7 Style Buys to Update Your Summer 2019 Festival Look

Festival season is coming in 🔥🔥🔥

October marks the highly anticipated and official start of festival season in South Africa! The weather starts getting warmer and our wardrobe brighter and tangibly lighter (literally). Pick up the October 2018 issue on sale Monday, 24 September, for the ultimate festival update. What’s better? You can now shop directly from our pages!

Here’s how to turn your festival look from drab to totally FAB with a few key items for that much-needed revamp. No matter the festival, these pieces are must-haves this season. Keep scrolling to see how you can modernise your festival look in seven ways.

7 Buys to Update Your Summer 2019 Festival Look

1 Track Pants


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We can’t all look like Riri at Coachella, but we can get close enough with the right pair of track pants. With ’90s brands like Kappa back in style, you are sure to turn heads with these side-striped, satin-finish tracks. Comfortable and stylish AF. What more do you need?

R1 099, Kappa at Shelflife

2 Loud Sneakers


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No festival look is complete without a cool pair of sneakers, and this season there are two defining factors to classify cool kicks from the regular: bright and juicy hues or chunky dad-sneaker silhouettes. Converse is back and better than ever! The Golf Le Fleurs by Tyler the Creator are the perfect fit for your summertime festival vibe.

R1 599, Converse at Shelflife

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3 Floral Slip Dress


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The perfect garment to layer with, pop a slip dress over a tee or under a biker jacket. A festival look that can never go wrong? A floral slip dress paired with combat boots. Elevate this look by adding a paper-boy hat and a kick-ass backpack.

R1 199, Forever New

4 Skinny Shades


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Skinny shades are here to stay and we are obsessed. They are the perfect accessory to take any look from standard to slay-worthy. Think Matrix-inspired extra-slim shades or retro Kurt Cobain oval sunnies.

R499, Glamzza

5 Moonbag Magic


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Style and convenience, our fave duo. A moon bag will house all your festival essentials, while dancing with both hands in the air and still looking stylish AF. You can now join the cool kids of Instagram by purchasing the item that has become a street-style must-have. Wear it slung across your chest or strapped around your waist or hips.

R270, Cotton On

6 Metal Rings


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Rings are not-to-be-overlooked accessories and we’re seeing all our favourite influencers stacking them and wearing a ton of them, all in one go. Wear at least one on each finger for extra cool-girl appeal.

R70 for set of three, Cotton On

7 Cool Camo


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A trend that we absolutely love is the utilitarian look, and with it sees the return of camo prints! Festival season’s hit print, invest in a pair of camo-printed pants or an accessory that will pack one helluva punch.

R499, Cotton On at Superbalist

Who else can’t wait for festival season? Share your festival looks with us @CosmopolitanSA #COSMOStyle


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