The Best Festival Dress

Festival season is well and truly upon us here in Australia so when the folks at boohoo got in touch about my festival style I knew I’d end up focusing on my go-to festival outfit: the denim overall dress (or dungaree dress, whatever you want to call it). One year I pretty much wore the same denim overall dress to every festival. They are the best. And super handy. I mean, all those pockets! Once I even managed to use a pocket to hold an open drink can. Plus the hardwearing denim is perfect for plonking down on a range of grassy/concrete-y/wooden splinter-y surfaces, which is good because you don’t want to be too precious about your clothes at a festival. Just add a tee or singlet underneath your dress and you’re done. When it comes to accessories I’m definitely a less is more kind of person. Comfort and functionality are key. A compact bag, sunglasses, a watch, and minimal jewellery is probably the most that I’ll wear. Finished off with some simple sneakers and I’m good to go.

Stripes & Suede

Stripes are a staple in my wardrobe but they’re mostly limited to t-shirts and jumpers. However, I’ve finally added a striped dress into the mix, care of boohoo.com, and it’s already on high rotation in my wardrobe. I’ve teamed it here with a super soft suedette jacket which I think is a neat alternative to the ubiquitous denim jacket. A slouchy grey backpack (my backpack collection is steadily growing), wide-brimmed straw hat and my ever faithful Roshe Runs make for a casual weekend-ready look.

Lack of Color straw hat
Striped dress, suedette jacket, and backpack c/o boohoo.com
Nike Roshe Run trainers



Wear: Floaty Tops + Floppy Hats

It may be winter, but it’s barely sweater weather here in Queensland. The mornings and evenings are chilly at best, but the days are still full of sunshine and clear skies. Which is quite excellent as it means that I can still get away with wearing lightweight, summery tops like this lightweight number from Front Row Shop. Now, while my wardrobe flip flops between minimalist basics and over the top prints, one thing you wouldn’t expect to find in the mix is a floaty, bohemian-inspired top. But for some reason I was drawn to this top. Maybe it was the boxy cut and subtle cut outs that sealed the deal. Or maybe it was all the Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks records I’ve been listening to lately. Either way, team it with some classic blue denim and a floppy hat and you’re good to go (your own way).

Top: c/o Front Row Shop
Jeans: ASOS “Farleigh” Jeans
Hat: Sportsgirl Wide Brim Panama (similar here, here, and here)


Wear: Gorman ‘Harvest’ Tee

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Aussie label Gorman and their always on-point prints and fun designs. As soon as I saw the Harvest print from their Autumn 2014 collection I just knew I had to have it in my wardrobe in some form or another (FYI you can also find this print on dresses, socks, aprons, and quilts this season). The vegetable print seemed like a natural progression from their summer-themed pineapple and watermelon prints and I, for one, am a fan. Like other Gorman cotton tees, it’s a relaxed fit and perfect for throwing on with some jeans. It also serves as a good reminder to eat your veges! 

‘Harvest’ tee in navy c/o Gorman; worn with Cheap Monday ‘Tight Indigo’ jeans from General Pants



overalls 4 lyfe

I bought these overalls from Glassons under the pretence of needing a costume for a 90s themed party. But let’s be honest, I just really really really wanted a pair of proper overalls after wearing my denim overall dress to death. I’ve been loving kicking around in these overalls on weekends. I even wore them out one Saturday night to dinner teamed with a leather jacket. Cue “oh no she di’ints”. Oh yes, yes I did. I hereby pledge my allegiance to the school of overalls.

Overalls: Glassons (similar here and here)
Shoes: The Horse (similar colour here and similar style here
T-shirt: probably Dotti, I cut the itchy tags off long ago
Scent: I’m not really wearing it but if it was the 90s it would have been Tommy Girl haha




The Horse have introduced a citrus patent version of these “Beverly” shoes for summer and I’m so tempted by them. It’s okay to have the same shoe in different colours, right? 
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