The season is upon us!
The Festival season kicks off at the beginning of May in some parts of the country and no longer are these the playgrounds of the very young. Just as style is ageless so too is the love of music and dancing and so the Baby Boomers (of which I’m one!) and Generation X are just as likely to be found at a music festival as the Millennials!
Not surprising either when you see just how many festivals there are to choose from these days from Folk to Rock, from Blues to Country, from Classical to Soul, there’s something for everyone and whether you go for just a day or the whole weekend, it’s an opportunity to rediscover that rock chick or that inner hippy, celebrate the music and free your inhibitions!
Boho style is the most prevalent at festivals. Lots of denim of course, shorts, floaty dresses but whatever you wear you can make anything work with the right accessories even if you end up having to wear the old wellies!
Bracelets and lots of them! Whatever the practicalities attached to wearing jewellery at an event where you may be camping, bracelets are an easy way to achieve that authentic boho look and you can’t do better than Boho Betty. Adorn your wrists (both of them if you like!) in leather wraps, beads and tassels to your hearts content. Pretty enough to jazz up the most faded and tattiest pair of denims, add a splash of femininity to a pair of dungarees or complete that 60’s love child look with a flowing skirt! Here are just a few examples…..
Whilst Boho Betty might reign supreme other designers also offer some great alternative styles giving you an opportunity to truly have a unique stack incorporating various textures and materials from the simplest cord friendship bracelets with tiny silver nugget detail to, for a touch of class, semi precious stones and charms from the likes of Lucky Eyes and Muru. The latter are great option if you are a day visitor and therefore don’t have the restrictions of dealing with sleeping in a tent!
Get that Bohemian vibe with textured necklaces!
Necklaces with colour and texture, layered or on their own will also give you the perfect festival vibe. Again you can turn to Boho Betty for some beautiful, colourful, long beads and tassels, likewise Mark Watson, who along with White Leaf also has some fabulous options for a short statement necklace or layer. For practical reasons, you may want to restrict the layering to no more than 2.
The earring dilemma
Of course studs are the practical option but they needn’t be boring. You are out in the open with the peace of nature being temporarily interrupted with whatever music brings joy to your soul so display a little flower power with some flora on your ears. The Bill Skinner handmade designs below are perfect for the job or you can wear some more modest tassels or hoops with beads.
Last but not least….
If you’re staying on site then hair washing and styling can become an issue! Never fear grab a scarf that you can easily use as a headband or hair tie
Don’t hold back!
Whichever festival you may be visiting allow your jewellery choices to let you stand out – don’t disappear in the crowds but be loud and proud, whatever your age, with your colours and textures however you wear them! And don’t forget this is the dawning of a new era for baby boomers so don’t let the youngsters have all the fun!