I've never actually been to a festival before! It's a shame this theme wasn't in a couple weeks time when I'll be popping my festival cherry. I don't really have any interest in festivals. While I love music and dancing (and drinking) I'm a bit if a nana, and the thought of a long day of standing, dirt and sunburn turns me off.
I imagine it's all about comfort, versatility and a certain indie vibe. For me a kimono is the ultimate festival wear; this one is heavy enough to beat summer chills (just not yesterday's). A flowy maxi skirt and cropped tee is cool and comfy for dancing the day away. And in Australian summers hair must definitely be UP and out of the way!
Skirt: Belle Curve
Tee: Seraphim Clothing
I've been feeling a little self conscious this week and when I wore this to a country market I could see some judgemental looks. And I won't lie. It hurt. Enough so that I changed in the car. And I so thought I was over being affected by stuff like that. But they got me on a bad day. And the "fat girls can't wear this" thoughts resurfaced. So frustrating! It's like 2 steps forward, 1 step back. And some middle aged lady in a vest gives me the scowling up and down and I hate myself again.
Fortunately I'm getting better at removing stains. A part of this is looking at beautiful fashionable plus size women and how amazing they look and realising maybe I do too. Another is reminding myself that when I look a girl up and down most of the time i'm actually thinking "I like her top/necklace/hair", "what a great print/cut", etc. And lastly I remember that not everyone will like my style whether skinny or fat. It's not personal. It's taste.
So here I am. Feeling better. And planning my next cropped look with some fear but not enough to stop me :)
What's your advice for festival wear?