It's this weekend, and before I arrive at La Palma with the Made Now Magazine team for the Isla Bonita Love festival I am scouring my wardrobe for the right accessories .
Festival fashion has become a thing in its own right in recent years, as more and more celebrities descend upon the trendiest music and party weekends around the world. Just look at Coachella and Glasto, where the models, socialites, pop stars and style-sets always seem to look immaculate despite the mud, dust and general camping situation.
At festival’s like Glastonbury, where your tent or caravan (or if you are lucky, your luxury yurt) might be miles away from where the action happens, you need to be prepared for a full day of partying, walking and dancing. The key to success in this department – and to ensure you look cool and photo-ready at any given moment – is to accessorise wisely.
No one wants to be seen lugging around an awkward and unsightly backpack – although some of the smaller and more stylish backpacks can be quite cute nowadays – instead consider taking a leaf out of Alexa Chung’s book and wear a small, long strapped handback which will fit your phone, wallet, sunglasses and even an extra layer for when it rains or gets chilly.
For the fashionistas who like to hit the dancefloor, a stylish bum-bag or hip pouch is always a great option and really fits in with the hippie, boho chic look so many people like to rock at festivals. Attach it round you waist, fill it with your days necessities including an extra lipstick and a black eyeliner and you’re ready to go!
Wi-Fi is almost impossible at festivals so you won’t need to worry about updating your Instagram all day, although some of the bigger events now have spots to charge your phone and even connect to the internet. If you aren’t a social media butterfly, I’d recommend leaving your phone at home instead