The 2015 Teva Bonnaroo Survival Guide

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You may want to sit down for this: There’s only one week left until the kickoff of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. That means you have seven days to figure out what you’re going to wear, where you’re going to camp, and how you’re possibly going to fit all those bands you’ve been dying to see live into four short days.


Don’t panic—as the official footwear of festival season, we’ve got you covered—and we’re not just talking about your feet. From our stylist’s top outfit ideas to our exclusive DIY ideas for upgrading your sandals (and cleaning them after four days on the Farm), here is our cheat sheet to the summer’s best festival.


If this is your first trip to Bonnaroo…

Start by browsing our list of Festival Hacks and find your footing—you’ll look like a Bonnaroo veteran in no time.


If you still need some footwear…

Then we have comfortable sandals that will keep you on your feet from the heat of the day to the headliners. From our metallic Flatform Universals to our exclusive Nasty Gal collaboration sandals, shop our Music Festival Style Guide for your perfect fit.


If you’ve got no clue what to wear….

Check out Teva stylist Kira Sheppard’s tips for beating the heat without looking like a festival fashion cliché. Borrow cues from Coachella street style with our #OriginalStyle Edits, or take page from Lex Weinstein’s book and get inspired by vintage sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s to find your look. Don’t forget to top it all off with a DIY fresh flower crown.


If you want to personalize your sandals…

We have some ideas. For do-it-yourself tutorials on how to paint, bead, or tattoo your Teva Originals, check out our #TevaDIY Pinterest board.


If you’re bringing a camera…

Check out these foolproof music fest photography tips from Teva and Lomography, and then whip up your own DIY fabric camera strap (yes, now your camera counts as an accessory).


If you’re pitching a tent…

You’re doing Bonnaroo right—but we teamed up with the founders of Camp Trend to help you do it even better with a list of tips for finding the perfect campsite for the festival.


If you have a big group….

Then you’ll need a quick way to find your friends. DIY a bespoke festival flag to stake your claim and announce your location with the help of textile designer Leah Duncan.


If you have no idea what to do once you get there…

Bonnaroo veterans Meg Haywood-Sullivan and Charles Post gave us an hour-by-hour itinerary with helpful tips on how to squeeze more into your trip without having to squeeze in a nap.


If your Teva Originals are looking dirty and dingy…

We’ve got a complete guide to sandal care and cleaning right this way.


Show us what you’re wearing to Bonnaroo by tagging us on Instagram @Teva #TevaUpgrade. 

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