Festival fashion tends to be a monotonous cycle of floral headbands and extra extra short shorts. We all know that dressing for a festival like Rocking the Daisies is somewhat challenging; you need to be equipped for the possibility of encountering four seasons in one day – all the while carrying around minimal baggage and hopefully looking marginally stylish in the process. So while you read this – put down your halo of daisy’s and listen uuuup.
How can you dress appropriately for Daisies without looking like a sartorial punch-line? Below I’ve picked out my top festi-fashion faux-pas in a bid to save the rest of you from the ignominy of the Daisies cliché….
PUT DOWN YOUR DAISY CROWN
Is there anything more exhausted than the flower crown at Daisies? No. It needs a nap desperately. Unless you’re under the age of 9 or are a flower girl at a wedding – the flower crown is not for you. I personally do like a flower crown – but to Daisies? How original.
If you absolutely must wear something on your head – opt for a head wrap, head chain or a hat. Braided hair also looks phenomenal. You see? Actually not that hard.. 🙂
Hat: Cotton On
NO MORE BACKPACKS
If I could have counted how many of the same regurgitated Mr Price Backpacks there were at last year’s Rocking the Daisies I would sooner die – the waist bag is therefore a much better alternative. We all know that the fanny pack has been rebranded and it’s crazy how fashion has the ability to create a stylish version out of something defined from an era so long ago. Also,You can dance and not have to painfully hold on to your things. Love love LOVE!
Moonchild have developed a sick collection of waist bags – you should definitely check them out.
Waist Bag: Moonchild
FRINGE – BUT NOT TOO MUCH FRINGE
I’ll be honest – this is the first fringed item of clothing that I’ve ever owned! Frills and tassels just personally aren’t my style – but they suit so many people and this ongoing boho trend fits in so well for festivals and the sort. This dress was only R89,99 from Mr Price (click here to check it out online) and the reason why it’s perfect for Daisies is because it’s nailing two trends at the same time: Fringe detailing and high slits.
Maxi dresses are perfect for festivals! They’re long, so you can easily sit on the floor. They’re light, so you can brave the heat. And most importantly they’re super comfortable.
Dress: Mr Price, Bag: Moonchild, Shoes: Mr Price.
I won’t lie these slits are pretty high, haha. I know that fringe detailing is a festival favourite and has been a massive trend throughout the Spring/Summer 2014 collections – but that doesn’t mean that everything you wear must feature fringe of some sort. Be careful not to look like an extra from Disney’s Pocahontas.
I’ve always disliked reflectors because I can NEVER recognise anyone when they’re wearing them. But I really like the range and styles of reflectors that are on the market at the moment. Maybe think twice when you’re buying your Ray Bans… 🙂
Channeling your inner free spirit does not require you to be running through the grass without shoes on, wearing a floral headband and waving a South African flag over your head. When it comes to festival fashion, there is no need to be so literal.
While there are certain looks that have been so overdone that they’ve become complete and utter clichés – feel free to take my advice with a grain of salt. At the end of the day I think you should wear whatever the hell you want when you’re singing along to Milky Chance (he’s my absolute favourite singer, consider yourself very fortunate to be listening to him).
I will not be at Daisies this year but if you’re going I hope that you have the best best time.
Don’t do drugs. And make good choices. Be safe kids!