Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Way To Wear It; Edinburgh Festival

Every year for the month of August Edinburgh is taken over by tourists, comedians, dancers, artists and actors for the annual Fringe Festival. There are shows around the entire city which means lots of walking is inevitable and therefore practical clothes and shoes are a necessity. The other thing that will influence what you wear is the weather, it can turn from boiling sunshine to pouring rain within minutes so don't forget an umbrella. The great thing about dressing for the Fringe is that it's multi cultural and full of creative types, so pretty much anything goes and no funny looks will be given. It is likely however that you could end up out all afternoon right through to the early hours so it's a good idea to wear something that will take you through from day to night. The best thing to do is carry a practical bag to fill with all your Fringe essentials: a festival guide, an umbrella and your jacket incase it gets chilly.

The Way To Wear It; On The Streets Of The Festival

The Way to Wear it; Where to shop.

Edinburgh has all the main high street shops and a Harvey Nichols. The other great place to shop while in Edinburgh is The Grass Market. It has a great hat shop, fabhatrix and two great vintage shops. Below is a picture of two of the stylish girls who work in Armstrongs vintage shop. I bought myself a most amazing leopard print faux fur coat there which I will show in the winter when the weather is more appropriate for it.
The Way To Wear It; Stay in Style.

If you are feeling flush there is no doubt that the most stylish place to stay in Edinburgh is Hotel Missoni.
The Way To Wear It; On The Catwalk

Follow Vivenne Westwood's quirky style. It's a culture festival, anything goes!
Be practical but colourful like the girls at G-Star.
Flat shoes are a necessity, there is a lot of walking! Find a cute pair and team them with a cute dress like the have here at Temperley London Spring/Summer '10.
Layer like they did at Rag and Bone for this Autumn/Winter fall collection. The weather in Scotland is constantly changing so lots of options are necessary!

Opt for practical Trousers like these at Marc by Marc Jacobs. They are loose and comfortable but won't trail in the ground and soak up puddle water.

The Way To Wear it: Inspiration.
Lauren Laverne of The Culture Show is both a huge fan of the festival and a style icon.

The Way To Wear It; Shop the Look, Splurge

Temperley London Canvas Pouch, £345,
Borsalanio Felt Vintage Trilby Hat, £165.12,
1970's YSL tartan shirt, £210,

DKNY Double-Breasted Wool Pea Coat, £295,
Phoebe Liberty Print Umbrella, £35,
Red Sunday Check Dress, Vivenne Westwood, Anglomania,

Alexander Wang Anouck Beatle Boots, £510,
Denim Shorts, 3.1. Phillip Lim, £155, www.brownsfashion.comKnit Dress, Temperley London, £620,
The Way To Wear It; Shop the Look, Save

Choose from a selection of vintage dresses at retro rehab's ebay shop

Leopard Print Scarf, £22,
Linen Trilby, £18,
Levi's all-in-one, £115,
leopard print parka, £150,
Leather Satchel, £38,
Lace up shoes, £40

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