Must Have Music Festival Survival Guide

These past few days we’ve been snowed in, and to be honest, it’s awful and gloomy. I can’t help but daydream for the warm, sunny days filled with lots of laughter and music. Speaking of music, I am quite excited for this year’s music festivals. After all, this is the first year that our family grew by one! So it will be quite an experience if we decide to have the little one come with us. To be honest, before attending any festival’s I didn’t think it could be “kid-friendly”. But I was wrong! In fact, music festivals are excellent for families. Plenty of fresh air, relaxed parents, and yes, great music to enjoy too. Plus the fact that you get to claim to be the “coolest” parents ever!

For the mom and dad’s, I am sure you can agree that parenting comes with its own highs and lows. The sleepless nights and round-the-clock never-ending diaper changes. We all DESERVE a break! Same goes for the busy millennials keeping up with their day-to-day task and responsibilities. That’s what we all have in common – juggling work and life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t relax, unwind, and enjoy some music outdoors.

When it comes to preparing for a quick errand, day outdoors, or even a road trip, hubby doesn’t have much routine that he follows. He is straightforward with what he wants and needs. Simply put, more like the wash and wear type. As for me on the other hand, I do need quite a few up-keeping to look and feel great about myself. A little pampering here and there never hurts.

So if you’re ready to have some fun, conquer the day in style and comfort, check out my …

Ultimate Music Festival Survival Guide

Sunglasses – whether or not it’s prescription glasses or everyday sunnies to match your wardrobe, on-trend eyewear is the perfect way to kick off the music festival season. Plus the fact that it can get pretty sunny and even windy outdoors. Making this accessory an absolute necessity for this event. I personally shop for my eyeglasses online at Zenni Optical – they seriously have stylish, customizable eyewear that pairs perfectly well with every look!

This beauty is an exclusive sneak peek at the festival fashion styles that is just about to launch. You can expect playful, fashion-forward design that will surely help shimmy your way through the festival. This specific style would look amazing with laces, jeans, and a boho cardigan.

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Zenni OpticalPIN IT!

Comfortable Shoes – if you haven’t attended a music festival, trust me when I say you’ll need a trusted pair for your tootsies! There will be plenty of walking, and you definitely don’t need “heels” for this specific event. While some prefer open-toe footwear, I am not a big fan of getting dirt, grass, or even splashes of drinks on my feet. My recommendation? Earth Brand Spring Shoes! Their footbed is carefully constructed with a heel to toe cushioning that is perfect for a fun-filled day with lots of activities.

Another reason to love shopping at EarthBrands.com is that they plant a tree with every purchase! That’s basically giving back to our environment while doing a little retail therapy. Looking for a style inspiration? Check out the Pax style in Blush Pearlized Leather, it is cute, comfortable, and would make an excellent match for any outfit. I personally prefer denim or jeans and a tank top.

Pax Style Earth Brand Spring Shoes

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Nutrient-Rich Night Serum – I personally believe that prevention is better than cure. I always make it to a point to prepare for what lies ahead if I am able to. Attending festivals can get very tiring, and the outdoors? Often times it isn’t too kind to our skin. This is where a supercharged, night serum comes into play. Having a serum that can prepare your skin for the upcoming stressors and also help recharge it while refining it is an ABSOLUTE must-have.

My favorite serum is the Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum, a vegan hybrid that helps me achieve supple skin and radiant complexion. I can’t get enough that upon application it melts into my skin and smells absolutely DELIGHTFUL! It has this hint of sweetness that makes me want to take a bite. By the way, this serum is now conveniently available at your local Ulta stores!

Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum

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Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed SerumPIN IT!

Hair Styling Tool – don’t get caught with a frizzy, bad hair day. While some bed hair look can sometimes look sexy, often than not – it just isn’t! Styling tools have come a long way, and the traditional flat iron has been innovated to deliver gorgeous hairstyles without the damage.

Mermaid curls is the CLASSIC choice, and LumaBella Keratin Dual Touch Styler delivers! This Keratin Straightener has a heat-sensing strip that adjusts the temperature to protect hair from breakage. Now you can switch your hairstyle without worrying about your hair.

