Friday 28 July 2017

Stylewatch: The new festival uniform

Alexa Chung at Glastonbury
Alexa Chung at Glastonbury

If you're heading to Longitude festival today, take note. We were all ready for a new festival uniform to ape. Something to replace all the endless, hackneyed rip-offs of Sienna and Kate doing festivals in denim hot pants, Hunter wellies, and some sort of waistcoat or kimono.

The Hunter wellies still remain, but that's about all. Whereas the previous look was essentially 'hot mess', this is more 1960s-era Jane Birkin or Brigitte Bardot - as executed by their modern-day incarnations, Alexa Chung and Laura Whitmore. See Chung at Glastonbury, in a Bella Freud dress and Hunter wellies. Laura has also favoured the short shift, chunky boots (biker boots) and a floral Orla Kiely bag, for that 1960s hit. What not to wear is the boiler suit, which has been successfully killed off at recent festivals by Daisy Lowe and Charlotte Church.

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