Summer is, undoubtedly, the time for festivals. With school, college or university out for a few weeks, it's the perfect opportunity to dance in the sunshine with your friends to your favourite bands, letting your hair loose for the holiday before returning to real life afterwards. They can be wonderful breaks from city life and are experiences that can really shape you as a person - making it back home, alive, after Reading festival two years ago is definitely an achievement I can owe a lot of my current self-belief to. One of the best parts of festivals, however, is in fact the clothes - the brighter, bolder and wilder the better. Beyond Retro are running a festival competition whereby a lucky winner could receive £250 worth of Beyond Retro gift vouchers, plus a festival styling experience to help get you kitted out in vintage for the summer. In celebration of this #beyondretrofest, I put together a few festival looks to give you an idea of what you might want to wear (and show you how to enter the competition!)
For me, festivals are all about colour. Everyone goes all-out, and so the brighter, the better. You also want to be cool and comfortable, so you can dance all day and all night without having to worry about uncomfortable clothes or getting too hot. These shorts from Beyond Retro are ideal festival wear - comfortable, and cartwheel-proof, these will see you from sleepy mornings around the campfire all the way to nights spent screaming lyrics from the shoulders of your tallest friend. The abstract pattern is fun and makes it easy to wear with other patterns to create an easy, colourful look. I wore them with a stripey Beyond Retro top and vintage bomber jacket.
To enter the competition, all you need to do is style your own festival look featuring an item from Beyond Retro, and share it on Instagram with the hashtags #beyondretro and #beyondretrofest, and tagging @beyondretro !