LumaBella Keratin Dual Touch Styler

LumaBella Keratin Dual Touch StylerPIN IT!

LumaBella Keratin Dual Touch StylerPIN IT!

Undergarments – forget the brassiere and ditch the strap! The heat and activities during the festival will only make you feel icky and uncomfortable. What you need are a cotton bralette and bottoms that moves with your groove! Let’s put it this way – it’s all about COMFORT!

With the Jockey Retro Stripe Collection, you can still be cute and cozy! It’s the basics that NEVER ever go out of style. It’s perfect for all kinds of activities outdoors, and even lazy days indoors. I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I don’t feel like wearing my nursing bra, I just don this bralette instead.

Jockey Retro Stripe Collection

Jockey Cotton Bralette and BottomPIN IT!

By keeping these tips in mind, you can guarantee a day that is filled with lots of laughter and free from stress. Make sure to bring a camera too so you can capture all the memories!

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… and that’s pretty much it! All that is left is for you to have fun, for a moment disconnect from the world and dance and sing along to the beat of the music.

Want more? Check out these festival-related topics I have written in the past …

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  • Joan Cajic

    Love the sunglasses, they are so cute. I’ve never been to a music festival and I hope to be able to go to one some day.

  • Andrea

    I haven’t been to a music festival in some time and really want to go to one this summer, and I am totally gonna add it to my summer bucket list, Gonna keep this in mind when I go, thanks for all of the tips and yeah mermaid curls. FOR SURE> hehehe.

  • GiGi Eats

    My survival guide for music festival season – DONT GO! hahahahahahahaha! 😉

  • Ben

    So, sunglasses and sunscreen is super important of course. But other than that I wouldn’t take too many cosmetics with me – it’s fun to be at a festival and let go of usual routines 🙂

  • Tammy

    I love Jockey underwear. Living in Florida its HOT here all the time. Gotta wear cotton every day.

  • AWMYPOSH

    Wow, I will definitely check this out! I love the shoes!!!!! My eyes just got stuck with the pair of kicks you got!

  • Amber Myers

    All of this sounds great! I love those rose gold shoes. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a music festival before.

  • Sarah Bailey

    What a fantastic festive survival guides. I have to admit I wouldn’t know where to start with packing for a festival as I have never made it to one yet!

  • Ben Leggo

    Great tips! I never had a night serum with me for festivals but it definitely is all about comfort! T hanks for the allspice and you’re a brave parent taking the kids. Maybe I can convince my wife?

  • Jessica Taylor

    I have never been to a music festival, but my best friend has gone to many! I wonder if she can find use in your guide??!?!

  • Sela

    Wow, I will definitely check this out! I love your shoes and sunglasses they are fabulous.Thank you for the great tips.

  • Anonymous

    I heard so many great thinks about BabbleBox. I am super excited about Musical Festival Season!!!

  • Tonya W

    Music festivals can definitely take you away from real life more than you know. Having a great pair of sunnies and of course comfortable shoes is a must!

  • Dee at My Dee Dee's Diary

    I haven’t been to a music festival just yet. Thanks for the great guide.

  • anosa

    great guide! everytime my friends and i go to music festivals i always feel as though we’re missing something,but not this year thanks to this guide.
    in all the years that we’ve been going you’d think we’d realise what we need and what the essentials are.

  • Dana Peller

    I love the idea of bringing comfortable underwear instead. It’s also easier to pack.

  • Ophelia T

    These are awesome tips in your survival guide. Music festival can be so much fun, and so tiring. Thanks for sharing.

  • David Allen Elliott

    The comfy shoes are an absolute must if you are going to be walking around the whole time. And you are right about the underwear too. When you are in that kind of an atmosphere you need something that moves with you and doesn’t constrict you in any way.

  • Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    Always bring sunglasses! I am loving the shoes, so cute. And never forget the camera, almost as important as the sunglasses.

  • Jeanelle

    This is great . I love music festivals and this is an awesome guide

  • Stephanie Pass

    I haven’t been to a music festival in years, but these are definitely things to bring. I cannot live without my sunglasses.

