I really love this outfit, I don’t usually wear primary colours, usually I go for a more pink-lilac kinda theme, but I feel like this is a really quirky way to pop all the primary colours together, with the platforms it feels super 90’s! I’ve wanted a button up skirt for sooo long and I’ve been obsessed with the Topshop range for ages (they have rather a lot of button up skirts aha) I think this white corduroy one is my favourite but I might also invest in a blue denim skirt as you can never have too many of your current fav basic item!! Are any of you guys going to festivals this year? I might be going to one in September but I’ve not decided yet. As always, I was tempted by Download but I don’t think the line up is that great this year, the only bands I’m interested in seeing are Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Lacuna Coil and 36 Crazyfists, and I’m not really sure thats enough to go for the whole weekend, sigh! Maybe next year will be more my taste.

As festival season is now upon us, I’m sure you’re all currently shopping for your festival outfits! It just so happens that I am running a competition to win a £200 Topshop gift card for your festival look!

Comment below with links your favourite item/s from the Topshop Festival section!

Competition ends on the 8th June! Good luck!

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  1. Jenessa Williams 25th May 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I love your rainmac! I am completely obsessed with this yellow version, so bright and cheerful -

    I think it'd look fab layered over some cool dungarees –

    or with a bright little dress like this one -

  2. jazza1 25th May 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Love the Suede Button Through A-Line Skirt

  3. Chelsea Jade 25th May 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I love those platforms, I spotted them a few weeks back in store, they are so pretty! x

  4. silviam 25th May 2015 / 2:20 pm

    I love the Utility All-in-One

  5. Alice Young 25th May 2015 / 2:47 pm

    Is the one your thinking about going to in September Bestival??? Because I'm going there! I'm also going Glastonbury! I love that skirt so much, I really want a white button down one

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  6. Taylor Cornwell 25th May 2015 / 3:18 pm
  7. Girl from North London 25th May 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Looking amazing as always xoxo

    I'm having an obsession with crochet atm so this bralet is right up my street:

    Bombers are perfect to throw on when it gets chilly at night and this on is perfectly oversized:

    And I love these dark floral wedges:

  8. tabitharoseox 25th May 2015 / 3:40 pm

    I love the PU Asymmetric Wrap Skort, can be paired with so many things and gives you the security of shorts while enjoying yourself at a festival :

    A see-through plastic mac is also a must-have, especially if you have to deal with the unpredictable British weather. Be prepared for all weathers, whilst still looking fabulous! :

  9. Ellie Burns 25th May 2015 / 3:43 pm
  10. rena 25th May 2015 / 4:46 pm

    The Utility All-in-One is nice

  11. B Ruhamania 25th May 2015 / 4:56 pm
  12. lucy 25th May 2015 / 5:21 pm

    I love your raincoat!! it's adorable. I also love these dungarees from top shop

  13. Zeze 25th May 2015 / 5:35 pm these cute shoes, with these dungarees: with a crop top and a rain mac: because it always rains in england!

  14. Panty Buns 25th May 2015 / 5:52 pm

    You've styled yet another very pretty outfit – and all of the outfit pieces are from Topshop? I love the clear raincoat, and how it lets your pretty outfits show through. It's a nice outfit piece to own what with the unpredictability of Spring showers. I love the looks of the button up skirt, the nice cintrast to your hair provided by the yellow crop-top, and the thigh high socks.

  15. Vivian Marie 25th May 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Hello! I love your socks paired with your crop top- the yellow makes me happy! Also, the bag is where it's at. Dayum.

    My outfit is very optimistic that the rain will stay away (which I know I'd be in real life, and probably end up wrong and soaked – which may or may not have happened to me multiple times before- BUT LET'S CONTINUE THE TREND! WOO!)

    1.)) So, I've made the base item this Orange Cold Shoulder Ribbed Top (which looks pastel-ish, but the reviews say it's neon in the flesh) and orange will be our main colour because it's bright and says "YAY FESTIVALS"!

