Glastonbury 2013: festival fashion style spotting

As the sun shone brightly, the clothes got more colourful at Glastonbury 2013 and team fash were out in force to style spot the festival goers.

This year we noticed a rise in punk style looks and of course we saw a fair few pairs of dungarees – the trend of the summer. But don’t worry the usual flowers and glitter were still out in force!

Take a look through of what the fashionable festival goers were wearing in and around the Oxfam Glastonbury shop.

Glastonbury fashion style spot

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Glastonbury fashion style spot

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Shop festival fashion

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Shop festival fashion

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Shop festival fashion

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Glastonbury fashion style spot

Shop festival fashion

Glastonbury fashion style spot

You  can shop your festival look in our high street shops or on the Oxfam Online Shop festival fashion page

Festival Fashion Trend Predictions at Glastonbury Festival 2013

With the car packed and ready to go, Team Fash are off to the wonderful Glastonbury Festival for a few days of fashion fun and festival frolics! With three shops, a team of campaigners and hundreds of official Oxfam stewards, we are so excited to be part of one of the world’s biggest and best festivals ever!

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With an amazing line-up- The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons to name but a few, fantastic sights to see and plenty to do we have stuffed our suitcases full of on-trend festival essentials and are ready to go! Having had such an amazing time at the Isle Of Wight Festival and spotting some great styles, we’ve selected hot trends we foresee becoming big at Glastonbury.


Denim is always in style- yet this Spring/Summer see’s a surge of denim cropping up, with the return of the ultimate 80’s trend- double denim! Whether it’s short shorts or a jacket, denim is back and looking fab!

We spotted Daisy at the Isle Of Wight Festival wearing this gorgeous denim dress and met the beautiful Sara who snapped up this fab denim jacket at our Oxfam Festival Shop at the Isle of Wight festival. We love that she teamed it with some turned-up denim shorts and tights- perfect festival attire and rocking the double denim trend! Shop the look and find something similar- both the denim dress and jacket are available to buy now from our Oxfam Online Shop, here.

Shine Bright

From sequins to sandals, standing out from the crowd is vital at a festival and this summer see’s the return of a spectrum of rainbow colours and even neon making a welcome return.


We spotted Beth at the Isle of Wight festival, who mixed bright colours with earthy natural accessories, and Olivia who stood out in her vibrant striped top and purple jacket- blending both the print and bright colour trends seamlessly and stopping us in our tracks!

Prints Galore

From Aztec to animal, stripey to circular- prints are back and have returned in vast and varied ways. Teamed with bright colours, clashing print is the fashion don’t that everyone is doing, and it looks awesome! Have a look for yourself with our style spotting at Isle Of Wight Festival, here.

One of our style fave’s was Liz, who worked a clashing of prints but blending of bright colours and added a well-known festival feel by including a flower crown, which fits perfectly with our next trend…

Floral Fancy

Whether it’s flowers in your hair, on your hat (see our own DIY one here) or on your dress- flowers are everywhere and it’s brightening up the British Summer weather!

This is the lovely Megan who totally rocked the floral trend- with pretty floral sunglasses and a flower crown standing out against her crochet floral tee, she looked perfect for a warm summer day. With jacket, tops and dresses galore- if floral is your thing then have pick from our floral festival selection, here.

Well, our rucksacks are ready for Glastonbury, are yours? Get packing and come and find us at one of our Oxfam Festival Shops to get your festival fashion essentials. See you soon!

Day Three: Style Spotting at the Isle Of Wight Festival

It’s day three at the Isle of Wight Festival and we’re on the hunt for the most stylish and cutting edge outfits on the isle. From charity shop thrift style to bright colours and monochrome ensembles- we snapped them all!

One of our lovely style spots was Beth from Southampton. With a blend of boho chic and middle-eastern tones, Beth looked fantastic.  She had a range of cute accessories, including a fabulous adjoining ring and bracelet that is something we’ll be seeing a lot of this summer. She also wore a fab golden necklace. She said: “I chose this outfit in the hope the sun would come out today.”

Daisy Flood is one that stood out to us – her awesome denim dress was teamed with cool lace-up wellies and a knitted cardigan. She bought her sunglasses whilst at the festival – aren’t they fab? Her mixture of understated essentials and a twist of colour made her festival style stand out from the crowd.  

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With a great mixture of prints and contrasting colours, Liz Mellor was also one our faves. With a monochrome dress and cool blue knit cardie, Liz was rocking a fun yet practical look. She topped this off with bright and colourful accessories – a great way to jazz up a festival outfit.

