Let spring/summer 2017’s festival style inspire your getup for the next beach party in Koh Samui or Phuket
Whether or not you’re a festival fan, there’s no doubt that when it comes to style, this year’s festival-goers were on their A game. From Glastonbury’s psychedelic arrays of facial glitter art, to Coachella’s stunning sea of mirrored garments, there were plenty of looks to be inspired by for your next beach party outfit. We’ve rounded up the latest and greatest style trends from this year’s festivals – and those don’t even include flower crowns. So, if you’re in need of a little inspiration for your upcoming tropical beach party, read on.
Time to sparkle
This colourful trend took centre stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the UK. Stunning patterns in an array of vivid hues magically became the new ‘makeup de jour’, floating onto people’s faces in a plethora of contoured swirls and gleaming highlights. Of course, you’ll need to be pretty handy with a makeup brush to achieve this kind of look yourself, but if you’re staying in one of Thailand’s private villas it will be easy to hire a makeup artist if you and your pals really want to sparkle up for a night out. Be inspired by the tropical scenery when it comes to creating your own glittery beach look – think sun, sea and swaying palms.
If you’re heading to a beach party in Thailand over the next couple of months, leave your flower crown and slogan cap at home – this seasons’ head wear is all about fisherman’s hats. Perfect for keeping windswept hair under some semblance of control, the humble bucket hat this season is embellished with sequins, ribbons and an array of other colourful tidbits – a far cry from the plain piece of head wear you were imagining. Like the hot pink number from Miu Miu.
Practical and pretty
If you don’t fancy putting all your essential bits and bobs in a handbag that will slow you down when you’re dancing on the beach, this season’s belt bag is the ultimate stylish accessory. Instead of wearing the bag low-slung on your hips, highlight your curves by keeping it super-cinched in at the waist. The Marmont animal studs leather belt bag from Gucci is a classic example. Featuring an eclectic host of metal creatures, from crickets, moths and lions, this one is a keeper. The belt is designed to be worn high on the waist, which is perfect for those that want to stay bang on trend this season.
Say it proud
For the guys, t-shirts this season should all be about statements. If you’re taking your style inspiration from the likes of Justin Bieber and Kanye West, the statement you’ll want to make is about which label you’re wearing. Look out for crisp t-shirts that proclaim what brand you’re wearing, either with striking graphics or sleek logos. The logo-print cotton jersey t-shirt from Balmain hits all the right notes. Not only will the cotton fabric help you feel fresh and cool, but you know this is a classic silhouette that will never go out of style.
Sleek and silver
If you’re a guy that prefers to take his inspiration from A-listers when it comes to putting on your beach party style, then your ensemble shouldn’t be without a simple piece of silver jewellery. Forget beads, sweatbands and all other colourful accessories – classic silver pendants are the way to go this season if you’re looking for the right necklace. The feather-shaped pendant from Seven Jewellery is an eye-catching choice, offering something a bit quirkier than a dog tag without creating too much of a statement.