    2.)) Overtop the shirt will be the MOTO Vintage Wash Pinafore Dress because I think it would look really cool paired with the cutouts from the above shirt.

    *2.5)) Just out of consideration that you're at a festival and may not be comfortable wearing a thin, short dress and having a bunch of strangers pressed around you, I've added in these little soft shorts that you can put under your dress, just to make you feel more comfortable. They're Viscose, so they'll be soft and lightweight and won't feel bunchy under there. Obvi it's optional, but I'd prooooobably do it.

    3.)) Coooontinuing our orange trend and giving the outfit a more festival-y feel is this Stripped Hooded Cape to throw overtop! It'll give you some protect from the sun's rays or cover your hair from any sprinkles (maybe not buckets though) that fall from the sky, while making you look hot dayum.

    4.)) Oh, you need some more orange? You gotcha. Adding some essential eye wear to the look with the Warrior Wayfarer Sunglasses.

    5.)) Too keep all your prized possessions in and continue the orange trend AND MATCH THE SUNGLASSES’ BLACK FRAMES (AH! MATCHING CRAZE!) is the Mini Boxy Tote.

    6.)) Annnd last but not least are the black KANGEROO Espadrilles.
    You coullllld wear the neon orange pair to continue the orange pattern (, …but even I felt like that would be a little overwhelming – but if you’re feeling it, DO IIIIT.

    So that is my Topshop festival outfit! I hope you have a secret closeted affinity for orange, or else I could be in some trouble, haha. Anyway, hope you enjoyed! I would definitely wear it. 🙂

    ([email protected])

  16. Clover 25th May 2015 / 7:06 pm

    I love the Suede Button Through A Line Skirt – perfect item!

    Clover (instagram @cloverover)

  17. rubymary6 25th May 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Firstly I have to say how much I love you and your style, I think you're a real inspiration to girls and boys, like me, everywhere showing them it's okay not to dress like everyone else and that they can express themselves in what they wear and look great doing it. I really admire you a lot for doing what you do x This collection had a lot of really nice items, here's my favorites XOXOXOXOXO

  18. AVY 25th May 2015 / 7:53 pm

    The skirt is cute, love the hair too.


  19. Imogen Oakes 25th May 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Hey, really enjoyed this post, you chose some great pieces, particularly love the raincoat, also really loving all the boiler suits / all in ones Topshop have in this festival edit but I'm a big fan of layering for festival wear, whether it be with clothes or a million and three necklaces.
    If I were to choose an outfit (all though maybe not a very original one – but hey. I'm a creature of habit!) I'd start with a cute white tee like this one ( ) it's super plain but the pom pom and embroidery detailing are super cute, I'd pair that with some denim dungaree shorts like these ( ) because although I love the look of white or black dungarees, they aren't as practical; denim looks better after it's been worn in and that's just what's going to happen at a festival! Then I'd pop on an oversized shirt (see: ) for the obligatory double denim and a bit of warmth, then to finish it off I'd get some awesome gladiator sandals like these FigTree ones ( ) and some layered turquoise jewellery (or pre layered: ).
    Thanks for doing this giveaway, it was a fun thing to think about and comment on, again, really loved this post, your photos as always are phenomenal and your hair looks great.
    Thanks 🙂 xx

  20. Morgan Renwick 25th May 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Love the outfit Kayla!

    This is my outfit…


  21. Emily Underworld 25th May 2015 / 11:04 pm

    I love your outfit – I have a skirt like that, and the poppers sometimes come undone when I sit down haha!
    I'm loving everything bardot-style right now, especially this Floral Print Tie-Strap Bardot Top: ( I also love this Crochet Mini Skirt!: (

    Emily /

  22. Emma Franks 25th May 2015 / 11:46 pm

    I would love to do a haul video on these fab items!!

