Every year when V Festival comes around I get major FOMO. And to be completely honest, it’s not even that great, there’s a lot of festivals that are much better. However having only lived 30 mins from the festival the majority of my life, when the event comes round I can’t help by feel a sense of jealousy towards those who go.
Going to V Festival was like a right of passage at my school. And very quickly you become addicted and simply MUST go every year! So much so that I’m sure the majority of my savings at college went on festival tickets…
However having not been for a few years (and having done a lot of growing up), V Festival this year was a little different to what it used to be. The people were still the same, but the fashion was completely different. Festival fashion has evolved a lot over the last few years. From fluorescent wellies, glow sticks and face paint (remember the dots around the eyes), I find festival fashion a lot more glam these days.
This year there was glitter and sequins everywhere! I think I saw more people with glitter on their faces than without. So where was my glitter you say? To me festivals are a great time to dress up and experiment with new styles. So this year I said goodbye to the glitter and hello to the classic boho look for my festival outfits, because lets face it, we’d all prefer to be at Coachella really!
When it comes to British festivals, you quickly learn you can never rely on the sunshine. So you have to come prepared. The weather on the Saturday of V Festival was pretty overcast, and at times, it could even be a little cold. A long sleeve body and shorts was the perfect combo.
My favourite accessories of the weekend were without a doubt my Polaroid sunglasses and Sacred Hawk hat. A good pair of sunglasses and a super cool fedora is enough to take any basic festival outfit from drab to fab with minimal effort.
Ankle boots of course are a festival must, you don’t want to end up with crushed toes and they’re great for unexpected spells of rain. Wellies are so 2008!
And finally, my favourite jewellery item of the weekend, this super cute moon choker. I don’t normally wear chokers, to be honest I try and stay away from them as much as possible, but this one just so happened to finish off my outfit nicely. After all, festivals are all about trying something new right?!
You may be thinking ‘a long skirt to a festival, are you sure?’, but I’m telling you, festival skirts are the way forward. There’s no better way to stand out at a festival than with an awesome flowy boho skirt. Paired with a western buckle belt and a pair of trusty ankle boots, you could be wearing a big bag for a top and still turn heads (for all the right reasons!).
Jay Z headlined Sunday at V Festival, so it was only right to save my Mrs Carter band tee for Sunday’s outfit. I always feel a little conscious wearing this top because she’s actually swearing on it, but when it comes to festival attire, I think a little swearing is the least of everyone’s worries.
Finally, what would a festival be without a big chunky festival necklace? I bought this one a few years ago from Next and it never crossed my mind that it’d actually be perfect for a festival outfit. I was a little worried about how well it would hold up from all the crazy dancing and jumping around the Dizziee Rascal, but it held together pretty well, and wasn’t too annoying!