In case you haven’t yet noticed, I’m usually not all that partial to the more mainstream “festival style” or “boho fashion,” and usually opt for more independent designers and artists (I like to call them “artisans”) found at transformational or conscious festivals like Lucidity or Lightning In A Bottle. Every time I see a more mainstream ad for festival fashion I often cringe a little, since so many of them to me seem fairly unoriginal and cookie cutter. Plus, I love supporting the small, struggling artists a whole lot more! However, I’d be lying to myself if I said I didn’t appreciate art in all its forms, and I also understand that my style of festival apparel may not appeal to everyone. So, when I received a newsletter from Revolve, one of the best online retailers for upscale contemporary style, about their latest Festival Vibes edit, I decided to give it a look and share my favorite pieces for those of you who may not connect with me on all of the hippie, nomadic stuff I love to share!
Next Level Rompers
Trends come and go and either I like them immediately, hate and condemn them to the back of my brain forever, or hate them at first and slowly warm up to them over time. The romper is one of those things that I never really liked…I always kind of felt only certain body types could pull them off (read: models) and they just weren’t really right for a more muscley, athletic type such as myself. But over time, this style has changed and evolved and brands have gotten pretty darn creative with it. I’m still not totally convinced, but I think at this point I’ve taken them from back of the brand condemnation up a notch to a separate, special compartment called “possibly.” I wasn’t really expecting to write about rompers today until I saw a newsletter come in from a favorite retailer, Revolve, featuring nothing but rompers. I was pretty impressed with what I saw…not gonna lie! I figured this would make a perfect post and add some variety since I’ve been so into posting about individual startups, the usual denim or charitable apparel campaigns. Not that that’s a problem, but I like such a wide range of things (hence my blog name).
I collected several pieces from Revolve here, many of which I would at least try on in a dressing room, and maybe even wear out on the beach one of these ridiculously hot and dry California days we’ve been having lately. Some I might not wear but I added them anyway because they just looked so neat and different! The usual romper went from looking like it belonged on Baby Spice to something truly dressy and chic. I guess one of the reasons why so many of these stood out to me is because many of them look more like mini dresses and add to that boho vibe that just about any chick can get down with, but I also like how many are more form fitting than the rompers I’m used to seeing around. I usually don’t like how boxy they often look…baggy and unflattering. I’m sure with a pair of heels most of these would look like something to be worn at a swanky formal event! Enjoy, and let me know what you think!