It’s that time of the year again when the festival season is kicking off! Summer festivals are all about live music, watching your favourite acts, having plenty of fun with your friends and of course, endless partying until late.
We know that looking hot and feeling good isn’t easy without all your home comforts, so here’s our guide to festival essentials that’ll keep you looking gorgeous all weekend. Get packing!
HAIR AND BEAUTY MUST HAVES
Whether you’ve got curly, wavy, straight, dry, or frizzy hair – dry shampoo is the perfect ‘must-have’ product to spruce up your style and make your hair look clean and fresh when there are no showers in sight! Simply spray, brush through your hair and you’re good to go.
We recommend tying up your locks up in a messy bun or creating a plait when you’re a couple of days in! You can also change your look by using accessories such as a floral headband, chain headpiece or fancy bandana. Pack some hair ties and clips too.
Pink Single Flower Hairband £2.99 – New Look / Batiste Dry Shampoo Floral 200ml £2.99 – Boots / Pink Flower Bouquet Hairband £3.99 – New Look
Cleansing wipes offer an easy solution to effectively remove your makeup without committing to a lengthy routine or numerous products. Taking this shortcut will not only save you time, but also space in your bag!
Whatever festival you’re heading to this year, be sure to pack a BB cream with a high spf factor. BB Creams are the ultimate replacement to foundation – if you’re looking for an even coverage with a lightweight feel, you’re guaranteed a long lasting healthy and beautiful glow! We recommend the Estee Lauder Day Wear BB with SPF 35 or Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream with SPF 15.
Remember to take a good and reliable waterproof mascara in your makeup bag to avoid smudged, smeary panda eyes.
Maybelline Mascara Volume Express Waterproof £4.99 – Boots / Garnier Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes 25s £3.45 – Boots / Garnier BB Blur Cream Medium 40ml £8.66 – Boots
FASHION MUST HAVES
WE LIKE SHORT SHORTS
Be versatile yet stylish in a pair of ripped denim shorts, they’re cool, comfortable and very much on trend! These babies are the perfect way to show off your pins and complete any festival outfit!
LOVE THE LEGGINGS!
Perfect for festivals, leggings prove a source of warmth when the temperature drops and you want to continue watching acts into the night. They also make a good option when you need to change out of your soggy jeans!
TAKE ON THE TASSELS
To channel that ultimate boho chic festival look, tassels are a must! Whether you’re attending Glastonbury or Wireless, tassels are just simply the best! Some tassel sandals are the perfect festival fashion statement!
Ripped shorts £22.99 – New Look / Leggings £15.99 – New Look / Sandals £17.99 – New Look
ROCK A RUCKSACK
Ever since Burberry wowed us with their SS16 collection, rucksacks have replaced our beloved shoulder bag and never left our side. They’re not only practical with pockets for every item imaginable, but they also offer comfort like no other.
When it comes to a festival you either go hard or go home! The last thing you want is for your late nights to start showing on your face… so sling on some sunnies and keep going.
HATS A GOOD IDEA!
The Fedora has become a fashion statement thanks to the likes of Festival queens Millie Mackintosh and Alexa Chung. For some of us, festivals prove difficult with the issue of hair… what is one to do with no shampoo and limited access to showers?! Never fear hats are here! They act as the perfect cover up for an effortless yet glamorous look, goodbye grease and frizz, hello fabulous and flawless!
Faith Black Tassel Rucksack £45 – Debenhams / Straw Hat £14 – Next / Sunglasses £15 – Next
No festival look is complete without some statement wellies – whether rain or shine a pair of wellies is always a must, and we have selected our ‘Festival Faves’ for you! Be simple yet chic in a versatile over the knee black pair or brave the bold with some SS16 floral print!