Festival season is upon us and with that comes all the excitement and organisation for you and your friends. While an amazing experience and tons of fun, festivals can be a bit daunting as well. What should you bring, and more importantly – what should you wear? With this handy guide full of tips and information, we will help take the guesswork out of your festival wardrobe, so you’re free to get on and enjoy yourself.
Check the Weather
Now, just because you checked the weather out for the couple days or week you’re going to be at your festival and it says glorious sunshine, doesn’t mean you won’t end up caught in a torrential downpour – and the subsequent flood of mud. That probably won’t go very well with your brand new, bright white Converse shoes. Bringing wellies and some type of rain jacket is the best idea on the planet – especially if you are going to a high traffic festival where loads of people trudging through wet grass is going to turn the place into a giant mud bath. Additionally, if you get wet and soggy you can get really cold really fast, so making sure you have a sweater or cardigan of some kind is ideal.
Alongside a pair of wellies, you will want to bring something that is a bit sturdier – like those Converse shoes already mentioned. Imagine walking ages, standing long periods and having your toes walked on in a pair of flimsy flip flops. That’s not to say that all flip flops are flimsy and poorly constructed, but consider what you will be doing before donning them for the day. It might be more practical keeping them for hanging around your campsite and making quick runs to and fro short distances. If you don’t want to bring a pair of wellies that look like something your Grandad has at the allotment, check out some of the fantastic colours and patterns currently available and opt for one of those instead.
Bags, Bags, Bags
Everyone knows that pickpockets thrive at festivals, with intoxicated and distracted festival goers not always keeping a keen eye on their bag, so this season invest in a bum-bag, which keeps it pretty much in front of you all the time. Perfect for deterring pesky pickpockets and keeping your cash/cards safe. If you really don’t want to wear a bum bag, invest in a good quality cross-body bag but make sure it has a good fastening method such as a string tie or similar.
For more information and to check on other fashion tips, tricks and helpful hints, you can check out this fantastic festival-focused dressing for all weathers fashion guide, which can help you stay ahead of the game with tons of information and useful ideas to get the most out of festival season and beyond. Always remember that the key to a great time is being comfortable and safe, so use these ideas to help you have the best time possible. Have fun!