Western Festival Fashion Staples

Festival season has kicked started in full swing. With week one of Coachella at an end, it is easy to spot the needed apparel for all future and upcoming music gatherings of the year.  In order to make sure you can rock the Balloon and Wine Festival, Lollapalooza Week 2, and Stagecoach one must dress the part.

Music festivals are notably, known for their exotic and bold fashion trends. They normally take inspiration from bohemian and indie fashion influences. This year the trend is a western style.

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To blow away all your friends fashion choices and set the trend this concert season simply incorporate these hidden gems to perfect the western vibe.

  • Turquoise jewelry is a simple staple that can be found in any thrift store or vintage consignment shop. The bright blue color gives a pop of spring fever. While, the sterling silver outlining brings a desert daydream look.

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  • Double buckle belts are another easy fashion pick. You can simply loop them through your favorite shorts or have it hang around your dress. The double buckle once again offers the country couture.

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  • Cowboy hats are a perfect fit for all outfits. They come in multitudes of colors and fabrics so finding the fit for your wardrobe pick is no hassle. You can even spice up the iconic hat with a feather, crown, roses, belt, glitter, or chain. All your festival favorites can be incorporated with the cowboy hat. The best part about this accessory is that it is great for the desert heat.

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  • Bandannas- or a kerchief are a fun way to accent a plain top or dress. If you’re not wanting to dress up to much, since your to busy planning your concert choices, opt for a fun neck tie. The bandanna has an intricate paisley pattern and bold colors that are bound to draw attention against a plain tank or t-shirt dress. You can utilize it as a scarf, tie, wrist band, or headband. The kerchief has endless ways to portray the newest trend.

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  • Fringe suede any article of clothes supporting fringe can be deemed western. For more of a cowboy cult classic look incorporate suede as the prominent material. The fringe on any suede piece of clothing adds a nice vintage presence.

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  • Snake skin ankle booties  are an adorable and flirty choice. For all shoe lovers they are a must need in your wardrobe this festival season. The snake-skin presents a confident and chic upgrade to all outfit choices. The pattern offers an alternative bohemian configuration and meshes well with other prints, textures, and materials. It won’t matter if you’re wearing lace or glitter the boots are a must have.

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Missguided Top

In 2009 Nitin Passi founded and jump started the international, UK based, brand Missguided. Since its humble origins the brand has now expanded into an iconic label in young adult fashion.  Missguided is a lovely clothing site that can turn your wardrobe into a statement promoting edgy and creative looks.

The brand promotes flirty and dreamy fashion products for each occasion. Missguided offers several fun patterns from floral to snake skin prints. Likewise, there are several refreshing denim cuts that are a classic for all trends. Basic apparel or the necessities were given a modern twist. All products represent bold and fun lifestyle wear.

This weekend I kicked off my Friday with a classic pair of lace jeans. They were my current favorite style of tie, high waist denim. The lacing on the rib-bits were creme along with dark stitching on the sides.

To pair the outfit I choose to wear my new Missguided bardot top. The blouse was off the shoulders and had curled trimmed cut. The crop top was hemmed and offered a slimming feature with its neutral coloring. The blouse was a petite wardrobe item. Thus, making it wonderful for my small 5’2 frame. I had the crop top in my closet for a while so I was overjoyed to war it.

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Finalizing, my outfit choice I elected to match my outfit with a pair of black platform open toe wedges. They added a little bit of height to the outfit. The shoes also color coordinated with my Missguided top.

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pastel sweaters

While I’m in a warm state of Western Australia,  there are still places that are facing a spring like chill. With the colder weather in full force it can make it difficult to get into the summer time heat.
Recently, I’ve seen in stores bright and pastel colors to welcome in the warmer seasons. So, I figured a fun way to dress for the cold and still get into the spring/summer mood is by pastel sweaters.
Notably, the best item I’ve seen to capture the look is a pastel sweater. Not only are sweaters offered in several styles, but they come in multitudes of color. A cute baby blue, lavender, or princess pink can do wonders for ringing in the floral bloom. Best of all these sweaters can keep you warm while you add accessories.
To achieve this look simply, add pastel colored sweater to your outfit. Then  pair it with a neutral color. The contrast in colors can provided a soft and delicate look that supports soft-hue lighting.  This reflects a more muted look than the primary colors utilized in winter months.
When matching with pastel colors I normally “color block” with a beige, grey, burgundy, or brown. Warm weather seasons are months of fun for me, so I tend to add a print into the mix. Due to the colder weather I would spice up the look with warmer bottoms or shoes. For an example: leopard printed skirt, polka dot pants, floral leggings, or striped heels can add a great splash of excitement to any outfit. The mix print also contrast nicely with the outfit.
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In the style set shown below I paired a pastel sweater with an animal print skirt. I then accessorize with pastel heels and hair clips. To neutralize or block I added a beige hand bag to do the trick.

