DMs, Daisy Dukes and flimsy crochet frocks added a fash flourish to this summer's festival wardrobes. But don't be mothballing them just yet. Here's how to fall-proof them...
There’s no denying it. Autumn is a-coming. But so are our credit card bills. So here’s a bit of clever #chiconomics for you. Five ways to transform your summer festival fashion faves into AW staples.
1. The fedora hat – £29, Accessorize
As much as we’d like to be waltzing round the office in a floral mini dress until Christmas, that doesn’t account for the insanely parky weather this August. So, for a fash-pack approved look, team your felt fedora with a groovy parka, ripped denim flares and chunky boots a la Jessica Alba in nippy NYC. Showcase a seventies vibe shirt for extra fash cachet. We have fallen in love with this £29.50 shirt from Marks and Spencer.
2. The printed crop-top – £15, Glamorous
Flashing the flesh is still big news for autumn, but team your cut off shorts with opaques if you want to avoid hypothermia, or try peekaboo flashes of skin with ripped boyfriend jeans (River Island £45), a crop top and obligatory wind-stopping biker.
3. The fringed gilet – £65, Sister Jane at Topshop
See the current issue of Now for proof that fringing is totally trending right now. Use it to layer and you’ll be hot in both senses of the word. Style up with a fitted midi and heeled ankle boots for a fall-forward look Kate Moss would be proud of.
4. The DMs – £100, Dr Martens at ASOS
It’s a fashion fact that DMs look incred with ANYTHING at a festival (even jammies and a hangover) but to give them a post-party-season update, channel Katy Perry with a checked mini skirt (New Look £17.99) and polo neck crop-top.
5. The crochet dress – £55, Topshop
Buying that knitted number made sense in the 30 degree July heat. But you can still rock your fave frock come November IF you wear it over a black body con dress and under a shearling lined parka (H&M £34.99). Add an elastic choker and smug that’s-my-fash-mission-accomplished face.