FESTIVALITIS

Oi babes! I was asked to put together a festival-outfit for an upcoming feature on the website of one of our national newspapers (AWESOMENESS), so I thought I'd share the result with you guys! It's been a while since I've visited a festival: last time was two years ago. I always loved Werchter and Pukkelpop, seen some amaaazing artists there: The Who, Monster Magnet, Tool, Metallica, Kanye West, Rammstein, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Faith No More, the White Stripes, Coldplay and many more. I used to be quite a frequent concert/festival goer in my days back when I was a young'un (ha!), so I have some tricks up my sleeve. My outfit ended up looking more 70s-80s cheerleader than rockchick, but I guess that's what you get when you ask a girl with thoroughly retro, girly style to go truly casual! 

NOW WHO'S GOT SPIRIT?

(hint: I do!)


I'll be sure to let you know when the feature is up! I wrote a little post to go along with it too but it was in Dutch, so I'm going to try and replicate it a bit ova hiya!

My tips to survive a festival sans sacrificing style.


Tip numero uno: if you are like me, you're one of those girls who wants to be at the centre of the action, which means you'll be stalking the artists as close to the stage as you can get. This means you'll risk getting thrown around a bit by even crazier fans than you, so I suggest wearing shoes with closed toes unless you don't mind losing a few toenails. Converse Allstars are basically as classic a piece as a Chanel suit, so you'll need a pair of those on your shoeshelf. I've had mine for years and I still pull them out now and then because, let's face it, they are awesome!

Tip numero dos: lord knows I love skirts and dresses, but let's face it: you don't want to be pulling down your skirt every time you jump to the music, so shorts are the way to go. Comfortable, practical and kinda sexy without trying too hard: denim cutoffs were my obvious choice. And the vintage Levis totally go with the allstars, right? Retro classics!

Tip numero tres: since Belgian weather is as fickle as Lindsay Lohan's sexual orientation, I suggest you prepare for rain, sun and everything in between, so LAYER UP! I went for overknee socks because they are really easy to put on or take off: if it gets too hot, just pull em down or take em off entirely. Jam em in your pockets and you have an ENTIRELY NEW OUTFIT! Okay no you just took off your socks, but you will be prepared for climate changes. A cardigan to keep you warm while sitting outside your tent for nighttime drunken chats with your mates is a good option as well. If I were you I'd also pack a thin raincoat, but I didn't picture that one because mine fits like a fugly tent.

Tip numero cuatro: add some of your individual style with accessories! My heartshaped glasses are basically my trademark and since they are so crazy they go with NOTHING and EVERYTHING at the same time. No surprise they look wicked with this particular combination as well. And sunglasses are a must anyway, unless you want to be squinting to be able to spot your favorite singer.

Now, just remember to bang that head and have loads of fun! And stay away from the drugs! Unless that floats your boat! Just be responsible OKEY!  And drink a lot, but not too much or you'll be needing to use those awful mobile loo thingies all too often! Traumatic experience, don't ask.

Tshirt: H&M
shorts: Levis (T2 vintage)
cardi: T2 vintage
sneakers: Converse Allstars
socks: New Look
sunnies: Claire's


PS: Don't forget to vote for my Frida Kahlo outfit here, click "gallery", "most liked" and you should be able to see me when you scroll down a bit! I'll be forever grateful <3

44 comments

  1. there you go with that perfect tee again, love the combination with the marine cardigan (have no idea why it reminds me of marine). yep seeing you in shorts is a little bit different indeed! i have seen rock werchter in any kind of weather you can imagine. it was freaking hot and steamy underneath the plastic ;;;))). hell for my hair. oh those were the days

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  2. Thanks for the comment! Fierceness is our middle name - ok I just made that up but it could be! Great festival tips and digging the LiLoh joke. Also major props for doing the metal sign, always hilarious to see people do that for real. I admit, I may have gone there myself - but it was in my depressed teenage misfit period so don't judge ;)

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  3. Such a perfect casual outfit - definitely great for a music festival. I love the cardigan and your knee socks. I always love those heart sunglasses of yours too! I bought a pair of black ones the other day because i love yours so much!

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  4. love everything about this outfit :] i need to find me some over the knee socks

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  5. Hehe sooo much fun!!! I've never been to a music festival, ha ha.... *hides*
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. Love the cardigan... and those sunglasses are classic and fabulous! :)
    xx

    http://wardrobeunderconstruction.blogspot.com/

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  7. love this simple look <3
    esp the glasses , so cute >_<

    riestyaap

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  8. Such a great look for festivals!! I love the shorts and tshirt together so great with the big chunky cardigan. Love the converse
    xJennaD

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  9. my festival uniforms is denim shorts, cons/sneaker shoes, a comfy loose top for hot days, sling bag, sunnies and sunscreen!! ahh i havent been to a festival in way too long :( xo

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  11. Kei leuke cardigan!

