It’s Summer time and that means only one things – Festival season is upon us! From flowery headbands to wading through the mud in wellies, from cleaning yourself down with baby wipes each morning to trying to pee in a bush because the queues are too long – there is nothing you can’t look forward to!
As much as we pray for sun rays when we’re spending the weekend on a field in tents, this is the UK we’re talking about, so anything is possible and we can’t always bet on the blue skies. This post will outline the best festival hacks for you to take with you this summer, just to make life that much easier – especially if the weather isn’t on your side!
PACK A MAC
Probably the most important item to remember when you’re at a UK festival. I’m not saying you have to try and stuff your biggest bubble jacket into a bag ( and I would hope that you haven’t owned a bubble jacket since your pre-teen years) but packing a mac is essential. The high street have become so much more festival savvy throughout the years and now you can buy lightweight, thin macs that roll up easily into their own little bags. PERFECT. My favourites include:
(Left to right) £28 at Next, £36 Warehouse at ASOS, £10 at Boohoo
There are also considerably cheaper options at local stores such as George as Asda and F&F at Tesco! These macs will not only leave room in the bag for your new festival clothes, but they’ll keep you dry whilst keeping you looking cool and on top of the trend.
Buy a Bum Bag!
Oh girls, these will be our saviour! They’ll make it much easier for us to hold two drinks at the same time without having to worry about getting pick pocketed! Not to mention they’re extremely retro – like every day wearing one is a Flashback Friday.
(Left to right) £5 SALE! New Look, £35 City Fellaz at ASOS (bit pricey) £20 at River Island
As you can see, they don’t have to be the same as the originals, they can be chic and cool yet extremely practical!
As much as I love sandals and flimsy footwear with a cute summer dress, festival shoes need to be practical. However, that’s not to say that you can’t still look stylish. High top trainers and a pair of stone wash denim shorts can look extremely chic and your feet will stay dry, clean and bruise free from people standing all over you!
(Left to right) ALL £45 – Daddy Cool at ASOS, River Island (hidden wedge), Topshop
So, there you have it. Festival hacks for summer 2014, whether it be for V Festival, Leeds Festival or Wireless amongst many others, these hacks are nationwide! If you enjoyed this post, leave a comment! I’d appreciate any feedback and suggestions about what else you’d like to read about. I’m sure I could provide!
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