The Festival Survival Kit

With festival season fully underway, it’s time to get kitted out. Whether you’re heading to a sunny European dance party or a boutique British weekender, our Festival Survival Kit features a stellar line-up of essentials that you won’t want to leave home without.

First things first, fill your boots ready for the long day ahead with a big 'Full Monty' breakfast from The Breakfast Club on Berwick Street and a strong coffee from Flat White.

Pack It Up
Heading to a day festival and not sure what to take with you? The classic Bernt backpack, £135, from Sandqvist is the perfect size to fit in everything from a rain mac to an Indigo Japanese Bandana Bucket Hat, £29 from Universal Works – necessary for keeping the sun (or rain) off your head. 

Get On Your Dancing Shoes
Comfort is key when you have got dancing plans for the foreseeable. Head to Footpatrol to get your hands on the Reebok x Tyrrell Winston Club C 85 Women's
£90. These sneaks maintain a vintage look with the soft leather but the sidewall branding and co-branded tongues add Tyrrell Winston's New York flare.

Go Glam
Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without fancy dress. Get set with a feather headpiece from So High Soho, prices vary, and team with glitter, £1.75 a jar, from Cass Art for an extra bit of sparkle. Make sure to visit Annie's Ibiza, a vintage and one-off piece boutique in Newburgh Quarter, for a cowboy boot to finish off the glam look. 

Wear & Tear
Go for jeans with a subtly worn-in look to avoid ruining your pristine pair. Try Nudie's Steady Eddie II in Stitched Blue at £165 with a tapered leg, washed showcasing the marble and salt and pepper tone and finished with visible repairs at the thighs for that grungy reinforced denim look.

Back to Your Roots
Summer ’16 is all about revisiting your roots. BLEACH is a must-visit to get festival-ready rainbow tresses. From multi-coloured pastel hair to getting the latest darkened roots trend, BLEACH has your stand-out hairstyle covered. Prices start at £55 for colour.

Puddle Proof
If it's a festival in the UK you're heading to, we all know the weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared and keep your feet dry with the Barbour Tempest Wellington Boots, £99.95 or stay warm and waterproof in the Squill Jacket, £199.

UV Protection
In the case the sunshine does make an appearance in the UK, or you're heading abroad for festi-season pop into Cubitts for a fresh pair of sunnies to accessories your fit and protect your eyes from the sun. The Judd Clip-on sunnies, £45, are the retro additions you need this summer!

Skip the usual weekend eats and head to the Soho Food Feast this weekend, 2-3 July, to get your gourmet on.