    @AbMissK het doet me denken aan cardigans gedragen door de Franse Alpense Wacht uit de jaren 80... Doet me dus denken aan Moncler!

    Gilles

    x

    http://www.woodandrags.com/

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  12. So cute! I love your pictures when you jump and spin :)

    xo Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. I love all the planning you put into crafting the perfect outfit, and yes, heart shaped sunnies totally put this over the top. love the hair toss pic!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  14. Heel leuk en helemaal festival-proof. Ik ben fan!

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  15. Definitely fan of the over the knee socks? Are you happy with their quality? If yes, where the hell did you buy them since I can't seem to find a pair that doesn't fall off or cuts my bloodflow =P

    And I SO LOVED the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, knew all the songs of their new cd, sung my heart out and totally got goosebumps the whole concert!

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  16. Yeah Rock on Baby! You look gorgeous with those overtheknees and the shorts <3

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  17. Hele leuke outfit! Totally festivalproof.

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  18. Great outfit for a festival, love the tee and over the knee socks are definitely de rigueur- English weather is as unpredictable as yours! x

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  19. Super!!
    Love your beatles-shirt!!

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  20. ADORED this post.... I love festivals, been to a couple in Belgium...Belgium ROCKS for that sort of thing. I remember selecting some pretty sandals to wear and then my festival-experienced boyfriend telling me noooooo, keep your toes covered you crazy girl!!! so that was lesson number 1 ;)

    Best live performance at a festival I've been to has to be..... The Ting Tings! TONS of fun

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  21. I love that hair-whipping shot! Last festival I went to was in Barcelona and a bit chilled out so everyone was in pretty dresses, but I'm pretty sure your advice would be right on in England!

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  22. your writing is so funny, I follow you via bloglovin' :)

    xo

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  23. Love this outfit. You look freakin' adorable lady!!! Your tips are fantastic :)

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  24. So cool and cute, I'm a great fan of that style !

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  25. This is sosososososo cute.

    C x

    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  26. Awesome outfit dear! Perfect festival get-up and I have to agree with the converse all stars, I've had mine forever and they truely are a classic! xxx

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  27. Ik ga dit jaar voor het eerst naar Pukkelpop, dus bedankt voor de tips :D

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  28. Handig! Aangezien ik dit jaar weer naar Pukkelpop ga :D
    Leuk idee ook met die kousen.
    xx

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  29. I'm just always amused when people talk about festival style, because we're usually never thinking of the same kinds of festivals. Rock festivals in a giant empty field filled with people, a stage, and port-a-poties seems to be the general festival idea... and my idea of festival is 2000 hippies and peace-loving weirdos out in a forested area, frolicking in mud flats and dancing to psytrance, heh. The things worn to these festivals are VERY different heehee.

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  30. This outfit is so fun and fresh, perfect for a festival!

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  31. Amaai Annebeth leuke outfit en uw tekstje is hilarisch zoals gewoonlijk!

    Ik dacht dat je meer een Graspop-type waard! ='D Bij mij is het ook al lang geleden dat ik naar een festival ben geweest. De laatste keer zat ik al zwetend halfdood in de wei te luisteren naar The Kooks en Sean Paul was er ook! Haha

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  32. Love your cutoffs! You're rockin' it.

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  33. like the festivaloutfit! haha so much fun like you're rocking already on the 'wei' :) love your style. I've always set up my look for the same newspaper post! We'll be shining online next to eachother!

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  34. Fab festival look, I definitely agree with your tips!

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  35. Heerlijke post! Zeer fijne outfit en terechte tips. Nu heb ik zin in de festivals... Nog 3 weken! Oef.

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  36. You are so adorable! What a fun post this is: your pictures have so much life in them. You look ready to rock n' roll lady! :)

    That cardigan makes me think of Pete Campbell from Mad Men, haahaha.

    <3 L

    http://aspiredlevant.blogspot.com/

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  37. I love all the planning you put into crafting the perfect outfit, and yes, heart shaped sunnies totally put this over the top. love the hair toss pic!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  38. Kei leuke cardigan!

    @AbMissK het doet me denken aan cardigans gedragen door de Franse Alpense Wacht uit de jaren 80... Doet me dus denken aan Moncler!

    Gilles

    x

    http://www.woodandrags.com/

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  39. Such a perfect casual outfit - definitely great for a music festival. I love the cardigan and your knee socks. I always love those heart sunglasses of yours too! I bought a pair of black ones the other day because i love yours so much!

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  40. Thanks for the comment! Fierceness is our middle name - ok I just made that up but it could be! Great festival tips and digging the LiLoh joke. Also major props for doing the metal sign, always hilarious to see people do that for real. I admit, I may have gone there myself - but it was in my depressed teenage misfit period so don't judge ;)

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