Summer is almost over and so is the festival season. The last one I just attended is We Can Dance. For those of you who live in Belgium, We Can Dance needs no introduction. For those of you living outside of Belgium, We Can Dance is a dance festival by the sea. Each year they have a theme and each year the majority of people attending goes all out with the dress code. This year’s theme was Desert Dreams and I clearly ignored the whole dress code and went my own way. No surprise there.
I knew the dangers of keeping up with the dresscode: It would result into me looking the same as everyone else with the 10898745 turbans that I’ve seen or the 98345982 Eastern prints. And I desperately wanted to avoid the whole ‘cultural appropriation’ discussion.
To be honest, I recently rewatched Adele’s-giving-her-love-for-Beyonce Grammy speech and I kind of got obsessed with Beyonce’s Lemonade.
So my inspiration for this outfit was Beyonce going crazy in a desert.
I spotted this gorgeous Topshop jumpsuit on Zalando and fell in love. The yellow matches the whole sandy seaside vibe and walking around in the bright yellow topshop jumspuit would make me look like the ‘sun’... or that’s what I imagined.
Last year, I cussed at myself for wearing short sneakers to the festival. Sand was getting in my shoes and if there is something that I hate, it’s the combination of socks and sand. I wanted to avoid the whole fiasco so I ended up with ‘sock sneakers’ by Opening Ceremony. I’ve been eyeing this particular pair of shoes on the Zalando website for a while now and mainly because the real deal from Balenciaga are SOLD OUT so I got the next best thing! And what do you know? Inside of my shoes were sand free!