Festival Del Mar (The Statement Tee)

Festival Del Mar (The Statement Tee)

Every year around Easter, I look forward with much excitement to two major festivals. The first being the ever popular Coachella, the one stop destination for  music, fashion and art lovers held in the Colorado Desert. Although I have yet to actually attend the festival (one year I will!), I am constantly glued to Instagram during that period checking out the fearless and fun festival style. The second festival is right here in my island Anguilla. Festival Del Mar ( Festival of the Sea) is an annual seafood festival held in the fishing village of Island Harbour. Generally I like to think that fashion is my first love but if I am truly honest, food probably is. I love to eat and I love food festivals!

Festival Del Mar 2017

Given that I missed out on Festival Del Mar being away at University last year, I made sure to make up for it this year. Between my boyfriend and I, we devoured  fried johnny cakes, baked johnny cakes, sea cat (octopus), calamari, shell fish, conch, conch fritters, fish balls, white backs and wahoo (types of local fish) over the course of the two day festival. Let’s just say that my waist line is grateful that this festival only comes once a year! The food was amazing as usual and there are usually several different vendors for you to choose from based on your preferences and budget. Live music and performances by local and international artists set the atmosphere for a weekend of food, fun and fete!

Festival Del Mar 2017
For my Festival style I usually like to keep it pretty casual. Denim shorts are a staple, as you can see from past festivals here and here. For Day 2 of Festival Del Mar I paired some rolled hem light wash denim shorts from Pimkie with a cute white and pink statement tee, also from Pimkie. The Tee reads “I’m my own universe” which considering that I live in my own little bubble most of the time, is pretty accurate. To accessorise, I wore a silver o-ring chain choker, a black western belt and my old faithful blue cross body bag from Primark I got two Summers back. Finally, my favourite black caged sandals from HM and my purple tinted sunglasses from Matalan completed the look.
 STYLE TIP: ‘Tinted sunglasses and statement tees are super trendy for Spring/Summer 2017. Rock yours boldly!’

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As always, Festival Del Mar was amazing and I am already looking forward to next year’s festivities.

Shout out to Zuri Wilkes photography for this photo of Akio and I. It is very rare for me to not be photo ready or sense a camera nearby. So kudos to you for capturing this awesome shot of us!
Festival Del Mar 2017
Photo by Zuri Wilkes Photography
Share with me in the comments below your favourite festivals and/or highlights from Festival Del Mar.
Until next time 🙂
Stay Chic, S


Statement Tee – Pimkie

Denim Shorts – Pimkie

Choker – Forever 21 (Similar here)

Sandals– HM (Try this alternative)

Sunglasses – Try this alternative

Festival Del Mar 2017


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  1. Kels
    April 19, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    love it Sherise!

    • TheBusinessOfChic
      April 21, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks Kristelle! 🙂