The mermaid trend has taken over the festival fashion scene, with magical make-up, glam-slam sequins and holographic accessories making waves on our Insta feeds. Wanna join the fun? Here are three ways to get into the mermaid trend for your next festival – or just for the LOLs. Shell yeah.
1. Mermaid Make-Up
Dreamy pastel hair, glitter and all the sparkles: mermaid make-up is giving us life right now, and these mega babes are showing us how it’s done. Think shimmering eyelids (and brows for the brave) with a matching bold lip, plus a burst of body glitter and stick-on gemstones for a look that’s anything but low-key. Festival mode: activated.
2. Mermaid Styling
Left: Street Style. Right: Cosmic Dreams Metallic Backpack, £35 | Mer-Mazing Bikini Bag, £10 | Holographic Star Choker Necklace, £4 | Oksana Crackle Leather Clutch Bag, £29 | Perfy Sporty Mini Backpack, £25
Nailed the mermaid make-up? It’s time to go turbo with the rest of your look. Turn up the mermaid vibes with a shell-print crop top, a metallic jacket and cool blue denim (save the mermaid blanket for later), completing the look with an iridescent silver backpack, clutch or – for extra wow – a slogan pouch that literally has mer-mazing written all over it. Take it to the next level with a holographic choker, before coating yourself in blue, pink and green glitter.
3. Mermaid Toast
If dressing up like a mermaid isn’t *quite* enough for you, then try the latest upgrade on the unicorn food trend: mermaid toast. Taking inspo from our fave mythical creatures, all you need to do to make these Insta-worthy creations is grab some toast and mix up cream cheese with food colouring and a sprinkling of edible sparkles and toppings. Brunch is good to go.