This Friday marks the beginning of Coachella an annual Music Festival that began back in 1999. Located in Indio, CA the multi-genre, multi-staged festival spans two three-day weekends, with many people camping for the duration of their stay.
Big music festivals always remind us of the mother of all music festivals, Woodstock. So we thought it would be fun to show just how vintage friendly Coachella can be.
Much like Woodstock and many other music festivals, Coachella is a celebration of life, and for many years that communal celebration has been associated with the hippies of the sixties and seventies. In that tradition, vintage sundresses make great pieces for the festival atmosphere. They are simple, comfortable, and help you stay cool in the sun.
Also associated with the seventies is the romper. These are great for those of us that really get into the dance because it allows for lots of movement without exposing your self. Also very good for romping and an occasional frolic.
As they day winds down and it starts to cool off, a jacket makes it easy for you to cover up and get back to the party. This is a great opportunity to stand out and go with something a bit more unusual, so look for bright prints, unusual materials, cut-outs and embellishments. If you are more classically inclined then denim, leather, and the military style jacket are your go-to pieces.
This is where it can get tricky. Sometimes the most functional choices like boots are not the most comfortable, and more comfortable choices like flip flops will leave you feeling very unclean at the end of the day. Your best bet is to strive for a balance, or pack an extra pair of shoes to swap out as needed.
Sunglasses are a must, and beyond that it is all up to your personal style and where your outfit led you. For a true Woodstock experience, think lots of bangles, bracelets, mood rings, and bandanas. The possibilities are endless and can really polish off an otherwise basic outfit.