Summer Festival Survival Guide

30/08/2010 22:37 | Updated 22 May 2015

Let's face it, unless you're La Moss, or planning to arrive at the campsite with a crack team of stylists, looking your most fabulous is no easy feat at a music festival. There's the lack of toilets, washing facilities, privacy, and sleep to contend with - plus why would you want to waste time straightening your hair and tottering about in heels when your favourite band is on stage? Click on the gallery below to see MyDaily's guide to the essentials for mastering festival chic.,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=912302&pid=912301&uts=1280418260

Summer festival survival guide

Home from home

We love this cosy tent created by textile design guru Zandra Rhodes; it's just like sleeping in a work of art, plus it has the added bonus of being easy to spot in a sea of sludge-coloured tents.

Zandra Rhodes Teepee, £119.99 at Millets

Summer festival survival guide

The kitchen sink

Hmmm... Luggage is a tricky one. First of all forget anything on rollers as they don't tend to perform on a mud-caked field. This holdall from Topshop is roomy, easy to carry and (as a bonus) pretty easy on the eye.

Embossed Floral Square Holdall, £35.00 at Topshop

Summer festival survival guide

Cool under canvas

Our favourite rock chick picks will ensure you look achingly hip not desperate groupie.

Punk stripe long dress by Jade 'Jezebel' Jagger, £110 from

Harvey Nichols; Shamble straw hat, £35 from French Connection; utility playsuit, £35 from Asos; Beatrice Boyle 'Howl' print T-shirt, £70 from Browns Focus ; RetroSuperFuture Safari sunglasses, £159 at Asos; and grey leather pouch bag, £30 from Topshop

Summer festival survival guide

Rain or shine?

We love Hunter's half height Wellington boots – ideal for trudging through the fields. And the snakeskin effect is über-chic. And if the sun does decide to shine, these pretty flip flops will look perfect with pedicured feet.

Floral flip flops from £40 Paul by Paul Smith

Hunter short Wellington boots, £99 at Country Attire

Summer festival survival guide

Cherry picked

This print waterproof makes the cag-in-a-bag concept infinitely more palatable.

Cherry print cag in a bag £25 at Cath Kidston

Summer festival survival guide

Lazy days

We love Anorak's quirky prints and this picnic rug is perfect for lolling about in the sun. Bliss!

Kissing rabbits picnic blanket £36 at Anorak

Summer festival survival guide

Dining out

Ditch the paper plates, plastic cutlery and dodgy food from a van for something altogether more elegant. The lacquer red tin contains ceramic mugs and plates, salt and pepper cruets and embroidered napkins. Watch your fellow festival goers look on in envy...

Blyton picnic hamper, £85.00 at Heals

Summer festival survival guide

The essentials

They might not be glamorous – but it's no exaggeration to say that these items have the power to transform your festival experience.

Garnier Caffeine Anti Dark Circles treatment, £9.99 from Boots; Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical, £1.50 for 50ml at Asos; Burt's Bees Radiance Healthy Glow Kit - £14.99 at; and baby wipes, 99p at Superdrug

Summer festival survival guide

For the tent terrified

If the thought of a night spent under canvas fills you with horror, a campervan provides an alternative festival experience that's still authentic. We love Snail Trail's cute vans - with names like Matilda, Betty and Prudence, each has its own unique interior, complete with retro touches like a crochet blankets and chintzy cushions.

Approximately £450 for a long weekend Snail Trail

Summer festival survival guide


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