It’s hard to believe that Coachella is a mere few days away! As an avid music festival addict, I will of course be packing my most fabulous boho belongings and heading to Cali for this music/style fest!
I hit the festival circuit for the first time last year going to Coachella, Lollapalooza and Treasure Island festival. Through my travels, I’ve discovered tons of amazing new bands and learned tons of do’s and don’ts when it comes to festival fashion. Dressing for a music festival can be tricky. On the one hand, a music festival is a unique experience and a great chance to show off your unique style. On the other, it’s a billion degrees, it’s muddy and there are sweaty bodies left and right. While we all wanna look cute, we need to balance that with a major helping of practicality.
Whether you’ll be joining me (and thousands of others) in the desert this year or heading to Bonaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands or any of the other amazing festivals on the horizon, we’ve got the suitcase essentials to solve your packing predicaments!
Read on for our music festival must-haves.
1. Denim Shorts: This is an easy one. Denim shorts are an absolute must, pair them with a tee or just a bikini top when it’s especially sweltering. Rather than rocking those Daisy Dukes, look for a looser style for some breathing room!
Gap Denim Pleated Trouser Shorts, $54.50
2. Floppy Hat: Keep your face protected from the scorching sun in style with a fabulous floppy hat.
Lacy Edge Floppy Straw Hat, $39.
3. Billowy Blouse: A loose, printed blouse is comfortable and chic. Tie it up in a knot during the day for a funky ’80s style and then let it loose when the chilly night-time temperatures hit.
Forever 21 Floral Print Blouse, $19.80
4. Funky Sunnies: Keep your funky jewelry at home and opt for a pair of funky sunnies as your statement-accessory. A cool pair, like the ones below, can elevate the cool-quotient of any ensemble.
TopShop White Oversize Square Sunglasses, $32.
Airy Dress: A printed boho slip dress is easy-chic at it’s finest and will keep you cute and comfortable throughout all day and into the night.
Lucca Couture Embellished Sundress, $59
Comfortable Sandals: A music festival is not the time to break out those towering wedges. Keep it cute and simple with breathable sandals like these.
Ecote Basketweave Ankle Wrap Sandal, $39
Lightweight Cardigan: When the temperature drops at night, you will definitely be happy you brought your lightweight cardigan. A style like this one can fold up nice and tiny in your bag so it won’t be too much of a hassle to lug around all day.
– SABRINA ALEXIS