Isle of Wight local, Megan looked sweet in her cream crochet top and denim shorts. Light colours such as pastels, whites and creams are a huge trend on the catwalk for this season- making Megan bang on trend with her gorgeous ensemble.

Our next spot was Prudence from Bedfordshire. She wore a 60s style jacket and an open neck white shirt . She teamed this with a simple silver necklace and floral head band. She said: “I won’t travel to any festival without my headband and hunter wellies.”

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Lianne from London hit all the right notes with her festival style. How amazing is her patterned coat?  She knew how to keep warm but still be on trend.

We’ve had such a great time at the Isle of Wight Festival – meeting some amazing people and helping to spread the word of Oxfam Fashion. The Oxfam Festival Shop is travelling to festivals all over the UK this summer including Glastonbury, Latitude, Womad, Kendal Calling, Leeds and Bestival. If you will be joining us at any of the festivals, be sure to come and say hello and treat yourself to some bargains at the same time!

In the meantime, check out our festival edit on the Oxfam Online Shop, for any last minute essentials!

Oxfam Fashion at Hay Festival 2013

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I was lucky enough to be sent down to Hay Festival, a 10 day literature and arts festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, to act as the resident style reporter and to attend some sustainable fashion talks. 

Hay Festivals take place all over the world with two festivals taking place in Hay-on-Wye each year; a Spring/Summer festival and a Winter weekend festival. I was welcomed with beaming May sunshine and soaring temperatures when I arrived but was also blessed with the ambience of a music festival from the mud caused by rainfall earlier on in the week. Luckily, I had packed my wellies.

I attended the Hay Festival on the 30th and 31st May and stayed in a beautiful French-meets-British-Victoriana style home. I sat in on a couple of the fashion talks including the Lily Cole and WWF Amazon Adventure and Alannah Weston talks to Dylan Jones Business Breakfast which lasted about an hour each. All talks are extremely affordable at an average of £6 each. 

The Amazon Adventure explored the world of fashion sustainability in the Amazon where Lily learns about extracting rubber from trees (yes, I know – I thought all rubber was artificially made too!) and the Business Breakfast delved into the world of Selfridges, covering the TV series Mr Selfridge and the future of Selfridges.

The festival has a range of talks and workshops across the two weeks from Philosophy to Fashion. There is an eclectic mix of shops, charities, restaurants, bars, outdoor activities, famous figures and book signings. It’s great for all ages, all minds (I’m not a literature/arts buff) and is a refreshing change from music festivals, not to mention a lot cheaper. It exercises and inspires the mind and would make a great day out for as little as £0. 

Vintage store owners Kelli and Jo come together for Hay Festival and run Hay Does Vintage which sells vintage clothing, accessories and homeware. I had my eye on a vintage typewriter and a leather suitcase which I was torn about buying. 

The festival hosts both brain and beauty and proof is in these glamorous Hay Festival goers who were style spotted over the two days… 

  • Bring wellies
  • There is a shuttle from Hay-on-Wyre to the festival that’s £1 and is valid for the entire day
  • Visit the beautiful Hay-on-Wye village itself
  • Bargain hunt, some books in the bookshop can be expensive so take a look in the Oxfam bookshop first. 

Oxfam Fashion Heads to Graduate Fashion Week 2013

Image from GFW Website 

Graduate Fashion Week is the largest student event of its kind. With over 40 universities coming together to celebrate their graduating classes, it’s a hub of creativity and fashion-loving students.

I was lucky enough to be one of those graduating, so I grabbed my camera and got snap-happy! Held at Earl’s Court 2 in London, Graduate Fashion Week (known to its friends as GFW) is the best place to go style spotting, with thousands of students, industry professionals and even the odd celebrity or two wearing the best of their wardrobes and taking in the atmosphere.

As it was such a beautiful day, I headed outside and caught ladies as they were passing by, soaking up the beautiful summer day.

These two girls caught my eye immediately- fellow graduates, they’ve been here every day and are rocking the neon floral trend, with an ever-so-cool punk edge. I particularly love the neon socks with Asian-inspired wooden sandals. I asked them what sprung to mind when they thought of charity shopping- “Inspirational and great for vintage finds” said Sophie (right). “Yeah, and it’s all for a good cause” agreed Emily.

I also met the lovely Jules Walker who was shocked when I asked to take her photo. “I’m the least cool of all my friends” she said with a giggle. Not at all!

