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Oxfam Festival Essentials for Latitude 2013

Posted by Sam Oliver Fashion Events Marketing Intern

9th Jul 2013

Being prepared for a festival, especially one as exciting as Latitude is something that comes with practice! Being privy to a British summer, we must be prepared for every eventuality and look absolutely amazing whilst we do so. If you've never ventured to a festival before, then Latitude is definitely one to get your festival fever going! With so much to do and see, there is something to suit everybody.

We've put a handy little tip list for you in the week running to Latitude festival, to get you well ready and prepared!

L is for Line Up; There is an amazing array of artists and performances on the bill for Latitude 2013. Make sure you don't miss your favourite acts by checking the line up times before you arrive and make the most of useful resources like the Latitude Clash Finder on Twitter.

A is for Active; You may be chilling out and having fun with your friends, but one thing you will not be at this festival is lazy.There is so much to do and see, you will be up and walking around A LOT! Be sure to pack suitable footwear such as wellies or boots and leave those heels at home.

T is for Tent; It might sound obvious but this is your home for the next 5 days, so treat it well! Bring some extra tent pegs just in case, and keep your stuff safe by having a way of securing your tent zips. Bin bags are always a good idea to keep your rubbish tidy too.

I is for Interaction; Be friendly! Make friends with the people camping next to you and say please and thank you to the poor steward looking after your camping area. Everyone is in the same boat at festivals, so share the love. Visit different stalls and try new things- the Oxfam Festival Shop Team love to meet new people, so come and say hello during your stay.

Shop festival fashion

T is for Trends; Before packing, have a little look at the Oxfam Fashion Blog for all the latest trends emerging from the UK festival scene. Denim and print were massive fashion trends at Glastonbury, with bright florals being a highlight at Isle Of Wight. Shop the look for yourself here.

U is for Upcycling; Just because something is old does not make it out of date! Customise and upcycle your existing clothes to make them new and exciting for Latitude 2013. Turn those old Jeans into dip-dyed shorts, or make that baggy tee into a crop top! The opportunities are endless… For more idea's check out our lovely blogger's DIY posts here.

D is for Designer; Just because you can't afford Millie Mackintosh's wardrobe does not mean you can't do designer darling! Both the Oxfam Festival Shop and the Oxfam Online Shop has an amazing selection of designer pieces to mix and match with your vintage and high street finds.

E is for Enjoy; whatever you do or wear or say or think- have fun! Enjoy your time at Latitude Festival and make the most of every opportunity. Visit the Love Syria tent while you're there and make a difference to the people of Syria, dance until the sun comes up and treat yourself to a one-off vintage piece from the Oxfam Festival Shop!

I hope you find this little guide useful. Be sure to check out Team Fash on Twitter and Instagram too, we'll be tweeting live from the fields of Latitude, WOMAD, Leeds and Bestival- so whether you're going out or staying in, we've got something for you! 

Blog post written by Sam Oliver

Fashion Events Marketing Intern

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