Festival Fashion – The best vintage-inspired looks from Coachella 2015

Rejoice – Spring has finally arrived! As temperatures creep up and layers come off, we’ve got our eyes firmly set on the spring/summer fair season – and of course, Festivals!

Here at Judy’s, we’ve got a string of vintage fairs, furniture fleas and kilo sales, and we’ll also be bringing our retro marquee to Beat-Herder Festival! But the question is – what does one wear when they’re out frolicking in the fields?

coachella vintageWe looked to the best street style from last weekend’s Coachella Festival to give you the lowdown on easy-to-wear vintage-inspired trends that will keep you looking good as you throw some shapes – and down several gins!

50s ladylike
While we probably wouldn’t advise donning your best authentic 50s frock at a muddy festival, a bold red lip paired with a polka-dot frock is a simple way to nod to the era without risking your favourite garment. If the British weather isn’t quite as kind as Coachella’s, simply throw on a raincoat or knitted cardigan – our Judy’s Traders have a great selection in every colour of the rainbow!

60s Colour Pop
Floaty stripes will never go out of style – keeping you cool in a busy crowd but still very easy to layer. For a 60s-inspired look, it’s all about the accessories – a strong pair of sunglasses in a bright colour will lift a whole outfit and cover up any dark circles from too much partying the night before! Check out the Affordable Vintage Fair for bold accessories that turn will turn a basic ensemble into a showstopper.

80s Double Denim
Double denim can be a tricky look to master, but it’s hardwearing, easy to shove into a bag and ensures you don’t have to put too much thought into your look when you wake up in your tent. Keep things 80s/90s by opting for denim with interesting patches or button rivets. Our Kilo Sale is a great place to pick up oversized denim which you can layer over a more fitted piece for contrast.

70s Folklore
Aztec, peasant sleeves and suede boots…this Coachella babe has got 70s style nailed! For a more weather-appropriate alternative, try bell bottom jeans or bring along a treated suede jacket and fedora to stave off any British downpours. We love our Judy’s trader Tallula Vintage for all patterns bold and beautiful!

DIY Ditsy Seperates
Can’t decide which era you want to channel at this years festivals?  Ditsy Florals are always a good idea for a hint of retro! Summer is also a great opportunity to try some upcycling – this two piece could be easily achieved by cutting a kilo dress into two parts and giving each part a quick hem!

90s Girly Grunge
For those planning on elbowing their way to the front, the 90s grunge trend is a great option that won’t leave you feeling too precious about scrubbing out muddy stains later. Mix heavy boots and checks with feminine shapes and top it off with some great functional accessories – the chunkier the better!

Looking to stock up on your vintage festival fashion? Check out all our upcoming dates – including Beat-Herder! – here


V&OAK Post: What to Wear this Weekend

A very happy hello to you from V&OAK HQ, where we are putting together our Spring/Summer magazine. It’s a funny business, running a bi-annual magazine. In the summer we’re thinking about Christmas jumpers and duffel coats, and in the winter we’re researching glamorous swimwear and floral frocks.

At last, the good weather has come early and finally, looking up festival wear and holiday garb doesn’t feel so off-kilter after all. So, to celebrate the start of the sunny season and the imminent launch of the Spring/Summer edition of V&OAK, I have compiled for you three gorgeous outfits for beautiful Spring weekend.

Friday Night Date

Outfit 1

Custom-made 1950s style shift dress, £POA, Julie Lou

Handmade sodalite ring, £28.37, Anemone Jewelry

Gold leather bow shoes, £30, Ooh Betty

Saturday Charity or Vintage Shopping

Outfit 2

1980s dress with little hearts, £22, Rokit 

Anne Klein clip-on earrings, £12, Rokit

Pink floral headband, £24, Paradise Shore

Vintage leather loafers, £50, SMJH

Sunday Picnic

Outift 3

Upcycled denim shorts, £24, Rokit

1970s Aztec print top, £18, Love Vintage Shop

1970s floppy hat, £21.01, Charli Alana Vintage

Which outfit is your favourite?

Next week I’m off to focus on completing Issue 2 of V&OAK, so see you in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy of the 200-page jam-packed vintage magazine here!

Thanks for reading, and see you in a couple of weeks!

Anastasia Grabova from V&OAK