Many of this year’s spring/summer trends lend themselves perfectly to the bohemian party environment.
In a nod to the free-spirited 60s, crochet and lace are back at the forefront with these delicate handicraft inspired techniques, bringing a soft feminine edge to your look. This Warehouse Geo Lace Vest gives the trend a modern update and is ideal paired with denim for a retro inspired finish.
The anything-goes 90s continue to dominate this festival season, with injections of the era’s iconic looks making a welcome return. We’ve seen reinventions of the classic dungaree shape and retro playsuits given an overhaul with bold patterns for the summer, try this Mint Velvet Cara Print Jumpsuit. Above all, the high waistband is king, with skater style skirts, cut-off hot pants and jeans inviting you to dare to bare by sporting a cropped top or printed tee like this Mango Printed Cropped T-Shirt with a pair of hi-top trainers for an authentic finish.
Neon blooms and tropical prints make a bold statement and can be used to add a pop of colour when sported as a top, skirt, or trouser, partnered with denim or simple block-coloured separates. Take a softer approach with a ditsy floral midi-dress, such as this Mango Floral Print Lightweight Dress paired with chunky ankle boots and a crossbody bag. For the more daring among us, create some real impact by clashing different vibrant prints for a playful finish.
For when the sun starts to set and the temperature drops, continue to raise the bar in the style stakes with a vintage look kimono. A relaxed style like this Oasis Scarf Placement Kimono is a laid-back solution to keeping warm without completely covering the outfit you’ve so carefully put together.
If the heavens do open however and you’re treated to some rain, keeping dry doesn’t have to be dull. This Joules Bouquet Rain Proof Hooded Poncho is a bright solution which folds neatly away so you won’t begrudge carrying it!
Don’t forget the all important accessories, think souvenir trinkets and relaxed styles with a tribal influence like the Adele Marie Neon Rope Necklace. So now you’ve got your outfit sorted it's time to consider skincare and make-up. A festival is no place to lug your entire vanity case, but a few well-chosen products will keep you looking fresh and bright from sun rise to sun set.
Start with an easy fix to keep your skin refreshed, cleansed and conditioned. OLEHENRIKSEN Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths remove makeup in one clean sweep whilst exfoliating, dislodging and dissolving dead skin cells. They can also double up as a wet wipe.
An anti-bacterial hand gel will leave hands feeling refreshed, soft and pleasantly scented, while also solving the hand-hygiene issue.
You might not have the opportunity to wash your hair, so take a dry shampoo. This Philip Kingsley lightweight formulation soothes the scalp and provides volume and texture to your hair, while eradicating excess dirt, oil and odour.
Maybe you’ll even get lucky with the weather and see some sunshine at some point! You’ll need a sun cream that you can rely on all day – Riemann’s P20 is ideal as one application will last 10 hours and it’s also water resistant, so you can put it on and then forget about it, come rain or shine.
And if the thought of wearing lipstick is too much, this Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer is a tasty combination of Shea butter, beeswax and rich fruit oils to moisturise, nourish and soften lips naturally.
All these products are quite a handy size, but for your other essentials you might not want to take the full size version with you. In that case, invest in a travel set that comes with bottles and tubs just waiting to be filled with your favourites.