  23. Milex 26th May 2015 / 2:23 am

  24. Megan 26th May 2015 / 10:09 am

    In love with this outfit that skirt is a must have as well as these trousers and this gorgeous top

  25. Adele 26th May 2015 / 10:12 am

    I love how you've used the raincoat as another layer to your outfit <3_<3

    I don't think you can go wrong with the Suede Button Through A-Line Skirt:
    it's such a staple 70s inspired piece!

  26. Rina Doll 26th May 2015 / 10:35 am
  27. Lily Kitten 26th May 2015 / 10:37 am

    You look amazing in this post (as ever!) and the primary colours really suit you! 🙂

    My favourites from the Topshop Festival collection would have to be this fringed jacket with this incredible dress – so perfect for summer festivals (weather permitted!):

    Fingers crossed – thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    [email protected]

  28. dickheadmermaid 26th May 2015 / 10:49 am

    My favourite piece is the yellow rain mac:
    The gingham lining is really cute and it reminds me of Coraline!

  29. Abby Robson 26th May 2015 / 11:33 am

    All of the stuff is so perfect! Personally I'm desperate for a crotchet bralet so this is amazing and I'm a sucker for printed trousers so I just have to buy these they're the top of my wish list!!!

  30. Lovisa 26th May 2015 / 1:41 pm

    I LOVE festivals and it's always a perk to look fab while being there.
    I would definitely wear a pair of denim shorts, a cute baby blue crop top and a matching flower crown. This makes a cute and functional outfit. If it would rain at the festival, I would put on a clear rain coat (with pastel trims that will match the outfit!!!), and a pair of wellies.
    For sunny weather I would wear a pair of round sunglasses, and put on a pair of knee high-socks if it's get chilly during the night.

    And what can not be forgotten, most important part: glittery nail polish!!

    Denim shorts:

    Ribbed baby blue crop top:

    Flower crown:

    Pastel trim clear plastic rain mac:

    Obligatory glittery nail polish:

    [email protected]

  31. Sara Johansson 26th May 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Since the yellow raincoat is already taken (by multiple people! But it's gorgous so I don't blame you) I'm gonna go with this cropped lace top with flared sleeves. Just thinking about this together with a button up denim skirt makes me all ahhh <3
    (I'm sorry if I've accidentaly sent this more than one time…. it keep disappearing so I'm not sure if it has sent it or not :/)

  32. Millie Fran 26th May 2015 / 5:47 pm

    I love the Suede Fringe Gilet ( and the Embroidered Tassel Dress (!
    I'm going to V Festival in August so I would love to win, I'm already planning out my outfits!! x

  33. Kimberley Turner 27th May 2015 / 4:03 pm

    I'm so into the bardot tops for festival season, especially if there's some fringe included!
    But you of course need to always have your trusty rain mac, the see through are so trendy, absolutely love it!

  34. Emma Gibson 27th May 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Loving the lace up playsuit.

  35. emily4444 29th May 2015 / 1:41 pm

    love the Sunflower Cropped Cami

  36. Maralyn Smith 30th May 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Love the striped ponch – great for when it gets cooler in the evenings, the striped Bardot dress is lovely and the sunflower cropped cami! That's me sorted! I love so much more, but hey, I can't be greedy!

  37. clairew137 30th May 2015 / 5:46 pm

    MOTO Vintage Ripped Mom Shorts / Suede Fringe Gilet

  38. Hilary Boughton 30th May 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I like the cropped stripe vest 🙂

  39. Sarah Thomas 30th May 2015 / 10:55 pm
  40. Eleanor Young 31st May 2015 / 10:10 am
    This is my favourite piece from collection! It is perfect for spring days and summer nights! I also love the other jumpsuits and culottes in the collection

  41. Giselle90 31st May 2015 / 6:36 pm
  42. gabby 1st June 2015 / 11:16 am

    The moto fringe shorts are super unique so they definitely caught my eye first! (

    I loved it coordinated with the embroidered square neck crop top ( ❤️

    Another huge favourite of mine is the perfect pair of ripped mom jeans (!!!) in ice! (

    Thank you ☻

  43. PaigeBish0p 1st June 2015 / 11:20 am

    I'm in love with the sued button front a-line skirt, I like that it's a suttle faded green.
    I also like the suedette fringe croptop, I like that it's simple and black but with a festival twist to it!

