Katie Parfet has served as public brand ambassador for TOMS shoes for the past five years. As a former Elite and Wilhelmina model, Katieâ€™s keen sense of fashion frequently lands her on streetstyle sites and in fashion magazines - and has established her as a go-to on the festival style scene.
I love to mix new pieces with vintage.Â Iâ€™m inspired by the classic 60â€™s style ofJane Birkin and Francoise Hardy who stayed away from branded designer pieces and always carried straw totes!Â I almost only wear cotton dresses in the Summer as theyâ€™re so easy just to throw on and go.Â Plus they never wrinkle in my suitcase.Â Since comfort is key, I opted for a cute color block TOMS Correa flat sandal for my day one look.Â
I donâ€™t like to bring super fancy jewelry to a festival, so instead I throw on reasonable yet beautiful pieces like my Fortuned Culture Ethiopian Cross NecklaceÂ that goes with every outfit.Â
I definitely avoid heels at all costs. My TOMS navy Paseos are perfect festival footwear and a nice tomboy contrast to my girly sundress.Â Theyâ€™re the only pair of cute shoes I can literally run around in for eight straight hoursâ€¦which is why Iâ€™ll be wearing them day two and three.Â They come in other classic colors like red and white as well as black & white animal print.
I never leave home without my black ReformationÂ denim jacket.Â The leather patch details give it a nice worn-in feel.Â I wear it around my waist during the day and throw over my shoulders when it gets chilly at night. I make sure to pack my pockets with lip balm, sunscreen and other festival essentials.
Iâ€™m enjoying embracing this seasonâ€™s biggest accessory trend: the backpack.Â Itâ€™s such a fashion-forward look and super practical, offering hands free dancing to Arctic Monkeys and Lorde!Â I particularly love my black vintage leather carryall.Â
And I can never go wrong with a statement pair of sunglasses. My TOMS Bellinis quickly elevates my laid-back look.Â I actually just picked them up from the Lolla Shop!
Follow Katie on Twitter for more style tips!Â @katieparfet
Photos courtesy of Katie Parfet