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    Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:12:27

    Feature: These Are the Only Festival Items You Need This Summer! - Shoes, bags and a bottle

    Festival season is in high gear and runs through October, and even November in some of the warmer climates down south or out west. While you can consult dozens of handy dandy festival guides about what to pack, what to bring and what to tote, this is the only festival guide you need, simply because we recommend three very necessary and very fashionable items. Don't bog yourself down with stuff or suggestions. Just keep reading.

    Here's ALL you need:

    A Pair of Taylor Swift Keds: We are partial to the red and white striped pair, which come with red laces and T. Swizzle's signature stamped in the inner sole. They are cute, will go with any summer outfit you put together, like cut-off jean shorts and a loose, flowy, vintage rocker tee. They are comfy, supportive and stylish. You can wear them to every summer concert you attend, be it Warped Tour, Life Is Beautiful or Voodoo. Bonus points to the designers for the vintage-y guitar pick charm that the shoes come with.

    A Bobble Water Bottle: Bobbles are not just cute and curvy bottles. The bottle filters water as you drink it, so you can use it at any filling station or water fountain at the festival. Keeping hydrated is essential, but make sure that the festival rules allow you to bring your own container into the grounds, since you don't want security tossing your Bobble bottle, which filters out odor, chlorine, impurities and other low-risk contaminants from tap water. Don't be a dumbass and think you can use it to filter pond water or puddles. It's not meant for that, guys. I use my Bobble at all festivals and it lives up to its promise to make water better.

    A Sash Bag: No fanny packs. Those are ugly and unfashionable. No backpacks. Those hurt your back and the roomy nature tempts you to stuff it full of...stuff. The Sash is a miracle bag and it almost forces you to bring essentials. It's leather, it looks like a cross-body bag, is fashionable and highly functional. It eliminates bulk, is ergonomic and looks cooler than everyone's else bag, since it's reversible with a leather side and a suede side. There's a cell phone pocket and zippered enclosures for valuables and necessities like ID and cash.

    What festivals are you hitting up this season?

    —Carly Costello

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