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

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

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

image Mary Turner/Getty Images

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! For the first time in three years, 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 lairy 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 you’re a veteran, this list will ensure your bank hol weekend is lit af. You can thank us later.

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DRINK TO THAT

Pewter Mini Flask

Pewter Mini Flask

Supreme
£ 90.00

You know what a street party means? That’s right. Street drinking! This Supreme hip flask’s got you sorted. Fill it with your drink of choice and save on splashing out at the stalls. It’s just water, officer, I promise.

FLOWER POWER

Flower-shaped Acetate Sunglasses

Flower-shaped Acetate Sunglasses

Loewe
£ 290.00

The world looks better through rose-tinted glasses. Or any kind of flower shaped glasses for that matter. Carnival’s the perfect place to have fun with fashion and these eye-catching shades are a great starting point. Part of the collab between Loewe and Paul’s Ibiza, they add a playful flourish to any look.

CALL ME

Off The Grid Phone Bag

Off The Grid Phone Bag

Gucci
£ 610.00

Two million people attend carnival each year, so if you lose your phone…we’ll pray for you. Keep it close at all times with this stylish Gucci phone bag. Crafted from upcycled nylon made from fishing nets, carpets and other scraps, this practical accessory will save your phone and the environment.

NEVER RUN OUT

Tamagotchi Power Bank

Tamagotchi Power Bank

MojiPower
£ 25.00

There’s nothing worse than a dead phone at carnival. Will you ever see your friends again? Who knows? It’s not looking good. Embrace 00s childhood nostalgia while making sure you don’t lose contact with the help of this Tamagotchi power bank. Now just hope it’s better at keeping your phone alive than you were at keeping your Tamagotchi alive.

SAFE SEX

Ulta-Thin Vegan Condoms

Ulta-Thin Vegan Condoms

Hanx
£ 12.99

Have sex to save the planet. Ok, it might not be that simple, but Hanx’s vegan condoms are a decent place to start. They’re made from 100% natural fair trade latex that biodegrades in your compost. So, if you wake up with hanxiety about your drunken post-carnival hook up, at least you used protection (and were eco-friendly too!)

CHECK IT OUT

Vintage Check Cotton Bucket Hat

Vintage Check Cotton Bucket Hat

Burberry
£ 260.00

Dial up the nostalgia. Nothing says 90s like Burberry check and bucket hats. Channel your inner raver this carnival season and rock it with your fave sportswear for a comfortable but edgy statement look. Nice one!

TURN IT UP

Wireless Portable Speaker

Wireless Portable Speaker

Sonos
£ 179.00

Bring the party wherever you go with this Sonos 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 your bag but still boasts a 10 hour battery life. Plus, it’s waterproof so don’t worry about those late night spilled drinks!

PRETTY STONED

Pretty Stoned Sequin Grinder

Pretty Stoned Sequin Grinder

Etsy
£ 15.00

Blaze it in style. As you weave your way through the hazy Notting Hill streets, this super cute sequin grinder’s got you. It’s covered in pink holographic sequins and alphabet beads because stoner girls have more fun.

STAY HYDRATED

Logo Print Water Bottle

Logo Print Water Bottle

More Joy
£ 40.00

Drinking water is sexy. Being hydrated is hot (figuratively). Party safe and chicly with More Joy’s metal water bottle. It’s made from aluminium 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.

HERE COMES THE SUN

Anthony Day Cream SPF 30 90ml

Anthony Day Cream SPF 30 90ml

Anthony
£ 34.00

Soak up the rays in good conscience, with this lightweight SPF30 day cream from Anthony. It’s non-greasy and fast-absorbing, so won’t ruin your look. With glycerin, soy and vitamin E, 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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