Let's get this straight – it was HOT. Like really, really, ridiculously hot. But that is no excuse for some of the “fashion” seen on people at this BDO.
Fashion is a form of self-expression, a way of having fun, of changing your mood and also usually includes some practical elements (protection from cold/ sun/ rain etc). However it appears that most people followed the mass memo about the BDO uniform.
Denim shorts? Check. Swimwear worn as outerwear? Check. Oversized sunglasses? Check. Fake tan? Check, check and check!
But among the masses, there were some brave individuals, some people going their own way who were walking to the beat of their own fashion drum. And thank god for them as people-watching is a sport played best at music festivals. Spotted were a few retro-inspired frocks, a playful romper or two, flared jeans with a crop top (best left for Kate Hudson but can be rocked out by any regular person who has never grown hips) and even a summer shorts suit.
There were fewer hats than expected and more glitter (but surely it would be sweated off in seconds?). The boys presented a less united front with a diversity of looks ranging from the usual suspects (you know who I'm talking about) to the more dapper.
There were bow ties, skinny ties, oversized tees, crop tops, high tops, caps, tracks and even a three-piece suit (heat stroke anyone?). Although props should be given for his commitment to looking good. By the end, everyone looked a vague shade of orange and were kind of shiny (from the sweat and glitter no doubt).