Sometimes It’s Better to Choose Function Over Fashion

Sometimes, when it comes to what you wear, you have to be practical rather than fashionable. I was reminded of this lesson during my day at Download festival on Sunday 12th June.

Basically… It rained all day long. And not just the straightforward drizzly rain, but the kind of rain that goes in a sideways direction, blows in the wind and just gets you soaked all over regardless of whether you have an umbrella or not.

My fashion plans for Download? S/S 11 Western Girl Chic (mentioned in a previous post) consisting of a textured white top and high waisted denim hotpants with a skinny tan vintage-style belt, a tan fringed leather handbag and wellies (because wellies are a festival staple… FACT).

Well, that all went up in flames due to the weather. I looked outside in the morning and saw only dark clouds (but at that point it wasn’t even raining!) Still, I had to put tights with my hotpants which ruined the summer essence of the outfit, change my bag as I was worried it would get ruined if it rained and add a standard black cardigan.

Then we arrived in Donington Park and the heavens opened. I got soaked to the skin in a matter of minutes and had to purchase a cheap black hoodie, in order to keep myself warm, and the sexiest looking poncho you’ve ever seen, in order to keep myself dry!

So, instead of looking as good as Kate Moss manages to with her festival fashion year upon year – I looked like this:

GRUNGE-TASTIC! But hey, at least I managed to stay smiling (until the sixth hour of rain):

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