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Summer Music Festival Essentials

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Whether you're attending a Osheaga in Montreal, Firefly in Delware, or Glastonbury in the UK, it’s important to go prepared so you can make the most of your weekend.

You can still ooze festival chic while being practical. Here are some must-have items for music festivals around the world:

Cross-Body/Bum Bag

Backpacks are bulky and, as they are on your back, harder to keep your eye on. A cute cross-body bag or cool bum bag will hold all your essentials and be safely in plain site so you don’t lose any of your precious pesos while our dancing along to your favourite artist.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the must have for any festival. With most music festival’s fashion-forward vibes, nab yourself a pair that are out of the ordinary. It is important to find yourself some sunnies that will protect your eyes from UVA, UVB and UV400, the tiny rays that seep past UVA & UVB protection. A pair of oversized black sunglasses will shelter your precious eyes from the sun no matter what part of the world you find yourself. If your looking for something completely out of the box, try these Super Andy Warhol glasses, inspired by the artist himself.

Sunscreen

An absolute must for any outdoor activity! Protecting your skin will not only keep your skin looking healthy long term, it will ensure you have a great day out. No one wants to be singing and dancing in the summer sun with a painful sun burn. Aim for a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

Camera

Capture the memories of a life time by bringing along a quality camera. Polaroids make for adorable, inexpensive wall art to bring home with you, and a digital camera with Wi-Fi will allow you to upload your OOTDs and #newmemories quickly to Instagram.

Watch

Don’t be late to see your favourite artist! Having a watch on your wrist will help you keep track of time while your enjoying yourself, even if your phone runs out of battery from all your festival Snapchat Stories. This cute flamingo watch from ASOS emulates ultimate fest fashion. Another ASOS find, the Daisy Dixon Polka Dot watch will add a little quirk to your outfit.

Jewellery

Pretty necklaces and some cute rings are a must to complete any festival outfit. Avoid wearing anything too pricey in case it gets lost while you are out in the crowd. This Jules Smith Necklace is inspired by the ultimate music festival, Coachella. If rock vibrations are more your thing, go for this hardware imitating ring by Wanderlust + Co.

Purse

A small coin purse is great for carrying your cash and cards for the weekend. It’s discreet and won’t take up a lot of room in your bag. This bumble bee coin purse is ultra-cute and a great conversation starter helping you make new festival friends while you line up drinks.

Phone Accessories

A broken phone is a weekend ruined. Prevent any Smart Phone mishaps by investing in a case that will completely protect your phone. Another handy tech accessory is a portable charger so you can keep in touch with fellow festival goers throughout the day.

Boots

Sandals are very nice but getting your toes stomped on during the chorus to your favourite song will lead to a very un-fun weekend. Save your sandals for brunch the following day, and pick up a pair of closed toed shoes. Ankle boots offer maximum protection, and come in a variety of styles and colours. Try these floral Dr. Martens for that festival hippy look.

Hat

Summer may have you exited for sunny days but with that comes the need for sun safety. On-trend head gear can add style to your look will also keep your pretty face out of the sun. For a sportier look, try a baseball cap. If you’re going boho, get yourself a floppy wide brim.

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