Field of fashion: Style advice for festival goers
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Published 02/07/2011 | 05:00
What is it about Kate Moss's festival choices that makes her an icon? Her Glastonbury 2005 outfit was voted the best festival fashion moment of all time.
Six years on, Moss's look of shorts/Hunter wellies still forms the cornerstone of many girls' festival kit, but this year, you can expect lots more at Oxegen, with colour blocking, neons and brilliant florals. The legendary Coachella festival in California is where many festival fashion trends emerge and this year was no different, with stars and stripes Americana and lots of Native American/Navaho accessorising.
Don't be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by round-the-campfire Indian feather headdresses next weekend. Feathers are the must-have accessory, from earrings to headbands and also on gladiators and bags.
The secret to surviving festivals is to wear lots of layers, so you can peel them on or off depending on the weather. Suede fringing Ã la Hendrix features in great gilets and 1960s retro waistcoats this season. Apart from the must-pack list of wipes, dry shampoo, hat and scarf, don't forget a pair of long socks to avoid chaffing from your wellies.
Everyone has their hero buys and mine is the light-to-pack kimono. I love the whole Japanoiserie vibe which Marc Jacobs rocked this season. The kimomo can transform the most mundane jeans and tee in one easy step.
For the foot weary who want to be liberated from sweaty wellies, you'll definitely find something to lust after on our selection of gladiators on page 31.
No matter how carefully you pack, you will undoubtedly forget something. On a recent trip to Inishbofin, I would have given anything for a crisp, cotton tee after sunshine blew apart our weekend bag stuffed with rain clothes!
Penneys is opening a pop-up shop at Oxegen. It's impromptu, guerrilla-style retailing is situated within the main arena. It will trade from noon until 1am on Friday and Saturday and until 12am on Sunday.
Styling: Sara O’Connor
Make-up & Hair: Julianna Grogan using MAC
Assistant to Make-up Artist: Ciara Allen
Garments all from Penneys, Parnell Street