Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Festival season is upon us. What are the key looks?

Time for the lowdown on this Seasons key festival trends as we look into festival must-haves for 2014.

Fashion and music are two of our fave entities. Bang them together and you've pretty much got festival season! Here's a few insights into what's been selling well in store at Atom Retro and styles we know are going to be hot looks for Festival Goers!

For the ladies the mini dress is a must. Fab floral and vintage patterned prints are going down really well and we’ve seen a real resurgence in the demand for Retro skater skirts this season. They look strangely great with wellies and let’s face it if you’re going to a UK festival, there’s a good chance you’ll need some wet weather attire. Lovestruck skater dresses (see Lucy dress below)  have done really well and the Florra, Pepe Jeans Boho vintage inspired shirt dress is another cute Retro piece.

Lovestruck Lucy Retro Floral Skater DressPepe Jeans Florra Boho Shirt Dress

… Which is why it’s also good to take a lightweight shower proof jacket and the great thing is pairing a cool Retro anorak with your festival attire is always a cool Indie look. If you want to go for a stylish Mod look then you could always opt for a lightweight parka. A traditional choice for 1960s Mods - parka's protect suits from oily scooters, and they could also protect your threads from festival mud and dirt! In terms of men's jackets we've seriously sold a shed load of Fly53 Burton Parkas and Zarco Nylon Jackets. We know this is going to be a killer look for the festival season.

We are also liking a bit of colour this season. We’ve got some very stylish leather jackets that are going down a storm. In bright colours like pink, yellow and cyan blue, they look great with skinny jeans, mini dresses and cropped skirts. You could also pair it with a music T-shirt, for which the Worn Free music inspired range fits the bill perfectly.

Check out our current Womens Festival Fashion looks for ideas on how to tie together a fab festival outfit. The colourful womens leather jackets are on offer currently too, with up to 40% off!

You can finish an outfit off with the odd accessory. Think affordable, because you don’t want to lose your Tiffany bracelet! We’ve got a nice range of Retro accessories and jewelery at very reasonable prices that are sure to enhance your outfit.

Mod Target Bracelet by Love BoutiqueLove Boutique Retro Sixties Love Bracelet

For guys, if it’s sunny you can ditch the jeans and go for a cool pair of shorts. Well why not save yourself soggy hems, a hangover from the torrential downpour the night before. Nobody likes wet trousers as they absorb every drop of water from rain sodden turf! We’ve got durable denim shorts for those that like get right in the thick of it. We’ve also got some rather refined prints including a nice floral wallpaper print form Realm & Empire and exquisite floral designs from Farah Vintage.

Lee Denim ShortsRealm & Empire Floral Wallpaper Cargo ShortsFarah Vintage Leaf Print Retro Shorts

You can pair your shorts with a stylish printed shirt. Always remember prints can cover up beer stains better than plain white Tees! You should always keep a couple of shirts and Tees as back ups in case, so go for short sleeves and lightweight fabrics. We have found that Fly53 T-shirts make for fun festival attire, with hints of musical and topical influences on their designs. Luke 1977 have got a nice range of Summery shirts to ensure you are the King of Cool!

Footwear wise we’ve been seeing a lot of traction on Palladium. Typical festival footwear, Palladium offer a robust and hard wearing edge to cool canvas boots. The LR Originale for guys and Flex Lace for ladies have both gone well and we always find the more traditional Pampa and Baggy styles perform particularly well at this time of year.

Palladium Mens and Womens Footwear online at Atom Retro

Also high on the list of festival fashion must haves is appropriate headwear. A cool trilby sun hat or Stone Roses style bucket hat fit the bill and add a hint of that indie grunge look to your ensemble.

Keep you luggage at a minimum. A simple back pack or holdall for your gear and perhaps a shoulder bag for the day if you need one. We tend to cover all bases on bags these days as we find they sell most of the year round, so finding one to fill your festival requirements is easy peasy.

… and finally don’t forget your eyes! We’ve got a wide range of iconic Ray-Ban sunglasses in stock from traditional Aviators and Wayfarer styles and cool contemporary frames with flashes of colour. If you’re feeling lucky you could choose the Balorama a fave of Clint Eastwood’s, Dirty Harry. Choose a polarised eyewear option if you prefer. We’ve also got some nice Giorgio Armani frames as well for that sophisticated festival goer. The Armani Pilot sunglasses style is our particular fave.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses avilable online at Atom Retro

Giorgio Armani Mens and Womens Sunglasses online at Atom Retro