Spring has officially sprung and with the change of the seasons, it seems as if people will drum up any excuse to spend more time outdoors (me included!). Around this time, there is an influx of festivals- music festivals, wine festivals, food festivals… you name it! I find that festivals are a great reason to enjoy good food, good music, and especially, good company.
If you’re like me (my mom says I broke the mold so probably not- thanks mom!) when a fun event comes up with your friends, you think about what to wear. Considering that most festivals are outdoors, a little more thought needs to go into your ensemble, but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated! Your outfit needs to be comfortable, weather appropriate, conducive to walking/dancing, and of course, stylish. When I thought about the best thing really any woman, any body type, could wear to a festival, one word popped into my mind- chambray. Specifically, a chambray dress. I have put together two completely different looks below that both scream ‘festival chic’.
When going to a festival you have to be ready for all of the elements. I LOVE the juxtaposition of the soft chambray midi dress with the military jacket in the first look. The statement necklace adds to the feminine style of the dress, and also contrasts the masculine jacket making it a perfect fit. Add a cross body and comfortable wedges and this outfit is complete! You could also swap the wedges for a great colored sandal.
Check out the second look- I am LOVING this trapeze style bag! The trapeze shape (named because the sides are flared) is new this season and is so on trend. The bag is roomy enough to carry a water bottle and some snacks, and also comes with a long handle to wear as a cross body bag to go hands free. The mix of patterns in the hat, scarf and cardigan all compliment each other because they are in the same color scheme (note for future outfits!)
Chambray is a trend that is classic and can translate to all seasons. Swap the military jacket and cardigan for a blazer and either dresses could be worn to work (business casual dress code required of course). Dresses aren’t your thing? Achieve the same look with a chambray blouse and white jeans!