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    Gear Worth Wearing: A Guide To The Best Festival Accessories For 2018

    A Guide To The Best Festival Accessories For 2018

    Ready to hit the coolest festivals come spring/summer? Not until you've checked out the ultimate guide to the best festival accessories of the year.

    Fashion is cyclical. You'd be remiss if you didn't notice the recent trend in 90s wear that's resurfacing in 2018. Mom jeans, leather jackets, and overalls dominate the fashion scene today.

    Fashion trends are important to keep in mind as we enter into festival season. Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Sasquatch, and many others are on the horizon. It's time to start planning your essentials and festival accessories.

    Are you #festyready? Keep reading to find everything you need to make your festival season the best of the best.

    Fanny Packs

    In keeping with the resurgence of 90s trends, it should come as no surprise: fanny packs are back. Just in time for festival season.

    Fanny packs aren't just for festivals, either. They've recently been spotted on Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Zimmermann, and Balenciaga runways. That should be proof enough that they're back in a big, big way.

    When it comes to festival season, fanny packs are the perfect combination of cute and functional. Why tote around a purse all day when you can set it and forget it on your waist? Especially now that they're a sign of the fashion-forward rather than a symbol of nerdiness, like yesteryear?

    There are a ton of different styles out there to complement your look. If you're headed to an EDM festival like Electric Forest, you might want to opt for spacey celestial print. For a festival like Newport Folk Fest, consider a boho weave fanny pack that'll pair perfectly with your Free People sundresses. For a festival like Coachella where fashion is half the fun, go for a unique print like this donut fanny (bonus: this one's on sale!).

    Wide Brim Hats

    No boho-chic look is complete without the wide brim hat. They're essential festival accessories while simultaneously protecting your skin from a long day of harmful UV ray exposure (don't forget your sunscreen).

    There's a ton of variety when it comes to wide brim hats, too. You're not limited to just floppy or baseball cap.

    Pick up a neon boater to add an element of fun to your look. Boaters also feature stiff brims, so they won't sway in the wind and get in your eyes.

    Floppy hats are one of the most quintessential festival accessories, seen on heads everywhere at all different sorts of festivals. That's because they're super functional. They protect your skin, keep your eyes shaded all day, and are usually made of lightweight material that will keep your head cool.

    Wide brim straw hats are somewhere in between the floppy hat and the boater, when it comes to style and shape. The brims tend to be slightly stiff, but still flexible enough to fold up into your suitcase. They're cool, breezy, and stylish.

    Hydration Packs

    With the importance of self-care being more and more talked about in 2018, hydration packs are a festival goers best friend. Hydration is more important than ever at a summer festival. At least 15 people around the world have died at summer festivals, with dehydration being cited as one contributing factor.

    When you're so distracted by the sensory overload of everything going on around you, how can you remember to stay hydrated? And when you're so focused on dancing and feeling free, why would you want to carry around a clunky waterbottle all day?

    You don't have to. The solution is the hydration pack. It's a stylish water pouch that you wear as a backpack, with a flexible straw that hangs over your shoulder.

    The good ones hold 2 liters of water, the recommended amount that you should be drinking per day. Keep in mind that you're losing a lot of water through sweating while outside all day, though, and should try to drink even more than that!

    Sunglasses

    Did you know your eyes can get sunburned? Sunglasses never looked so good.

    Besides being one of the more crucial festival accessories for your health, they're also super stylish. They're constantly being reinvented and rocked on the runway in bold new shapes.

    Designers like Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu are showing super slim, angular styles. Pick up a pair like this to show the festival crowd that you follow high fashion.

    Chanel opts to keep it classic, offering variations of the ever-popular aviator style. One pair by Dior features yellow-tinted lenses to give your surroundings a retro feel.

    If you haven't checked out Dolce and Gabbana's Spring/Summer eyewear collection, you need to. One pair is lined with straw, making the wearer look like a boho goddess wearing flight goggles. Another throws you back to the 70s, featuring literal rose-colored lenses that are surrounded by retro flower petals.

    Proper Footwear

    It's not the sexiest of festival accessories, but it's certainly one of the most important. Cheap rubber sandals just won't cut it when it comes to protecting your feet from the elements of a festival.

    Broken glass abounds, and you're probably going to be too distracted to see it. You're also going to be on your feet all day, so some decent support is going to be a lifesaver when it comes to comfort. In a big crowd, it's more likely than not that your toes will get stepped on by accident at some point.

    Invest in some solid footwear for your festival season. It doesn't matter if you opt for sandals or sneakers, as long as they're quality either way.

    Birkenstocks are a great option for the sandal-wearer. They're strong, supportive, and comfortable. Their new Spring collection features muted metallics that are sure to pair well with all your festival looks.

    For sneakers, check out Onitsuka Tigers. They're slim enough that they won't weigh you down, yet comfortable enough to keep you going all day (and all night) long.

