If you are a friend, family member or regular reader you’ll know how much I love festivals (and how much I bang on about it too). I’ve been going for years but this time round I think I’ve seriously caught the festi bug after travelling to Bilbao, and next year I’m going to save and aim to do three in one summer (and hopefully every other summer thereafter). There’s so many fabulously groovy festivals out there and it’s going to take a hell of a long time to attend all the ones I want to if I continue at a snails pace by doing one per year. As 2017’s festival season (and summer) draws to a close with only a few big names left, I want to celebrate the incredible fashion and funky spirit that has inspired me from this year’s best festivals!
Summer’s in full swing, and so is festival season. I’m all festival’d out this year after Bilbao BBK (see my recent posts if you wanna read allll about it) but I’ve got a serious case of the blues and I wish I could go to more! Unfortunately for me it’s time to work the rest of the holidays after having my fair share of fun, although that hasn’t stopped me stalking the shops for my festi fashion favourites and lusting over what I’d bring with me if I was off to another one.
One of my biggest style icons and fashion idols, Alexa Chung, has recently collaborated with high street faves Marks and Spencers to release an ‘exclusive clothing collection.’
It reminisces vintage items from M&S’ history, reinventing a select number of archive pieces to make classics appealing to a modern breed of fashion consumer whilst incorporating Alexa’s unique personal style. The combination of contemporary class and youthful nostalgia embodies Alexa’s fun and creative perspective, emphasised by the items she chose to bring back to 2016 life. Think Jack Wills-style woolly jumpers, dogtooth print, Chelsea boots and slinky camis and dresses. As Alexa herself said:
I just found the future of Marks and Spencers in the past