When Ollie’s not shooting my outfits, his main job is as a music photographer (you can see his work here). The biggest perk of this for me, is that I get to tag along as his +1 to all sorts of gigs & festivals, and it’s getting to that time of year again! I love live music, and there’s nothing better than standing around outside with your friends in the sun, with a nice cold drink discovering new bands & seeing old favourites.
One thing I get asked a lot by people, surprised I actually enjoy camping & festivals, is ‘what the hell do you wear to a festival?!’ I guess they assume I wouldn’t have anything festival appropriate in my usual wardrobe. I always find that funny, as a lot of my outfits are actually quite casual & plain, it’s just the head to toe black makes them seem much more put together. So, I thought it would be fun to do a festival inspired outfit to show you what I mean. Obviously I’m still all in black & I think this tricks peoples eyes into seeing a ‘smarter’ outfit. Imagine these shorts were light denim & this shirt was checked though, and I’d be wearing virtually the same as any other girl there.
I have taken a pair of Hunters along with me to pretty much every festival I’ve been to since my first, they are such a staple & nothing comes close to them in terms of comfort, which is so important when you’re spending 3 days walking around. They can take a bloody good beating too, mine have seen so many sludgy fields, been caked in mud, danced in till the sun came up, folded & squashed into bags and they are still going strong. I can’t wait to get this sparkly new pair mucky!