Your plus size guide to festival style: 3 looks with minimal cost, maximum appeal

Plus Size Festival Style
Plus Size Festival Style

While festival season continues through October, the last major stop on a music lover’s summer travel list will be Osheaga, the three-day music and arts jam hitting Montreal this weekend. And while the flower child meets-rock star girlfriend dress code has been set, we’re raising the bar on festival style with this plus size guide courtesy of our resident expert, Mo Handahu and her favourite source for all things unique: Value Village.

A haven for oversized, DIYable summer-ready pieces, Value Village, especially the men’s section, is a haven for festival style staples. With a little patience, you’ll find crop tops, knit vests, vintage tees and retro wash denim ready to be distressed.

To inspire you to hit the thrifting aisles, here are three looks that are street style ready for the festival circuit.

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The updated flower child

If you find a button down flow-y maxi, pair it with some high-waisted mom jeans instead of just belting it. By closing a few buttons, you’ll create a faux peek-a-boo effect by closing just a few buttons.

Mo’s wearing: Jeans, Dress and Hat, Value Village. Shoes, Little Burgundy. Earrings, 50 Hats.

Plus Size Festival Style

Nouveau boho

If you’re into the kimono look but can’t actually find one, try cutting a casual dress down the front and wear it open overtop a T-shirt or tank.

Mo’s wearing: Shorts, Dress, Hat and Earrings, Value Village. Shoes, Michael Kors.

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The Canadian tuxedo

Put a twist on the Canadian tuxedo by adding a crop top. These jeans are from the men’s section and distressed with a seam ripper. Also, look through the belt section, I found a belt made of gold turtles which I’m rocking as a necklace!

Mo’s wearing: Jeans, Necklace, Earrings and Vest, Value Village. Crop Top, Forever 21. Shoes, Michael Kors.

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