It’s Notting Hill Carnival! 10 accessories to nail your look

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11 Aug 2022
It’s Notting Hill Carnival! 10 accessories to nail your look

From portable speakers to partywear, these pieces will keep spirits high for west London’s biggest event of the year

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words Sophie Lou Wilson

The last bank holiday of the season is approaching (RIP summer). But don’t despair, because that means carnival is back! Get ready to dance through the streets of West London at one of the world’s largest street festivals. Enormous sound systems, Caribbean music, parades, and plenty of jerk chicken awaits. As the summer months draw to a close, carnival could be your last chance to show off those extra festival looks and push through a two-day hangover. It’s loud. It’s colourful. The food is banging. The Red Stripe is flowing. So don’t let under preparation stop you from having the best time. Look, we can’t save you from having to spend a few quid to use someone’s toilet, but we’ve got the rest covered.

Whether you’re a carnival first timer or a seasoned veteran, this list will ensure your bank hol weekend is lit af. You can thank us later.

stay hydrated

olive green insulated metal bottle

olive green insulated metal bottle



Drinking water is sexy. Being hydrated is hot (figuratively). Party safe and chicly with Botl’s olive green insulated metal water bottle. It’s made from stainless steel to keep your water cold so there’s no excuse not to keep sipping throughout the day. Your body will thank you in the morning.

shades of cool

Nelson Crystal Frame - Green Solid Lens

Nelson Crystal Frame - Green Solid Lens

Monokel Eyewear


The world looks better through stylish shades. These soft rectangular lenses are designed to complement a wide range of face shapes. Now the sun just needs to come out so you can wear them.

rave, recover, repeat

The Party Proofed Stack

The Party Proofed Stack



Bank holidays often mean three days in a row of getting on the lash. While this all good fun, by the time Tuesday rolls around, you probably won’t be feeling your best. But with Nourished’s Party Proofed supplement blend you can bounce back in no time, enjoying carnival while also helping your body restore and repair post-party.

for the afters

Bluetooth Belt-drive wooden turntable with speakers

Bluetooth Belt-drive wooden turntable with speakers



Notting Hill boasts some world class sound systems meaning the tunes at the afters might feel a bit flat in comparison. Bring the party home with Lenco’s high quality bluetooth turntable. With options to play your records or connect your phone via bluetooth, there’s something for everyone. Turn up the volume!

conscious and cool

The Citizen Baseball Cap Barley

The Citizen Baseball Cap Barley

Conscious Citizen


Boost your style cred with Conscious Citizen’s cosy cap and look towards sunny days ahead. It’s crafted from 100% organic cotton with an embroidered ‘Conscious Citizen’ logo. Stay cosy. Stay conscious.

get gingham

Black & White Pixel Gingham Fanny Pack

Black & White Pixel Gingham Fanny Pack



This practical hands free bag is perfect for festivals and street parties. It’s surprisingly spacious so you can pack your phone, wallet and snacks and be good to go. Wear across your body, over your shoulder or around your waist.

turn it up

Beosound Explore Outdoor Speaker

Beosound Explore Outdoor Speaker

Bang & Olufsen


Bring the party wherever you go with this Bang & Olufsen portable speaker. It won’t compete with the mega sound systems at carnival, but it will make you the hero of pres and afters. It’s small enough to fit in a backpack but still boasts up to 27 hours of battery life. Plus, it’s waterproof so don’t worry about those late night spilled drinks!

here comes the sun

City Serum SPF+

City Serum SPF+



Soak up the rays in good conscience, with this lightweight SPF50 serum from Saltee. It’s non-greasy and fast-absorbing, so won’t ruin your look. With black ginger extract, venuceane sourced from the Caribbean Ocean and ultra-moisturising panthenol, it provides hydration and protection from sun damage for all skin types. Slap it on and you’re good to go. Just don’t forget to top up as needed.

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