Red7 , June 25, 2014
The Glastonbury festival is taking place this weekend, with acts such as Arcade Fire, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Kasabian and Lily Allen, to name but very, very few, marking the start of British festival season. Music fans up and down the country will spend the next few months drinking warm ciders and dancing to the year’s hottest acts in muddy fields and the shops have already filled themselves with festival-inspired fashion galore.
But you don’t need to slum it to enjoy festival season.
‘Glamping’ – that’s glamorous camping if you’ve failed to emerge from your tent for the last few years – is now an essential part of many festival-goers experience. Rocking out at a music festival with the girls without having to endure four days without having a wash or drinking a glass of bubbly in your tent (imagine that) or even going on a luxury camping holiday is incredibly easy. Just follow our essential tips for the perfect girly glamping getaway.
1. The glamping tent
The glamping tent comes in two varieties: the easy to use pop up tent for those girls who don’t feel like hard work on their holiday, or the very large, impressive tent like this VW Campervan tent.
2. Glamping style
Thanks to the likes of Kate Moss and her famous boho festival style, fashion is now a huge part of festivals. Try swapping your usual camping wellies for a pair of biker boots, investing in some on trend midi or maxi dresses and skirts, going bold in a playsuit and dressing up in statement jewellery and daring headdresses. Shopping for a girly glamping holiday is now part of the fun!
3. Up the glamorous factor and pack some indulgent treats and girly essentials
Glamping is all about making holidaying in the great outdoors as comfortable and indulgent as possible. Pack a picnic hamper full of goodies like champagne with real or plastic glasses, make your tent as comfortable as possible with fluffy blankets and pillows (it’s a common glamping trick to bring a nice rug for the tent entrance), bring some iPod speakers and a portable charger and even a cordless travel hair dryer. You could turn your campsite into a real girly communal area with a gazebo, camping chairs and a barbecue and decorate with bunting and fairy lights.
If glamping is still too grimy for you, try Red7’s pampering ideas.