Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Competition Entry - Palms to the Sky ...

Above, images (from pinterest) to inspire a festival look! Alexa Chung always looks great at a festival, her style is effortlessly cool...

This is my ShopStyle’s festival shopping challenge entry, to create an ultimate festival outfit. I think this is such a fun idea and I could not wait to get started, and create a look that is ideal for a festival. I'm always browsing on line at clothes, and now I have an imaginary £200 to spend, and an outfit in mind. 

My initial thought was to create an outlandish outfit complete with fairy wings (from Claire's). I think there are no rules when dressing for a festival, and it is a great chance to mix up colours and patterns. Festivals are always full of great fashion and different styles that really do inspire. It's such a perfect opportunity to be creative and the options are endless.
So, the look I have opted for, is sweet and girly with a splash of orange. Orange is not a colour I normally would wear, however these sunglasses are so cute. and I adore round framed glasses.
The dress has a cut out and tie detail at the waist, with a skater style skirt, that creates a flirty and girly look. This polka dot dress is from Motel and I instantly loved it when I saw it. I have teamed it up with peach Converse, to add some colour and comfort. If your Converse do get muddy, just give them a good scrub and they will look as good as new.
I wanted to include a hat and I initially thought of a visor to complete the outfit. However, when I came across this darling bowler hat from Topshop, I knew this was the one. Flowers and floral designs are a key trend for festivals, so the flower garland band around the hat is the perfect touch. Thanks Topshop!
I included a stack of bracelets and friendship bands from River Island because I wanted to go for a boho vibe. The turquoise ring is gorgeous and being a jewellery lover I could not resist it.
Finally, I picked out a rucksack because of the colourful pattern and style. The British weather is so unpredictable, it is a good idea to carry a jumper or waterproof in your bag, and any bits or bobs you
 may need.

I hope you like my festival style, I was going for an easy to wear, pretty look. It is also practical, so you can dance the day away...
Total : £189

Have you entered yet? The details can be found HERE, and the blogger that wins, will have £1000 to put towards their summer wardrobe!! What are you waiting for? Get your entry in!

· Create a blog post featuring your ultimate festival outfit that costs no more than £200 and explain why you love it
· Make sure you link to the ShopStyle homepage within your posts
· Email your blog post to to let ShopStyle know you’ve entered

Then, post your link and entry on Natasha's page.

Good Luck!!

I would love to hear what you think of this outfit. Do you like? What would you pick?
Thank you for reading!


  1. Oh my that polka dot dress is fab. I wouldn't mind that and the converse in my wardrobe. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. the bag is so cute!!! love your simple but chic look! :) XO

  3. Good luck in the competition! Loving that straw hat :)

  4. I love your mini moodboard with all the pinterest images. Your outfit is very wearable for a festival too. I like the peach converse the most. Good luck. x

  5. Thank you for checking out my blog :) I agree the hat is soo cute - I wanted to buy it but its pretty pricey!
    Love your blog design btw, followed!

    Alice x

  6. Love this style :) + love your blog layout + header!

  7. Hi Christina, love this sweet and quirky look you have put together, lots of luck with the comp! xo

  8. That hat is very cute x best of luck

    cat x

  9. I love the whole look, you've pulled it all together really well! Best of luck with the competition x

  10. What a lovely dream outfit! You are right, festival and alexa chung, perfect match! Good luck with the competition!

    Em x

  11. ha love that we both went the converse's route. You can't go wrong and you are so right that they scrub up so well.

  12. Your entry is lovely, I love the dress and THAT bag is so nice.


  13. I've only just found your blog this morning and i haven't been able to stop reading! I love the dress in this post! :) x