The Ultimate Festival Survival Guide
With Glastonbury only a couple of days away, our festival loving stylist Amy has put together her ultimate survival kit – after all she is fully qualified with this year being her fifth on the trot surviving thunder storms, mud slides and the long drops – all in style of course!
First of all don’t overpack! You will not be pleased when waiting in the queue for hours – less is definitely more. Also, make sure everything in your backpack works together to avoid carrying your entire wardrobe for the hour trek to your campsite.
Wellies – Let’s face it, with the forever changing forecast and the unpredictable English weather there will definitely chance of rain, which means mud and lots of it. Your wellies will be your go to shoe choice everytime. Trust me!
Backpack – Invest in a large travelling backpack to carry and organise all your belongings. With so many pockets and zips you can neatly pack everything in one huge rucksack.
Florals – Colourful florals blouses and dresses are perfect for embracing the summer festival vibe. A pretty flower crown is a must!
Denim shorts – The ultimate festival staple! Denim shorts are easy to wear and go with everything in your backpack.
Sunglasses – The perfect way to stylishly shield your eyes away from the sun and hide those tired eyes – dancing every day/night can take its toll!
Glitter – Is a must! Apply colourful glitter around the eyes and you’re ready to shimmer your way through the festival!
Cosmetics – Packing these essential beauty products will see you through any festival in style! Bring wet wipes, hand gel, dry shampoo, a mirror, toilet roll, make-up, bobbles, a brush, plasters – basically the contents of your bathroom cupboard.
Waterproof – There are so many fun waterproof jackets to choose from that will shelter you from those unexpected downpours and that can be easily folded away when the sun decides to shine.
Fringing – Channel your inner boho chic and definitely pack some fringed items. Whether this be a backpack, jacket or dress you will definitely feel the festival vibe.
Hat – A practical and stylish item that will hide your unwashed hair, protect from the sun and look chic simultaneously.
Embroidery – A SS17 trend that is at home at a festival. Shorts, jackets, dresses and blouses will be the perfect addition to your festival wardrobe.
Bumbag/Small bag – A bumbag is the perfect way to keep your money and phone safe whilst you dance the night away. Also, a small backpack for the day is great to store all those essentials.