Coachella might be a music festival, but it boasts a one-of-a-kind field of fashionable fans dressed in breezy neons and pastels.
The scorching hot, 120-degree heat of Indio, California calls for a different kind of wardrobe color palette that goes beyond the usual summer style suspects. The sheer nature of an art fest invites expressionism of all shapes, sizes, colors and fabrics, all the while exposing the barest of skin to withstand the desert rays.
Designer and style expert Jamie Lawson breaks it down to, “TBS: Temperature, Baggage and Shoes,” advising fans to “stick to breathable fabrics, choose lightweight cross body bags and wear comfortable shoes that keep your feet blister-free.”
With just the right amount of fun-in-the sun edge, this padded, underwire corset is perfect for both day and night and won’t leave behind chunky tan lines as you bake on the concert grounds. The bronze studs will give you a rocker yet girlie glamazon appeal. Slip into this dashing cotton bit that’s best paired with anything from high-waisted shorts to maxi skirts. (Topshop, $60)
Flower power shades
These handmade yippie goggles are floraled to perfection, individually crafted and designed by an artist just for you. These glasses are a seamless conversation piece no matter what outfit you have on. (A-Morir, $300)
Party with the crowd in these fun ‘n’ fresh palm tree paradise print skinny jeans by SOLD design lab. Pair them with solid tanks or abstract prints up top to unleash the untamed avant-garde in you. (Bloomingdale’s, $188)
Space cadet canteen bag
Keep your goodies safe with this retro canteen bag. Stylish and methodically threaded with yellow, turquoise and pink mesh, it’s the perfect size to hold your essentials and tote around in. (Shopbop, $395)
Do the dew
Give your festival hairdo a new dew! Manage your sweaty Coachella mane with this Dew Headband that combines a unique, indie-chic flavor mixed with glittery gold goddess accents. For best results, use with dry shampoo to avoid flat hair. (ShopBlueGarters, $38)
Photo credit Bobby Do Right Photography, Juliana of Lenceria Boutique Sunset Blvd.
Daisy Dukes del sol
Burst with color with these electrifying denim rainbow-wash shorts. Pair them with a white tank top and flats and you’ll be ready to fist pump and Harlem shake all the way through the biggest and baddest music fest of the west. (Billabong, $58)