[infobox subtitle=”Without Looking Like The Cliché” bg=”yellow” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]Channel Your Inner Unicorn[/infobox] We get it. Music festivals (ahem, Coachella) are the few times a year you’re allowed to parade around your hippie-loving, flower crown-wearing, tribal princess yoncé self. There’s no denying how everything—the weather, the backdrop, the music, the people—come together to make for a perfect photo op. Strut it, sister! Bask in the glory of all things sunshine and rainbows. After all, you did drop mad dough for weekend pass.
At the same time, we feel it our duty to caution you of the fine line between hipster hottie and hipster nottie. Despite your hard-earned banging bod, no one—WE REPEAT—no one wants to see your behind. Newsflash: we all have bubbly behinds of our own 😉 And the Native American headdress? Sorry, babe, it’s 2015. You’re not Pocahontas. Don’t be insensitive.
But enough of our angsty ramble. The point is we love you way too much to have you make a newbie mistake. So, without further ado, here’s our guide on how to ace Coachella couture.[separator type=”thin”]
If there’s one thing you need to remember, it’s that layering is key. Mornings at music festivals are usually warm, afternoons blazing, and evenings chilly. Your choice of top should go well with a light jacket of your choosing.
While we get that most people beeline for bikini tops, we actually recommend flowier alternatives like the ones shown above. In fact, if you’re not ready to drop more money on a new wardrobe, we suggest digging out an old concert tee. Pair it with the right bottom and shoes and voilà! you’ll be oozing effortless chic.
Comfort is key. Whether you prefer a skirt, a pair of shorts, or distressed jeans, remember to always be weather weary. As silly as this sounds, you’ll want to catch a breeze whenever and wherever you can.
By going for something NOT so form fitting, you’ll be able to lounge, sprawl, and dance your way through the festival grounds without having to worry about a wardrobe malfunction.
Hands down the easiest go-to.
If you’re planning to embrace the tribal print, fringe, neon, crochet, or flowy boho trend, remember to commit to one. Do NOT overextend extend yourself. You have 3 days to try three or more different outfits.
Leave your designer shoes (and heels) at home. Trust us, you’ll only end up worrying about them. Festival grounds are muddy, dirty, and all around dusty. Wear something you don’t mind scuffing up.
Again, make sure your shoes of choice are comfortable. After all, you’ll be on your feet all day. The goal is to try and minimize the potential blisters.
Pray tell, what will you be wearing to the music festivals this year?