With Southern California’s favorite summer music fest a mere week away, Coachella prep has officially gone into overdrive. Take notes from some of our favorite style mavens and festival veterans to make sure your weekend is maximum fun with minimum worries! Read on…
DO: Layer it up.
Indio can be very hot during the day, but once the sun goes down and the desert wind starts to blow, the festival grounds can get pretty chilly. Don’t let the extreme temperature changes slow you down; make sure to pack versatile layering pieces that don’t bog you down during the day yet will keep you warm at night. Layer a silk button-down over your bikini-and-shorts look (you can keep it unbuttoned or tie it around your waist when the sun’s extra scorching), or bring a silk scarf to wear around your head during the day, then use it as a wrap on your walk back to the campsite.
Boho style star Alexa Chung knows layering is the key to a festival outfit that’s both cute AND functional!
DON’T: Wear heels.
Of course those heeled booties look adorable, but you’ll be traversing the Empire Polo Grounds for three full days and nights – be nice to your feet and opt for sandals or flat booties instead!
Chanel Iman at Coachella, looking gorgeous yet miserable – which might have something to do with those heels she’s wearing.
DO: Go light & bright.
Light, breathable, and wrinkle-resistant fabrics like rayon or silk blends make for the easiest festival wardrobe. We recommend choosing loose, flowing cuts that give your body room to breathe (you’ll be thankful when you’re packed into Main Stage crowd like a sardine during Outkast).
Alessandra, Kate, and Whitney play it cool at Coachella in airy fabrics and flowing cuts.
DON’T: Stay in your fashion comfort zone.
Coachella is a weekend-long escape from the everyday grind, so leave your everyday look behind. Now’s the time to experiment with bold hues, mixed prints, and new silhouettes. Pair a printed maxi skirt with a crop top for an on-trend festival look, or try a unique mixed-media dress to stand out in the crowd!
Kristen Stewart, Julianne Hough, and Emma Roberts might as well be going to the mall in their un-inventive Coachella outfits.
So what if Vanessa Hudgens looks a little whacky – at least she’s having some fun with her festival style!
DO: Check out the party scene.
There’s so much happening in and around Coachella that goes above and beyond the music. Explore the pool parties at hotels around Palm Springs for optimum VIP-spotting, and check out the different booths inside the festival as well (pro tip: the H&M tent is air conditioned and usually has some fun fashion freebies!)
For a handy guide to all of the parties surrounding Coachella 2014, check out The Roosevelts Site Here.
VIPs like Dree Hemingway, Katy Perry, and Nicole Richie make an appearance at the parties surrounding Coachella.
DON’T: Forget the essentials.
To be able to enjoy the festival to its fullest, make sure you show up prepared. Make sure to stock hand sanitizer, a perfume roll-on (like our TALIA), cheap sunglasses that you won’t mind losing, chapstick, and sunscreen in your purse. If you’re braving the camp grounds, don’t forget dry shampoo, a car charger for your phone, and WATER (and more water). And most of all, don’t forget to have fun! We’ll see you on the fields!
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