Rock festivals all have one unwritten rule – flaunt the fashionista in you. They’re an excuse to be experimental with colours and style while flaunting the simplicity of dressing for summer. With the much-loved Synergy Live Festival just around the corner, YCLAD has some tips on how to rough it, while rocking some festival chic.


Wonderful ‘onesies’

Playsuits are easy to wear, very feminine, and trendy; even our favourite celebs are loving them.  Pair one of these playsuits with a pair of flat sandals or gorgeous wedges and you’re ready to go.


Spotted Jumpsuit Dress– R250.00

Available at Woolworths


We love short shorts

Shorts have been with us through the ages and still remain a favourite item of our wardrobe for summer. YCLAD gives these cheeky items a thumbs up for the festival look. The best thing about these easy- to-pack items; they are practical and go with anything, no matter your style. Pair these with your favourite baggy tee, or a pretty lace top to complete the look.


RE: Stretch Stonewash Shorts – R250.00

Available at Woolworths


Bangin’ Box Tops

Believe it or not, this is your festival staple. With all the gorgeous shirts and blouses available at the moment, you can’t go wrong. These items will result in instant trendiness and are so easy to wear. Choose from checks to plain and pair them with a pair of denim shorts. If you’re sporting the playsuits or fun dresses, drape a larger shirt over the shoulders for when it gets a bit chilly.


Country Road Boxy Swing Shirt – R699.00

Available at Woolworths


Festival Frocks

You cannot go wrong with a cute summer dress, whether your style is vintage, retro, or floral feminine-  flaunt it. Dresses, like the playsuits, are easy and practical, and can be easily mixed with your other favourite styles. Pair with cute wellies for a more edgy look, and to make sure you still look chic while trudging through the mud on the wetter festival days.  For the warmer weather, couple your favourite festival dress with a pair of comfy flats.


Mari & Me Summer Lace Dress – R 949.00

Available at 36Boutiques


Rock the Jacket

No matter how many fingers we keep crossed that the sun will keep his hat on for the duration of the festival, we cannot predict the weather. But don’t let this ruin your weekend, just make sure to pack in your favourite jacket. The edgy biker jacket and parka are our top two picks this season, they are durable, stylish and can be paired with just about anything.


Chiara Biker Jacket – R 1999.00

Available at Poetry


Stylish sunnies

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, protect your eyes and look stylish while doing it. To complete the rock festival chic look, you will need a pair of aviators or wayfarers, but make sure to get the right size frame for your face. Step out in these babies and you will be sure to turn heads.


Ray-Ban Tech Aviator – R 2250.00

Available at Sunglass Hut


-Lisa Phillips

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