Photos: Tess Leopold / In Search Of This
Shoes | TEVA
One Piece / Amuse Society | Dress / Mister Zimi | Knit / Rhythm | Slip / X&RA Vintage | All other looks provided by Driftlab
Ahhhhh festivals! They're fun as hell, an adventure in themselves, the longest tradition of free love, self expression and live musical phenomenas…but they can also be an epic overkill of fashion clichés and psychedelic marathons. Me? I'm in it for two reasons: the love of the music and the road trip adventure.
I think the real key to nailing festival style is to be yourself. Don't try to look like everyone else or do what's on trend…what really matters is that you feel good and you're comfortable enough to boogie down all day and all night! Take your favorite pieces from you wardrobe and wear what makes you smile! That's why I was so stoked Teva approached me about sharing my festival/road trip style with their rad flatforms. They're super comfy, perfect for vamping up a casual look, and after all my travels to Japan, have me frothing on their clean lines, funky silhouettes, and ability to pair with socks and dresses (school girl style all the way! yewww!).
Like I said for me its all about the music, which is a huge influence in my personal style as well. I love to rep vintage where I can and all the best decades of music -- 60's mod dresses, 70's cable knit sweaters and ditsy floral dresses, 80's crop tops and stonewash denim jackets, and 90's ripped jeans. With bright colors, a good mix of textures and accessories, fun hair styles and of course the perfect shoe -- you're good to go! No need to overcomplicate or over style, just keep it real. Because as the one and only Bob Marley says, "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"