Pixar inspired: A music festival look Miguel from Coco could jam all night in

Pixar inspired: A music festival look Miguel from Coco could jam all night in

Each week, we’ll take a fashion trend inspired by a Pixar movie and show you how to achieve it at home. This week we’re channelling the summer style of Coco

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Zach is festival ready in this vibrant look.
Photo: Nicole Moraleda

Our Get the Look series continues with a music festival-ready look inspired by Pixar’s Coco. The film celebrates both the vibrant music and colours of Mexican culture. To capture that essence, this week’s model, Zachary Perez Jones, is wearing a tank top like the one the film’s protagonist, Miguel, wears throughout the film, while also nodding to the bright colour and stripes of Miguel’s hoodie.

The top has been paired with some loose-fitting blue shorts that cut off just above the knee. If you look closely you’ll notice little embroidered guitars on the shorts – a subtle nod to the movie and Miguel’s love for the instrument. Throw on a pair of matching blue slip-ons, orange sunnies, some cool beaded bracelets, and you’re good to go!

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Sun-kissed and bronzed

A festival look is both fun and functional.
Photo: Nicole Moraleda/SCMP

Before you put any makeup on, it’s important to apply sunscreen to your face. When spending all day in the sun, you’d be loco not to. Use sunscreen as your base, or a light tinted moisturiser with SPF to give you a summery glow while also protecting your skin from those dangerous UV rays.

When you’re stage hopping in the hot sun, the last thing you want is a face full of makeup. So instead of using a heavy liquid foundation, simply add a bit of warmth to your complexion by dusting some bronzer on your cheekbones, where the sun would naturally hit your face.

To complete the look, brush a small amount of brow gel through your brows, using a shade that matches your natural colour and filling in areas where your hairs are more sparse. Brow gels appear more natural than pencils or powder, and should also last longer.

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A light tousle

If your hairstyle is a little messy, so be it!
Photo: Nicole Moraleda/SCMP

Our model Zach has naturally wavy locks, so only needed a touch of hair wax to keep it in place. Rub a 10 cent-sized amount of product between your palms then work it through clean, dry hair with your fingertips in an upward motion to give your hair a bit of height. It’s easier to add more product if needed than it is to remove it if you use too much.

Try to find a mousse with a light to medium hold, and one that dries matte, for a more natural finish. Even if your hair is straight, using a bit of mousse or gel can create a textured and tousled look that many people like to rock at music festivals.

Once you’re happy with your do, complete the look with a straw hat, similar to the one Hector wears in Coco. The light material of the hat won’t weigh down on your hair, but will help shade your eyes from the sun’s rays.


Accessorise with a splash of colour for that fiesta feel.
Photo: Nicole Moraleda/SCMP

Clothes: Provided by Cotton On
Make-up: Jenny Daswani
Hair: Zachary Perez Jones
Photographer: Nicole Moraleda

Edited by Charlotte Ames-Ettridge

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Dress for a fiesta

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