How to Prepare for Your Summer Music Festival
Summer is coming, and that means outdoor music festivals, fairs, and fun are coming our way!
If you’re headed to Surrey Pride, or 5X Block Party at Central City, or FVDED in the Park, or Fusion Festival at Holland Park, or any other local festival this summer, you’ll want to prepare and gear up for an exciting time – and we’re here to help with that!
Get festival-ready with beauty and fashion trends. Opt for a trendy boho look! Find a variety of cardigans, tops, shorts, and skirts at Sirens, Winners, or Urban Planet and don’t be afraid to mix and match different colours, patterns, and designs. Wear a pair of comfortable and stylish leather booties, sandals, or canvas shoes, which you can find from Shoe Warehouse or Winners. Accessorize your outfit with a large cute sunhat and some wrist bangles (or other jewellery) from Ardene and Winners.
On the other side of the spectrum, you can get creative with electrifying colours and patterns. Try out shimmery sequin tops, neon colour skirts, polka-dot dresses, and stylish one-pieces. Complete either look with a pair of cute designer shades from Pearle Vision, C U Vision Optometrists, or Lasik Image Optometry.
Visit our fashion retailers including Le Château, Ardene, Suzy Shier, and more for summer apparel, beachwear, accessories, and sandals. Find a wide range of trending styles like floral sundresses, maxi dresses, rompers, t-shirts, and shorts. Make sure to pick up a matching tote bag or backpack from Bentley or Winners.
Enhance your beauty look with eyeshadows in bright pink and yellow shades. Create a dramatic cat eye look with liquid liner and voluminous false lashes. Add some shimmer to your look with rhinestones, gems, or glitter. If you prefer to keep makeup to a minimal, the fresh-face look is also easy to attain. Opt for light neutral shades of eyeshadows like browns, nudes, and beige, and some light shimmer to highlight your cheekbones.
Find beauty products like eyeshadow, lipstick, blush, and waterproof-mascara from popular brands like Benefit, Stila, Nars, Lancôme, and more at Shoppers Drug Mart. Budget-friendly cosmetic and beauty products from brands like CoverGirl, Maybelline, Revlon, and L’Oréal are also available at both Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. Make sure you have a good layer of primer and makeup-setting spray before heading out to ensure your look lasts the full day.
Get a good hairstyle going for your mane event! Get a natural beach wave look with sea salt spray, which you can find from Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart. Braids are also a fun and easy look to achieve; you can do a French twist, French braid, or simply wrap the braid around the front of your head as if you are wearing a crown. Add a floral headband to make your hairstyle really pop. If you’re feeling more on the wild side, go for a textured-afro look and add some colour to your hair with temporary colour hairspray.
Singing, dancing, and jumping around all day can make a person feel grimy, so prepare yourself with dry shampoo, oil-blotting papers, deodorant, and baby wipes. Most importantly, make sure you also pick up a bottle of sunscreen and sunhat to protect your skin from the rays!
Find camping chairs and picnic blankets from Walmart or Bed Bath and Beyond and get comfy. While you’re at it, consider stocking up on essentials like a beach towel, reusable drink bottle, and more – which you can find from Walmart, Winners, and MadHatters. Check the weather forecast before the festival in case you need to bring additional equipment like an umbrella.
Stock up for the Road and Day
Festivals last an entire day so make sure you stay energized and hydrated with healthy snacks, fruit, and water while staying within budget. Stop by Walmart, T&T Supermarket, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Fresh Farm Produce to pick up nutritious snacks like fruit, granola bars, baked chips, nut mixes, and more.
Bask in Your Summer Experience
Finally, make sure you soak up as much fun as you will with the sun. After all, festivals and fairs are great ways to meet new people, share new experiences, and have an unforgettable time.
For more festival fashion and beauty inspiration, explore our Festival Style 2019 Pinterest board here.