I love her 60’s inspired playsuit and white Raybans. (Right) The knitted collar is an especially nice touch, and is so simple to make at home- a DIY collar can instantly lift any outfit.

To the left is the gorgeous Lollo Wilson, a second year student- Lollo’s vintage style is fabulous, with the polka-dot shirt matching the bright blue sky and complementing her gorgeous red lipstick.

The vintage look was predominant throughout the students at Graduate Fashion Week, with 60’s and 70’s inspired trends such as high-waisted trousers and cropped collared shirts being key features, undoubtedly making a appearance at this year’s summer festivals.

Leanne Warren, a 22 year old student is also joining the trend, with this bright, beautiful floral shirt, teamed with rolled up jeans and sparkly jelly shoes, that fabulous 90’s trend that is going to make a big come-back this summer.

And what is it that’s so great about visiting charity shops? “It’s great fun and you can always pick up a unique bargain” says Leanne. And we couldn’t agree more!

Graduate Fashion Week 2013 closed it’s doors yesterday, finishing in style with the world renown Gala Show, highlighting the best of talent from across the country and around the world. Don’t worry if you missed it- it’ll be back next year, bigger and better than ever!

We had so much fun- with the summer coming around the corner, we are really looking forward to more style spotting at this year’s UK festivals! Make sure you come and find us at the Oxfam Pop Up Shop- hitting festivals around the UK including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival. For the full list, visit our earlier post here.

See you there!


Go to the Oxfam Online Shop

This Summer the Oxfam Festival Shop will be touring the nation’s festivals bringing the best of our unique and vintage items, plus festival essentials such as wellies and waterproofs to keep you warm and dry.

Managed by Lisa Morris and Fran Tutt, the Oxfam Festival Shop is staffed by a team of volunteers from across Oxfam’s high street shop network.

In 2012, the team managed seven shops, traded for more than 400 hours and had 67 volunteers working in the Oxfam Festival Shop during the summer – amazing!

Here is where you can find the Oxfam Festival Shop this summer and, if you click on the festival we have links to what we did last year too…

We’ll be style spotting the best festival fashion, so watch out for us on site or in the shop with our camera at the ready.

Here’s to a superb summer, we’ll see you there!

Royal Windsor Horse Show fashion

From Whistles to Mulberry, Daks to Paul Smith – the Oxfam shop at Royal Windsor was bursting with fashion gems for women and men.

Set amongst an array of equestrian wear and artisan craft stalls the Oxfam shop stood out with its bright Hermes scarves and quirky displays. So, what was the first thing to do?

Get mooching around the rails of course!

I firstly had a look at some of the men’s clothes on offer, getting shop volunteer Jim (pictured below, middle, in the chair) and my friend Ben (in the blue jacket) to try on some cool jackets and blazers. I then had a look around the horse show site and bumped into Russell Taylor (right, at the bottom) who was running a clothes stand across the way from Oxfam. I loved his flamboyant style mixing a plain shirt with a colourful neck scarf.

Oxfam shop manager Lisa pointed the way to an intrinsically Windsor shop – DuBarrys of Ireland. I went in to have a quick chat with Benjamin Buxton (right, at the top) who was more than happy for me to take a few snaps of him in his finest attire!

Royal Windsor men's fashion

And here’s how you can get the look from the Oxfam Online Shop – Daks, Harris Tweed and Barbour galore!

Royal Windsor men's fashion


I was in heaven looking through the vintage Liberty dresses and Jaeger scarves and was so pleased when shop volunteer Molli said she’d model some clothes for me.  Mollie (below with brown hair) tried on a quite a few dresses and then we decided to get our equestrian on!!!

The shop team helped Molli dress up with some jodhpurs, a white shirt and blazer – all we needed now was a horse. We had a quick walk around the site, we couldn’t find a real one but stumbled across a horse model, which was good enough for us. Fran and Lisa, who run the festival shop, are on the left in their Royal Windsor outfits.

Whilst on our search for a horse, Molli and I spotted this eccentric red and tartin outfit across the fields sported by the lovely Joan Thomas. She should definitely feature on the advanced syle blog!

To top the event off I got to see the Shetland pony grand national, which flooded back my love for ‘my little pony’. I had every pet imaginable when I was younger but alas never a pony, one day….

And then, the finale – seeing the queen give out the final horse show prize and then I saw her being driven past me. Maybe next year we can get to style spot the Queen?

Royal windsor women's fashion

Get your look ladies, from the Oxfam Online Shop, I found these similar items below. 


royal windsor women's fashion

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the fashions from Royal Windsor.