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Street Style Festival Fashion 2012

Posted by Rachael Sulley Oxfam Supporter, fashion lover and festival shop intern

2nd Jul 2012

The Oxfam Festival Shop sign

Mastering the effortlessly cool style adopted by the likes of Kate Moss and Alexa Chung isn't as easy as it first appears. For instance, how do you make sure you're prepared for all weathers, look chic without a full length mirror and keep an individual style in a field of thousands where high street stores such as Topshop are most possibly your worst enemy.

This summer the Oxfam Festival shop will be on site at festivals including The Isle of White, Latitude and Bestival to provide you with all your festival essentials, from vintage fashion to fancy dress, wellies to sun hats, Oxfam will be on hand to help you create your unique festival look.
Customise it, wear it how you want, the festival season is your chance to truly be inventive with your style!

DIY fashion has been a huge influence on street style since the 1960's when tie dying all your whites and turning your old jeans into shorts was the new 'it' thing to do!
For this year's festival season DIY fashion will play a huge role in the fashion trends that we will see emerging from the fields.
Pastel punks in DIY denim adorned with studs, fabric patching, fringing and splashes of paint, brightly coloured ombré dye effect tees, a pair of revived high-rise denim shorts and not forgetting most importantly studs, studs and more studs!
Retro rockers in acid wash denim, vintage band tees, a pair of Levis and the classic customised leathers with yet more studding, chains and even safety pins to finish it off.

So, what do you need to take to create that all important festival look?
One customised jacket; leather, denim or maybe even both, decorate it using an assortment of studs, chains, contrasting fabrics, paints and dye.
One pair of recycled high-rise denim shorts made from an old pair of jeans, customise them using tie-dye or acid wash for a true 90's look or if you're looking for a girly grungy look add lace or contrasting fabric patches!
Some statement retro knits in bold colour and patterns.
Vintage tees, blouses and shirts.
And not forgetting most importantly, accessories! The 90's have been really big this year so don your large cross pendants, chunky chains and club master sun glasses to complete the overall look!

This year Oxfams Festival shop will be at Latitude, Womad, Kendal Calling, Leeds and Bestival. So don't forget to stop by to quench all your fashion needs.

Blog post written by Rachael Sulley

Oxfam Supporter, fashion lover and festival shop intern

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