The Secret Festival Accessory You Need this Season
The Secret Festival Accessory
You Need this Season
Festival Season is fast approaching and with all the hub bub around festival fashion we thought we would share a secret accessory we have brought to EVERY festival since the 90's (Oh how time flies).
Its not a water bottle, sunglasses or sun tan lotion. But we hope you have those important items! A sleeping bag, tent to share, clothes for warm and cold weather and so many other items are all so important.
Festivals can be huge nowadays, when camping out you could trek a mile or two before finding those friends you swore you'd meet at the festival. In our experience it is also during extreme weather, hot days and cold nights depending on the venue location. A few of the largest festivals in the U.S. also happen to take place in deserts, Burning Man and Coachella. On the east coast Bonnaroo takes place in Tennessee, which isn't so intense by comparison but those of us who have been there, have sunburns and cold toes to remember. It was during Bonnaroo that we learned this little tricks level of importance.
So whats the secret?
A simple scarf...
big whoop right?
Picture yourself in a field full of hippies,
with colorful tents and people for miles,
suddenly you feel the need for a sit down,
but the grass is all covered with slime.
Or whatever you dare to imagine got washed around in the rain last night.
Traditionally worn as head scarves, they are commonly found in arid regions as they provide protection from sunburn, dust and sand.
If that isn't reason enough, desert scarves make for great clean sitting space when spread out like a small picnic blanket.
They can be worn in a multitude of fashions, making them also easy to carry around with you as you go on your journey. Just untie and lay them in the grass or sand by the stage or your neighbors campfire.
Our favorite style? around the waist. It makes for a good gypsy look when paired with a long skirt. Also not to be disregarded is the possibility of turning one around as a cape (that would be awesome).
Whatever your fancy, these scarves are durable, thick enough to keep you warm and cool enough to wear in the desert, hence the name desert scarf. Just remember to bring one to your next festival....
Your bum will thank you.