It’s that time of year again! The shops are packed with camping accessories and the conversation has turned to whether or not the rain is going to hold off. Yes, festival season is well and truly upon us. But what are you going to wear now that summer is here? What is your signature festival look? Have you factored in your jewelry?
Whether you are heading to camping or jetting off on your holidays, the accessories you choose can make all the difference to your summer wardrobe. From the beach to the field, there are pieces to suit any look or occasion. For men and women, colorful details and well chosen jewelry are key if you want to stand out from the crowd. Forget about autumnal tones and winter layering, summer is all about being bold, bright and vibrant with your choices.
Why should I wear colorful jewelry?
We are firm believers in letting the raw materials of our jewelry speak for themselves. We love warm copper and rose gold tones, crisp silver and the polished surface of brass and gold, but sometimes an injection of color is just what the doctor ordered. It can feel great to take a step outside of your comfort zone and try out details that you wouldn’t normally wear to the office or when meeting friends. Not all of us have jobs where bright colors are always appropriate, so why not take this chance to explore.
Sometimes, nothing beats having a bit of fun and expressing the more light-hearted side of your personality with a vibrant pop of color. A splash of pink or a bit of blue can instantly lift your mood, boost your confidence and get you in the festival spirit, even if the weekend does turn out to be a wash out! Colors like blue have been proven to make us feel more optimistic and calm. Our accessories are a great place to celebrate the power of color.
Why not pick a statement necklace or a rope bracelet in your favorite color or a shade that you associate with positivity? Choose a tone that you know will put a smile on your face and leave you feeling good, inside and out. You’ll be dancing from noon till night in no time!
Plus, as you probably won’t want to take your favorite or finest clothes to a festival (think mud and rain and spilt beer), jewelry is a great way to elevate some of your simpler (or dare we say older) garments. Colorful jewelry can renew even the most tired t-shirt, leaving you ready to make new friends and have fun with old ones.
What occasions are best for colorful jewelry?
Festivals and holidays were made for colorful jewelry. When the sun is shining and you are trying to pack light (whether in your camping rucksack or your cabin baggage), statement jewelry is the perfect solution for mixing up your outfits and turning wardrobe staples into talking points. Opting for a simple white t-shirts and denim shorts, or throwing on your favorite summer dress? By adding a colorful bracelet or a statement necklace, you’ll instantly elevate your look ready for the party to start.
Why not choose a colorful bracelet for daytime wear before adding a colorful necklace in time for dinner and the evening’s events? Packing jewelry that can easily transition from day through to night is an absolute must for festivals and holidays. You want reliable pieces that are secure and comfortable (so you don’t have to worry about losing or misplacing them) and that you know look good every time you wear them (you never know when you’re going to be without a mirror after all!). Just grab them from your bag and off you go!
Colorful necklaces and bracelets
The Fiber (rope) collection was designed to be versatile, allowing you to wear your pieces your way. Tactile and versatile, every single statement necklace or rope bracelet in the Fiber collection can be adjusted and accessoried to suit your mood and your outfit. Made from colorful Dyneema cord, the world’s lightest and strongest fiber, the Fiber necklaces and bracelets are perfect for a festival or a holiday. Remember you can mix and match our pieces! You only need to take one or two pieces of jewelry because you can wear them a different way each day!
But, let’s not forget about our base metals! Combining bright rope with brass tones and geometric silhouettes, our jewelry juxtaposes the precise with the fun loving, the engineered with the smooth. This means that these pieces look as great with a floaty dress as they do with a pair of chunky boots (which we strongly recommend for a weekend in the field by the way!).
Necklaces and knitwear
Don’t be fooled! Camping is always chillier than you think. Even in the height of July, packing knitwear for a festival is a wise decision. To combat the chills of a British summer eve, whether out in the open at a festival, camping with family or at a BBQ with friends, channel your summer vibes with a bright knit and a statement necklace to match. You’ll be grateful for layers in the field. Pack a good supply of shirts or lightweight knits and think about light layers that can be tied around the waist when the sun finally does show up.
It’s all about a sense of fun! Seen here, the bright blue of the blue and gold necklace and the blue and gold bracelet really stand out against the pink of the jumper. Prefer pink? the pink and gold necklace and the pink and gold bracelet were made for festival living! Coordinate with a purple knit as below and forget about the weather. Not only are these looks practical, but they are simple, fun and easy going. Just how festival dressing should be!
Contrasting your jewelry with your outfit
More of a glamper? There is no shame in swapping the pop up tent for a yurt and having an extra bit of comfort while getting ready at a festival! No one can blame you for wanting a little more luxury in life! Silks and draping fabrics are perfect for adding a glamorous touch to al fresco events. They are casual, floaty and easy to wear, but a little more ‘grown up’ than a jumper. Not to mention that the humidity of your tent will get out any creases!
We suggest choosing a natural shade that works beautifully with a punch of color. Here we have opted for a simple cream top and the blue and gold necklace. Again, you can adjust the hardware to style your statement look, moving from a choker to a pendant with one simple movement. Who said that looking good had to be difficult?
Not everything has to clash to make a statement. Sometimes you can be just as bold by choosing tonal jewelry as you can be by choosing contrasting shades. Take these looks for example! the pink and gold necklace looks gorgeous with a simple pink t-shirt and the blue and gold necklace couldn’t look cooler than teamed with this blue top. Coordinate yourself to achieve festival chic and inject some complimentary tones into your festival wardrobe.
Stylish festival dressing
Just because you are going to a festival or going on holiday doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your personal style and try and fit in with fads and trends. Floral prints not your bag? No problem! Wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of frayed denim shorts? No worries! The key to stylish festival dressing is to be true to yourself and find a way of translating your personal style to the occasion. For instance, for the avid lovers of monochrome, you can wear white and black right the way through summer, but by adding a little hint of color you can also get into the festival spirit. We love the below look of the blue and gold necklace combined with the black and white t-shirt, trousers and trainers. A timeless festival look that will never go out of style!