The festival wardrobe is its own being, completely apart from the rest of your closet. We showed you a list of some great staple pieces for your favorite festivals, but, of course, that was before Nasty Gal released its exclusive line of ’70s inspired festival-wear for 2016: After Party Vintage. You’ll find a lot of denim, frayed cutoffs, suede, and crafty appliques, but also pieces like a fringed suede dress; the collection is all encompassing. All of the pieces are either made from vintage fabrics or are created based on vintage silhouettes. If you’re looking for a quick fix rather than wading through the extra-long catalog of fashion choices, here is a list of 7 of our favorite vintage festival fashion pieces from the collection.
1. Levi’s 501 Cutoff Shorts
This pair of high-waisted shorts are literally just a pair of classic Levi’s from decades ago, cut off to wear today; although the “pockets” on the back are only shadows, so that takes a bit of the practicality away. But if you take this chance to snag up a new handbag the issue is irrelevant! The leather and suede half-circle appliques on the sides add a crafty touch that adds to the old jeans vintage appeal. Buy it here!
2. Loose Army Jacket
A semi-cropped, loose-fitting army jacket is best when styled for summer. “Cropped” is used lightly in this description, as the hem is simply cutoff, with a fraying line. They will look great paired with a pair of cutoff shorts (some Levi’s, perhaps?), especially with its gorgeous green hue. Again with the leather and suede appliques, this time they come in stars and a crest. Buy it here!
3. Levi’s Frayed Jacket
Denim jackets look cute with so many different outfits, especially in the summertime, so of course it would make sense to repurpose a classic Levi’s form to be part of a fabulous festival look. This look features the same applique as the other denim Levi’s in this list; you’ll also have four pockets and full button closure for practicality and style. Buy it here!
4. Lace-Up Suede Crop Top
Aptly named “Lone Star,” this is a western-inspired crop top with the line’s star-shaped appliques. The laces go down the whole front, and you can tie them yourself, so you can decide exactly how much skin you want to show. Match it with a pair of denim cutoffs to complete the outfit, and let your top be the statement piece. The back, although not as exciting as the front, has an interesting depth, giving a rather lovely silhouette to the top. Buy it here!
5. Scalloped Suede Miniskirt
Retro has never looked so cute! You have panels of brown, magenta, and red suede all coming together at a scalloped hemline, making for a much more feminine appearance than a suede skirt otherwise would have. It manages to take the suede and make it flirty with the almost floral hemline, and the buttons down the front add another cute element. The stiffer suede fabric makes it easy to rock a girly look at any festival, so you can look cute and not have to worry so much about stray breezes! Buy it here!
6. Lace-Backed Fringe Top
If the lace-up suede top from earlier in the list wasn’t quite your speed, maybe you’d like the lace-backed one instead! This is a more feminine option, due to the sweet cutouts all around the bodice, and the suede appears to be thinner in this pale blue color. Fringe is hot, especially for a festival culture, and with the laces on the back this is a piece sure to stand out in the crowd. Buy it here!
7. Floral Halter Dress
This final product is something that will look stunning anywhere this summer. You’ll be right at home at your favorite festival, but this is a dress that doesn’t have that same feeling of being particularly quirky or vintage to the point of being exclusive festival-wear. In fact, this will be a dress that will suit you for any day this summer, so long as you are alright with showing some skin! Buy it here!
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