Kate Moss may have set the standard “I’m with the band” festival chic when she started sporting very abridged cutoffs and wellies to Glastonbury Festival, but by now the look has become somewhat de rigueur; sure, your legs look good, but is that really the best you’ve got? Leave it to Instagram’s favorite British model Olympia Campbell to pave an actually outré festival-going look of nineties raver-redux-meets-hazy-flower-child that has us totally rethinking our approach. Think pastel crocheted high-waisted shorts with a matching cropped tank, topped off with a banana yellow Muppet vest, and accessorized with very oversize palm-tree-embellished frames. “I hate looking like I’m in uniform—and wellies are also extremely unsexy to dance in,” says Campbell of her concert-hopping ensemble. “Not that I was looking particularly sexy anyway—unless people are into the bag lady look!”
Campbell’s ensembles for the musical affair ran the gamut of retro frocks with sleeves of bell-bottom proportions patchworked in fuchsia, red, and violet, to a Pepto-pink jacket paired with a barely there top. And those off-kilter looks comparable to the garb in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat roused plenty of reactions from fellow showgoers. “There were quite a lot of people who dressed pretty wacky, but someone did say I looked like a bumblebee one day, and I got quite a few compliments on my big colorful coat with the wizard sleeves,” says Campbell. “Most of the time I think people just thought I looked like a complete madwoman.” In a sea of the same-old cutoffs? That’s definitely a good thing.
And as for where Campbell scored the goods? It was all London-sourced. “I went shopping along Portobello Road,” says Campbell. “There’s this great shop that sells lots of old Afghan clothes where I bought the embroidered cropped shirt.” And Campbell plans on wearing her garb-on-the-grounds on the street, too—though her neighbors may not be too keen on the look. “I’m not sure the yummy mummies of Notting Hill would approve if I walked around the streets wearing the same outfits,” says Campbell. “But I’m quite mad for hats, so that crushed bowler should come out pretty often.” Wearing your festival duds year-round? That’s something we’ll definitely tip our hat to.
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