After Coachella 2019 (Arianna, Justin, Kanye’s service…how can we forget?!), music festival season is officially upon us. Here is our guide for your must-haves to have the best time ever– crop tops and tie dye not included.
Electric Daisy Carnival, May 17-19
This annual Las Vegas EDM festival is essentially a large-scale rave in the best way possible. Equip yourself with the stylish yet functional Like Dreams Capsule Slingback Backpack from Rivalworld for hands-free partying. The vegan leather bag is slightly pebbled with spacious interior compartments large enough to easily fit a water bottle, change of clothes, wallet…whatever you may need during 3 days of non-stop fun. The unique rectangular shape perfect sits across the chest, or flip to the front to wear almost like a guitar. We love the silver color for a standout trendy metallic look, but the bag also comes in black, red mirror, and reflective hologram for when you’re feeling trippy.
No outfit is complete with the perfect nail color. The Bachelor’s Button shade by PritiNYC is an electric blue perfect for fisting pumping to techno beats but still is classy enough to transition to daily life post-EDC.
Feeling more in a yellow mood? Go for the Baby Toes Cactus color by PritiNYC to embody the free spirit daisy of the festival, literally.
All the close-quarters dancing is sure to have you break a sweat. The SweetSpot Labs On-the-Go Wipettes will surely be your savior. The mini towelettes are “made for women by women” (love it!) and feature 98% natural ingredients like aloe, cucumber, pineapple, and cranberry extract to soothe and cleanse. Fresh scents include vanilla blossom, grapefruit verbena, and neroli Mandarin to keep you smelling great all day. Plus they’re alcohol-free and biodegradable, perfect for an outdoor fest.
Bottlerock, May 24-26
The pristine Napa Valley is taken over by music fans for the weekend-long annual festival featuring laid-back acoustic performances, culinary arts displays, and of course, a never-ending wine list. The Boys n Berries lipstick by Red Apple Lipstick adds a little lavender shimmer prior to sipping on a Syrah. The gluten free and vegan lipstick uses beeswax, olive oil, and aloe leaf extract to soothe the lips while still staying glam. It’s an utter no-brainer for looking effortlessly on-trend.
Between food trucks and wine breaks, remember to reapply sunscreen. The easy-to-use Sport Mineral Sun Stick by Suntegrity is a true lifesaver. The water-resistant (aka sweat proof) sunscreen is in an ingenious push-up roll on form– think a deodorant mixed with a lip balm. Using non-nano zinc oxide, organic coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter, the Sun Stick hydrates and moisturizes the skin while providing SPF 30 protection. Plus the Sun Stick has an intoxicating organic orange scent perfect for a gently sun kissed summer.
Don’t forget a nail color– your hands are going to be up holding wine glasses all day! The Hula Girl Rose shade by PritiNYC is a gorgeous magenta pink that will brighten up any outfit. Wear with white pants and flaunt it on the stem of a glass of white wine.
No outdoor summer music festival in NorCal is complete without the perfect eye makeup. We love the Liquid Eyeliner in Luxor by Zuzu Luxe for a bright, more natural look. The copper bronze hue complements any skin tone, and harnesses the shimmer of the sun for a beautiful shine to enhance the eyes.
Complete the bronze look with the Mineral Highlighter, also by Zuzu Luxe, for a fresh-faced glow, and you’re all set to party!
Governors Ball, May 31-June 2
The NYC multi-stage outdoor festival on Randall’s Island draws big names like The Strokes and Florence + The Machine. Rock out this summer with the Liquid Eyeliner in Nile by Zuzu Luxe. Wear the gorgeous blue-green shade in a cat eye for some Manhattan style with a twist.
Add a brow pencil to enhance your natural brows for a full cosmetic look. We adore the easy-on Cream Brow Pencil in Fig by Zuzu Luxe for a non-clumping natural look. Bonus: it’s gluten free.
Don’t forget your fanny pack! The Like Dreams The Rebel Fanny Pack by Rivalworld is the ultimate fashion statement that packs a little punch. The luxuriously soft vegan leather has multiple pockets and an adjustable belt strap to sit securely across your waist. The small touches of design– an oversized chain embellishment, the chevron printed woven strap– make the fanny pack more than just a festival staple. It’ll be your new favorite going out bag, uptown or downtown.
Have fun dancing the day away!