Cool For The Summer: Festival Looks with Staple Pieces


The season of giving has well and truly arrived! You’ve purchased amazing gifts for your loved ones, and now your broke ass has nothing to wear to that music festival you’ve been SO looking forward to. Little do you know, you probably have the basis to a bomb ‘fit sitting in your closet already. All you need is a little creativity!



You can’t go wrong with a pair of denim shorts. Literally. Anything goes with this. Elevate your look by pairing your shorts with a statement top and accessories. Finish it off with a belt and a cool pair of sneakers or classic boots and you’re good to go!

Blanca Wears: IAMGIA Naomi Top, TOKEN Nancy Belt, WRANGLER Hi Bells Short in Roxette Stone, DR MARTENS Pascal 8 Eye Boots, EARRINGS by LarissaLeaArt

Hamish Wears: GUESS Originals Sayer Stripe Tee, LEE Z-Roadie Denim Short in True Black, VANS Classic Slip On in B/W Checker



How your shirt fits you will determine your overall aesthetic. A baggy, oversized tee is comfy and casual - like you didn’t try hard at all. For a more tailored and put together look, opt for a fitted tee.

To make your look festival friendly, accessories will be your best friend! A bum-bag worn across the body breaks up the starkness of a plain white tee, while a statement scarf makes for a unique focal point. Add a bucket hat to stay stylishly sun-safe!

Blanca Wears: Oversized plain white tee, THRILLS Thelma Short in Reckless Blue, SWOP Leopard Print Bucket Hat, Thrifted Bum-bag, CONVERSE One Star Platform Whites & Brights Low Top Crimson Pulse, LOVISA Hoop Earrings

Hamish Wears: Fitted plain white tee, ZARA MAN Checked Trousers, ZARA Baroque Print Bandanna, VANS Classic Slip On in B/W Checker, KMART Sunglasses, Rings are borrowed



Button down tops aren’t just for business casual anymore. Take your look to the next level by leaving your top unbuttoned and wearing it over a plain outfit. Or in our case, wear it as a throw over with your favourite swimmers and call it a day!

Blanca wears: THRIFTED Button up floral top, GLASSONS High-waist bikini set, LOVISA Choker, SHADE SUPPLY STORE Sunglasses, DR MARTENS Pascal 8 Eye Boots

Hamish wears: KIMBRALOU Reworked top, LEE Z-Roadie Short in Stone, ZARA Floral Print Bandanna, DR MARTENS 8 Eye Boots

Andi is a columnist for Maidenhair Press. She mainly writes about fashion and life advice as these are the things she is most passionate about. She also curates fashion shoots each issue for the magazine which you can find in her fashion columns and the gallery.

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