Here’s the truth: I’m a sucker for a music festival. Seeing my favorite bands perform in the open air with the sun high in the sky, dancing in a crowd of strangers and frolicking between sets in shorts and sunglasses is pretty much my dream scenario. Add the allure of a road trip and spending quality fun-time with pals and I’m game — 100% in!
With festival season upon us (all hail this time of year!), I’m starting to dream up my list of must-haves and feeling inspired by the bold patterns and bright colors in some of my favorite handmade and vintage pieces. From the essentials (toothpaste, deodorant, camera) to the essential non-essentials (friendship bracelets and technicolor lollipops, anyone?) there’s certainly no shortage of awesome things to bring along for the ride.
A sassy windbreaker, fun hat and comfy blanket are definite must-packs. I always bring a notebook to jot down funny memories or play tic tac toe back at camp, too!
1. Cat hat by ZipperTeethShop
2. Cassette iPhone case by caseosaurus
3. Deodorant by bunnybuttapothecary
4. Quilt by grockenwagner
5. Friendship bracelet by napkinitems
6. Freddie Mercury dopp kit by kayciwheatley
7. Eyeglass pouches by romawinkel
8. Vintage windbreaker from BuddyBuddyVintage
9. Notebook by clapclapdesign
Another reason I love music festivals: it’s the one occasion when my fanny pack obsession seems to fit right in. Fill it up with candy and no-fuss lip and cheek stain and you’re good to go.
1. Printed shorts by bombesurprise
2. Constellation fanny pack by FannypackSuperstar
3. Tassel necklace by murMurMarket
4. Vintage sunnies from MODvintageshop
5. Embroidered gladiator sandals by SiameseDreamDesign
6. Lip and cheek stain by PVSPNATURALS
7. Botanical bathing suit by QooQooFashion
8. Graphic tee by FLUNKLIFE
9. Wet wipes case by maryannp111
10. Lollipops by TheGroovyBaker
11. Vintage Polaroid camera from WaistedVintage1
Keep things practical with a cool canteen and a colorful hand fan. Don’t forget the warm socks for when the sun goes down!
1. Waxed canvas messenger by WoolyBison
2. Handmade chair by gallantandjones
3. Toothpaste by TheHolisticScienceCo
4. Tent by Lotusbelletents
5. Socks by extase
6. Embroidered patch by fionabearclaw
7. Handmade mocs by needleheadcrafts
8. Vintage Ray Bans by Raybanicos
9. Wooden canteen by thetreecyclist
10. Handmade fan by Olele