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Festival fashion for over 30′s

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The Byron Bay Bluesfest is happening over the Easter weekend, so we were inspired to find some age-appropriate, practical and stylish festival wear for women in their thirties. Because really, a pair of short shorts and a string bikini just ain’t gonna cut it.

Choosing festival clothes can be frustrating. There’s usually some part of you that wants to look good (even if you end up rained on, sweaty and covered in mud), so you need clothes that make you feel great, but aren’t so ‘good’ that if they get ruined you’re going to care.

In essence, you want cool clothes, that cover your bits and don’t cost a fortune.

A few tips from our personal Ladies’ Festival Handbook:

  • You’ll probably be hot during the day and cold at night – so pack leggings to put on under a dress or shorts once it gets cooler, or a light cardigan/jacket that you can crumple up in your bag or tie around your waist – nothing too bulky or you’ll want to throw it away within the first hour.
  • Shorts with pockets are great and they let you sit on the ground with dignity.
  • A playsuit, while cute does NOT work for frequent bathroom visits – save yourself the pain.
  • Use a crossbody bag – you need your arms free to dance!
  • Pack tissues – those port-a-loos run out quick smart.
  • If you have room in your bag, and the weather looks ominous, pack a disposable poncho.
  • Don’t wear thongs, whatever you do. You’ll lose them in the mud or as soon as you start dancing. Go for sandals if you must, but closed toes are better – wellies, boots or trainers are best.
  • If you’re in your thirties a good bra is a must – you need to support the girls if you’re jumping around.
  • Only wear jeans if it’s cold during the day, or you’re not much of a dancer, otherwise you’ll just overheat.

Whether your festival style is relaxed and cool like Kate Bosworth, rock chick a la Mossy or boho babe like Isabelle Lucas, we’ve pulled together a few looks that we can only hope will get you straight to the front of the drinks line and the toilet queue!

Images from SURFSTITCH, ASOS, FOREVER 21, THE ICONIC

Images from SURFSTITCH, ASOS, FOREVER 21, THE ICONIC

BOHO BABE, clockwise from the left:

 

Festival wear for the preppy

Images from ASOS, NORDSTROM, STYLE TREAD

PREPPY COOL, clockwise from the left:

 

Festival wear for the sporty chick

Images from SURFSTITCH, STYLE TREAD, BOOHOO

SPORTY CHIC, clockwise from the left:

 

Festival wear for the rock chick

Images from SURFSTITCH, URBAN OUTFITTERS, THE ICONIC

CHICK ROCK, clockwise from left:

 

Festival fashion for the wildlife lover

Images from ASOS, FOREVER 21, THE ICONIC

WILD(LIFE) WOMAN, clockwise from left:

 

Festival fashion for the tough chick

Images from ASOS, SURFSTITCH, STYLE TREAD

REAL ROCK N ROLLER, clockwise from left:

 

Festival wear for the maxi lover

Images from SURFSTITCH, ASOS

MAXI LOVER, clockwise from left:

We had so much fun finding these festival clothes and accessories. Going to big events gives you free reign to experiment and be louder and bolder with your fashion choices. You need to stand out amongst the crowd, and besides with that many people what are the chances of running into someone important?…

If you’re still looking for festival wear, check out these bargain boots, or these rock ready threads.

And remember, send us your shopping queries and we’ll put together a personal list just for you!

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