As we head into the festival season, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to keep the good vibes flowing. Sticking to the bare essentials is a good idea when venturing off to a festival, and if you choose wisely, you’ll be able to avoid any vibe-killing disasters on the day.
We’ve put together a one day festival essentials guide featuring products that are perfectly suited to the festival environment. Each possess their own benefits and combine to make your festival experience that much better, leaving you to enjoy what you came for – good tunes and $9 mid-strength beers.
Affordable enough to not break down in tears when lost, these Komono Dreyfuss sunglasses will keep the glare out of your eyes whilst providing some serious style – and if you manage to keep a hold of them, these guys will do you right all summer.
To make it easier for your mates to spot you in the crowd, don this Pocket Hat by Rhythm. It’s made from felt with a cotton inner band. A festival is the perfect place to break onto the fedora scene if you’re feeling slightly tentative about pulling off this look.
One of the best ways to avoid your phone and cards falling out of your pockets is to strap them around your neck. This little leather solution by R& Collective gets points for easy access as well as making a neck pouch look cool.
AS Colour – Barnard Tank | $20 | Buy From: AS Colour
If you feel inclined to take off your shirt because your biceps are going to score you babes, please don’t. Instead wear a Barnard Tank from AS Colour – just try to keep your armpits away from unsuspecting faces in the mosh.
Although annoying because you won’t actually need to use them at the festival, it’s likely you’ll still need to take some keys along. Avoid taking non-essential keys and then whack a Tile on the key ring. This little white square allows you to track the whereabouts of your lost keys on a mobile app if you lose them. You can also slip one in your pocket in case you lose your pants.
As well as featuring a great print that will successfully hide various spilt liquids, the Afends Baywatch Beach Shorts feature front pockets with zip closure and a back pocket with velcro closure.
Falke Invisible Step Black Socks | $10 | Buy From: Asos
No matter what your shoe of choice may be, slipping on a pair of these Falke Invisible Step Socks will help prevent blisters and other nastiness inside your shoes. They add a considerable amount of comfort for their size and are the perfect companion to the no sock look.