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Festival Fever

The phase of fun and freedom has begun as festival season beckons. Coachella gets the party started and serves as a sartorial starter. It influences the style of festival goers at UK festivals from Glastonbury, to Wireless and of course let’s not forget Leeds Festival on Yorkshire soil. Adapt some of the trends that emerged from the Californian desert and interpret into wearable, adaptable outfits no matter what the British weather throws at us.

WESTERN VIBES

Rodeo-inspired items dominated the spring/summer 18 catwalks and emerged at Coachella as a definite festival trend. Bust out cowboy boots and denim to go full ‘yeehaw’ at home-grown festivals.

HOW TO WEAR IT:

Pair denim cut-offs with a plaid shirt for a wearable way to capture Western vibes. Introduce accessories that bring a Wild West influence to your look. It is in the small details, think fringing, leather, and studs. Saddle up, as the Western influence was also seen on the autumn/winter catwalks. Invest in key pieces, safe in the knowledge they will carry you through to next season.

RAILS
Rex studembellished plaid shirt
£190

ARTICLES OF SOCIETY
Meredith blue distressed denim shorts
£70

SEE BY CHLOE Kriss
small leather black leather belt bag
£360

ISABEL MARANT
Derlyn black suede ankle boots
£430

CROCHET COOL

Crochet can be a festival cliché but ignore the naysayers. It has a great fashion heritage reaching peak popularity during the late sixties and seventies and was a mainstay at iconic festivals like Woodstock and the Isle of Wight.

HOW TO WEAR IT:

Pay homage to the seventies but with a modern spin. These jeans from J Brand with a kick flare are a perfect example.

Let the freedom of the seventies inspire and unleash your inner bohemian. Adorn yourself with glitter from head to toe.

Introduce another micro-trend into the mix, behold the fluffy sandal! Ankle-length trousers are perfect for exhibiting statement sliders.

FREE PEOPLE
Summer of Love chunky-crocheted tank
£130

J BRAND
Selena cropped kick-flare jeans
£240

MAC
Holographic glitter
£16.50

GIVENCHY
Black fur-trimmed sliders
£415

SASSY STREETWEAR

Festivals aren’t all about chilling out in a field, there are many urban festivals taking on their rural rivals. The metropolitan backdrop dictates an edgy aesthetic.

HOW TO WEAR IT:

For a gritty style suitable for an inner-city festival, keep classic nineties sportswear pieces in mind and stick to a neutral palette. Elevate utilitarian pieces by choosing luxe fabrics. Think sweatpants in cashmere, leather or high quality jersey to make the grade.

Start at the bottom, sneakers are the cornerstone of a great streetwear look. A high-end brand and boxfresh are prerequisites.

PE NATION
All-rounder cropped terry sweatshirt
£130

PAIGE
Edgemont zipped skinny coated jeans
£315

VALENTINO
Rockstud spike leather belt bag
£1,040

STELLA MCCARTNEY
eclypse black faux leather trainers
£450

All items available at Harvey Nichols Leeds, call Style Concierge on 0113 204 8822 to book an appointment with a stylist.

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