We love festival season because it brings out a free-spirited adventurous side in all of us, especially when it comes to our fashion choices.
So far this year, we’ve already seen a few fashion trends we love, so it inspired us to write a post about some of our own festival must-haves. Whether you’re planning to attend Bonnaroo, Bunberry, Burning Man, Austin City Limits, or any festival in between, we’ve compiled a list of festival essentials that mix practical with funky — and are nice to Mother Earth.
1. Sensible shoes are a must. We love the textile Leila Booties by Tom’s, designed specifically with the festival-goer in mind. They’re so versatile, they’re sure to become regulars in your daily wardrobe rotation. Tom’s are known for being incredibly durable and comfortable, and booties provide protection for your toes from fellow concert goers. Plus, every Tom’s purchase provides shoes to someone in need. That’s a cause we can certainly get behind!
2. A cool hat can make the ultimate statement while also protecting you from the sun. A floppy-brimmed fedora or an eco-friendly panama hat are great summer styles with wide enough brims to offer extra protection to your face. While we’re on the subject of sun protection – don’t forget your sunglasses and an ample supply of your favorite mineral-based sunscreen! It’s impossibly expensive to buy anything on-site.
3. A statement piece of jewelry is the perfect accent to your outfit but it shouldn’t weigh you down if you plan to dance along to your favorite band. Our pick is the Ruja Necklace. It’s made of multiple strands of glass beads with beautiful hand-carved indian rosewood elements. If you’re a minimalist, try the Vana Necklace. The colorful pods are made from fibers harvested from the fique plant and dyed with natural coloring. It features an adjustable pull string closure so you can adjust the length depending on your outfit — or your mood!
4. Water. Many of the big festivals take place in desert-like climates so staying hydrated is critical to your survival during those hot days walking around the festival grounds. Opt for a stainless steel water bottle, or an insulated BPA-free plastic bottle so that you can enjoy fresh, ice cold water all day long. Nothing is worse for your taste buds — or the environment — than warm water out of a plastic bottle.