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.
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.
They’re not pretty, but when you are suffering sunstroke or have been bitten to within an inch of your life, you’re gunna wish you paid attention to this list! So, here’s us being mum…
Plasters, Sun Cream, Fly Spray, Tissues, Antibacterial Gel, Wet Wipes, Socks, Deodorant, Cling Film (to wrap your phone in, duh!) Underwear and a portable phone charger.
And what to avoid…
Playsuits may be the hottest thing to wear this summer, but when you are two days in, the portaloo’s are flooded (we’ll let you use your imagination here) then the last thing you want is to be caught short. Those girls who you see posing up a storm in a one piece are either VIPs or don’t poo.
Flip flops: See above.
Huge headwear: You do not want to be the douche blocking everyone else’s view- stick with a crown.
And that is that. Go forth now with our words of wisdom ringing soundly in your ears 😉