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Hurrah for festival season… Listening to our favourite bands, chilling outdoors and lapping up the sunshine with friends makes summer worth waiting for.
Channeling laidback boho chic is all part of the fun. Now’s the time to wear garlands in your hair, denim cut-offs, fabulous fringed kimonos and barely there embellished sandals.
Everything is sold by fledgling entrepreneurs and makers so you’ll find truly original creations, often crafted by hand, such as this gorgeous feather headband. We’re always stunned by the creativity that’s showcased on Etsy and browsing gives us tons of inspiration.
So what’s hot for this year’s festival circuit? Well, we’re eyeing up vibrant African batik dresses and skirts from COLUfashion (very Paloma Faith). For Rita Ora-style bright and bold, we love the pop art-style high-waist shorts and skirts at bombesurprise.
For one-of-a-kind statement pieces, check out Komana. It’s hand-printed, shamanic-style fringed ponchos feature birds and snakes. All the clothes are made from organic cotton and bamboo so it’s an environmentally friendly choice, too.
Or go for a divinely decadent look a la Florence and The Machine with a voluminous devoré kimono-style poncho from SheVamps. You’ll find colourful floral and dark baroque designs with tassels and the longest fringes ever – heirloom pieces you’ll never regret buying. Wear them with a cropped top and skinnies or over a silky shift.
Word of warning… there’s so much gorgeous festival wear you run the danger of losing yourself in Etsy heaven and forgetting to book the tickets.
Source: Marie Claire Fashion News