8 Wardrobe Hacks That Will Save Your Life This Festival Season
22 May 2018, 11:34 | Updated: 4 June 2018, 08:46
On a budget? Packing light? Whatever your vibe, we've got your festi-drobe covered.
Whether you're jetting off on a sun-soaked festival abroad or gracing the live music circuit on your home turf, it's never too early to start planning your wardrobe.
The struggles of packing for a festival can be real. Luckily for you, we've linked up with eBay to compile a list of tips and tricks that will save you time, money, and much-coveted packing space.
Follow in the footsteps of Rihanna, Teyana Taylor, Post Malone and more of your favourite artists as you take inspo for the ultimate hassle-free festi-fashion guide.
Check it out below.
Cop A Bandana
Make like Teyana at Coachella '18 and rock a bandana. Aside from being a killer accessory, these babies are pretty practical. Keeping those sweaty strands of hair at bay, they'll be your style saviour on day 4 when your barnet is looking a little bit worse for wear. Plus, you can make them from scratch with any old piece of fabric. Very 90's.
Pack Your Gym Kit
Thanks to the success of brands like Ivy Park and Fenty X Puma, the atheleisure trend isn't going anywhere. The sport-inspired style is a favourite among celebs like SZA and Kehlani, and is the perfect solution to any potential wardrobe issues - breathable fabrics, flattering silhouettes and items literally made for comfort. Bey, RiRi, we salute you.
Double Up Your Denim
Denim is as versatile as they come. From cutting up an old pair of jeans and shredding your old shorts to crafting your own crop top à la Rihanna, get creative with your old threads and save some serious dollar. Double denim is another trend that's firmly in place for '18 - plus, as any British festival goer knows all too well, the evenings can get cold AF. That denim jacket will save your life.
The last thing you want at a festival is a heavy rucksack weighing you down. And while a stylish bumbag is always a fail-safe option, nothing beats an oversized jacket. The pockets are always massive (ladies, pick a men's size - they actually have pockets) so they're ideal for storing all of your amenities, and the slouchy fit gives off an effortless cool vibe. And of course, it's going to keep you hella snug.
The Hawaiian Dad Shirt
Never underestimate the power of your parent's wardrobe. If you're looking for a lightweight, summer-injected number for your festi-drobe, look no further than the humble Hawaiian shirt. Just steal borrow one of the brightest ones you could find - the more shamelessly 'middle-aged-father-at-a-barbecue', the better. (Because not all of us can stretch to Khalid's Off-White edition.)
Wearing the right footwear is crucial to festival survival. If you're heading off to Reading and Leeds, you're going to want to pack a pair of wellies. But for those sun-drenched events, a comfortable pair of your favourite lightweight trainers are a must. The hack to eradicating pesky grass stains afterwards? Scrub diluted bleach or detergent on them with a toothbrush.
There's Layers To This Ish
If there's one thing we're rattling on about in this list, it's layers. Without trying to sound like your mum, festivals can go from sweat-inducing hot to freezing cold, so make sure you've packed a jacket and enough shirts to last you through the week. Bonus - tying a flannel number around your waist is a summer festival look.
Sun Protection Is A Major Key
Okay, this is isn't exactly a hack, but it wouldn't be a life-saving festival list without reminding you to protect your skin. Not only will a bucket hat or baseball cap keep the sun out of your eyes (and totally complete your 'fit) but it'll protect your scalp from the sun's rays. Hardly revolutionary, we know, but important.