Festival season is among us and it is clear that some of us are more prepared than others. Not everyone is constantly living the festival season lifestyle, so it is important that first time festival goers prepare themselves in order to attend a festival in style. By the end of this post you are sure to find out how prepared you really are when it comes to the festival season and also see whether or not you need to do some last minute shopping!
What’s the first thing you pack for a festival?
The main factor to determine whether or not you are prepared for festival season is to think about what would be the first thing you pack when getting ready to attend a festival. Most people will run to the dry shampoo and factor 30 and although they are useful products to have with you, you’re not really doing it right unless you are well prepared with a bum bag full of glitter and face paint.
What’s your main colour scheme for the festival?
Don’t get me wrong I love wearing anything black, but for a festival it’s important you step it up a gear and experiment with the brightest and funkiest patterns you can find. The greatest thing about a festival is being able to wear a multi coloured lycra outfit and not be judged for it. If you need any ideas then below are some outfits and pieces which you will find in Topshop and Burnt Soul.
Which accessories are essential?
As with any event, it is important that you match your outfit with the perfect accessories. If you’re a regular festival goer then you will already know that any tribal or aztec jewellery you own will look perfect with your outfit. If you’re new to the scene and are looking for some guidance or a piece which you are able to match with multiple outfits, I advise you invest in a cute floral headband or a bright statement necklace. If these make it through the festival then there’s no harm in bringing them along next year!
Is there such thing as sensible footwear?
No matter what the weather forecast states, it is inevitable that throughout the festival you will come across generous amounts of mud. With this in mind wearing sandals to a festival is a very bad idea. Not only will your feet be covered in whatever mess is around you, but is it more than likely that your feet will get stood on and crushed in the crowds. You’re better off sticking to trainers or wellies when attending a festival as they are both comfy and practical.
Worried about not having a make-up kit and blow dry on hand?
If you’re the type of girl who loves make-up and couldn’t imagine a weekend not being able to spend hours making sure your hair and make-up is perfect, then attending a festival will definitely be a challenge for you. A few tips to consider before attending the festival is learning how to plait your hair if you don’t already know how to – this will save your life when you find your hair turning greasy and frizzy. Another tip is to have your eyelashes and brows tinted before the festival so you don’t have to spend time applying mascara and brow tint to them. If you are really struggling with the idea of no makeup then you could always invest in a good BB Cream and a product such as Nars The Multiple, a 3-in-1 product which can be used on your eyes, cheeks and lips.
The most important thing to remember when preparing for a festival is to enjoy yourself. Once you get there you will be having so much fun you won’t be focusing on how you look and you will soon realise that everybody else is in the same boat as you.
Don’t let not having a make-up bag and shower on hand discourage you from attending!