When it comes to “Festival Fashion” I’m not your typical girl. Fringe? No thanks. A floral headband? My idea of a sartorial nightmare. So what would I wear to a music festival? Well, that’s exactly what I left for Topshop‘s in-house personal shopping team to figure out.
Considering I’m a gal-on-the-go with a rather insane schedule (currently I have three full-time jobs. What? I know) who hates shopping crowds, it’s rather surprising that it has taken me so long to discover the joys of personal shopping. I guess, like many of you, I’ve always considered it to be a luxury reserved only for the platinum credit card-holding elite. But I was very wrong, as even stores as accessible as Topshop are now offering the service to customers at no extra charge.
So what does a personal shopping experience at Topshop entail? Imagine being a celebrity for a moment and getting escorted to a private room upon entering your favourite store. At Topshop you most certainly do not have to be a celebrity, but you do get escorted into their private personal shopping room that is like a giant, dream walk-in closet. Then you are directed to your personalized room, where outfits custom to you have already been pulled together and laid out before your eyes. Trust me, it’s awesome.
My personal shopper, Lindsay Bell, had pulled together everything from stiletto heels and leather skirts to suit every kind of “Gracie” festival look possible. In the end, I wanted to be realistic about my outfit and what I would really wear to the Arts & Crafts Field Trip on Saturday (ps. tickets still avail!) We chose these silk navy shorts and loose sleeveless blouse because they’re like a fancier version of your basic shorts and tank pairing, and will still keep me cool during the day. A Balenciaga-esque moto jacket because I live in moto jackets, and, it could get cold at night, or rain. As much as I want to wear heels, I know they’re not suited to trekking around a field all day. Instead, I settled on these awesome flat leopard sandals that are perfectly accented by my Hello Kitty bandaid (don’t forget to pack bandaids!) Last but not least is the bag. I LOVE this bag! Normally I carry oversized massive bags and often multiple ones at a time (I’m a true bag lady) but at a music festival you want to be care free and not held back by a bag. This one is perfect because it doubles as a wristlet and cross body, and fits everything that you could possible need.
What I Wore: Jacket, Blouse, Shorts, Sandals and Purse all courtesy of Topshop Canada. Sunglasses by Celine.
Get The Look: Sateen- paneled jersey T-shirt by Alexander Wang, Leopard-print calf hair sandals from Musa, Leopard printing round sunglasses from Oasap, Black split side shorts from Romwe, Woven box chain bag from Topshop, Black leather jacket by Versace
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