Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Guest Post: Top Fashion Trends For Festivals In The Rain

Outdoor festivals and concerts are a fun part of the spring and summer seasons. They are a great occasion to gather with family and friends, relax, and have a good time. For the fashion-savvy, outdoor events offer an opportunity to showcase personal style. In adverse weather, particularly rain, it can be difficult to protect yourself from the elements while remaining in style. Here are some fashionable pieces that are ideal to wear during festivals, picnics, outdoor concerts, family gatherings, and other events. Wellies are one of the most popular trends in fashion today.

 Wellies are being worn by celebrities, socialites, and women and children from all walks of life. These colourful rubber boots often feature a tall shaft and vibrant patterns, colours, or designs. They are fun, playful, flattering, comfortable, and ideal for wet-weather events.

Leggings pair great with wellies and are a perfect choice for festivals in the rain which can be paired with a simple tee or summer dresses. Unlike boot cut or flare-leg pants or jeans, leggings offer protection from the rain and do not get wet on the bottom; a skinny jean or pant tapers at the ankle and can be tucked into wellies or paired with a ballet flat for the ultimate in rain protection.

Scarves are another stylish and versatile accessory to wear in the rain. A colourful, vibrant, long designer scarf can be crafted or folded into a makeshift hood as the wind and rain picks up. It can also be worn around the neck to protect the wearer’s shirt from getting soaked. Scarves look incredibly chic when paired with skinny jeans and wellies.

A fashionable plaid or brightly-coloured rain parka will always be in style. Some parkas have sleeves, inner-organizational pockets to keep important items dry, and hoods to protect the wearer from downpours. Playful and fun, a bright parka or poncho epitomises high style and also offers protection from the elements.

Although it can be challenging to dress both appropriately and stylishly during wet-weather events and festivals in the rain, one does not have to sacrifice style for protection. Many of today’s styles and trends transcend from day into evening and from dry weather into wet weather. When in doubt, keep rainy-day dressing simple. Wear as many layering pieces as possible, in case the weather changes.

Sporting the latest trends and fashions during a rain festival is a great way to connect with the community and proudly display personal style. It is also a great time engage with family and friends and enjoy making memories. The most important thing to remember is that wearing the latest fashion, styles, and trends begins with confidence. Those who pair their favourite items with a smile and confidence will brighten up any rainy day festival, no matter what they are wearing.

Post by:Laura Boylan @ Asos

Hope you enjoyed the post I'm sure you'll all agree that Laura knows exactly what to wear for festivals! Hope you all enjoy the summer festivals this year!

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  1. Always agree that scarves are an amazing part of dressing - not just at festival time - always they can completely change a look up and make it so much more interesting/unique!

    Lovely post :)


  2. This is about the first festival post I've read that doesn't recommend sandals or flip flops!! About time too - so impractical when in the midst of a crowd & getting trod on by just about everyone!

    Great post :)

    Lois xx

  3. I like wearing Wellies not only to festivals. They really brighten up rainy days. ;) X

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  4. Great post! I try and keep up my personal style at festivals too :) xx

  5. I got olive green hunter wellies for christmas and I literally haven't took them off my feet. Going to Leeds Festival in August so they shall be coming with!

    Alice ox.

  6. I love your blog so, so much! ♥
    Could you please tell me what camera you use for making the pictures for your blog?

  7. I absolutely need hunter wellies in black despite not going to any festivals/ever walking in the rain/not living on a farm. But they are an absolute necessity. Honestly.

    Fashion Stereotype

  8. It'll be interesting to see what's trending this year at the festivals. Hopefully Wellies won't be required?!? Then again, I doubt it, bring on the Hunters.