Anyone who’s anyone knows that hardcore Coachella-goers heavily anticipate the arrival of that magical two-weekend-three-day-festival at the end of April. How can you not? Every social media platform practically blows up once the lineup is released in January. Store’s Instagram accounts tease us girls with their festival lookbooks come spring time, and Twitter is full of heated arguments about which weekend of Coachella will be more epic. Coachella is a very special type of festival, and rightfully so.
Located in Indio, California, about an hour south of Los Angeles, this festival naturally attracts a certain type of crowd. Being so close to the vicinity of LA, Coachella is full of Los Angeles natives; with that being said, celebrities, fashion bloggers, models, and just beautiful people in general. It’s a known fact that Coachella is the most fashionable festival around. In fact, Coachella has truly inspired what is known as “festival fashion” for all festivals, but also for day-to-day attire. Literally everywhere I looked, I was absolutely mesmerized by the people who swiftly floated past me to watch their favorite bands perform. Sure, there were definitely some cliché outfits (16+ year olds wearing awkwardly large flower crowns, Native American headdresses -- a big no-no, and complete rave attire -- it’s a festival, not a Steve Aoki concert), no offense; yet for the most part, girls and guys alike were absolutely killing the fashion game.
Mainly focusing on women’s fashion, trends I noticed this year were definitely more obvious to me since I was on the lookout. High-waisted shorts, fringe everything, and crop tops were obviously spotted on almost everyone just like every year, but people were very creative in the way they sported these looks. 90s fashion was EVERYWHERE; think Spice Girls if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Tight high-neck crop tops and cyber buns were spotted on a numerous amount of babes, and I can’t forget to mention overalls. Overall shorts and overalls in general were a huge hit this year. Accessories wise, tattoo-stretch choker necklaces, colorful reflective sunglasses, and copious amounts of bracelets were must-haves for the festival. Floppy hats were perfect for the last day of the festival, when people needed to chill out on the (usually) hottest day of Coachella. But for the most part, outfits couldn’t be completed without a sick pair of boots (combat boots and cute suede booties) or gladiator sandals. Yes, I realize that this is an oxymoron, but it’s just a Coachella thing. Last but not least, one of my absolute favorite trends had to have been Flash Tattoos. Flash Tattoos are jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos, and are absolutely stunning. Their creative designs and metallic look were obviously made to complete the ultimate festival outfit. But really, check out http://www.flashtat.com/shop/, your jaw will probably drop.
Ahh, Coachella. You will be missed, but thank you for never failing to grace the fashion world with your influential presence. Until next year!