I have just returned home from a crazy weekend at the Isle Of Wight Festival! It was an amazing weekend, with amazing friends and amazing performances. The line-up included James Bay, Jessie Ware, Pretty Vicious, Ella Eyre, Paolo Nutini, James, First Aid Kit (who I now have a MASSIVE girl crush on), Kodaline, The Black Keys, Pharrell and so many more. The headliners included Blur, Prodigy and FLEETWOOD MAC. My favourite performances from the weekend were Fleetwood Mac, Paolo Nutini, First Aid Kit, Pretty Vicious, James Bay, Pharrell, Kodaline and well, I loved so many of acts but I can’t name them all. Courtesy of my friend Simon Smith | Vibe Division here are a few videos from the festival: While packing my bag for the weekend I didn’t feel like I was going to a festival, more like fashion week! Whether you’re a fan of the festival favourites such as vest, shorts, bum bags ect or fancy trying something a little different there is so much choice in the world of festival fashion. With style setting events such as Coachella, festival fashion has definitely come into its own and the options are so diverse. However, festival fashion does not end with the outfits! Hair is a serious issue when it comes to the festival season and the amount of dry shampoo bought over the season must cause some kind of boost on the British economy. Braids are having a serious moment and I love them! They scream boho chic and effortless style but let’s admit it.. they certainly aren’t effortless! I have serious hair envy because I have not cracked the code when it comes to braids! I am all fingers and thumbs when it comes to them and NOT in a good way, unfortunately! If anyone could offer some tutorials or advice in that department I would be very grateful!
Men! I feel like you are really stepping it up in the fashion department, graphic tess, macs/windbreakers and pumps are so on point at the minute and it’s great to see men taking care in their appearance and enjoying fashion. Though, I do feel like it is easier for men when it comes to festival fashion, sorry men! But, until you know the pain of having to take off a playsuit in a festival loo to answer the call of nature, then you just don’t understand the hardships girls go through to look nice. Here is my wardrobe from the weekend! I tried to keep my packing to a minimum, so created outfits to wear each day. Going to a festival really gives you a chance to learn/experience a lot about the clothing you should take with you and what works/doesn’t work. I loved my wardrobe, but planning alternatives for the chilly/drizzly weather would have really made the weekend run a little smoother. Outfit 1
I will be putting more images from the festival on my Instagram @SARAH_RAY93 – if you’re interested, pop on over.