1. Perform Fashion Triage
Two words: safety pins. You just never know. From a broken strap to a busted sandal, make sure that some small wardrobe malfunction doesn’t mess with your vibe. Pockets at a premium? Pin them to your bra strap to keep them close but out of sight.
2. Rock a Knot
Festivals can be down & (literally) dirty, from dusty deserts to grassy fields. If you’re headed out wearing a floor-length maxi, take it from us: a maxi knot will save the day. It keeps your hem clean(er) & makes walks between stages easier without that extra fabric to worry about.
3. Sunburn 911
If you love the off-the-shoulder top trend (get in line!) but you’re starting to burn, do a mid-day style swap. Remember those safety pins? Put them to use! Pull the shoulders of your top up, then tack them to your bra strap for added protection against the rays.
4. Grass Knoll Got Ya?
Having too much fun in the grass? If you discover a green stain (on your white cut-offs no less!), fear not. Run for the nearest drink tent & charm the bartender into giving you a dash of vodka (or club soda) on a cloth. It’s a quick no-wash treatment. See ya, stains!
5. Give Face Time
BB cream (an all-in-one primer, moisturizer, tint & SPF!) is the do-everything beauty product made for super-long days. The morning of, use it to even out your complexion & protect your skin from the sun. Then, add a swipe of tint to your lips & cheeks for long-lasting wear. Keep it in your backpack for reapplication!
6. Buff Your Booties
Leather ankle booties can be a great way to protect your tootsies & still look fashionable on the dancefloor. Scared of scratches? Bring a travel-sized tube of moisturizer to rub on the marks for instant repair.
7. Try a Band-ana
This multi-talented accessory is a must. Hold your hair down, tie it up or cover your face when the dust kicks up. Or, get creative & tie it all the way around your bag handle (for a cool-girl pop of color), around your neck or knot a few together to wear as a belt.
8. Add More Layers
Be ready for anything with a flannel or jean jacket. Want to go hands-free? Tie your layer around your waist or over your shoulders while you sway to the music, then throw it on when the sun goes down.
9. A Standing Ovation
The right footwear is crucial. As cute as those sky-high wedges are, they just aren’t practical. Reach for some white canvas sneakers this year—they’re the perfect bleach-able option. And, we know what you’re thinking… “Dannng Daniel, that’s risky!” But, once the weekend is over, you can bleach those stains right out!
10. Arm With Accessories
Mini backpacks are seriously in style, and they’ll keep your arms free for important things like dancing while keeping the necessities (sunscreen, water, your phone, a polaroid camera) close & secure. Because, nothing kills a party like a lost wallet.
Are you ready for festival season? Tell us where you’re headed in the comments below.