Festivals and Your Outfits

It lives, The bass is the army that it gives.

When we apply the breaks, There’ll be no skids.

Just more elements to continue as we glide.

Festivals are all about the music but also the vibe. Whats the vibe? Its a combination of music, people, set and stage. Different festivals, give a different vibe. Depending on the glue which holds it all together, the style of music often lends its self to a set following. People like me fall in-between the gabs of loving different styles, I used to say if it has a beat I can dance too then am in! Doesn’t matter the style, its all about how it makes you feel when you close your eyes and let the beat flow through you. Music and human nature go all the way back to when we first walked and talked, we lived and communicated through music. Our shared memories where not held on paper but sung down the generations, before paper was invented. Music can be a deeply healing entity. Shaping our lives with out us really acknowledging its presence.

So your thinking about what outfits your going to be wearing once the festivals come alive again? First start with you, many look like they have all walked out of the same factory (as my friend Caroline would comment.) Thats not aways a bad thing, but find you within that factory. A festival can full push the real you out on show.
I came from a background of show girls, and club dancers, so my first festival last year I went for it – still covered up but wow I got mixed comments. I was way over dressed for that festival, but I found my tribe at Boomtown Fair, where nothing is over or under dressed. You could walk around as a full blown show girl or in your Sunday chilled at home look.

Missing getting my outfits ready for this years events, I asked people to share their favourite look – one which they felt most like them selfs in or nailed being comfortable.

Shannon Brannick has got the perfect look down. Hat to keep off the sun, doc marten boots and a pretty dress. Such a simple but effective look. I love how timeless this photo is, is this the 70’s at Woodstock? Perfect Shannon.

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”  Leo Tolstoy

Thank you Roger Green for this epicness full suit at Boomtown Fair

Represent the fusion of the mind and stay connected

The star that is presenting, The size of the markers been indented

Cassie Marie and her festival family, its all about the bumbags and Buffalos!

‘Delivering the style we give you so that means a mention

In your direction is the baron that we aimed, ascension

Instead the way the floor the stunner made a we invention’

Rocking her birthday look, Charlotte Chapman. Glittering from her dress to her boots.

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”― Jane Austen

Thanks to Hannah Toon for this photo, mermaid and tiger, GRRrrr

Step to the rhythm made out of brown paper, sounds entering of a different nature,

Rhythms get greater, And the rhythms they get greater

Ashley Sinclair rocking this 80’s vibe chic, love the mix of comfit and festival vibe in this look.

“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

Daisy Rebecca with her matching colours to her flowing wings, one standout item can really pull your whole outfit together. Matching her hair to the wings, works so well. Love this vibe.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

Step step step step step step step step step step

Step to the rhythm made out of brown paper

Rocking this, ready for anything Briton has to offer up on the weather front and killing the festival look! Love this look, thanks Charlotte Chapman for this photo.

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” ― William Shakespeare

Love a bit of steam punk, looking epic Robert Freebody.

Four for the chaser, New configuration, New riff and New Structure

Built on the frame that’ll hold the room puncture, Tight

We wrap it up, it’s wrapped, tightly.

You can’t go wrong by adding in a bandana to a look, love this simple look! Thanks Joanne Johnson, easy to wear denim dress, no messing about in the loos and can dress it up or down. Great festival essential item.

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

Show girl over her Rachel Shearer, looking and feeling fabulous!

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

Step step step step step step step step step step
Paper paper paper paper paper

Thank you Sharon Smith for this photo, these girls are ready for a full day of dancing with some added sparkle!

Take me in your arm

And have me believe it’s gonna last forever

All that I know

You live, you learn to love if you’re lucky enough

Everything is better with a tail! Thanks to Lisa Fairclough for this look, so much I love about this festival look. Easy to wear, and dance in all day and night but still with added fun!

And I’m thankful that you was

I’m missing you

Just another morning sun

And I’m missing you

Laura Rietdyk-Johnson Looking epic and full on festival vibe in this look. Pulling the whole outfit together by sticking to black and sliver. So much to love, platforms, sparkle and pom-pom’s!

Just another road to run

And I’m missing you

Another cloudy afternoon

And I’m missing you

Lily Grace gets extra cool points for finding this coat at Oxfam! Perfect look but also keeping her toasty when the sun goes down.

Didn’t wanna see you go out

Candle fading, go out

So much to say to you now but the words just won’t come out

The band of brothers ’round your bed like

Jamie Eccles and his bros with Mo’s Matching hats is a good way of keeping track of your mates, easy to spot in a crowd! The festival life means you can be you or a bit extra. Loving the glitter mo’s boys!

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” ― Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Thank you Jaz Kelly-Anne for this photo, fully getting the chilled festival vibes. Loving the gems and hair!

‘Intergalactic on the next height

But you can never measure the level of sorrow the whole city feels

We celebrate your name in every venue, our commitment yields

Your family knows how much you was loved’

Check out this matching cuteness, thank you Andrea Price for this photo of your daughter and grand daughter. Perfect outfits for hot days exploring the festival.

We even go to the clubs, things we did we now does

When now all of them are here if I see you for split seconds

In them split seconds you disappeared, maybe I’m being reckless

Love the mix of 60’s vibes with modern fabrics, thanks Carly Perry for sharing her favourite look of last year.

‘It still hits breathless, we still missed breakfast

I stayed gone to your town, we still killed guestlist

Raise your glasses as high as you can reach

Di Wilson working hard but still rocking a festival look, floy dress and proper festival walking boots!

