This is not for want of trying I can assure you.
There are signs that my chronic Glastonbury envy is getting easier to deal with each passing year however. This time it has taken only a week for it to subside enough for me to do a quick round up of the fashion treats on offer at the UK’s most revered festival.
I’ve said before that tights are a festival essential. Festival pro Kate Moss has been spotted sporting a pair of black fishnet tights. Fishnet made a strong showing at Glastonbury this year. Ke$ha performed in a pair of wide net fishnets which gave real attitude to her ripped, off the shoulder t-shirt. For a similar look try the Jonathan Aston Burlesque Midinet Tights with their larger net design – give them a rock and roll edge by putting some extra holes in them like Ke$ha. If you are really daring you could even try this look with fishnet hold ups. Rather than pulling them up to the mid thigh as you normally would, choose a smaller size and wear them lower down the leg – more like over the knee socks. With their plain tops and wide net the Jonathan Aston Midinet Hold Ups are perfect for this look.
Even Beyonce got in on the fishnet craze, performing her electrifying set on the Sunday night in a pair of nude coloured fishnets. If you are thinking of emulating Beyonce not only do we wish you all the luck in the world – we’d also recommend you do so using Levante Fishnet Tights which come in a natural and mocca as well as the standard black.
It is no surprise that sock and welly combos we were popular with those that had to brave the mud with the rest of the crowds. Pixie Geldof went for a little flash of colour under her trusty wellies like hundreds of hardy festival goers. Knee high socks in bright colours like Trasparenze’s Cinzia Knee High Socks work well for this look as do over the knee socks like the Pamela Mann Ribbed over the Knee Socks.
For me though, outfit of the weekend goes to Alexa Chung. Once the rain eased off a little, she slipped into an impossibly white sun dress teamed with cute black jodhpur boots and grey socks. Now it is easy enough to lay my hands on a white cotton dress and those Jonathan Aston Slouch Socks in just the right shade of grey. Would anyone care to donate a Chanel handbag to complete the look?