eep in the desert of SoCal near the city of Indio, CA lies the massive 3-day music and art festival called Coachella. Weekend 1
starts tomorrow and I feel a little cliché discussing Coachella because it’s all over blogs and sites right now. But for the first time, I’m actually going,
instead of just reading my Facebook friend’s status updates about it. From floral headbands to bottled water, I’ve learned there’s a massive amount of effort that goes into preparing for a long
weekend in the desert.
Of course, the festival fashion caught my attention. Based on the photos from past Coachella’s, there’s a fine line between women looking effortlessly bohemian/hippie chic and those who carefully plan out the details (which is the category I’d fall into). Who knew it could take so much prep to look like a modern day Woodstock party goer?
Here’s what I’ve learned based on warnings, suggestions and festival style fashion tips in the past few days….
Dress comfortable, yet practical ~ No heels or wedges and while a cross body bag is best, back packs and any bag that can carry your essentials (like sunscreen & water) is a good option.
Rain this year at Coachella? Noooo…~
This photo is in SF, but the ominous rain clouds and high winds are expected tomorrow at the festival. So there’s been a frenzy of fashion advice on blogs suggesting parkas & rain boots in place of bikini tops & cutoffs. Mural by famed artist Brian Barneclo
Rayban Ban ~ Of course people can wear any sunglasses they prefer, but I’ve heard cheap ones are best. The likely hood of losing them or falling off during the concerts are high, so stick with an inexpensive pair. (floral aviators I found at F21 for under $6)
I need your style help~
From celebs to past festival photos, women always wear ankle or casual boots with shorts & sundresses (like in the pic at the end of this post
). But now that it’s Spring, where do you find them?
SF is fresh out so if you know any last minute spots, let me know
Details by Dale
Levi’s homemade cut-offs, Beaded detail sandals ~ Nine West, handbag – Carlos Santana, Horse belt buckle ~ no brand Crossroads, rock ring with metal detail ~ F21 Nail polish – Mint (F21) & darker shade -(Sally Hansen Insta Dri), crochet top (random LA store)
Bonus Shopping~Festival Fashion
Because you can wear ‘Coachella’ styles all spring & summer. Here’s a few budget friendly peices…
1. Free Riding with Cowboys Tank
by Free People
2. Grey Free Mason Tee by Free People
3. Old Navy
Double Buckle Cuffed Sandal ($24.95)
5. Aviator Sunglasses
What would your festival outfit look like? And if you’ve ever been to Coachella, please feel free to share any pointers :)
I’ll be back after the weekend with a full report of music, art & definitely fashion pics! Also congrats to Cameron of Clothes & Camera for winning my Easter Giveaway last week.
Have a great weekend,