Cruising down the Hume Highway, last weekend we hit up the Canberra edition of Groovin the Moo to clock the latest in festival fashion, from the new to the not-so-new and the confusingly continued.
It's 2019, but we still haven't left the 90s in the past. Baggy, pocket-ridden and chain-belted cargo pants were heavily featured at Groovin in a variety of patterns and I envy any person who can pull off such an audacious trash-fash aesthetic.
Made famous primarily by Kim K, and then the rest of the Kardashian crew, bike shorts have been a thing for a few years now - but only now are they really hitting their peak. Style ‘em with a matching crop and oversized jacket for that wannabe-model look, but for the love of God, PLEASE avoid too-small bottoms that'll result in a dreaded cameltoe. Yikes.
Anywhere you looked at Groovin, you’d behold another pair of sheer pants. Flared at the ankle and sleek up to a high waist, they came in a variety of semi-opaque materials from lace to mesh. Accompanied by bralettes and bumbags, it definitely seemed to be the biggest trend of the day, and one to look forward to growing tired of seeing at every festival for the remainder of the year.
The return of the glitter part
Glitter parts came into vogue in the past year or two, and seemed to fade out a bit before coming back in full force at Groovin. Alongside a few glitter beards and holographic face gems, the glitter part accompanied the classic double French braid festival hairdo and looks like, as always, a nightmare to undo, and definitely more trouble than it's worth.
A newer trend to the festival scene, it appears that flourescent colours are the trend of 2019. And I truly wish it wasn't. In particular, for some godforsaken reason, fluro green was the colour of choice, appearing on bike shorts, jumpsuits, ski suits (it was cold!), bralettes and more.
The Festival Shirt
Ok, why? What? How is this shirt still alive and kicking? I really don't get it? Was it not mocked enough for its basic-ness during the last festival season? PLEASE. Let Groovin be the last place we see this damn shirt.