  • Robin rue

    I am not into the music festival scene at all, but for people who are it sounds like you thought of everything! What a great list.

  • Annreeba

    I had never been to a music festival, I love those rose gold shoes.

  • Lindsey

    This makes me sooo excited for summer!! Love music festivals!!!

  • candy

    For any type of music festival a pair of good comfortable shoes is a must. Along with sunglasses unless it starts late. Comfortable clothes and someone to hold on to.

  • Amber Myers

    I think I’m too old for music festivals. At this point, I’d find it all too noisy. But I do need a new pair of sunglasses!

  • Alli Smith

    I never go outside without my sunnies! I love the sunglasses and the shoes. The weather is finally warming up here in the south and I’m so excited.

  • Heather

    I love the sunnies. Those undies look very comfy too. This is a Great Babbleboxx!

  • Angelic Sinova

    Festival season is definitely right around the corner. In fact, Lollapalooza tickets go on sale in just an hour! Love this festival survival guide.

  • Jeanette

    I have not been to a music festival in years but they are just a class to go to. It’s like everybody forgets anything that upsets them and they just start dancing. I love seeing that. The suggestions here are great for what you should bring. Comfortable shoes are top on my list.

  • Heidi

    I’ve never been to a music festival. I’d have no idea what to bring. Thanks for the great ideas. Cute shoes.

  • Kelly Reci

    My daughter would absolutely love these tips as she has started attending music festivals. She loves to get dressed up and ready for them and you’re totally right: bringing a camera is key so that you can capture all of the fun memories!

  • Tasheena @SimplyTasheena.com

    I need all of these products! The Jockey Retro Stripe Collection is so cute. I need to get the set in every color they have.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I really want to try that algenist product. I have heard amazing things about that cream. Those jockeys look really comfy too!

  • Ana De- Jesus

    I love going to music festivals and I definitely agree that some sort of hair serum is much needed to keep frizzy hair in check. And comfortable shoes is ideal as well, especially since you will spend a lot of time dancing and being on your feet.

  • Alison Rost

    I think these are all important to have especially when you’re staying at a music festival all day. I think those shoes are really lovely!

  • Amanda

    You are 100% correct that a good pair of shoes (that can get destroyed without you being too upset) and sunglasses is so important for enjoying a festival. Can’t wait for summer!

  • Sara Welch

    This brings back memories of when I was younger. Boy, I sure would love to go to another music festival soon!

  • Cristina Leau

    Till now I only went to music festivals that are in my city. They are really fun, but at night I would be I my bed. I have to admit I would love to go to a music festival in nature, I think it would be magical. Your tips are great. I always enjoy sunglasses.

  • Minakshi Bajpai

    Yes comfortable inner wear is necessary for summer days. A good eye wear and sunscreen are always been a savior.

  • Carol Cassara

    Music festivals are so much fun especially if you’re a huge music lover. I think these are all you need and more if you want a hassle free experience!

  • Kristi ann

    I love those shoes! I have the hardest time finding cute, but comfy walking shoes! I am going to find these!

  • Holly

    You gave some great tips for the festival. I love your sneakers and sunglasses.

  • Sondra barker

    Great way to stay safe but have lots of fun as we go into music festival season

  • Angela Milnes

    Music festivals are quite the event. Great guide though; I may actually survive one!

  • Tatanisha Worthey

    I love the red look on you. It looks comfy and perfect for a day out!

  • Wildish Jess

    Okay, those shoes typically aren’t my style but those are really cute! I wouldn’t mind a pair.

  • Anosa Malanga

    Definitely a comfortable shoes and a good sunglasses is what we need. of course a nice and fashionable outfit too.

  • David Elliott

    It’s been such a long time since Ive been to a festival. But these are all really great tips. Comfy shoes and good underwear are a must.

  • LavandaMichelle

    These are some amazing tips. I used to go to Music Festivals and I always needed a better pair of shoes because with all the walking your feet will get sore if you shoes arent up to par!

  • Tomi C

    The ONLY things I would add is sunscreen if it’s an outdoor fest. The comfy shoes are a must. I usually end up taking mine off anyway but I always start with a pair of comfy ones.