If you should lose me

Oh yeah, you’ll lose a good thing

If you should lose me Oh yeah, you’ll lose a good thing

Naomi Harford’s lovely friends surprised her for her 40’th birthday with these epic jackets.

You know I love you, I’d do anything for you

Just don’t mistreat me, and i’ll be good to you

Pansy Potter rocking her home made jacket, love this, yes CHOOSE LOVE.

If I had another chance tonight

I’d try to tell you that the things we had were right

If I had another chance tonight

Hannah Carbis watching the sunset, rocking this moon and stars number.

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

You know that old saying ‘go big or go home’ Terence Shields went big!

“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” ― Modest Mouse

Going to festivals in the UK means you have to be ready for rain! J Sta SE didn’t let the mud hold her back!

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski

Amy Harriet hit the jackpot finding this top at a vintage sale! Epic!

Now we don’t even need conversation

It’s only time we be wasting, I just need you to make this clear

Festivals is all about finding your tribe and being you. I love this photo of Olive Richardson, a still moment in the craziness of festival life.

Tell me why you make the world feel brighter babe

I can’t lie, the worlds been kinda frightening lately

But where you are I feel safe

Paula Zoido Oses recycled some party decorations from her partners 30’th. Never feeling more like her self in this outfit but portals were a nightmare……ended in help from security and a pare of scissors. ‘Being quite eco-conscious it turned into a game of falling this snail trail of gold where ever I had beeb picking it all back up!’

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli

Thank you to Nicola Mathias, your right you can never have too many rainbows and glitter!

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche.

I love everything about this photo, thank you Sharon Howarth for sharing it.

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

I love seeing whole crew dressing together at festivals, this photo from Sarah Abernethy-Hope as an extra special reason behind it. Remembering Billy, click here for the link to Billy’s story. YOURE FABULOUS AND DONT YOU EVER FORGET IT.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel

Festivals are the perfect place to just let the rest of the world go and have fun! Thank you to Liam Hamiton for this photo with his bestie!

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards

Yes girls, look at the colour in this photo! Love the outfits, matching but not! Thank you Sophie for sending me this photo busing with life and happiness!

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan

Thank you Jodi Wood, cats ears and funky body suit! Love this look. Shoes are epic!!

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

Dave Grant and the woman he loves, the amazing Liz!! Best part of year leading up to Boomtown Fair hunting through car-boot fairs in the hunt for items to use! I think we can all agree this is SHOW STOPPING!! Amazing.

‘Music is like a dream’

Bobby Frazier rocking the ankle boots and fishnets.

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”  ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fiona Diamond leaning that Robots is a hard look to rave in but looks EPIC!!

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” ― Frank Zappa

Thank you to Aled Pottinger for this one. Mixing up the styles to make his own epic festival look.

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Ben Chappell and his crew are ready for anything that the Great British weather is going to throw at them!

“Music is the strongest form of magic.” ― Marilyn Manson

Gabriella Stanley keeping out the rain in her poncho!

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ― Kahlil Gibran

Loving Freya Gulliver summer 60’s vibes look with proper walking boots to keep dancing into the night with!

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” ― Lao Tzu

Amber Satterly is ready to party the cooler evening away!

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria Augusta von Trapp

Thank you to Sera Byrne for this mother and daughter photo, both rocking it together.

“Music is my higher power” ― Oliver James

Getting in on the crew dressing together is Fiona Diamond dressed up as a stickman ska band.

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” ― Frederick Delius

Jessica Swain bringing the tatles, with this funky but easy to wear look.

“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.” ― George Eliot

Getting hitched at Boomtown Fair, I recommend it, loads of fun. Thanks to Nina Bibby for this photo.

“Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” ― Tiffanie DeBartolo

Harriet D’irtez rocking the glitter and sparkles.

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ― Martin Luther

Highly recommend taking a onez, great to throw over a smaller day outfit, or them cold nights. Check out Kevin Mullin just rocking this number! Even got his umbrella at the ready!

“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Kelly Dillon rocking the trainers and dress combo. Love this photo, am like, yes!!! lets go!!

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” ― George Eliot

Amber Mazey and crew, living it up!

“You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” ― Kelly White

Lou Harris rocking thew short wellies an t-shirt.

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” ― Bono

Is that Pickle Rick?? No its Maff Ryder!

Steam Punk and glitter, Sharon Curran

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ― William Shakespeare

Danelle Johnson at Boomtown Fair, perfect festival outfit, bumbag, braids, goggles, fake fur coat and body suit!

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.” ― Truman Capote

Danelle Johnson, different day same festival, completely different look! Ankle boots, fishnets and bum bag!

“Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.” ― Plato

Amanda Stevens, for ‘shirt shirt Sunday’ at Glastonbury, with the love of her life who she meet at Glastonbury 16 years ago!

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” ― Pablo Casals

Sarah Thorburn looking amazing in Pink!

“Everything in me feels fluttering and free, like I could take off from the ground at any second. Music, I think, he makes me feel like music.” ― Lauren Oliver

Sarah again looking epic, love how wigs create a different look straight away!

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” ― Haruki Murakami

Naomi Harford living her best life

A huge thank you to everyone who sent me their photos, I still have more to post so if you haven’t spotted you yet don’t worry more is coming!

Getting ready and choosing outfits for a big event is part of the experience. Coming together to dance, is a huge part of our lives. We have missed those fields, tunes and crazy outfits. Till WE CAN DANCE TOGETHER AGAIN, stay well, stay safe. BIG love to all.

“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” ― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

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