For the first time in my 44 years, I’m going to a festival this summer. Or at least I think I am! I had an email back in May, inviting me to attend the Rewind Festival as a VIP in return for a review of it on my blog. Once I realised I would have access to “posh loos,” I replied and accepted the offer with great excitement and enthusiasm. The line-up, (all eighties bands), sounds awesome. Ian duly booked a day off work and my thoughts, of course, turned to what to wear. What are suitable festival outfits to wear when you’re over 40?
Since then, I’ve only had one email telling me that our wristbands will be ready to collect at the ticket office, but no more details. I have emailed and left a voice message, to no avail. My friend Catherine, (Not Dressed as Lamb), is in the same predicament. We don’t know what or where our accommodation will be or what else is included with the ticket.
I’m still hoping that it will all go ahead and therefore, this blog post is a look at three prospective festival outfits, all made up from my existing wardrobe. At this stage, I don’t want to buy anything new in case we don’t end up going. I go on holiday next week and the festival is four days after we return. It doesn’t leave much time so I want to have my outfits planned. Once (if), things are confirmed, I might add a few more eighties touches along with some glittery make up.
Tulle Skirt and Sneakers
This first look gives a nod to the eighties with the tulle skirt, fishnet socks and mismatched earrings. (Links to all items are in the carousel at the bottom of the post by the way). It’s a teeny, very teeny, bit reminiscent of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” look. I think a cosy sweatshirt is essential as is a pair of lightweight, and in this case, foldable, sunglasses.
This is perhaps the most typical of my festival outfits. Denim shorts and ankle boots is a failsafe option which works for women of all ages. My 17-year-old daughter would team her denim shorts with a cropped top. For me, this modest, romantic and very feminine top keeps me completely in my comfort zone. The Toolally earrings are super-comfortable and lightweight and the Ice Watch is waterproof. A good idea for lots of reasons.
Off-The-Shoulder Maxi and Sandals
This off-the-shoulder maxi dress is so pretty. I chose it for my upcoming holiday actually but think it is also perfect festival attire. It’s hard to see on the image, but it is dark green. I like gold with green so will add three gold necklaces and a pair of simple hoop earrings. The divine black sandals with their pearl embellishment are made of the softest leather and I’ve added a touch more black with the sunnies.
So hopefully, I will go to Rewind South this summer. If I do, I shall of course write a post all about it, but in the meantime, I will continue to dream about finally being cool enough to go to a festival.