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With The Great Escape having kicked off the British festival rounds, wellington boots and Dr Martens shined for the season and Primavera bringing new sounds to Spanish cities this weekend- it's safe to say festival season has arrived. Around this time each year blogs, magazines and websites will begin compiling the most covetable festival pieces, be it impractical tassels (trust me portaloos + tassel dresses = no), more flower crowns and kimonos than you shake a stick at and short's so short it'll have you running to your nearest L.A Fitness before Wilderness starts. Now, in collaboration with online shopping haven Zalando, myself and a handful of other awesome bloggers have helped pop together a festival shopping guide as part of the brands festival hub- with everything from city field days, muddy mash ups (where wellies will be totally obligatory) and overseas soirees all covered- so you'll never be caught short when an expected shower hits, or a heatwave for that matter.

So, I popped together one of my safest style bets for the season, a loose printed (yet pretty) dress (meaning nobody can spot those totally unintentional grass stains), biker jacket (perfect for keeping warm during the evenings), fedora (greasy hair? Me? Never) and ankle boots (nude tights optional)- which could easily take me from city to tent- and is a pretty fail safe style sum for anyone deliberating how to dress for the fields. On top of that, I've also popped a few of my top festival tips below (don't ever assume festivals are glamorous)- but if you'd like another post on that in more depth, let me know too!

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Bracing yourself for the great outdoors...

- Always take options. If you're not sure on what the weather will be like, take a few staples that you don't mind getting grubby. It's a nice idea to take that Florence Welch vintage style lace dress you picked up on Brick Lane, but how easy is it going to be to wash? You don't have to take things 'that you'll never wear again' but take things that will be easy to care for afterwards!

- Tights, tights, tights! Although festivals seem to be all about the bare leg- when an unexpected shower strikes, or the sun goes down- your pins will get chilly, trust me! Always have a back up pair- even if you're lucky enough to not need them.

- When I'm camping, I usually massively feel the chill at night- meaning a hoodie, jumper, leggings and big bed socks are the order of the day when the time comes to curl up (especially if you're not one to solely wear a beer jacket to bed...)

- Always, always, always take loo roll. And vapour rub if you want to avoid the smell of the loos too. Not glam, but so, so necessary.

- If you can, disconnect. I've never been to a festival with a big camera and iPhone- and love the feeling or being disconnected, and simply enjoying the moment. There's a charm about not comparing your festival experience to someone else's whilst your there ('Oh, now I WISH I'd seen them instead of the band we saw' or 'Her outfit is SO much cuter than mine') so if you can pack a disposable and a Nokia 3310 and enjoy the music, trust me- Instagram can wait.



Post as a part of the Zalando festival project!


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Zalando Festival What Olivia Did Zalando Festival What Olivia Did Zalando Festival What Olivia Did Zalando Festival What Olivia DidZalando Festival What Olivia Did
With The Great Escape having kicked off the British festival rounds, wellington boots and Dr Martens shined for the season and Primavera bringing new sounds to Spanish cities this weekend- it's safe to say festival season has arrived. Around this time each year blogs, magazines and websites will begin compiling the most covetable festival pieces, be it impractical tassels (trust me portaloos + tassel dresses = no), more flower crowns and kimonos than you shake a stick at and short's so short it'll have you running to your nearest L.A Fitness before Wilderness starts. Now, in collaboration with online shopping haven Zalando, myself and a handful of other awesome bloggers have helped pop together a festival shopping guide as part of the brands festival hub- with everything from city field days, muddy mash ups (where wellies will be totally obligatory) and overseas soirees all covered- so you'll never be caught short when an expected shower hits, or a heatwave for that matter.

So, I popped together one of my safest style bets for the season, a loose printed (yet pretty) dress (meaning nobody can spot those totally unintentional grass stains), biker jacket (perfect for keeping warm during the evenings), fedora (greasy hair? Me? Never) and ankle boots (nude tights optional)- which could easily take me from city to tent- and is a pretty fail safe style sum for anyone deliberating how to dress for the fields. On top of that, I've also popped a few of my top festival tips below (don't ever assume festivals are glamorous)- but if you'd like another post on that in more depth, let me know too!

Zalando Festival What Olivia Did Zalando Festival What Olivia Did Zalando Festival What Olivia Did
Bracing yourself for the great outdoors...

- Always take options. If you're not sure on what the weather will be like, take a few staples that you don't mind getting grubby. It's a nice idea to take that Florence Welch vintage style lace dress you picked up on Brick Lane, but how easy is it going to be to wash? You don't have to take things 'that you'll never wear again' but take things that will be easy to care for afterwards!

- Tights, tights, tights! Although festivals seem to be all about the bare leg- when an unexpected shower strikes, or the sun goes down- your pins will get chilly, trust me! Always have a back up pair- even if you're lucky enough to not need them.

