festival edit: big day out

In a similar vein to my Laneway Festival edit, I thought I’d also do one for the Big Day Out festival since it’s about to hit our shores. While I’m not going to BDO this year*, these are my picks of festival-friendly attire (as opposed to the ASOS edit – high heels, really?) I’m basing my edit around the Gold Coast event which can be quite exhausting what with typically high summer temperatures, limited shade, and massive crowds. Cool and comfortable outfits are a must. For those not acquainted with the Gold Coast BDO experience, the festival fashion regularly consists of too-orange fake tans, tiny denim shorts, and bikini tops (blergh). I think these items capture the fun festival vibe and still manage to be very ‘GC’ without being too trashy.
9.ASOS Air Con Fan (ahh how cool – pardon the pun – are these? Definitely a festival must-have)
*Insert rant here about exorbitant ticket prices and the added accommodation costs associated with hiring out an apartment on the Gold Coast because driving down or catching public transport on the day is too much of a hassle. BrisKids will know what I’m talking about /end rant.

16 Comments

  1. Nora Chan January 20, 2012

    I love these especially that mint backpack and I'm so excited for BDO!! and I'm going to get so burnt ๐Ÿ™

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 20, 2012

      So jealous! Foster The People and The Vaccines are SO GOOD live – make sure you check them out. Have fun! and don't forget the sunscreen ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Kaisha January 20, 2012

    Another great post Soph! My friends have to stop me from tallying up the amount of girls who think it is a great idea to have the top of their super short denim cutoffs undone! *shudders* I picked up a second hand lightweight aztec print dress from a friend's clothes swap the other day. Here's hoping I have enough time to alter it a little to wear to Syd BDO!

    Have a great weekend x

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 20, 2012

      Thanks. As you can tell I've been doing a lot of online window shopping lately haha. I've heard that Sydney BDO has a different vibe to GC, but from a fashion point of view your account seems quite similar haha. Your dress sounds perfect! Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lulu January 20, 2012

    Absolutely love these colours! PASTElS FTW! Think the mint colour is my favourite also definitely can't wait for the day I can wear denim shorties again ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

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  4. Little Red January 20, 2012

    The fan is such a great idea! I might get one for Soundwave.. at least those of us in Brisbane need not travel too far for that ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 21, 2012

      I'm thinking of packing one in my bag for Laneway too. Sure beats using scrappy makeshift timetable fans haha.

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  5. Tenneil January 20, 2012

    Really cute outfit ideas! I love that ASOS Silk Top and mint green backpack. I'm so excited for Big Day Out! $180 is an absolute rip off, but for my favourite band, Rรถyksopp, who I've been wanting to see live for years now, it's worth it. I'm so excited for The Jezabels, Foster The People, Architecture In Helsinki and Best Coast too.

    Luckily Perth is a small city and I don't have to travel too far for Big Day Out. Our train/bus service usually provides free transport to and from the event with most music festivals these days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 21, 2012

      Foster The People are an amazing live band. Definitely go see them! I'm so cut at missing Best Coast. You'll have the best time.

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  6. Jaharn (iamvintagelover) January 20, 2012

    Hey Soph! Gorgeous post. You should get royalties from ASOS because I just bought the Colour Block Sunglasses in white. I have been looking for a pair in white exactly like this for a while so my hunt is over. Hope you're well hun xo

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 21, 2012

      Oohh thanks! Good choice. Hope you're well too. I do miss your blog, but lucky there's always instagram and twitter ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Sophie January 20, 2012

    I love those Lacoste trainers and ASOS watch! Will definatley be searching through ASOS after all these beauties you've found! http://simplesophiecn.blogspot.com/ ox

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 21, 2012

      It's so easy to get sucked into an ASOS wormhole. There's just so much STUFF!

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  8. Sonya Harris January 21, 2012

    THIS. IS. PERFECT. I am swooning over every single piece (especially 2, 4, 6 and 7). You have wonderful taste. As for BDO, meh. I've heard far too many poor reviews in the past few years to justify the GC adventure… X

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 22, 2012

      Thanks lovely! I've had some shocker BDOs, but last year got offered a last minute ticket and it turned out to be one of my better festival experiences. Very hit and miss.

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  9. STEFANIE January 24, 2012

    I can't help but be a little disappointed about that ASOS fan, it's actually a bad replica of a JC/DC one from last summer…. (see: http://www.yespleasemlle.com/2011/04/outfit-3-beach-outfit.html)
    Ah well. Other than that, lovely selection!

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