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Festival Fashion Essentials

Festival Fashion Essentials

Summer is creeping ever closer and that means only one thing, Festival season is upon us. With a fair few metropolitan festivals kicking off in late April/ May it’s time to start looking ahead and planning your summer wardrobe.
This year Blue Rinse is proud to announce that we will be taking our festival shop to Glastonbury! Glastonbury is one of the most popular festivals of the summer with tickets selling out in 30mins or less each year. We will be taking our best vintage stock so keep an eye out for us. This summer we will also be heading to Latitude, Roskilde, Reading and Leeds.
Dressing for festivals is a skill that is hard to master. You can look at celebs wearing outlandish outfits like fringe body suits and intricate sequin kimonos and forget that they probably won’t have to brave zipping down to use a portaloo or be staying in a tent for 5 days. Here at Blue Rinse we like to think we know what we are doing when it comes to practical yet fashionable festival fashion, so here are our top festival style essentials and a few tips and tricks to help make your weekend one to remember.

 

Glastonbury 2016 (Photo: Beth Case)

Our Essentials

Jackets

Even if the forecast is for a heatwave it would be foolish to not bring some sort of jacket. IT’S ALL ABOUT LAYERS (Just like Onions or Shrek). The nights are going to be cold and there is always the risk of rain so bring a sturdy jacket like a leather one or even a denim one that a rain coat or poncho could fit over easily. You could also opt for a fake fur number or one of our patterned 90's sports jackets to really go all out.

Shop women’s jackets here – https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/search?q=jacket

Jumpers

Sticking with layers, Put a jumper in your bag to use as an extra layer when out and about or you could leave it in your tent and use it as a pillow or to keep warm if it gets extra cold at night.

Shop Jumpers here - https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/search?q=jumper

Dresses

Dresses are lightweight, easy to take from day to night and come in so many styles so are perfect for festivals. They can be adapted by adding layers like tights and jumpers or can be worn on their own when the sun shines! We love show stopping metallic or sequin dresses to add some glamour to your look.

 

Shop Dresses here – https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/search?q=Dress

Shorts

A summer staple, Shorts are more practical than skirts or jeans as you can still keep your modesty (i.e. you will be getting in and out of tent a lot and if you where wearing a skirt you risk flashing fellow campers) and they are easy to take on and off if it rains or gets muddy (Soggy denim never dries and tends to clings to your legs). We have listed lodes of shorts online from cool cotton ones to fashionable denim.

Shop Shorts here – https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/search?q=shorts

Tops

Taking a few different tops to interchange with your shorts is an easy way to keep outfits fresh and to not pack to many different outfits. The tops could be anything from t-shirts to blouses. We have a fab selection of vintage blouses from bold animal prints to sequins.

Shop Blouses here – https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/collections/tops-blouses

Hats

With going to a festival and camping all weekend comes greasy or frizzy tent hair. After a few days it’s easier to just whack on a hat instead of loading it up with more dry shampoo or risking the festival showers. You could go for an on trend baker boy cap or festival staple bucket hat or eaven just your favourite beanie.

Shop Hats here – https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/search?q=hat

Sunglasses

Your savior from the being blinded from the sun or from people seeing how hungover you actually are, sunglasses should stick with you at all times! I would suggest taking two pairs as you know one pair is bound to get broken in campsite or lost in a mosh pit.

Shop Sunglasses here – https://www.bluerinsevintage.co.uk/search?q=sunglasses

So that’s it! If you still need some styling inspiration we love how Alexa Chung manages to take practical yet fashionable festival dressing to the next level of cool (when dose she even not look good though?).

Remember if you forget any of the items we have mentioned above then you can pop into our shop and we can sort you out. See you in the fields!

Four Fashionable Mother/ Daughter Duos

Four Fashionable Mother/ Daughter Duos

Today we are celebrating mother daughter style by showing you four of our favorite, fictional mother daughter duos from film and TV and how to get their look. 
Happy Mothers Day!
Freaky Friday
In the hit 00’s comedy we see Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan play a mother/ daughter duo Tess and Anna, who are constantly conflicting opinions and falling out until one day they wake up to find that they have switched bodies. This forces them to see what it’s like to walk in each other’s shoes (literally) and team up to switch back before Tess’s wedding day. Lindsey Lohan’s character Anna nails the early 00’s Skater/ Rock look that was made popular at the time by teaming band t-shirts with denim jackets, tartan shirts/ skirts, baggy trousers and boots. Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Tess has power dressing down to a tee with smart suits and classy handbags. In the film it’s fun to see the duo swap looks as well as bodies. Who knew Jamie Lee Curtis could look so good with a tartan skirt and guitar!
Shop the look here:
 
The Goldbergs
E4’s ‘The Goldbergs’ is an American sitcom that follows the lives of a suburban family in the 80’s and is based on the life of show creator Adam F. Goldberg. Mother Beverly Goldberg is passionate about her children who are often embarrassed by how much she intervenes in their lives. Beverlys look is very glam, flashy and sometimes a bit garish. She loves nothing more than a statement coat/ shirt combo in iconic 80’s prints and shapes. Erica’s style is more stylish and toned down although she still rocks a statement coat like her mother.
Shop the look here:
Gillmore Girls
 
The show revolves around single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory who live in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. They have a special relationship that’s described by them as “Friend first, Mom later” due to Lorelai getting pregnant when she was 16. The show really shows off early 00’s style from skinny scarfs to, uggs, weird cut jeans (can we forget boot cut jeans ever existed?), the smallest bags imaginable and Juicy Couture tracksuits. Watching the show today you can clearly see how style has evolved, even though the 00’s don’t feel that long ago! The Gilmore Girls love a good hat to compliment (or clash) with every outfit. If you want to take a piece of Gilmore Girls style into your own wardrobe, take a look at the hats we have listed online or check them out instore.
Shop the look here:
 
Mean Girls
Mean Girls remains as a classic teen comedy today and features one of the most iconic film mums, Mrs. George. Amy Poehler absolutely kills it in the role of a self-proclaimed “Cool mom”. She may seem un-cool at times, the school talent show scene is cringey enough without her joining in, but here love and constant support of daughter Regina. Mrs George’s style is casual and trendy and although we don’t have any pink velour tracksuits online, we do have a wide range of pink clothing listed online.
Shop the look here:
Who's your favorite mother daughter duo? 
GIRLS ON FILM!

GIRLS ON FILM!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Who said film was dead? Certainly not us. Check out Jess' new picks, encompassing things all spring clashed with some key party pieces.
Louisa, sporting our new gold pleated dress, perfect to grab the attention on any night out.

Also our off the shoulder polka dot crop top, fantabulous picnic vibes, and extremely diverse.

(Product code: wtop 54)

Not forgetting our bewildering leopard print tie blouse sublime for any situation, day or night.

(Product code: wtop 53)

Be bright and bold with your style, teaming block colours with patterns flawlessly won by Liv and Becca. Red draws the eye and gives any outfit a fanciable vibe.

(Product code: skt 48 wtop 51)

(Product code: wdrs 46)

Clara shows us that sometimes a great dress is all you need. Rainbow stripe print captures the essence of the party.

(Product code: wdrs 47)

 Lastly, Kemer exhibits the classic vintage silk shirt, updating it with 2 braids and big hoops.

(Product code: wtop 52)

 

Photographer and Writer: Jessica Doolan
Models: Louisa Wocial, Liv Cossey, Becca Fergus, Clara Dittmar and Kemer Aydin. 
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