IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN AND NO, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THOSE PESKY EXAMS, PHEEW....

THE TIME HAS COME TO SLIP-ON OUR WELL-WORN WELLIES, PITCH THOSE WEATHER-BEATEN TENTS AND GET READY FOR THE SEASON. BUT JUST BECAUSE THE TYPICAL BRITISH WEATHER HAS DECIDED TO LET US DOWN ONCE AGAIN, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE'RE GOING TO LET IT RAIN ON OUR FASHION PARADE!

FESTIVAL SEASON IS JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR US VINTAGE AFFICIANADOS HERE AT 'BERTY AND GERTY', TO DRESS-UP IN OUR FAVOURITE, VINTAGE MUST-HAVES AND PAY HOMAGE TO THE SEASON IN NOTHING BUT HEAD-TO-TOE STYLE... SO, WE'VE GLIDED ON OUR RETRO-SPECS AND PUT OUR LITTLE HEADS TOGETHER, TO BRING YOU THIS YEAR'S 'FESTIVAL CHIC TOP 5 MUST-HAVES'.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO START AND ONE ITEM THAT STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD, AND THAT MY FESTVAL BUDDIES IS SQUEEZING ITSELF IN AT NUMBER 1: 'THE' DENIM SHORTS... 



ALL YOU FASHION-SAVVY LOVELIES OUT THERE WILL MORE THAN BE AWARE THAT DENIM NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE. MUCH LIKE THE PILLAR-BOX RED LIPSTICK, DENIM IS A STYLE STAPLE CLASSIC. THAT'S WHY YOU WON'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE THAT IT HAS MADE ANOTHER COME-BACK ON OUR LIST THIS YEAR! CASUAL AND COOL ALONE OR TEAMED WITH YOUR RELIABLE PAIR OF BLACK TIGHTS-SO YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SPEND HOURS WAXING YOUR PINS TO LOOK FESTIVAL CHIC THIS SEASON. WE HAVE TONNES IN-STORE AND ON-LINE, SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

 

CREEPING IN A NUMBER 2 IS YET ANOTHER FAVOURITE, 'THE' ROCK-STAR ANKLE BOOTS...

NO FESTICAL IS TRULY A FESTIVAL WITHOUT A PAIR OF KILLER ROCK-STAR BOOTS THAT WOULD EVEN MAKE THE LIKES OF GUN 'N' ROSES BLUSH AT THE SIGHT! WHETHER YOU'RE MOSHING AT 'DOWNLOAD'  OR CHILLING AT 'READING', COVER YOUR TOOTSIES IS NOTHING BUT VINTAGE STYLE... YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID!

SNUGGLING INTO OUR NUMBER 3 SPOT IS 'THE' LOVELY ARON-KNIT CARDIGAN AND JUMPER... 

 

IT WOULDN'T BE A BRITISH FESTIVAL WITHOUT THE WARM, BLAZING CAMP-FIRE GATHERINGS AND SOME GUY PLAYING SOME CLASSIC ON HIS AGE-OLD ACOUSTIC GUITAR NOW, WOULD IT? SO FOR THOSE CHILLY NIGHTS BY THE ROARING FLAMES, KEEP EXTRA SNUG AND STYLISH WITH THIS STAPLE MUST-HAVE. 

OUR NUMBER 4 GLITTERING PODIUM POSITION HAS TO GO TO 'THE' VINTAGE HAT, TO SATISFY YOUR GRUNDGY 90s SIDE.



WORN SOLEY FOR STYLE PURPOSES OR TO COVER YOUR UNAVOIDABLE, UN-WASHED HAIR THAT'S CRYING FOR A BIT OF DRY SHAMPOO, EEEEK, TEAM THIS STYLE MUST-HAVE WITH THE REST OF YOUR OUTFIT FOR THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL LOOK THIS SEASON.

LAST,  BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST, SETTLING NICELY IN AT NUMBER 5 IS 'THE' RETRO SHADES...

DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFY, RED-RIMMED EYES SEEM TO BE WORN AT FESTIVALS MORE THAN DENIM SHORTS! SO COVER YOURS THIS YEAR WITH A PAIR OF 'BERTY AND GERTY' RETRO-SPECS. BE IT 1950S OR THE 1980S, CLASSIC CAT-EYES OR TERMINATOR AVIATORS, WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE AND STUNNINGLY IMPRESSIVE ARRAY OF SPECS TO PLEASE EVERYONE!