Wearing a Peasant Blouse Beyond Festival Fashion

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Tis the season for festival fashion! From flower crowns to fringed vests, it feels like music festivals have become their own culture with a special dress code. Instead of hanging up your pieces until next season, why not remix them for all year long?

I’ve never actually been to a music festival but I get the gist of what goes on thanks to websites, magazines, and other blogs.

So to try and being as convincing as possible for this post, I channeled my best Vanessa Hudgens and Katy Perry (both frequent concert goers) to bring to life my idea of the quintessential festival look, which I will deconstruct in a minute.

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Oh yeah, I went there! My look had to include mom jorts (jean shorts), a cross body bag, lace vest, booties, and a hat for both function and fashion.

While most of those are staples of a look to wear at an outdoor musical festival, I really want to focus on the peasant top. I think it stands out the most both because of it’s pretty pattern and also it’s billowy shape (apparently that’s the theme of the clothes on my blog this week!).

My blouse accidentally joined my closet after some good thrifting last month. I said in my thrift haul video that I fell victim to it’s cuteness and wasn’t sure how I’d style it but I guess I had a few ideas up my sleeves. So for a more everyday, non-festival look, here’s what I came up with:

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If you’ve learned anything from this post it’s that you shouldn’t feel bad if you splurge on the festival fashion hype and later regret buying a maxi skirt or crop top. Chances are it’s not a total loss. Just put on your thinking cap do some creative remixing like I did here!

P.S. I’m linking up with Being Zhenya for #ThriftStyleThursday.

festival-fashion-outfit-concert-music-peasant-blouse-01 outfit-details-imageThrifted top, vest, both shorts, black sunglasses, crossbody bag, approx. $6 total
DIY necklace
Black ASOS pork pie hat, paid w/ gift card (old)
Brown FiveBelow sunglasses, $4
Black lace Monroe and Main moto jacket, c/o (old)
Kmart booties, $15 (old)
Walmart sandals, $10 (old)
Wet’n’wild lipstick in Dark Wine

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