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick
£15 click to visit Selfridges

 UNITED NUDE Lo res rubber heels £135 click to visit Selfridges

UNITED NUDE Lo res rubber heels £135 click to visit Selfridges

 LONGCHAMP Quadri leather cross-body bag £175 click to visit Selfridges


LONGCHAMP Quadri leather cross-body bag £175 click to visit Selfridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grammys – Superstar looks to love

After the BAFTAS, we had the Grammys. Another red carpet, with a slightly (ahem) different aesthetic. Because if the toast of Hollywood were sparkling on a rain-soaked red carpet in London, the creme de la creme of the music industry were rocking and shocking in LA.

And there were some shocking outfits, not the least of which was Adele. Now, we have all been crying out for her to add a little colour to her wardrobe, and when you hear red and pink Valentino you have to believe she has made the perfect choice. Wrong! Adele’s dress was the worst kind of 1970s candlewick bedspread, so terrible I was crying for her to call Christopher Bailey from the nearest toilet cubicle and say ‘HELP!’. It wasn’t just Adele having a slightly 70s off night. Katy Perry wore the sort of dress that Olive from ‘On the Buses’ sported on ‘date night’ with Arthur. That bad. It was too green, too tight and just too much. And don’t even get me started on JLo, who seemed to have adopted Angelina Jolie’s leg for the night…

But there were some good looks too. Here are my favourites.

I hated Carly Rae Jephson’s Abba make-up, but this was a glorious dress from Roberto Cavalli which shimmered and shone as she moved.

Florence Welch wore an unbelievable dress from Givenchy in the emerald-green she was just born to wear. Although the spikes were a little bit ‘Dinosaur’ this was just such a bold and interesting choice from the always exciting Florence.

How excited was I to see that the super fierce Beyoncé had not only gone for something cool and edgy for the Grammys, but that the monochrome jumpsuit had been designed by Osman. Talk about ‘Big Up Birmingham’. Loved the hair too.

And then there was Rihanna. And if you could tear your eyes away from that exquisite face, you were probably blown away by the beauty of the red Azzedine Alaia gown. This was the most romantic dress, in colour, in the floatiness of the fabric, and the full-skirted design.

I’ve already mentioned Katy Perry’s dress, which I clicked the dislike button for, but Katy’s friend, ‘Girls’ star and Kate Middleton lookalike, Alison Williams, looked totally incredible in her Art Deco style Kaufmanfranco column dress that was apparently made from black diamonds.

I really can’t remember an occasion when Taylor Swift got it wrong, and in a white and silver Grecian style gown from J Mendel, this was another hit for the style icon.

I’m loving Nicole Kidman’s style recently, and after a fabulous SAG awards dress, she continues to impress with her choices. I thought she looked fabulous in a delicate gold column dress from Gucci. I’m still admiring her poker straight 1990s hair too.

Whilst Beyoncé was fierce in Osman, the gorgeous Solange Knowles was just impeccable in her green Ralph and Russo dress. Pairing it with stunning coral shoes was just genius.

The sheer panels in Kelly Rowland’s beautiful dress show that you can do revealing and yet look classy and elegant. Note to Jennifer Lopez. Kelly’s beautiful dress was by Georges Chakra.