Festival Wardrobe For Under £40? Challenge Accepted.

The latest drain on my account is a little trip to Valencia for the Spanish festival Fib.

I’m fucking excited. Like, unbelievably excited. Like to a point that my heart could go “fuck this, I can’t take the anticipation”, stop beating and die. (I’m home now, sadly, but I wrote this post in advance hoping to get OOTD pictures in Spain. I failed on that front. Miserably.)

Okay, I mean, hopefully not. But still.

I’m going to see Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kasabian and The Weeknd in the Spanish sun for four days . . . I mean, what more could a girl ask for? The Killers, I could ask for The Killers.

Now, we’ve already spoken about my love for music festivals in my Download Festival 2k17 post, but it bears mentioning again: I fucking love music festivals. I mean, come on, where else is it completely socially acceptable for me to run around in a Pikachu onesie or half naked?

Old people’s homes don’t count.

Anyway, the only “problem” that I have with festivals is the money. This one (although cheap in terms of ticket price; they cost me about £98 for the full festival) cost me more than I’d pay for a back-street kidney altogether. Even if you’re staying in the UK, festivals like Reading, Glastonbury and Download are eye-wateringly expensive just for the bloody tickets.

And then, on top of that, you need to buy clothes and supplies. Yes, I get that you don’t technically need to – but of course you do. If there’s an excuse for me to run around looking like a fairy, I am damn well going to run around looking like a fairy and there’s nothing you can do to stop me.

I mean, other than force me to look at my bank statement. You could do that, cripple my will to live and I’d in all likelihood not end up looking like a fairy due to stringent budgeting – but still.

However, I decided that I couldn’t be the only one struggling with this. Right? I mean, it’s festival season; everyone’s going to be scrambling to find some cheap threads. So I set myself a challenge – a clothing limit. I gave myself £40 and said “with this, you can buy whatever festival-related goodies you want.”

And here’s what I came up with:

(I tried to actually edit this video and it’s only a minute long, so check it out!)

Outfit 1 – Velvet Sun & Moon Motel Dress

This velvet dress is to die for. As you can see in the video, my weight fluctuates quite a lot; the difference between the first and last outfit is that the first was taken pre-holiday and the last was taken after I got home. I hover at a six (trying to get to an 8!) but frequently drop down to a 4.

Whenever I drop a bit of weight, I always find that I hate how my clothes fit and feel like everything is incredibly unflattering – however, this dress is actually really, really flattering.

Also, the print is stunning – and it’s in velvet. I managed to snag this for £8 (P+P included) from Depop.

Outfit 2 – Purple Floral Co-Ord

Annoyingly, I can’t photograph this set together for you (thanks for that, foresight) because, while gorgeous, it was far more my friend’s style so I gave it away. However, this was an absolutely stunning two-piece set that was originally from New Look – that I snagged for £10 off Depop!

Outfit 3 – Hamsa Hand Dress

(I couldn’t find this whilst filming because I’m useless, so it’s not in the video but it cost me £10 from Depop, so it was a complete bargain!)

Oh, I have so many great memories of this dress! This is the one thing that I actually wore at the festival (I’ll be filming a festival lookbook at some point) and . . . well, it was a hit!

Outfit 4 – Sun-flower co-ord

This co-ord . . . is surprisingly high quality! I bought it more as a test because it was £6, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Aliexpress is not somewhere I’d recommend buying clothes from (stationery, however – go forth and prosper) but for cheap holiday co-ords I may reconsider!

Also, I mean, sunflowers. Who doesn’t love a good sunflower print? Seriously, tell me what people don’t so I can stay away from them. They clearly aren’t right in the head.

So these were my 4 outfits for under £40 in festival style! What did you think – would you wear any? Which was your favourite? Let me know below!

Peace,

 

37 thoughts on “Festival Wardrobe For Under £40? Challenge Accepted.”

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      It seriously was… THEY’RE FUCKING AMAZING LIVE GO SEE THEM!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thanks gorgeous girl! Glad you liked the finds!x

  1. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.

    These are all stunning, but I have a soft spot (haha) for velvet so that printed dress is my fave!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      DEFINITELY! I love velvet and sun and moon patterns so that ones a strong favourite for me too x

  2. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!

    The two piece sunflower print out fit reminds me of a dress I loved as a little girl that then became a babydoll top as I got older and wouldn’t let it go I might have to buy that outfit for nostalgia sake!

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Awww how lovely! It’s £6 so you can’t go too wrong with it xx

      1. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!

        That’s amazing!

  3. purrpale – Birmingham, UK – just a girl who loves spreading positivity

    ooo I am loving the sunflower two piece! I may have to purchase it! Lovely post as always! x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you gorgeous girl! I mean it was £6 so you can’t go too wrong!xx

  4. I am so incredibly jealous of you right now haha!! Please please please do a blog post all about the festival and the bands! I want to see rhcp live so badly! Also the sunflower outfit is so adorable. This is a great post xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Haha it was a great trip! My previous post was about the festival if you want to check that out…althought the only performance I got footage of was the weeknd because my phone was dead the entire timexx

  5. Arundhati Basu – New Jersey, US – The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.

    The sunflower outfit rocks! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! I think that seems to be the majority favouritex

  6. quirkitcom – I am a lady with class, a woman with attitude and an individual with my own mindset. I'm a student at Lisof fashion school in Blairgowrie. Next year I will be graduating and I would love to share my information on fashion, trends and cosmetics with you. This blog was started as an assignment in Media, so please support my blog, to ensure that I get good marks :D . This blog is all about the life of a fashion student in the real world.

    Awh i love the sunflower outfit! It is so damn hawt!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! I was surprised by how nice the quality was!xx

      1. quirkitcom – I am a lady with class, a woman with attitude and an individual with my own mindset. I'm a student at Lisof fashion school in Blairgowrie. Next year I will be graduating and I would love to share my information on fashion, trends and cosmetics with you. This blog was started as an assignment in Media, so please support my blog, to ensure that I get good marks :D . This blog is all about the life of a fashion student in the real world.

        It looks so Coachella!

  7. Iris Venise – Welcome, My name is Iris de Lange. I am a Dutch Industrial Design student who likes to share her thoughts and experiences on the internet. Enjoy :)

    I am in love with the sunflower outfit

  8. bombecherise – IMPULSIVE DECISION MAKER, and fan of caps lock.

    I’m so jealous you saw the red hot chillis and those sunflower co-ords are so cute!
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    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      They were so so good! I really wish I hadn’t sold my Rome tickets, now ;-; x

  9. hoiyinli – Fashion Design Graduate of UCA Rochester now working in Communications. I love to create and make art, bring ideas to life, write and read.

    I’m so jealous that you’re going to see the RHCP!!! How awesome if The Killers were there too.

    You’re rocking those outfits, girl.

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      THEY’RE AMAZING LIVE! And I know, I love The Killers (their new music is SO GOOD!) but they’re in London in November, so my shot to see them hasn’t passed me by yet!xx

  10. Bayance – Canada – If you're here, that means I liked/commented on your post which means you're awesome and I love your blogs...or you just clicked on my Gravatar for no reason. Anyways, you know what else is awesome? My blog! -> www.bayance.wordpress.com Lol just kidding it's terrible but check it out anyways. And follow me if you want but it'll only take a second. Plus, you're only going to get a notification that I uploaded thrice - is thrice even a word?- a week. So what are you waiting for? Go now! Okay I sound like a commercial. See you around. Bayyy.

    These outfits are so pretty and so are you! Your hair is so goals ! Your style of writing is very engaging and interesting. Love it

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    all dress amazing and so great.

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