By Naomi Griffiths
Truth be told, I’ve never actually been to a festival. Yep, true story! I’ve been to a couple of outdoor music events for the day but I’ve never actually gotten right into the thick of it, donned my wellies and headed for a weekend in the fields for music, fun, frolics and the bit that excites me most, the fashion.
When festival season comes around every year I’m so excited to see all of the outfit inspiration. How some of those people end up looking so glam after battling through mud, crazy crowds and camping for nights on end on some battered old airbed in a teeny tent is beyond me; however I shall forever admire them for their commitment to looking amazing no matter what! But behind the glam I am assured (by a few of my festival-loving friends whom have come to me with some fantastic tips) that there are a number of essentials that every festival girl’s rucksack should contain. Here are the top 3 I know I would DEFINITELY not be without…
The only bit of cleanliness any festival goer will get. Whether they be for wiping away a day of mud, sweat and tunes, going to the portaloo or scrubbing off the last remnants of rave paint, the wet wipe is your festival bessie.
It speaks for itself really; days on end of grime is gonna take it’s toll on your tresses. Unless you’re rocking up to the VIP field there’s no chance of grabbing a shower and primping your barnet so a pocket size can of dry shampoo will make you feel a million dollars after a mental few days (even if you may not necessarily look it, a girls gotta try, eh?).
No one wants to spend an epic weekend hovered over the nearest long drop whilst your fave band are rockin’ out because you’ve got a dodgy belly after chowing down on the dirty burger vans finest cuisine.
So, when I plan on making it to my first one I will be sure to have all of the above firmly tucked away in my stash. Which festival would I be headed to if and when I get the chance to get myself to one of these things? For me it would have to be Bestival.
Set off shore on far flung Costa Del Isle of Wight, not only does Bestival seem to have some amazing acts descend on it every year it is the place to be for a bit of fancy dress! Bestival has a theme every year for everyone to get involved in and get trussed up to the nines and, well if any of you have read my blog, you will know of my absolute undying love for fancy dress! Leave your shame at the gates guys, get your face paints out, your sparkle on and don your most out there of outfits (or your just your best morph suit!).
If fancy dress isn’t your thing don’t worry because festivals are all about the wear what you want to wear attitude! The the sun may well be setting on Bestival but I can always imagine what being at my first festival might be like and some of the things I’d like to wear…
For those of you who have done festivals this year tell us your tips! Or if you’re currently making the arduous journey back home from Bestival and now in the recovery position, I hope you all had an amazing time and maybe I’ll see you there next year!