  44. kathy hart 1st June 2015 / 11:34 am

    this has been on my wishlist for about 2 years lol, still not on it #productive

    these make me happy in a way that only stripey trousers can <3 <3

    probs the only thing that could trump a pair of clogs for me rn

    i also never realised that this is what's been missing from my life for years

    i would deffo invest in a button down denim skirt!!!!!! i have a £10 primarni one nd it's fabulous

    much luv x

    [email protected]

    1. kathy hart 1st June 2015 / 11:35 am

      ps – deff wouldn't style these things together!!!!!! unless i wanted to look like a refugee from some sort of jumble sale lolz, just my fav individual items <3

  45. Tessa Holly 1st June 2015 / 11:38 am

    So many fab pieces but this playsuit is what I'm loving the most! JUST LOOK AT THAT POMPOM TRIM

  46. aimy spence 1st June 2015 / 12:09 pm

    It was so hard to choose but i really like this black fringe crop top
    I think its perfect for the hot summer festival season and it will keep you cool in the sun also i love the fringing detail. I would pair with high waisted shorts and my docs <3 <3

    1. aimy spence 1st June 2015 / 12:11 pm
  47. itsmisstazmin 1st June 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Absolutely love this look! You can pull anything off! It's such a hard choice as I am in love with the festival / hippy look this summer. But I love the Floral wide leg trousers :

    and also the clear plastic rain mac as you can still look cute with it on as it still shows off your outfit! Such a great idea 🙂

  48. Florence 1st June 2015 / 2:26 pm

    that coat is awesome!

    my festival wishlist would include.. these adorable shoes

    1. Florence 1st June 2015 / 2:28 pm
  49. Phased 2nd June 2015 / 4:17 pm

    I'm raving over the Airtex plastic rain-mac with would go phenomenally well with the scarf print stip dress I can't by any of it because I have spent all my money at Unif!

  50. Olivia 2nd June 2015 / 10:32 pm

    I absolutely love the shoe collection! But my favourites are
    - (crocheted bra let)
    - (lace kimono)
    - (floral skirt)
    - (glitter raincoat)

    I think you could almost wear them all together for a kind of dark, retro vibe! You would definitely look super cool.

    1. Olivia 2nd June 2015 / 10:33 pm

      whoops I meant "whole" not shoe haha

  51. Sophie Rollo 3rd June 2015 / 10:06 pm

    That Waterfall Front Parka Jacket looks so great and easy to wear

  52. katherine321 4th June 2015 / 2:00 pm

    I love Lace-Up Embroidered Playsuit

  53. Olivia Williams 4th June 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Cord skirts are EVERYTHING right now so I have to love this button down cord skirt with beautiful pink patterns on!

  54. sharl1584 5th June 2015 / 9:11 pm

    i love the Clear Plastic Rain Mac your wearing in the photos perfect for the wet British weather we know and love so well so stylish as-well

    1. sharl1584 5th June 2015 / 9:13 pm

      i forgot to ad my email address so that you can contact me if i win 😀 [email protected]

  55. Mary Campbell 6th June 2015 / 9:55 am

    I'm a massive fan of the Tie Strap Bardot top:

    A lovely, loose fitting top, ideal for hot summer days

  56. Anonymous 6th June 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Your hair, outfit, makeup and basically everything is perfect you're like my queen tbh

    I'm going to Belsonic Festival to see Stereophonics for my birthday and the gift card would be really useful! This competition is like my holy grail and last hope for me to dress and impress!