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Jumpsuits

By now everyone has seen their favorite Instagram influencers in trendy rompers, body suits, and jumpsuits. It’s the epitome of summer.
Jumpsuits are known for the easy fit and elongating features. However, it can still be tricky to find one that works for your body type. Especially when each former model has one styled in her likeness. Particularly the drop shoulder, loose waist, extra leg train, body con, plunge neckline, and halter off. These few are among the popular cuts.
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Yet, these are designed for women over 5’8; which is 3 inches above the average height of ladies in America. So the practicality of these jumpsuits does no favors for the majority of us.
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Notably, the perfect solution had been uncovered. The sleeveless, backless strappy, wise leg jumpsuit is the perfect match for all body types. By design it isn’t baggy and adds a good measure of length to any person. Plus the backless accent adds a trendy summer accent. The style is flattering and flirty.
To perfect the jumpsuit look out for a striped feature in the longitudinal direction. This furthers the slimming property of jumpsuits. It also makes for an adorable pattern that ties nicely with a beach boardwalk or Wednesday wine tastings.
As for color go for a chic low colors. Like, sky blue, pale orange, lemon yellow, or mauve purple. Then make sure the stripes are in white or navy. You’ll want to save brown, red, and black stripes for the fall.
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Below is a style set with the featured items listed, for jumpsuit inspiration. Notably, the cutest jumpsuits I’ve seen this season have been from Revolve.

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Professional Pink

In a classic business setting most people stick to neutral colors. Normally a dark plain blazer and matching pants. Likewise, the undershirt is a grey, white, or light blue blouse. The neutral colors indicate a form of salaried workers. The bottoms, pants or skirts, are to be crisp and straight down.
Recently, I saw a few lighter colored blazers in an accessory shop. Due to my affinity for the color pink I found it adorable. My only struggle was how to make this blazer business casual.
My veterinary courses require a blue-color dress code on Fridays. So, I decided to test out my outfit for the day. I paired my double buttoned pink blaze,r from Versona, with a simple flair skirt, I got from H&M. I also have a lace pink top from Anthropologie.
I then accessorizes my outfit with pieces from Primark. I attached a velvet bow to the lace trim of my top. I added a pink floral hair pins to push my hair back. For shoes I kept the professional trend and wore black round toe heels. However, for after class I added my pair of feathered light pink glitter pumps.
The outfit was a stretch out of my normally work wear or business professional attire, yet it made me stand out from all the other uniform looks. Work wear can still be chic and cute. The professional pink look was a go that I would repeat again.
Down below, I attached an outfit set and links. Listed below is wear you can find similar items to my professional pink outfit.
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Miss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer JacketMiss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer Jacket (see more petite blazer jackets)

TIBI jacquard skirt
brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Feather shoes
boohoo.com

Woolen hat
amazon.com

Velvet belt
$17 – very.co.uk

Jennifer behr hair accessory
$215 – net-a-porter.com

Witchery shiny nail polish
$12 – witchery.com.au

Spring Shoe Save

As spring fashion is slowly intergrading its way into the stores you’ll start to find a common theme amongst heeled products. The new spring fling is to have clear fastinings or heels on your beloved booties or pumps.

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The 80’s inspired style is making a comeback. The current stock and premature popularity of these shoes is a huge indicator of what is to come for early 2018 fashions. As promoted in the Parada 2018 Collection, Ego boots, and Dior Fashion Week 2017 its a no brainer that these clear plastic shoes will become the newest craze.

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The shoes are making a wave back from late 1982 and early 1983 with bright adornishments. The addition of fun shapes, emblems, and glitter are just one way these shoes are making a current comeback. Likewise, they are easy to accessorize. On top of the simplistic or bold approches these shoes offer you can pair them with leggings, fishnets, or bright nail art. So, you can individualize the plastic see through shoes to fit your fashion sense.

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Since we all can’t sport designer or high brand versions of these shoes like our favorite A list celebrities, I’ve provided a few alternatives. Here are a list of a more cost efficient route to stay on point.

1.Make Me Chic:  Is offering an open toe double clear strapped pair of metallic sandals. These shoes support clear pvc straps that offer a silver shine. You can easily pair them with bright socks and not burst your budget. They are offered at $18.99

 

2. Shoes.com: Has multiple variations of clear shoes. From pumps, sandals, tennish shoes, and booties. There best quality listing is the clear lucite shoes. They feature one broad band strap and free heel. Currently these shoes are listed for $33.95.

Fabulicious Romance 301 - Clear Lucite

3. Forever21: Has two amazing finds. They have thigh high clear boots and ankle boots. All of these clear boots show of a lovely stiletto and chunky zipper. Amazingly, there boots are currently listed on sale so they are all on the shoe clearence price. The pair of ankle boots are priced at $27.93 and lucite boots are $54.60!

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Monochrome Spring

As spring and summer trends start to fly in it becomes essential to rember to classic chic look. Every spring and summer clothing store is going to be piled with bright colors and floral prints. Which are all lovely and viable options.
However, there are other ways to sport a spring look without charging up a storm for pastels.A monochromatic color scheme can still achieve the same spring or summery feel.
A lace blouse with trimmings is a fresh represntation of the vitality of life. Everyone who is in the workforce probably has this iteam too. Another wardorbe stable is a pair of pants. If you have pants or a skirt in a solid color with scalloped lining its a cute way to descritely incorporate a floral outlook. Likewise a patteren coat can bring in a splash of summer youth without the bright colors.
Overall you can still have a nice and soothing summer and spring outfit from your basic wardrobe needs. Staples in grey, black, creme, white, nude, and beige can still be worn during these seasons. The monochromatic colors are to be utilized every season and can provide chic looks.

An example set is shown below

Monochrome Black

 


Zimmermann zipper shirt
zimmermannwear.com

Coat
hobbs.co.uk

Wide leg trousers
citychiconline.com

Chanel real leather boots
vestiairecollective.com

Gucci acetate sunglasses
kirnazabete.com