Coachella Cheat Sheet

Heading to the desert this weekend? It wouldn’t be a great idea to blend into the crowd of music lovers seamlessly with the same old band T-shirt and cutoff shorts would it? Not that I don’t love and wear denim jorts all summer long. I love me a denim on denim sandwich. But here’s the thing, its time to turn up the volume in that 900 degree heat. Amp up your festival gear with an easy day dress, or rock a bandage swimsuit for the hotel pool parties.

For real indie cred, and the hashtag most “fashion-y” music festival, (Bonnarr0 may have a better line-up), use the collage below as your guide to all things Coachella that will fit perfect in your carry-on bag. I wouldn’t recommend packing a blazer this time, but rather a bikini top, judging from past scorching concerts in the desert heat. Feather headdresses more like it.

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Collage by Carina Gupta

In no special order, for starters how about a Topshop Ikat print Suntop? Or the Maje Acrobate stretch-crepe mini dress? They would be my go-to pieces. And the Steve Madden Mezcal booties for the desert heat? 1970’s Woodstock throwback? Inject some laid-back cool with these René Caovilla Swarovski crystal-embellished sandals. Don’t leave those behind in your trailer-park. Indio wouldn’t be Indio without some cool Ray-Ban aviator sunnies. And because music festivals will continue to influence fashion, as long as music and fashion are both used to express individuality. As far as bags go, you know this Liebeskind tote is popular at $325. when its sold out here but available on my blog, or go for the butterfly encrusted McQ printed leather clutch, although at $605. is a bit more novel. That Topshop ombre fringe top is super cute but almost nearly sold out. So if you’re heading out west the following weekend, how about this Forever Young Wildfox top for a hundred bucks?? If you look great (see: young), you are guaranteed fun in the sun. As for the southern regions, Citizen of Humanity bootlegs or teeny tiny ripped NSF jorts? The price is right, the choice is yours.

For your shopping pleasure:

On another note, what do you think of my new Westward Leaning banner? I happen to think its time to stay on the sunny side of the street and try a pair!

That’s all for now! Oh yeah, don’t forget to pack dental floss.

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