When The Girl In Black Goes To Her First Festival

Hey guys!
Apologies for the delay for this week's post. University has been hectic for me even though I don't have exams to study for, coursework can take over your life just as much as exams do!

To celebrate handing in my work for my final term of second year, my friends and I attended both of the days for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend. Since it was my turn to blog this week, I thought it would be a great opportunity to show you guys my take on festival wear.

Going with my instinct, of course I went for something all black. Now this outfit doesn't consist of the typical festival outfit elements such as flower crowns, lace crochet and distressed shorts, but still has an edge to it regardless. This outfit pretty much revolves around this longline button down chiffon shirt that I recently got from H&M. To layer up underneath, I wore a black cami and a jersey skirt so this shirt can also double up as a dress, which has been a favourite thing of mine to do. What I love most about this shirt is the length of sides and how they are much more longer and tapered compared to the front and back of the shirt. This was the selling point of this shirt for me as it instantly made it different from your average black chiffon shirt. It also flows so elegantly when you walk, giving this look an ethereal, girly vibe to what was an almost overpoweringly dark outfit.

Faux leather jacket - H&M | Sheer long line shirt - H&M | Black purse - Primark | Chelsea boots - New Look

Even though I wore an all black outfit, the heat on Saturday wasn't unbearable due to the sheerness of this shirt. Over in Norwich our weather is going through that phase of having hot summer days but cold summer nights, so adding tights to this outfit helped to keep me relatively warm when the cold breeze started to kick in. As for my boots, I anticipated them to get wrecked by the end of the weekend due to the prediction of rain on the Sunday, so I definitely didn't want to be wearing my treasured Vagabond chelsea boots. Keeping it flat and comfortable, I paired this outfit with my chelsea boots from New Look which kept my feet relatively comfortable during all the long hours of standing and dancing.

I hope everyone has had a good long weekend! To those who still have deadlines / exams to sit for, I wish you the best of luck. Don't worry and keep your head up, it'll all be over soon 'cause Summer is round the corner! The next time i'll be blogging there will be a drastic change of weather and scenery, so stay tuned.

With love,



  1. I'M A FAN OF YOURS, ALIA! I loooooooooooooove the grungy black look! Can't believe that I did not bump in to you during the weekend fest :( ohwells. Bless you! And I'm looking forward for Alia's next otd look! xxxx

    1. thanks girl!! that's such a lovely thing to say, coming from you whose style I admire furreal <3 I know! but then again it was a little over whelming how many people turned up. But it was all amazing, so glad I got the opportunity to go. I hope all is well with you xx - Alia



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