    My ideal outfit from the Topshop festival range would be this Lace Bardot Dress
    with Wallflower Printed Wedges so I'm tall enough to actually see the stage!
    along with this Leather Tassel Crossbody Bag
    and a beautiful Elvina Floral Garland to imitate the boho look which I have been loving recently.
    Knowing UK weather, the sun won't be shining for long so I would bring along this cute Pastel Trim Clear Plastic Rain Mac so I can be dry and still look great!

    I love your blog and fashion and think this is a really generous competition, thanks for the opportunity! 🙂 x

    my email is [email protected] and you can find me on twitter @__qh0st__

  57. Anonymous 6th June 2015 / 5:51 pm

    Strappy Tassel Tie Sundress


  58. Taryn Kee 6th June 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Ok so first, this collection is obvo amnazing bc most is already sold out! the links i've attatched are not meant as a put together outfit just some items i liked. (ps luv your blog Kayla xoxo)

    I love love love that Topshop has brought out a range of button down skirts , they're super cute and so good for summer. There's some really nice peices but i especially like the denim, it's such a nice shade!

    My second peice is this lovely litte crotchet crop, i think crotchet is a great trend and so perfect for festival season! The colours on this little high necked gem pair so well with a dark denim and would be perfect with some boyfriend jeans on a slightly chillier day!

    I just had to include one of Topshops see through macs, they're so great in every way! England = rain and with this collection you dont have to compromise your kick ass outfit to stay dry!!

    For some reason i have a soft spot for pinafore dresses and this one is soooo cute i love the zip down! The colour would pair so well with a navy turtle neck and you dont have to cry when summers over bc you can match the leaves in autumn.

    Looove this bardot dress it is the!! ultimate!! sundress!!

    And lastly, just to balance it out; a fab pair of platform wedges, bc your outfit can always do with a touch of holo courtesy of these uh huh HONEY wedge sandals;)

    Thank you!!
    (My email is [email protected] and you can find me on instagram: @tarynamykee)

  59. soozwales 7th June 2015 / 12:13 pm

    The Suede Fringe Jacket great for a cool night in downtown orlando.

  60. pussycats 7th June 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Love the lace poncho x

  61. Tamsin Dean 7th June 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Love the socks you have and the raincoat

  62. Arya 8th June 2015 / 1:08 pm

    first of all,I love love love your pastel hair since the day i've seen your blog
    and outfits are rocking <3
    festivals do not happen much in our country but i'd love to visit other countries festival,it's been my lifelong dream to visit other countries and enjoy their festivals,so i picked some outfits that i'd actually love to wear in occasions
    first,this crochet high neck culotte jumpsuit,it has really some festival color and feeling
    then this combo-
    layered fringed kimono-
    folk print crop top-
    moto vintage ripped mom shorts-
    figtree gladiator sandals-
    oh and this striped bardot dress-
    and this leather tassel crossbody bag-
    this odelina floral garland- too
    have a festival full year everyone 🙂

  63. sky blacher moore 8th June 2015 / 4:01 pm
    LOVE these dungarees !!!! love dungarees with a plain black bandeau/bralet or for somethin a little more colourful a yellow bra let and red hunter wellies. Will definitely be wearing to local festivals !!! WOOOO <333 u topshop

  64. Megan (Ara) 8th June 2015 / 5:36 pm
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  66. Maria 8th June 2015 / 8:50 pm

    I love the Strappy Tassel Tie Sundress because it'd be perfect for a faerie/elf inspired look but I also love the High Neck Victoriana Dress which would look AMAZING AND ETHEREAL with the City Lace Duster By Native Rose. And now I need that outfit!

  67. Ashl7y 9th June 2015 / 3:19 am

    Youre adorable && i love your style :3
    this is my favorite piece of clothing from the festival line on Topshop <3.<3

  68. Tanya 4th February 2016 / 8:48 pm