The most coveted and talked about music festival is finally here. Coachella is underway, and I’m here to help you get in the spirit of the festivities.
What to Wear
Two words: comfortable and sweat-proof.
Coachella Valley is HOT, and it’s not because of all the celebrities strutting around the site. The temperature can reach 100 degrees, so wear clothes that are comfortable and won’t give you gnarly sweat stains.
Stick to light colors if you’re wearing longer or more covered-up pieces. Dark colors absorb more heat making 100 degrees feel like 200.
While people like to rock popular items, like bindis and feathered headdresses, keep in mind the cultural undertones of your outfit. It is important to remember not to use another group’s culture as a fashion statement; the issue of cultural appropriation has been intensely debated for years, specifically with fashion in mind.
What to Bring
Now that you have your outfit down, it is time to accessorize! Typical Coachella jewelry includes layered gold necklaces and anything with gemstones; think turquoise and earthy tones. Also, a flower crown is always a go-to.
Backpacks and fanny packs are super helpful when you’re wading through crowds of people and don’t want your stuff to get stolen.
Here’s the most awkward high school photo of me for reference:
If you don’t want to tote a sexy Jansport like I did, there are some more fashion-forward options:
Now for what to pack in your bag:
1. Water (or cash for water)- Coachella has stations with water bottles. Stay hydrated even if it’s just to make sure your skin looks dewy for Instagram photos.
2. Sunscreen and/or a moisturizer with SPF- I love Kiehl’s new Ultra Facial Cream with SPF 30 for my face and Neutrogena’s Defense SPF 70 aerosol spray for the rest of my body. Make sure to apply every few hours! (kiehls.com, allure.com)
3. Small digital camera and/or Polaroid with film!
4. Sunglasses- my favorite are ones with a larger frame and dark lens for maximum sun protection. I love Free People’s Kensington Sunglasses, but Ray-ban’s Round Flash sunglasses are super cute and have more of festival-inspired look.
- Small blanket or towel- Coachella takes place in an open field, and the grass tends to get muddied after a few days. I recommend bringing a small blanket or towel in case you need to take a break from dancing and have a seat with your friends.
6. Bandana- this accessory is stylish and protects your face from any dirt or dust. Pick a fun color and match it to your awesome coachella outfit.
What to Remember
Enjoy every minute, be safe, and be sure to take tons of great photos Instagram! #WFUSTYLECOACHELLA
Happy Coachella WFU Style Fam!