Friday, March 21, 2014

Festival Season Tips

It's music festival season! Coachella, is one of the biggest and best variety as far as music and types of people you will see. This year, I will not be going, but that doesn't mean I can't share with you my tips and outfit ideas for this and other music festivals based on my many experiences. There's many more like, UMF, EDC and Lollapalooza to name a few. If you're planning on attending any of these, here are my tips to survive and have fun!

TRENDS to SPOT that never seem to go away (pull from my tumblr list 2 years ago)

1.) Fringe/Feathers
2.) Neon
3.) Flowy Sheer Fabrics
4.) Prints (Flowers/Aztec)
5.) Frayed cut-off Denim Shorts
6.) Lace/Crochet
7.) Tie-dye and dip-dye
8.) crop tops
9.) Asymmetric Skirts
10.) Headpieces (feathers, flowers, hats)
See my shopping picks at the end of this post.

Tips for Festivals:

1.) Drink a lot of WATER! It get’s hot when you’re our there dancing away all of your calories. Most festivals have water refill stations, so save the planet and bring your own water bottle to refill.
I like these:

2.) Wear Sun Block. Those UV rays in the dessert are intense! Constantly reapply if you want to avoid aging your skin quick.

3.) Wear lightweight fabrics. You’ll catch me in a sheer number with sleeves, because if you’re like me, i’ll be 10 shades darker within an hour of being at the festival. My shoulders get dark quick if i give them too much of the sun’s rays. See my picks below.

4.) Plan a meetup spot. With that many people in one area, cell phone service is not always reliable. Designate the same meet up spot for the entire duration of the festival. Last year’s spot for us was the red/orange/yellow pagoda. It was right in the middle and also offered shade while you waited for others to show up.

5.) Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be walking around in dirt/grass/concrete. wear shoes that will stick to your feet and wont get too hot. I usually opt for some kind of flat that zips or buckles on to my feet or low booties to stomp around in. No losing shoes in the crowd here!

6.) Have a battery backup. Everyone hates a dead phone, carry around a juice pack for emergency. It sucks when you're trying to find friends and your battery is dead.

7.) HAVE FUN! Dress up! It’s one of the few times when you can really wear whatever you want to wear. Any crazy trends you’ve been dying to try out, this is the time. Neon Feather Headdresses, crazy fringe accessories, long sheer maxi/fishtail skirts. Experiment and DIY! Try my easy lace bunny ears here.

Outfit ideas:

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