- When I'm camping, I usually massively feel the chill at night- meaning a hoodie, jumper, leggings and big bed socks are the order of the day when the time comes to curl up (especially if you're not one to solely wear a beer jacket to bed...)

- Always, always, always take loo roll. And vapour rub if you want to avoid the smell of the loos too. Not glam, but so, so necessary.

- If you can, disconnect. I've never been to a festival with a big camera and iPhone- and love the feeling or being disconnected, and simply enjoying the moment. There's a charm about not comparing your festival experience to someone else's whilst your there ('Oh, now I WISH I'd seen them instead of the band we saw' or 'Her outfit is SO much cuter than mine') so if you can pack a disposable and a Nokia 3310 and enjoy the music, trust me- Instagram can wait.



Post as a part of the Zalando festival project!


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46 comments:

  1. You are babin' - that bag looks like a Chloe Drew dupe from that angle - is it the Forever 21 one? Lots of love xxx Sophie
    www.fashionnomads.com

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  2. Its kind of sad that now, thats all festivals are about-fashion. I love festival style but it seems that the music has taken a bit of a back-seat which is crazy! Lovely outfit nevertheless :)
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  3. You are definitely festival ready! Love you in your look <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. Olivia that dress is gorgeous the back OMG (heart eyed emoji!) + great festival tips!

    Through Chelsea's Eyes

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  5. Stunning! I love the hat and the print

    Korrine Sky x

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  6. Packing the Nokia is the main thing to remember, and a disposable camera! Also lots of layers really helps to keep the chill away - love your choice of dress for a festival

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  7. Great post!! :) your hair looks FLAWLESS

    Thanks for sharing those tips!

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  8. Great tips! & the printed dress is so cute!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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  9. Soooooo wish I was going to a festival!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Such a beautiful dress, I love your style!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Lovely post dear!
    Check out my ROMWE Summer 2015 Wishlist <3
    http://www.fashion-and-thecity.com/2015/05/shopping-mood-my-romwe-wishlist.html
    Hara, xoxo

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  12. Fantastic leather jacket! I have just "ditched" my old one and am looking for a similar one like yours. :)

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  13. I learnt the vapour rub tip from a crime show. Haha.

    This outfit is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it.

    Kazzie || Kazzie Athena

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  14. love the dress, such a nice look! great tips as well x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  15. Loo roll is such a must. Festivals are never as glam as they may seem.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  16. Ohh wow the dress is gorgeous!! LOVE the cut out detail on the back!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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  17. LOVE the back of this, it is so pretty!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  18. A hoodie is always a good idea - great post, I love your dress :)

    Caz | thisiscaz

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  19. In love with that dress, the print and back cutout is perfection! Also, that hat looks amazing on you!

    emilynmax.blogspot.ca

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  20. Oh wow I thought the dress was pretty in the first photo, then I saw the back - it's gorgeous! x

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  21. such a lovely post<3 I love your dress too x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. So beautiful Olivia. Love your dress x

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  23. You look so so beautiful Liv! That dress is just gorgeous, love it! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Beautiful dress, looks stunning on you!

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  25. You literally are my style queen, your outfits always look so effortless and chic, mixing old with new. I'm also terribly jealous of your perfect hair!
    Bee xxx
    QueenBeady.com

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  26. Wow, the cut out back on this dress is stunning!!

    www.tusksandtails.com
    @favro

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  27. As someone that goes to many, many music festivals this is the perfect festival outfit! It looks gorgeous without being too fussy, love it.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  28. You look amazing! I adore this look!! :)

    http://sapphiresaysfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. i love dress so much + your hats

    OLLYVIA LAURA | INDONESIAN STYLE, TRAVEL & BEAUTY BLOGGER |
    NEW POST "Natural Honey Blog Competition"

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  30. Love your leather jacket :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  31. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  32. love this outfit <3

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  33. Oooh that dress is so pretty!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  34. that dress is so gorgeous! i went to a festival last weekend and it was so so much fun, it's strage that fashion is become a bigger deal than the actual music itself though, but any ways i loved this post and i highly suggest to anyone going to a festival to bring your own toilet roll!!! it's a nightmare having to ask around for toilet paper at 2 in the morning! ha, keep up the great blog xxx
    http://katiemelissa-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. That's a perfect festival outfit, the dress looks so so gorgeous! And I love your festival tips, I believe you've done a bigger post a few year back? But I wouldn't mind another one as I have a few festivals planned for this summer myself!
    -P.
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  36. Love the jacket!
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

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  37. That blue dress looks super comfy!! Love the cut outs on the back and the fact that it's long sleeved.

    coffeeslag

    Mango Favorites

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  38. I love the back of that dress!

    x
    https://siobhanrothwell.wordpress.com/

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  39. I love the jacket





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  40. Excellent outfit, love the dress :)

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