My Festival Essentials for 2016 // Fashion

Festival Essentials 2016

Lucky enough to be heading off to a festival this year? Not sure what to pack? Let me help you with my top festival essentials for 2016! 

Packing for a festival is the only time ‘what to take’ list includes both our wellies and our suncream, our rain coats and our playsuits. It  truly is a compact and practical packing skills test, with planning outfits to comply with the hit and miss British summer weather conditions, and to be honest, looking on point trend wise – obviously! So here are a few of my festival essentials this year. 

// Festival Essentials 


Rain Coat // This is a MUST! I swore by mine at Glastonbury last year. Even if you’re lucky enough not to need it, I’d always suggest to taking one than risking it. Instead of boring ones you can get some amazing ones like the one above from Toyshop. 

Playsuit // It’s just such an easy option although trips to the necessities could be a challenge, however this option if in a denim fabric could be used on multiple days but accessorised differently. 


Kimono //At a festival layering is everything. This is a rather light option but grabbing your denim jacket, or one of this seasons bombers can be a fabulous touch to a look.The one above is the River Island White Print Festival Kimono. Gorgeous right?

Wellies // If it rains or not it is often too horrible to always wear sandals at a festival. Wellies are my most fave festival accessory real, and if it does rain then your feet will be happy out of the sloppy mud! 

Trainers // Personally I’d pack something like these Vans over sandals for a festival. Sandals are too much of a hazard in mud and dodgy surfaces. At least with something like this I can cover distance without wrecking my feet… make them fun with these Disney ones by Vans

Backpack // I would of taken a cross over bag with me but if I’m out all day during the festival, I prefer a proper backpack with my things in. I can keep valuables safe, keep a blanket in it for later and also any food for the day… or things to save me from the weather! The one above is part of the Vans Disney collaboration (which I adore), and this is on the list because I love the Jungle Book. 

Hair Chalk // I adore hair chalk. I can change my hair colour whenever I fancy and it doesn’t matter as it will wash out. Go big with maybe unicorn and mermaid inspired locks for your next festival! Even though I havet tried it, this pack from L’Oreal has had some fab reviews .

Baby Wipes // You will always need these. Enough said.

Jumper // This one is from Topshop in a crew neck style (so a classic) with a retro print of Mickey Mouse on it. Can you tell I am loving Disney this month?!

Shorts // Personally I like to have at least one pair of shorts, even if it’s not overly warm as long as my upper body is warm the bottom half will be fine. As I am loving palm print, these ones from Topshop were my top musts. 

Travel Mug // I love a travel mug at the best of times, but at a festival they are amazing! In the morning when I went to get my coffee I’d just use my reusable mug. 

Make Up // I spied this on a press release the other day and I am in love. At a festival you can be bold and you can take risks with your make up. I am in love with this Sephora Disney Minnie Eyeshadow Palette after spying it on the Sephora website during a cheeky splurge. 

Flower Crown // YES! Love a flower crown at a festival. You can be quite expressive with your headwear at a festival, so perhaps pick up a few different colours or maybe even try something likeminnie mouse ears! The one in the picture is from Oreila Jewellery based in London. 

There you have my festival essentials and hopefully you’ve found out some helpful bits. Off to any festivals? Anything you think you’d have to take with you?

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27 Comments

  1. August 10, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Great ideas especially the Travel Mug, I haven't thought of that!

  2. August 10, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Rain coat is a must – especially here, I like the transparent ponchos x

  3. August 10, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    ooh I love the skirt and the stripy wellies.

  4. August 10, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Apart from the hair chalk and flower crown we pretty much have the same festival essentials. I am loving the playsuit big time

  5. August 10, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    The travel mug caught my eye straight away – very funky!

  6. August 10, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Great list, I think it's safer to just wear wellies all day because you don't know when the weather might change x

  7. August 11, 2016 / 2:08 am

    These are definitely some good ideas for summer festivals. I like the kimono idea and wellies are always going to be handy

  8. August 11, 2016 / 5:56 am

    I do love s good floral crown to get in the festival spirit! But yes to the baby wipes – a complete must have!!

  9. August 11, 2016 / 9:35 am

    A good pair of shoes is always a must when going to a festival.

  10. August 11, 2016 / 11:20 am

    You know, I've never camped at a festival before. I really want to though. These are some handy tips for when I do.

  11. August 11, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I agree with every essential you've listed – I attended a festival in July and someone was wearing heels! OMG! Wellies and trainers all the way x

  12. August 11, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    We're going to a couple of festivals later in the year and I will definitely be taking my wellies!! You never know with this British weather.

  13. August 11, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Some great ideas – I especially love those floral shorts

  14. August 11, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    The travel mug is a great idea and I took would live in wellies x

  15. August 11, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Such a great list of products. I love Joules wellies and floral head crowns are must for festivals.

  16. August 11, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Wellies are a must at very UK festival – its bound to rain at some point haha

  17. August 11, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Definitely don't forget your wellies, it can get quite rainy at festivals x

  18. August 11, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I adore those gorgeous printed short they look beautiful and perfect for festival living.

  19. August 12, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Wellys are my least favourite festival thing, give me a good pair of chunky walking boots any day. Nice pic of items.

  20. August 12, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    A jumper is pretty much on of my everyday essentials, I love jumpers and hoodies! I've never been to a festival but I could definitely see myself purposely buying all these just to feel ready!

  21. August 13, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Loving this selection of items. End of summer is a great time to catch up with some more festivals 🙂

  22. August 13, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Great list of items I take wet wipes with me everywhere!!!!!

  23. August 17, 2016 / 1:27 am

    Those floral printed shorts are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the print on them xxx

  24. August 31, 2016 / 6:01 am

    Great food and great people with awesome styling and interior. Also great venues for cheap happy hour drinks. However, the downstairs beer selection is about as standard as it can be while upstairs can be a bit more creative.

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