Top 5 Festival Season Essentials

Abigail Winter
3 min readApr 19, 2018

With Coachella kicking off last weekend, it’s safe to say that the 2018 festival season is in full swing which means it’s time to get that packing perfected. With multiple days and minimal room, accessories are always key (and the necessities don’t change much — cross-body bag, check — rad hair accessories, check — super sunnies, double check)….the trends are constantly evolving and the options just keep getting better. This list will ensure you have the top 5 must-have’s to get you through this round!

All-Access Bag

A girl needs her bag. But with all of the safety and security measures changing by the minute these days, it is getting harder and harder to ensure you’ll make it through the check points swiftly and with everything in tact. Brilliant brands like Policy Handbags have come up with the solution, in entire collections of festival-ready bags that meet every requirement of any venue. This one retails for just $69!

Courtesy of Policy Handbags

Versatile Silk Scarf

Over-the-top hair accessories have always been a big part of any festival-goer’s wardrobe but this year it’s time to take things down a notch and go for more of that casual-cool style. Simple silk scarves like this one from Headbands of Hope are the perfect way to go from daytime bandana to nighttime choker with ease.

Courtesy of Headbands of Hope

Everyday Sunnies

Sunglasses are a must, obviously. This year it’s all about the crystal clear frames that simultaneously match everything perfectly while appearing as though you could care less (because, care-free style is the goal after all). Currently loving Brooklyn Spectacles’ version, which are equal parts trendy and timeless, ensuring they’ll last a while.

Courtesy of Brooklyn Spectacles

An Extra-Long, Delicate Collar Necklace

Somewhere between layers of lariats and outrageous body-chains, lies the perfect necklace that can actually be comfortably worn and give you that edge you’re looking for all at the same time. Adornia’s Black Spinel Renaissance Collar is the perfect example — throw it on top of anything from a bodysuit to a sundress for instant cool.

Courtesy of Adornia

The Perfect Pucker

Nothing is more important than glistening lips. The heat will quickly dry out that delicate pucker so be sure to keep it hydrated and glimmering at all times with a moisturizing balm. At the moment, Tarte’s Quench Lip Rescue seems to take the cake with the perfect mix of healing properties, subtle tint and of course shine.

Courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics

So just to recap — Approved bag, scarf, sunnies, killer necklace that won’t actually kill you and, of course, gloss. Pick your faves and you’ll be ready to take on the best part of the warm weather season!