Notting Hill Carnival essentials
It's Notting Hill Carnival weekend!! Yes, the best day of the year has finally arrived, and this bank holiday weekend we've decided to put together a little "how to" on surviving one of the biggest annual summer events in London. From crep protect to the perfect all-day sneaks, we've got you covered.Let's start off with the full get-up, clothing and sneaks. We've pulled a beautiful co-ord from Arthur Apparel,the burnt orange colourway looks amazing with the tan you picked earlier this summer. 100% cotton linen, it's super lightweight and breathable, which is perfect for this event. Carnival is often a very hot long day, so something light and comfortable is an ultimate win. Paired with this, we're thinking only the Reebok Aztrek OG in chalk/collegiate royal. It's super vibrant and offers optimum comfort for all-day wearing. We definitely suggest using a protector spray on these before you wear them! This Jason Markk one, we find the most protective, making it super easy to clean when the weekend is done!
Now for baggage, this Baggu mini backpack, is new to stores, and we all agreed, would be perfect for Carnival. It's only got the room for your phone, coin purse and keys, which is basically all you need. The closure is very secure with a canvas drawstring pull and a hidden metal popper, making it easy for you to access but hard for everyone else. I would include one of our Baggu (foldable) Standard bags, which you can fold into your bag to use as an extra for drinks and snacks throughout the day!
Accessorize the look with this Heresy Bucket hat (only available in store), this will shade you from the hot sun or protect you from light showers. The weather is temperamental every single year, so even a foldable raincoat would be a great addition! Bring the whole look together with big gold hoops! This beautiful pair from Young Frankk, is made from plated gold and will bring the day-times vibes into the night. It works so beautifully with the bucket hat, too! Finally, we'd like to talk a bit about what to pack. There are toilets all around, you've just got to keep an eye out for the signs. Lots of people open up their homes for the public to use their toilets, often with a small £1 charge. It's best to carry some toilet paper just in case there's none left! It's often the case as there are usually huge queues for lots of them! Which leads on to another essential, cash! Make sure you carry cash and more so, loose change, you'll probably need a couple of coins for the loos and to buy the delicious food and drink at the food vendors along the street.
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