Five Fantastic Festival Looks

Festival season is on its way, and with limited room in that rucksack, what to wear needs some serious consideration. Here are five fantastic looks to match these top five festivals:

Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Camp Bestival is completely family friendly, so why not take the kids for a weekend of music plus loads of fun activities like medieval jousting? Fancy dress is the theme, so the brighter and funkier your outfit the better. Moschino is one of the most fun, funkiest labels going and its little sister label Love Moschino is ultra affordable. black moschino dress

Green Man, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Green Man is a folk-themed festival which has to mean long boho style maxi dresses and gypsy style tops. Band of Gypsies is a fab folky label and this red sleeveless handkerchief hem dress is perfect for floating around a field in.

Reading and Leeds Festival

Reading and Leeds festivals’ are where “the cool kids go”, so expect lots of denim cut-offs and band tees. Add a choker to bring your festival look bang up to date for 2016. River Island has a nice selection to choose from, including the BlackBow Choker.

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South West Four, Clapham Common, London

If clubbing is more your thing, get the festival feel with this open-air clubbing event featuring the Chemical Brothers, Rudimental and Dizzee Rascal. Stand out on the makeshift dancefloor in pieces like these shorts by Milly. A bandeau top and flatforms make a comfy and cool clubbing outfit.

 

The Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

This perfectly posh festival in Cambridgeshire has plenty of colourful fun on offer, from paint fights to dance offs. This arts and music festival is all about being at one with nature, so you won’t go far wrong with florals. A floral playsuit is super practical for dancing and sitting on the grass in. Just add leather sandals and you’re ready to party!

 

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Spring is here: get yourself multi-Coloured!

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Multi-Coloured Magic

Although Summer is here, unfortunately, that doesn’t always guarantee good weather. Chase away the clouds with a rainbow-coloured outfit that will put you in a bright, sunny mood, whatever the weatherman says! Here’s some magical multi-coloured inspiration:

The Chloe ‘Jamie’ Sandal

Chloe is one label loving the multi-coloured strap sandal this summer, with several variations on the Jamie available. These chunky-heeled sandals have knotted straps in all colours of the rainbow, for perfectly pretty, colourful feet that will pep up any outfit! White is fantastic as it lets the colourful straps really pop. Also available in a wedge and in black.

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The Farragamo Sara Bucket Bag

The Farragamo Sara range has some super-sweet colourful arm candy that’s impossible to say no to. We love the Rainbow Bucket Bag, as it’s got a shoulder strap and a handle for extra versatility.

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The Valentino 1973 Range

The 1973 range by Valentino is an explosion of colour, with rainbow-coloured everything from bags, sandals and shoes to dresses, tops, shorts and coats. Amal Clooney was recently seen rocking the rainbow in the 1973 Striped Dress, so you’ll be in very stylish company!

Jaded London Rainbow Mesh  swimwear 

There’s no need to go top to toe rainbow to rock the multi-coloured look. If you prefer a more subtle style, choose a piece with just a pop of primary colour magic. This swimwear with a rainbow stripe pattern is all what you need to hit the beaches!

MiH Jeans Multi-Colour Chevron Skirt

If you prefer your colours on the more muted side, this sweet little suede mini combines inky blue, mustard yellow, red, brown and black to give a colour pop that’s less in your face. Guaranteed to look amazing with any simple black top.

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My guide to London’s Coolest Car-Boot Sales

Whether you are on the hunt for a car boot sale bargain, or just looking to sell your unwanted items, I know the feeling: there is nothing more satisfying than coming away with things you’ve always wanted to buy but never found elsewhere – or, perhaps, never at the right price. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

If you are into vintage furniture, music, clothing or anything second hand really, here are few recommendation for you…

1) Chiswick’s Southfield Primary School Car Boot

 

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There are lots of bargains in this small, but a friendly sale in West London.

Entry fee: 50p (or £1 before 8.30am). If you want to pitch, it’s £10 for small vans, £8 for cars, and £5 for walk-in sellers. It’s run on the last Sunday of every month from February to November from 8.30am until 12.30 pm.

 2)  Battersea Car boot Sale

 

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This is one of my favourite car boot sales in London and is located in Battersea.

You may spot some branded high-quality items such as Gucci bags, Prada shoes… You name it.

It promises ‘quality goods and a Portobello-like atmosphere’. It runs every Sunday 1.30pm – 5pm. If you want to pitch dealers entry from 11.30am or 12 pm. Pitches starts from £20 up t £35

 

3) Princess May Car Boot Sale

 

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This car boot sale is situated in North London and is open every Saturdays and Sundays of every month, including bank holidays. Very hip: Stoke Newington and Dalston crowd style. Same applies for its vintage clothing and valuables or furniture.

Entry fee 50p (£3 before 9am) Open 9am-3pm Sat; 9am-2pm Sun. If you want to pitch, price start from £10

4) Wimbledon Car Boot Sale

Open three days a week this stadium is filled with stalls selling a wide range of items from clothing to silverware and jewellery at a bargain price.

Entry fee £2  (first hour of the sale), 50p thereafter. Open 10.30am-2pm Weds; 6.30am-1.30pm Sat; 7am-1.30pm Sun (except Easter, Christmas and New Year – please check availability during these times)

Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, London, SW17 0BL

5) Capital Carboot Sale

One of the best London’s bargain, this Pimlico boot sale is open every Sunday inside and out at Pimlico Academy, selling furniture, kitchenware, bikes, books, clothes and all the other random, but awesome, things you usually find at a car boot. Ranging from classic furniture, clothing and collectables to odds and ends brought along by people clearing out their cupboards, the mix is enjoyable to sift through.

Entry fee is £1, unless you want to get first dibs, then you can get early bird entry for £5. (http://www.capitalcarboot.com)

6) Holloway Car Boot Sale

Open 8am-4pm Sat; 10am-2.30pm Sun (except Christmas and New Year). Holloway Road, opposite Odeon Cinema, London, N7 6LJ

Entry fee: free

7) Hounslow West Car Boot Sale

Open 7am-5pm Sat; 7am-3pm Sun (except Christmas and New Year). http://braymarkets.com/

Entry fee: Hounslow West Station Car Park, Bath Road, London, TW3 3DH

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