8 Burning Man Style Essentials
By Tessla Venus of the Glitter Spies
The packing list for Burning Man can go on and on but the key to looking fly on the playa comes from making a few key purchases that are special and can be worn with different things.
Number one is certainly a holster or utility belt. When traversing the miles-wide Burning Man grounds, you want to make sure you have everything you need with you and readily accessible because odds are, you’ll end up far from your camp. Hands-free dancing is clutch and having a holster or belt will take out the hassle of hitting people with your backpack in packed crowds.
You can never go wrong with black but a metallic or colored holster can be great too, depending on what color-ways you wear the most. Enjoy 15% off all Wild June items starting this Wednesday through Saturday with the code “InDustWeTrust.”
Another absolute essential to have both sunglasses and goggles. For sunglasses, the more unique and outlandish, the better. The beating sun on the playa is not kind to uncovered eyes.
The most important thing to remember when shopping for goggles is that they are comfortable. Nothing is worse than being stuck in deep playa during a white out with goggles that hurt your face! Mutante Leathers makes very high-quality and comfortable goggles.
A parasol or hood is another great way to shield yourself from the unrelenting sun.
Going to Burning Man without at least one onesie is like going to a goth party in rainbow. You can do it, but you’ll feel so much more comfortable if you have the right outfit to fit your surroundings and mood. We Are All Onesie creates sparkly and super fun long and short onesies for women and men of all shapes and sizes. Onesies are great for the playa because they make a major fashion statement but are also extremely comfortable. They are so fabulous, you can get away with wearing one multiple days on the playa and just accessorizing differently.
Another pro-tip — the ones from We Are All Onesie are low enough in the back that you can pull it down without taking it off to pee. And anyone who has ever been to a festival before knows how much relief that thought can bring when running to the porta potty.
Coordinating with your bestie is always a good call. There’s nothing like hitting the playa with your babe brigade!
Make sure your face is bedazzled or decorated in some way. There always seems to be someone at camp who is kick ass at this so ask around!
You have to be careful with glitter on the playa as it gets everywhere and falls into the MOOP (Matter Out of Place) category. Luckily, there is biodegradable glitter available now at Bio Glitz. Use code “Glitterspies” for 10% off your order.
The most fabulous way to shine bright at night is to wear light-up fashion. These beautiful headdresses from Sarakali Designs are stunning during the day but can also guide your way at night. It’s also fun to wear the same headpiece every night so your friends have an easier chance of spotting you.
When it finally cools down, you’ll want a glamorous fur and/or sequin coat. It’s absolutely essential. The best thing to do is to get a custom coat that is 100% yours. The coat below is from a brand new company called A Long Time Evolving (ALTE). Contact their etsy page for a custom order.
Last but not least, make sure you have a large enough water receptacle to carry with you on your journeys. A water bottle will not cut it. The cutest option is a hydration pack from Vibedration.
Above all, the Burn is your chance to wear whatever you want! With no worry of judgement, you can truly take fashion risks and let your freak flag fly.
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