Baby It’s Cold Outside, but the Music is LIVE: Style ideas for a Winter Music Festival

There are certain occasions I live for, and developing looks for a far-from-home music festival is one of them. Nothing feels quite like strutting in to Splendour wearing something that makes you feel amazing. Each year as a group, we set the dress code in honour of the bands we will see. Here are our style ideas for 2016.

In Winter, there’s the matter of layering and planning. Will it be searing hot, yet muddy and wet during sunlight, and will the temperature drop dramatically at dusk? I mean, how BIG is the bag I’m supposed to bring to this thing and carry around for 12 hours??! Be smarter, be stylish and the cold won’t get to your bones, no matter what. Rather than flocking together in your felt hats and rose headbands (rolls eyes), why not give this some thought and dress like you’re headed straight for the main amphitheatre stage? Click on images for a closer look, and shop the list at the end.

There is a great mix of mens and womenswear, but the thing to remember is that we don’t care who wears what!


Last Nite


The bigger, more colourful, brash, offensive and fun, the better. Get your velveteen fill and  mix with metallics, leather, denim, and painted nails. Pin and cloth badges are essential.



Pictured L-R: Father Superior ‘Zoomba jacket’, Edgeley ‘Big Time Tassel’ earrings, Pared Eyewear ‘Funk & Soul’ sunglasses, Lucy Folk Shapeshifter necklace (multi), Edgeley ‘Glam’ leather purse, O.P.I. nail lacquer in ‘It’s A Boy’, Stila gold eyeshadow, Limedrop velour jacket, false eyelashes, Topshop moto denim shorts



Pictured L-R: Third Drawer Down ‘Wes Anderson tee’, ‘Nope’ cloth badge, fringe leather jacket, Father Superior ‘Comme As You Are’ long sleeve tee, Limedrop nail polish in ‘Blue Bottle’, Etro ‘striped pattern’ scarf at Farfetch, Just Fuck Off Co ‘Worst Place’ pin, R.I.P. Feelings cloth badge, Maison Margiela at Farfetch ‘Future’ hi top sneakers, Saint Laurent ‘Classic SL 108’ sunglasses, Maison Margiela red ID bracelet
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DI$COUNT UNIVER$E from Melbourne

The Love Cats


Goth inspired, black, lace, leather, oversize jumpers, black eyeliner and red lips. So wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.


Pictured L-R: Limedrop velour jacket, Topshop pinafore dress, Shrimps coat, Dita Eyewear ‘Freebird’ sunglasses, Rimmel London red lipstick, Limedrop nail colour in ‘Back Burn’, Stila smudge pot in black, Rimmel London Colour Precise Eyeliner in Black, get lace gloves on to those jazz hands, Sollis ‘Kuba’ earrings.
‘Gobble Doc’ jacket by Father Superior


L.E.S. Artistes


Glam tracksuit chic – big patterns, proper old gold, lycra, sequins, big chains, cropped separates, sporty elevated luxe.



Upper L-R: Running Bare Classic ‘No Bounce’ crop top, Limedrop taffeta culottes, Gorman raincoat, Topshop leggings, Fame and Partners ‘Midnight Shimmer’ dress Lower L-R: Dita Eyewear ‘Flight 006’ sunglasses, Bourjois Rouge Velvet lip gloss in #02 Frambourjoise, Dita Eyewear ‘Condor’ sunglasses, Sollis ‘Lola’ earrings, Florsheim ‘Bea’ boot in bronze, Sollis ‘Mbuti’ clutch bag, Sollis ‘Zulu Zig’ earrings in lapis lazuli.
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The House of Lily Castel




No One’s Gonna Love You


Tone down the sequins with suede, linens, maroon paisleys and cowboy hats.


L-R: Topshop linen jumpsuit, suede fringe tan jacket, Pared Eyewear ‘Starksy and Hutch’ sunglasses, Topshop bodysuit, Nerida Winter hat, Rimmel London Magnif’eyes Double Ended Eyeshadow, $16.95, Stockist: priceline Shade: #003 Queens of the Bronzed Age, Etro scarf at Farfetch, Florsheim ‘Jacinta’ in taupe, Lucy Folk ‘Pearl Diver’ slap band in emerald, B.Balenciaga Skin EDP 50ml, Moto jeans at Topshop



Pictured L-R: Band of Horses Why Are U OK? merch tee, Father Superior ‘Blank2’ jacket, Topshop frill sleeveless shirt, Yosuzi at Lucy Folk ‘Memeja’ hat, Topshop black denim mini, TM Lewin red navy paisley pocket square, Florsheim ‘Dune’ in tan, Topshop denim shorts, Mirka Mora x Gorman ‘Serpent’ earrings, Sollis square stud earrings



Love Me


The 1975 are so much fun to put looks together for. The possibilities are endless, and always high glam.


L-R: Nerida Winter hat, Karen Walker sunglasses, Fame and Partners ‘Midnight Shimmer’ dress, Porte a Vie Gooseberry Intimates, ‘Pretty Much Perfect’ demi in black,, Lucy Folk friendship bracelet, Father Superior ‘Prince’ jacket, Florsheim ‘Astra’ in black – made in Italy, Topshop moto fray jeans.


Article. by Courtney Holm First Skin New Technical Jacket Made To Order in Melbourne- limited edition of 10, Felted Two Tone Trouser Made To Order in Melbourne- limited edition of 3


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DI$COUNT UNIVER$E Diamon Dollars hand embellished jean

Coming Home



Pictured L-R: Saint Laurent jacket, Topshop shirt, Nick Foquet at Farfetch Maritime hat, Third Drawer Down Backpack X Pijama, Saint Laurent wallet, Florsheim ‘Beaumont’ in tan, Topshop cropped pant, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Essence Aromatique Eau de Cologne



Gumboot Gallery

Gumboots are essential, because though the grassy knoll looks luscious in ‘before’ photos, it doesn’t take long for the hoards to turn it into a glorious cascading mud milkshake. Here’s our pick of good shades of wellie.


Pictured L-R: chilli red and leopard print at Target , utility green at Topshop, metallic baby blue at ASOS, the classic Hunter in black, gangsta metallic at ASOS


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Pictured at top: Sticky Fingers wearing Father Superior

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