6 Foolproof Steps for Music Festival Success
From Coachella to Lollapalooza, summer music festival season is upon us. It’s time to let your hair down and dance for hours surrounded by barefoot, sweaty people. But, being free-spirited isn’t easy – it takes preparation, planning, and most importantly, the perfect outfit. Luckily, we know exactly what you need to survive any festival plus get that meticulously cultivated “free spirit” vibe.
1. Get the look.
Flower crown + flash tattoos + dream catcher = Festival Style 101. Whether you’re going flowy and flowery or skintight and booty-baring, we suggest you pick your festival persona – urban bohemian? Neon raver? Flower child? Hipster hiker? – and run with it.
2. … Then Turn It Up a Notch.
Coco Chanel famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Festival style is the opposite of that. Add on a few costume-y items – animal ears, anyone? – so everyone knows just how whimsical you are.
3. Keep It Clean.
Your 90s-inspired grunge look? Totally chic. Actually being a grungy, sweaty hot mess? Not so much.
4. Refresh Yourself.
A festival is a marathon, not a sprint. Stock up on pick-me-ups to make sure you don’t wimp out after day one.
5. Brave the Bathroom.
It’s inevitable. At some point during the festivities, nature will call, and you won’t be able to send it to voicemail. Make sure you gear up before you share a toilet with thousands of questionable characters. Because nothing ruins your bohemian weekend like getting crabs.
6. Be Prepared.
Your phone is dead, you’re on the verge of severe dehydration, and worst of all – you haven’t gotten any good selfies. Don’t let this happen to you! Bring survival essentials to make sure you’re ready for anything.