Perfect Taylor Swift’s Festival Ready Looks On a Budget
Ok, so if you’re a fan of the celeb world, you would have noticed that pretty much every single A-Lister in Hollywood recently attended the famous Coachella festival near Palm Springs.
As a firm date in the celeb diary, Coachella has now become a symbol of not only music and social status, but fashion too. In fact, rather than keeping our eyes on the performers this year, we were too busy scrolling through paparazzi shots seeing what everyone was wearing. From Kendall Jenner’s signature crop tops and ripped shorts, to Katy Perry’s 70’s inspired tassled bag and maxi dresses, we are obsessed with festival style!
The catwalks this year have also been dominated with boho-inspired flowery dresses, 70’s flares and uber cool denim ensembles, with the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney all pushing these trends for SS15. These designer garments may be suitable for the likes of celeb festival goers such as Hollywood favourite, Taylor Swift, but not all of us can afford to spend our life savings on one pair of ripped jeans. So whether you are heading to Glastonbury, V-Fest, Isle of Wight or Party in the Park, check out our 6 best buys from the highstreet to get festival ready without draining your bank balance:
The must-have accessory for any discerning UK festival goer, it is absolutely key that you invest in a pair of these bad boys. These will not only keep you dry, but are also super comfy and cool when teamed with cut out denim shorts and a cute T. It has to be said that the welly-industry has been dominated by the likes of Hunter, with a standard pair a black boots costing a whopping £90 (not bad if you’re a full time gardener – but let’s face it, you will only use them once!) Instead, why not look to the likes of highstreet fave, Primark, and purchase a plain pair for around a tenner? Team up with a pair of fleecy Hunter Welly socks (£19 from Hunterboots.com) and simply fold over the tops of your boots – hey presto! You have a stylish pair of wellies for a third of the price.
Taylor Swift’s signature look always involves a gorgeous pillar-box red lipstick, for a fun yet sexy vibe. However, the last thing you want to be taking to a festival is the singer’s favourite “Dragon Girl” by NARS lippie which comes in at £19. Rather than taking the risk and losing it, save your nice lipsticks for home and instead invest in something cheap and cheerful. We would recommend Barry M’s Sunset Lipstick for just £4.49. For that price you can use as much as you want without being scared of losing it. It’s also super long lasting so pucker up!
When it comes to festival season, it’s not just about the make-up and clothing – in order to get the finished look, make sure you take time to style your hair too. A look favoured by Taylor Swift is to wear your hair in loose, tousled curls. This doesn’t mean an expensive trip to the salon, but instead a gentle stroll to your local Boots. Simply pick up a bottle of Lee Stafford’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray (just £7.99) for that i-don’t-care look, perfect for the season!
HIGH WAISTED SHORTS
Other than her signature lippie, Taylor is also renowned for her uber stylish dress sense. The country singer particularly loves to highlight her killer pins by wearing super short hot pants. Whilst this look isn’t for everyone (and doing it on the cheap can look horribly naf) why not invest in a pair of cool denim shorts? Topshop is a firm favourite for denimwear, with whole sections of its retail space dedicated to different sizes, shapes and colours to suit everyone. Simply team with a cool leather belt and tucked in T and you’re ready to go!
Ok, so if you’re heading to a summer festival this year, you have to make sure you’re wearing a flower hair garland. Amongst the mud, rain and beer flying over you, it is important to keep some air of femininity (which can be hard when you’re cold, wet and standing in a pair wellies) so do take time to grab a couple of these before you set off. Our 25 year old songstress is also a fan – and if it’s good enough for Taylor, it’s good enough for us. However, rather than splashing out up to £400 on a designer garland, check out what’s on offer on the highstreet first. Our favourites are from River Island, which is selling flowery hair accessories for around £6 – not bad! With a whole array of styles, you will be able to find something to perfectly fit each outfit.
H&M LOVES COACHELLA
If you don’t have time to shop around for different looks, we urge you to take a trip to our staple highstreet retailer, H&M. The trendy brand has recently introduced its H&M LOVES COACHELLA range, which is available across most UK stores now. The collection includes everything you need to achieve a laid back yet stylish festival look, with everything from shoes, to hats, to jewellery and clothing. The new collection really is a one-stop shop for everything, and with a pair of shorts costing as little as £5.99 you can’t go wrong.