After a long hiatus, of being totally uninspired and overwhelmed by so many things, I decided to blog once more... I keep complaining I don't have time to blog, but that's not true, I just wasn't feeling like it... In March 2011 my sister and I officially started the blog, and so to decide to blog again, exactly one year after (time flies!!) is pretty significant...it's been such an interesting year, and 2012 will be even better!
Seeing that I haven't written in the longest time, I'm starting with a writing overload hehe...
So I’d never been to music festivals before, until recently. Three weeks and I’ve already been to two, a jazz one and a “rock” one with a green/ eco-friendly theme.
Anywho the first time I went, I noticed that there is a clear “music festival aesthetic.” I thought that was just the case of festivals in the States or Europe, but it’s present in South America as well, which I found most interesting. So, moi, I went with “ripped jeans” – you know the ones that you buy strategically ripped already, a white shirt and converse. The objective: to be comfortable for this, in case I have to run, it’s kind of my I’m prepared for the worst outfit… first festival, big crowds, anything crazy can happen – yup I’m slightly paranoid.
Afterwards, I told my sister I’d been to the festival, very excited because you know I’m being all musically cool and the second thing she asked was, what did you wear? (The first, how was it?)
I answered, and she said, “noo noo, that’s not for a festival.” So, obviously I’m out of the festival-attire loop here.
Two weeks later, when I’m going to the second festival, she asks, “What are you going to wear? Remember to look good.”
To be honest I really don’t have this “festival attire-look” down yet. I think there are people that can totally pull off the look, because it’s part of who they are. Others can make a rough attempt at looking “festival cool.” However, this whole festival outfit aesthetic was very interesting to observe - the second time around I paid careful attention and this is my “what to wear to a music festival and look cool” list:
1) Jean shorts (ripped if possible) – if they’re high waisted and vintage even better.
2) Converse (yaaay for me! Got this one right), no converse? Keds will do.
3) Roman sandals (though if it’s in grass I don’t know how this could be a good idea – and lots of feet – ouch what if you get stepped on? But just putting it here because I saw many girls with them.)
4) “Hipster” wide rimmed glasses – even if you don’t need them. I actually saw a group of friends passing the glasses around. Seriously? Seriously.
5) Very flowy & flowery dresses and shirts.
6) Midriff 80´s style shirts, very wide & over-sized.
7) Bat-like shirts.
8) Open back shirts – definitely a favorite.
9) Bra showing – good. Will be evident through those 80´s shirts that fall nonchalantly from one shoulder.
10) Long strap vintage bags that you can conveniently put across your body.
11) Panama hats.
13) White always looks good.
14) Jewelry: long necklaces, bracelets.
So there you have a it, a mix of these pieces and you’re festival ready. I even made my first Polyvore to go with it : D. But actually, this is more like a "note to self” post so that the third time I go to a festival, it'll be the charm hehe.
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