Festival Survival Tips and Kits as Recommended by Our Favourite Bloggers
Festival Survival Tips and Kits as Recommended by Our Favourite Bloggers22/07/2015 By southbeach
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This year there is some serious 70s glam and 90s party pieces being put together with an overall boho theme, underpinning the look. Key pieces are:
• Peasant tops
• Wide brimmed, floppy and fedora hats
• Fringed anything and everything from shoes to bags, waistcoats, dresses and jewellery
• Gladiator sandals
• Statement jewellery such as layered necklaces and body chains
• Headbands and flower crowns
• Denim, denim and more denim especially jackets and or cut-offs
• Statement bikinis or monokinis
• Kimonos (fringed preferably)
• Maxi dresses in 70s prints
• Crop tops
• Rompers and playsuits
• Shaped sunglasses such as round, heart, flowers or classic aviators
• Flash tats
So what do our favourite fashion bloggers have planned for their ‘Festival Survival Kits’? We asked them to let us know so that we could share their top tips with our favourite people, you!
Q. Are you going to a festival this year? If not, have you been to one before or is there one you would love to go to?
Amy: I’m off to Bestival this year which I’m looking forward so much!
Holly: Yes! This year I’m going to Leeds Festival – the line-up looks AMAZING. Mumford & Sons, Alt J and Bastille all on the main stage! :-D. I’d love to go to Coachella one year…forget Glasto, get me a tent in the sun!
Q: What are your favourite 2015 Festival trends and favourite outfits so far this year?
Anoushka: I love how Coachella fashion has stayed the same over the last few years. Very chilled out and bohemian with flat ankle boots and fringing. I loved Kendall Jenner’s knee length shorts and Kate Bosworth's gorgeous plait down her parting.
Emma: I’m a fan of the comeback of the gypsy style this year, with those pretty off the shoulder tops. Laid back, casual and fun! Speaking of Gypsy style, fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni rocked a ditsy print gypsy top and matching shorts at this years Coachella festival and she looks super stylish!
Holly: There’s a lot of fringing, tassels and prints coming through, which I just LOVE. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley nails it every year; her white Chloe dress at Coachella this year was just a dream. Kate Bosworth also looked festi-fab in her cream dress and boho jacket. They both have these effortlessly stylish looks that are gorgeous and not too ‘try-hard’.
Katie: I’m all about tassels and I’m hoping they will be making a huge comeback this year. I love the hippy-carefree style of festival goers; wavy hair, floral crown and some sensible wellies! I’ve love the western cowgirl kind of look. I’ve seen lots of cowboy hats and studded boots which I think is pretty cool. Lots of celebs have been rocking lace numbers too, which are amazing.
Sally: I loved Kendall Jenner in the paisley flares and white off the shoulder top at Coachella kicking off the season!Kendall Jenner
Q. Who is your Festival Muse?
Amy: Alexa. She just owns the whole ‘effortless, just put together’ vibe.
Emma: I always think that Millie Mackintosh rocks a festival fashion look great. She always pairs casual crochet with simple colour palettes and tanned skin. Effortlessly beautiful every year.
Holly: I love to see what Vanessa Hudgens is wearing as she always tries something different and you can tell that it’s just her natural style coming through. She wears the boho look SO well!
Sally: Definitely Gigi Hadid – she’s absolutely killing it this year!
Q. What will you be wearing if you are going to a festival?
Anoushka: Well, it has to be flat ankle boots, cut off denim shorts and a cross body bag with fringe detailing.
Emma: If I was lucky enough to attend this year, I would embrace the Aztec print trend and wear the gorgeous printed Aztec playsuit from whatemmadid.com boutique. I have a pretty floral bandeau dress too that I would pop over a bikini top if the weather was hot, or one of the fringed kimonos from South Beach Official.
Sally: Something short, wellington boots and a mac!Splash Print Kimono - £10
Q. What is your ‘go to’ piece?
Amy: I’ll always take a bum-bag with me! Urban Outfitters do some really cool leather styles and it’s just so much easier to keep your arms free for dancing!
Holly: Take an oversized shirt to throw on in the evening when it gets chilly. Tie it round your waist in the day for a casual but cool festival look.
Katie: I have a black and white striped tee from Zara, if I’m having an ‘I hate everything on me’ day I always go back to that.
Q. Do you have any make-up tips?
Anoushka: Glowy skin and a fresh complexion is a must. Keep it simple and let your outfit do the talking.
Emma: Pack a cheek and lip tint to double the usage of your products, and opt for a soft pink colour to avoid looking too overdone. If you groom your eyebrows and fill them in for a natural, bushier look and add a pop of colour to lips and cheeks, the rest of your face can stay untouched but still look fresh.
Freya: Wearing make up at festivals can get messy so go without, give your skin a break and focus on attention stealing accessories.
Sally: Glitter and waterproof mascara.
Q. Do you have any skincare tips?
Amy: SPF, SPF, SPF! Seriously, it’s so important to protect yourself from the sun.
Holly: The easier the better – make-up wipes are your best friend!
Katie: I have really sensitive skin and I’ve learnt to not wash with boiling hot water. My skin much prefers warm water and the heat just causes my skin to flush and makes it blotchy.
Q. What’s your favourite easy hairstyle?
Anoushka: Loose beachy waves work for me. I plait my hair whilst still damp and leave to dry overnight for super easy waves.
Emma: It’s all about looking un-done, so try and sleep with your hair in a bun the night before, so that the next day gives you soft beach inspired waves. If this all goes wrong, pile your hair up into a top knot and secure with a scarf or printed hair wrap.
Freya: A spritz of Batiste dry shampoo gives great volume as well as stopping your hair looking greasy.
Holly: Loose beachy waves – and a hat to cover up on days 2 and 3!
Katie: Half up, half down, with a cute little plait or just pinned up with some pretty grips.Kate Bosworth
Q. Do you have a favourite accessory?
Amy: I love a cute anklet with sandals and shorts.
Emma: Oversized sunglasses!
Freya: A practical rucksack so that I can dance all night without having to worry about losing my bag!
Katie: I like lots of rings. Primark have some amazing buys at the moment. I love stacking as many as possible – I think my hands suit them!
Sally: My favourite accessory has to be my feather hairband I got from Spitalfields Market in London.
Q. What can you not go without?
Anoushka: Face wipes, dry shampoo and deodorant!
Emma: A subtle shimmery body lotion with false tan. Not only does it illuminate skin and keep it soft and moisturised, but you get the added colour too which gives skin a healthy looking glow.
Katie: Chocolate and sadly my iPhone – I just need the connection to the rest of the world.
Sally: A shower and a comfy bed, which is why day festivals are perfect for me!
Q. Do you have a top festival tip for our readers?
Anoushka: Do not lose your friends! And, no matter what, you will get dirty!
Emma: Be smart with your packing! Use lip and cheek tints in one, use volumising dry shampoo, and CC creams with an SPF. This way, you get double usages out of all your products and save space.
Freya: Don’t forget to capture your festival experience! Lomography make beautiful film cameras so you can take photographs of memories you don’t want to forget.
Holly: RELAX! Festivals can be crazy busy and long days, but everyone’s just there to enjoy the music and have a good time. So, no matter what happens or whatever the weather, just go with the flow (and take hand sanitiser.)
Sally: Take wet wipes and packs of tissues as you will not see ANY toilet paper anywhere.
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