Festival Style 2018 – What I’m Wearing
The Festival begins this weekend! Don’t miss out on the best fashion spotting of the year in an enchanted forest near you.
Every year from July through Labor Day, a forest near Bristol, WI, buzzes to life with music, merriment, and more. From a quest to find a baby dragon to the Joust to the Death, this festival is bound to be hopping with plenty of ale to keep you content and more magic than you can shake an enchanted walking stick at. But what to WEAR?! Your local peasant fashionista is here to help guide you through the perils of getting dressed to keep all the wenches at bay. Even the faeries will be crawling to get a look at your stellar outfit this weekend. Time to rock your best festival style.
This ONE Festival Style Accessory will Up your Dancing Game
Heading to a music festival this weekend? Make sure you’re rocking a great silk flower crown! The ribbons down the back will twirl right along with you as you dance to the strum of the Lute and make all those other wenches jealous. With so many color combinations you can get exactly the right one to let that page boy know you’re rooting for him and would very much like to see what’s under that waistcoat.
The Footwear All the Fashion Conscious Barmaids will be wearing this season is…
Knee high boots with extra tall socks underneath! How else do you think all of the dust kicked up underneath three skirts will stay out of your knickers? Keep having a drunken good time while having zero worry about where that dust is going to end up. Wipe with a damp cloth at the end of the day and you’re ready to go again in the morning!
Belt Bags are back this season and even better than ever.
A handmade leather pouch will hold all the coin you’ll need to tip musicians, barmaids, and more. Add a belt loop to hold you tankard and other such cutlery. And don’t forget to tie a fan on there as well! Summer heat is very real and modesty laws mean you’re going to be sweating your cleavage off all day every day. Your favorite leather shop will have some wonderful belts hand stamped just for you. I personally prefer Oh Susanna’s Leather. Hands free is the way to be at the festival, after all!
Add some personality to your favorite pieces with buttons!
These amazing buttons of carved and polished buffalo bone make a whole slew of statements without you needing to open your mouth once. Not pictured, I’ve got one that says “Thanks! My Wife Likes them, too” that keeps all the courtiers away. All round, these buttons are an excellent edition to any bodice. Speaking of which…
For all your basics from chemise to skirts, head to Felix Needleworthy Fine Renaissance Costume and get fitted up by the man himself.
All joking aside, my favorite time of year starts today. The Bristol Renaissance Faire opens this Saturday (July 7th) and stays open through Labor Day! So my weekends will be filled with faeries, ale, singing, jousting, and more. Stay tuned into my Instagram stories for some funsies and Renaissance shenanigans!