Music FESTIVAL FRESH. What to wear to Coachella & other festivals this year

Babes we are excited for Coachella/music festival season?

It's SO CLOSE and I know friends are on their diets and prepping like good little hotties for the best weekend of the year.

Although I'm not going this year (weddings and bachelorettes galore!) I feel like understanding the Coachella/music festival fashion, is something I'm vetted in after a few years going. If you're not doing Coachella, that's A-okay, because there are so many festivals near you! A day pass is money, get in and get out and your feet/wallet with thank you. 

For a guide to festival's I recommend Pitchfork's Guide. It's super detailed and you can find whatever you are looking for.

I had a few years where I was basically obsessed, and made my rounds to a few:

Coachella in Indio

Lollapalooza in Chicago

Made in America in Philly

Tomorrow World in Atlanta

Mad Decent Block Party in Brooklyn and Cape Town

Pitchfork in Chicago

Austin City Limits in Austin

Bestival in Toronto

Governors Ball in NYC

It's not really bragging when you realize how much money I probably spent. Also, I didn't really have a life. 

Anyway, back to what to wear on your face, feet and body. Make-up, clothes, shoes bags and all. 

There's also some major trends to respect and look out for when you go.

So, this little trends list is all you need for any music festival you attend this summer!


This year there will be some MAJOR trends to watch out for:

First, embroidery

What I'm wearing in this post, one of my favorite trends for the moment. This dress from Free People, is soft, flow-y, comfortable and light. It's unique and different, plus there is a lot of attention to detail. An old woman stopped me on the street to compliment my dress, LOL. Love her. I wore it with cheap Forever 21 Sandals, because honestly your shoes will be ruined. These are so comfortable and cute. 



Other trends to rock:

White Nails

So clean. Makes your fingers look cute and tan, and just fresh. 

Fringe

 Fringe shirts, shorts and bags are SO CUTE. Just don't wear it all together, kay?

Jean Shorts that aren't up your ass

Guilty of this trend. Truly. I wear my shorts high to hold in the gut. BUT, it's coming out of style having your butt cheeks out, the teens caught on to this trend and it got WEIRD. Love the boyfriend jean shorts from Rag & Bone.

Bandanas

Refinery29 describes how to wear the trend here, but the best ways via photo are below:

 

See through lace

So hot. Period. For Love and Lemons is my spirit animal for clothing brands (I own one thing from them and mostly just admire from afar LOL. 

Comfortable, airy dresses

All about moving and shaking, these dresses let you be FREE.

SPF

I'm serious. It's not cool to be tanning your skin. (High school Krista was so guilty of this, it hurts). Wearing sunscreen in the desert IS SO KEY. Get a spray tan (ask me for places if you want to get sprayed) or wear self tanner, and LATHER UP. 

Septum rings

These are dope, especially if you have a cute little button nose or cute nose in general. If you wear it, ROCK IT, no excuses. Obviously they have fake ones you clip in, no need to pierce.

Gemstone jewelry

I have a post about this, but all of the yes. Necklaces, rings, earrings. All of it is amazing.

Body chains

I like body chains, LOL. I think it's sexy and dainty and draws attention to your femininity. If you hate it, I respect your opinion too though. 

Braids

I loved this article from Refinery 29 on BRAIDS and how to rock the bad bitch braid. 

You can find my Pinterest page to also see 'lovely hairstyle inspiration'

Fresh skin and light lips

Really like link pink, or just pink enough lips for the day. I've done a full lip and it feels good, but you can get all sorts a mess and look like a tranny real quick. I know from experience, HA. Rock it with a quality foundation like I've linked here, that lasts all day. 


Where to get it:


I would do braids for most of the time, TBH. It helps with the heat and it stays PUT. Have your friends braid a pigtail SUPER TIGHT braid for at least a day. It saves so much time, energy and sometimes hair is just so freaking hot on your head. I'm all about the embroidery, lace and would do a septum ring just to try it out and be cool.

Are you going to any music festivals this year? I will probably do one but that's it. Getting a bit weird when I'm there just staring at everyone, sober. LOL. 

But realistically, I'm just buying lots of this stuff for life. So cute for weekends, casual but not too try hard.

Gotta love it.

Let me know your favorites!

xo

Krista

Weekend in Review: Bestival in Toronto

I'm not sure how it happened, but we ended up across da Border in Toronto this weekend. It was J's first time in Canada, and I was excited to get back because Canadians are soooo freakin' nice man. I'm serious, lol, I love it. 

I've written about Coachella, and some other music festivals, but for some reason Bestival fit in perfect with our schedule and Toronto is so freakin' easy to get to from NYC. It's like an hour and a half flight. 

Bestival's like, a Bonnaroo & Pitchfork love child. It's super whimsical, there are lots of activities, pops of color and costumes. But it's on a smaller scale, with only around 20,000 people each day (Coachella has around 579,000) and it's only two days, vs. three. 

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The way to dress at Coachella.

I've found the best dressed person at Coachella, y'all. 

It doesn't help that this lady is a mega-babe swimsuit model, who probably gets this shit for free, but her outfits for each day are seriously on.point.  They're so appropriate to the vibe, sexy  but not slutty, it seems comfortable enough and they're accessorized SO well. 

Also, she's on 'team no cat ears, headdresses, weird 70's shit, croquet or neon'. 

There is so much good fashion at Coachella, but for all of the good, soooooo much bad. 

But anyway, 

When I think about music festival looks, I really like to match the look first to the festival, then to the vibe of the day. Like a Austin City Limits, I'm gonna go a bit more laid back 'country' (if that's even possible for me) than at something like Mad Decent Block Party. 

Each of the days' have different looks too. Friday you're just settling into the scene, feeling it out so you don't go SO hard with the look. You don't want to seem like you planned this shit for weeks (even though you did obvi). 

Saturday is the day to show out. It's the  longest day at the festival, and you'll see the most amount of people. Everyone's happy and excited and have fully adjusted to the festival life.

Sunday you're probably starting to feel hungover or tired, and you're look should be a little bit more low key, playful and easy. It's like the 'coming home' part of the event. You've earned the ability to have a chilled look.

For these reasons, the accessories, versatility, wearability and hot factor. Tash Oakley for the win.

Day One:

The white top is to die, it shows skin but not so much, loose down hair is right and I love the belt accessory with a jean short color I would NEVER normally wear. those color jean shorts. I think they may even be corduroy?. 

You can buy everything here from:

 

Day Two:

Yes. All of the black. All of it in the world I want. 

To be honest I don't know if this is a swimsuit cover-up or like a one piece item, but it's so freakin' hot. Not sure if I have the balls (or abs) but whatever.

It's from Nastygal, obvs. They have such good stuff for stuff like music festivals. 

 

Day Three:

Low key vibin', the sort of look dudes for some reason really dig. I am so about the labeled underwear thing. The flannel addition makes it okay. 

You can get it all from:

Elle Magazine also did a good piece on 'avoiding being a Coachella cliche' which was very on point with fashion at Coachella. 

I guess when it really comes down to it, with all of the music posts I've done and this on fashion, is that as I watch this year from the Coachella sidelines FOMO in full affect, I might as well outfit plan for next year.

P.S. Alice McCall and some of these brands have such dope shit! I've never heard of them so check it out, and pleaseeee let me know your favorite Coachella looks to lust over. 

Love xx