    Do You Have All Your Festival Accessories?

    Still gearing up for your festival season? We've got everything you need. From celestial-print fanny packs to funky hydration packs to life-saving bandanas, we're your one-stop shop for festival accessories.

    Questions? Check out our FAQ, or get in touch to talk about all things festival season!

    How to Rock a Fashion Fanny Pack

    The rumors are true: the fashion fanny pack is back in a big way.

    Everyone's favorite hands-free accessory has gotten the high-end treatment recently, with designers like Channel and Balenciaga creating runway-worthy packs (for a very high price tag, of course.)

    With celebrities everywhere rocking the look, chances are you've thought about how you could pull it off.

    Good news: you don' have to be a supermodel to wear a fashion fanny pack. All you need instead is a sense of humor, the fearlessness to go bold, and of course, the perfect outfit to pair it with!

    So, how can you wear a fashion fanny pack this year?

    Read on to find out.

    1. Get Celestial

    Looking for a fashion fanny pack that's truly out of this world?

    Whether you're obsessed with all things space or just want a fun print to liven up your look, we know you'll love our galaxy rave fanny pack.

    We think this is the perfect pack to take with you to the club. It will leave your hands free for dancing and allow you to stash your keys, lipstick, I.D., and credit card -- everything you need for a great night.

    Because the fanny pack comes with 3 total pockets, you'll be able to keep everything easily sorted -- no more digging through your purse to find what you need.

    Plus, this pack is an awesome idea to wear for a themed club night, especially if you're planning on dancing the night away to '80s hits.

    And when it comes to sizing?

    We wanted to make sure that our products were as inclusive as possible. That's why we've designed our packs to fit waists that are anywhere from 15 inches to 48 inches.

    So, no matter your body type, we encourage you to rock on with our packs.

    2. Get Transparent

    Transparent clothing has been all the rage lately. So, why not find a fashion fanny pack that hops on the see-through bandwagon?

    It's the perfect solution for those that want to get in on the trend, but aren't exactly into the idea of showing a lot of skin.

    This transparent fanny pack isn't just useful.

    The fact that everyone around you can see what you're carrying is also an awesome conversation starter. Maybe the person next to you at the festival would love to borrow a little bit of your sunscreen.

    Maybe someone on your walking route with you needs to take advantage of the bandaids you're stashing inside your bag?

    Clothing that helps you make a connection with others is always a good thing -- especially if you're on the shy side yourself.

    3. Get Glittery

    Every girl -- or guy -- deserves a little glitter in their lives.

    This awesome glitter purple fashion fanny pack helps to liven up even your most standard basics with some serious sparkle. We love the idea of pairing this sweet pastel pack with a simple black tee-shirt dress, or even a grey sweater and dark denim.

    Remember, with a look this bold, it's important that you let your pack speak for itself!

    Of course, we also love the idea of using this fun, shimmery pack on your next glamping trip. Liven up otherwise dull hiking or climbing gear with this pack, which will also leave your hands free to grab that next rock or just pick a beautiful flower along the way.

    Even better?

    The pack is completely water resistant. So, if you get caught in the storm while on a hike, you won't have to worry about your belongings getting soaked.

    4. Get Gold

    Looking for a fashion fanny pack that brings out your inner Palm Beach Glamma (news flash: they're not called "grandmas" anymore.)

    Have a serious love for the look of animal skins, but interested in finding a more cruelty-free option?

    If so, then we're confident that this gold fanny pack is for you. We suggest going all out with this attention-getting look and just having fun with it.

    Pile on the jewelry, enormous sunglasses, and even rock your crocs just like the coolest old lady in your life would. After all, everyone knows that older women have the very best style!

    5. Get Proud

    Pride comes but once a year -- and you know that it's all about your outfit.

    Whether you're a member of the gay community or just interested in showing your support for your friends, there's no better way to do it than with this amazing rainbow glitter fanny pack.

    If you want to be totally decked out in rainbows, or if you'd prefer a more subtle look, this pack is the perfect way to make a statement.

    Our fanny packs are durable enough to last through all the drama of pride and all the insanity of the inevitable afterparties.

    So, jam yours full of your favorite pride essentials, and get ready to take to the streets.

    Which Fashion Fanny Pack Is Right For You?

    Whether you're hitting the club, going on an outdoor adventure, or just running down the street for a cup of coffee, we hope this post has encouraged you to throw on a fanny pack to complete your look.

    Fanny packs are an awesome way to show off your personality, start a conversation with a stranger, and just to make the people around you smile.

    What are you waiting for?

    Spend some time on our website and blog to collect even more inspiration.

    Be sure to follow us on social media to get a glimpse of some of our favorite packs out in the wild!

    Who knows? You could even be featured in our next post.