The music festival known as Rocking the Daisies is quite like an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. You may love it, you may hate it, but regardless of what you think, everybody who’s anybody knows of its existence! And if you’re one of the many who flock to the Cape for this summery music festival, you definitely need a wardrobe to match up with those jovial party vibes. So, what you really need to be asking yourself is, “How can I transition my everyday style into appropriate music festival attire?”
That’s the very question I asked myself when preparing for this post, and evidently, I came up with an answer. I don’t really do those tiny shorts because of the amount of bruising that accumulates on my legs (a jolly side effect of the medication I take). Therefore, I went with some ripped denims, but shorts are a good idea if you have the legs for them!
I also knew that white sneakers might be out of the question, unless you’re thinking dusty brown is the new white. Out-in-the-open music festivals are a hotbed for all kinds of miserable dirt. On the ‘flip flop’ side, being a shorty means that I can’t opt for sandals. Open shoes are a nightmare entailing taller beings stepping on my little feet, and lots of pain ensuing. So, I decided on camel sneakers being the most suitable option in terms of shoes. I mean, they probably would get dirty, but they’re already brown so it acts as some sort of camouflage!
Grey tee shirts are a basic must-have if you are looking for that effortless, casual chic appearance. I wear my grey shirts and blouses all the time and I love how a minimal look can work so well for different occasions.
To add that extra bit of glamour à la The Fashion Factor, I topped the look off with my favourite pink sleeveless jacket and choker.
Remember that you will need to keep some important items on your person, so I would suggest medium sized cross body bags that can hold your sunscreen, sunglasses, hand cream and other necessities. Many of my friends have tried to accuse me of being obsessive compulsive, but this always ends with an apology to me. They often need a hand sanitizer or hair brush (Cape Town wind, dude), at which point I have to gloat about being more well prepared than they are! 😀
Any event is not only about the event itself, but also the culture, fashion, memories and friendships that come with it. If you are heading out to Rocking the Daisies 2016, I hope that you have loads of fun and that you don’t forget to be responsible!
Outfit Details: –
Ripped denims with cut-off edge – Zara
Pink sleeveless jacket – Forever New
Velvet choker with mood stone – Lovisa
Camel sneakers – Aldo
Grey casual tee shirt – Zara
Leather shoulder bag – Mimco
Lisa Gabriel photography, based in Cape Town
TiaHoney Makeup by Tiara Swartz, Cape Town