Part 2 of our #UCMFestivalLife (Part 1 is here!) installment is all about the things you need to take with you for a weekend music festival getaway.
It’s that time again for us to gather up our friends, tents and phone chargers to head out on an epic road trip to see some of our favourite artists. What’s better than some delicious drinks and a night under the stars listening to a great band or partying it up during the day in the middle of a scenic wonderland? We’re drawing a blank ATM.
While you’re packing your favourite fringe skirts, sturdy boots and boho crop tops, don’t forget to pack #UCMFestivalLife essential items. Here, we’ve rounded up the 11 must-haves that will definitely come in handy. You can thank us later.
Let’s face it, being outside can get really dirty, really fast and you never know what you might touch. It’ll be handy to keep these Nivea cleansing wipes nearby for spills or dirt.
It will be hot, it will be windy and it will be humid. This Evian face mist is a miracle in a travel size bottle. Stay hydrated everywhere, your skin will love it! Find this Evian face mist at Sephora.
Do you remember your dad telling you to always keep a flashlight handy? Well, he was right. You’ll need this helping hand for the pitch dark when you have to wander around to use the washroom or try to assemble your tent, or, worse, drop your phone in the dark.
Cross body bag
Leave your totes, clutches and any other carryalls at home… or at your campground. A cross body is the best kind of purse to have because it will stay close to you, hold everything you need and looks super stylish with any outfit. We LOVE this Forever 21 fringe cross body!
Spending up to 12 hours a day outside is great for your tan for sure… not so much for the harmful effects of UVB and UVA rays though. Stay protected with a sweet smelling sunscreen, like these Hawaiian Tropic ones, that range from SPF 8 to 60.
Prevent chapped lips by keeping this amazing Marc Jacobs lip balm in your cross body at all times. Not only does it have SPF, it smells great and doesn’t leave any sticky residue. Win win!
Paper and plastic cups just won’t do when you’re walking around for hours on end. Pick up a special plastic glass that will house your drink and look super cute while you’re at it, we love this girly version from Forever 21 but you can find lots of specialty cooling kinds at Starbucks, Sport Chek and Teavana.
What’s worse than being stranded in the middle of nowhere? Being stranded with a dead cell phone! Make sure you pack a solar charger, like this one from The Source, which can house a number of electronics to charge.
Squinting gives you wrinkles. Seriously. Pack a pair or two… or three, of your favourite shades and change them up as you feel like! Cat eye, round, multi coloured and the list goes on, but one thing is for sure, you can wear any of those trends to hide tired eyes from long nights and hot days.
It may be scorching hot during the day but the nights can be extremely chilly – especially out in the wide open spaces. Make sure you pack a light army jacket or something warm to throw on. Not that you ever leave the house without your Rudsak Lexington leather jacket, of course.
Last but not least, festival apps! They are an absolute essential because they’ll help you maneouver where you are, check which stages your favourite bands are playing and even be the only way you can make purchases at the music festival ground. Just make sure to download them and test it out before you go.
Going to a festival? Follow us along on Snapchat: @uppercanadamall for all kinds of festival fashion, shoes and accessories you’ll want. Check out our #UCMFestivalLife fashion picks here and make sure to tag us @UpperCanadaMall #UCMFestivalLife to show us your festival looks, finds and for a chance to be featured!