George at ASDA asked me to choose my festival essentials from their site, so I picked this cute brightly coloured dress and – naturally – a kagoul. My top tip is NEVER go to a festival without waterproofs. And this one has polka dots! I always feel a bit like playing dress-up at Glastonbury - an excuse to wear those brightly coloured tights or that mad eyeshadow or that giant hat - ah, why not? Also, bright colours mean that people can spot you in a crowd, especially amongst the Kate Moss clones. True fact: I once saw Kate Moss at Glastonbury and barely noticed her, because her clones are so effective. Which brings me to the second top tip of this post - famous people - an army of clones are useful for being inconspicuous. Also, good for alibis.
Dress & Kagoul c/o George at ASDA
Wellies - Office
Jewellery - GOGO Philip, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins
Hat & Tights - New Look
Sunglasses - Primark
So. The ensemble. The hat is warm, but also good for keeping the sun off my delicate English head, and the tights are warm... and they match my hat! I'm all about the plaits and hats (RHYME) at festivals - after about two days, my hair is not fit for public viewing, no matter how much dry shampoo I pile on it. So, yes. Cover up your head, because no one wants to see that hot mess. And wellies - my beloved, five-years-old Office wellies - the older the better, in my opinion. They fit perfectly now.
Are you lucky enough to go to a festival this year? If so I HATE YOU. (Not really, I’m just seething with jealousy.) If it’s your first time, here are my top tips. That's right - MORE top tips. This post is choc-a-bloc with top tips.
1 – Even if it’s supposed to be beautiful weather, pack as if it’s going to rain torrentially. It probably will.
2 – Never underestimate how cold you’ll be at night. Take forty billion layers.
3 - Wear a sunhat in the day, even if it's not that sunny. Trust me, a festival is not a good place to have sunstroke. No. TRUST ME.
4 - Remember that playsuits mean you may be pretty much naked in a portaloo with a dodgy lock.
5 - Keep anti bac handgel and loo roll on your person at all times because festivals are gross.
6 - Air beds are pricey and heavy. Buy a lilo instead!
7 - See some awesome bands, but also see some awesome weird stuff. The weird stuff is my favourite.
8 - If jeans get wet, they will not dry. Tights dry instantly! Wear tights. Not jeans. Down with jeans.
9 - Cider is yummy.
10 - You know that hilarious group who like to sing round their campfire all night? Yeah, they're AWFUL. Pack earplugs. You'll need them.
What are your festival top tips?
This is my 'Getting my groove on' face.