5 Must Have Clothing Items to Take to Your First Music Festival

5 Must Have Clothing Items to Take to Your First Music Festival


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Jan 29, 2016 —  Are you planning on attending a big festival this year, for the first time? How exciting! It’s important to bear in mind though, when planning for this momentous occasion, that whether you are off to Glastonbury or Download, there are some must have clothing items that need to go in your rucksack for the weekend. Ensure you’re fully prepped with this list of essentials:

1. Bum bag / fanny pack
Don’t turn your nose up just yet - bum bags are a huge hit now and come in far more stylish designs than that bright pink one in the plastic material your Mum used to wear in the 80s. Opt for a safe Aztec print or just a plain colour, and keep all your important items safe and accessible. You can usually squeeze in your phone, cash, cards and ID into one of these bad boys. Bum bags are a better alternative to a rucksack, simply because you wear them on the front of your body no one can sneak their hands inside and steal your stuff.

2. Lightweight cover up
You might be lucky and get to experience glorious sunshine while you dance the day and night away at your chosen festival, or it could be a bit grey and chilly (we’re sorry to say this is the more likely case). Whatever the weather, it’s a good idea to slip a lightweight jacket into your rucksack, whether it’s a rain poncho or an always on trend, fringed jacket from a site such as www.bluevanilla.com - perfect for the grassy catwalk.

3. Sunglasses
Your eyes are important and you need to ensure they are protected if you’re spending any time outside. Even if the sun is popping out in intermittent bursts throughout the day, ensure you have a pair of good looking glasses stored safely in your bum bag when you leave your tent in the morning (or afternoon, we’re not going to judge). Eyewear is going big for 2016, as designers created huge sunglasses for their models to wear on the catwalks last year and high street stores should be replicating this look in Spring 2016, ready for when you want to start picking up those early festival bits.

4. Good footwear
As comfy as those sandals are, they aren’t really a great idea for the festival – just think for a moment about all the potential mud and foot stomping that’s going to occur over the weekend. You’ll either end up covered in muck or with poorly feet after someone treads on them.

Vans shoes have the potential to be okay in decent weather but many people opt for wellies no matter what the sky is up to, just to ensure they look on trend and you can pick up some surprisingly stylish pairs these days. Hunter or Joules wellies are a popular choice for people heading to a festival but you can find more affordable alternatives that look just as good on the high street.

5. Comfy trousers/shorts
Leave the skirts and dresses at home when it comes to a festival, instead opt for a comfy pair of shorts (or jeans if it’s colder) and wear these over the three days you attend the event. You can get away with wearing the same trousers but you will want to change your shirt, so pack a pair that go with pretty much everything – denim is your best bet.

There are no strict rules when it comes to what you can wear to a festival, but if you pack these five vital items of clothing you should have the best time!

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