The ULTIMATE Festival Survival Guide!

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It’s officially festival season Shopcaders! As Glastonbury kicks off today and with Wireless, V, Reading and Lovebox all just around the corner, we thought we’d put together a little festival survival guide to get you through in style. Or at the very least, leave you looking half decent 😉

It’s all in the packing…

You have two options here:

A) Small backpack: We say small, because there have been those who show up with the world’s biggest backpacking bag. Pack light and don’t waste your money on a designer number because we guarantee it will be as muddy as you by the end.

B) Bumbag: Moschino have made them cool again, need we say more?

DO NOT take a suitcase… people will laugh at you.

Lookin’ good…

It goes without saying that you have to rock up at your festival of choice looking as cool as humanly possible. It also goes without saying that you won’t be washing for four days, so how can you keep up this stylish façade?

Face: Go glitter mad. Glitter covers everything and will officially replace your foundation for the duration. Not a fan of glitter? Then face paint and stickers are equally acceptable here. False lashes are not exactly essential, but they look pretty and will finish off your drag homage nicely 😉 If all else fails… buy a wig.

Hair: Thank god for dry shampoo, we’re sure you will agree. Blow dry your hair on the day of departure and wave goodbye to a brush for the best part of a week. Repeat after us… wake, spray, ruffle and style. Hair ties, hair chalk, headbands and this summer’s must have- floral crowns will make sure your hair stays looking fresh, even if the rest of you smells a bit funky.

Nails: Opt for nail wraps before you go and take a few spare sets to change it up to suit your mood.

Look: Wellies and a rain mac will see you through in style this festival season. Other than that, go for a super cool statement tee, denim cut offs, your shades of shame (they hide everything) and a sweat you can chuck on if it gets a bit chilly. Our biggest piece of advice here? KEEP IT SIMPLE.

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Style File: Little Mix

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It’s nearly two years since Little Mix lifted the X Factor crown (we know, where has the time gone?!) and the girls are back looking hotter than ever.

The cutest lot in the business, we loved their refreshing attitude to style- wearing WTF they liked with two fingers stuck up to the industry and any doubters- these ladies meant business and we had a lotta love for them.

‘Wings’ was all natural make up and cutesy denim, ‘How ya doin’?’ had us dip dying our hair and breaking out the ‘kapow’ t-shirts and spiky headbands, so how will new tune, ‘Move’ compare in the style stakes?

Well, on first glance we reckon it’s a fashion hit. Rocking monochrome, tartan checks, crop tops, jumpsuits, sharp tailoring, true blue and high collared shirts, this is the grown up Little Mix and we are loving it!

Like the Spice Girls (we know, retro right?!) All Saints (remember them?!) and Girls Aloud (the queens of pop) before them, each Little Mix-er has their own style. Let’s break it down…

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Leigh-Anne: All about bodycon and big hair, Leigh-Anne loves to mix and match textures and is the queen of clashing prints. We don’t know many people who could make stripy leggings and purple leather work, but somehow she manages it!

 

 

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Perrie: Known as the experimenter in our eyes, Perrie will give anything a go- two tones of pink hair on top of bleached blonde? That is BRAVE! We’re loving her relaxed tailored boy meets girl style here, with the fedora hat making a star turn. Get one quick!

 

 

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Jesy: The urban queen, Jesy looks gorgeous in this vid, showing off her newly toned abs in tight fitting tees, customized denim cut offs and big Dr Martins. Gal got attitude and isn’t afraid to show it.

 

 

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Jade: Cute as a button, don’t ya agree?! All about the braces, babydoll dresses and bowties in the beginning, Jade has gone all grown up on us here with high collars and 90s style jumpsuits. We heart.