Coachella is right around the corner, which means you’ll be seeing a barrage of boho outfits. So let’s bring out those flowy skirts, fringy pieces, detailed embroideries, and flat sandals. For those that aren’t too familiar with the boho style, it is a style that is inspired by the hippies of the 1960s and their free spirited natures. Just imagine the people who attended Woodstock.
Last year was my first time attending Coachella and experiencing car camping, it became such an amazing experience for me because of all the great music and art I was able to listen to and see. Camping was super convenient because I could go back and forth to the festival and campsite at anytime, allowing me to rest in between sets and get out of the desert sun. Overall, my favorite sets of the weekend were Glass Animals and Tame Impala. I definitely felt the groovy vibes. Unfortunately, I won’t be going this year because I’ve made other plans but I’ve laid out a few tips and tricks to help you ensure that you have fun all weekend long while still looking peachy.
Prints & Patterns. Anything printed with abstract patterns really gives off that boho vibe. Plus, prints are super fun and easy to incorporate your outfit, especially if they’re quirky.
Suede. This year suede has been such a huge trend. I would definitely incorporate a suede crop top or shorts into my outfit for one of the days. Beware that suede may get hot and it’s over 100 degrees in the desert. (Don’t overdo it, I recommend wearing a skirt with fringe because it’s fun to dance in.)
Fringe. Having anything fringe is a great way to give off that boho vibe. And when you dance it moves along with you giving off some flowy vibes.
Hats. Since you’re going to be outside the whole day and it’s super hot, it’s best to bring a hat. Wide brim hats are really cool and go along with Coachella vibes, but they may really annoying to the people standing behind you. But if you really don’t give a shit, then I say you should go ahead. 🙂 What I did was bring a scarf and wrapped it around my head, that way I blocked the sun and sometimes the dust.
Booties & Sneakers go along with any outfit and they are super comfortable because you’re going to be walking back and forth all day to see your favorite artists. I would recommend wearing something closed toe because you don’t want your toes to be stomped on by a bunch of festival bros fist-pumping in the Sahara Tent. “But Chloe, what about all the celebrities I see wearing high heels or wedges?” Well dear reader, unless you have VIP access as well as a team of bodyguards I wouldn’t recommend them.
Sunglasses While I was at Action Bronson’s set, the guy standing next to me wasn’t wearing sunglasses and his eyes caught on fire. True story. Bring your sunglasses, kids. I chose to bring my heart-shaped sunnies. It’s Coachella people, bring your quirkiest ones.
Crop tops are super cute pieces and are great to move around in. To add even more to your look try looking for a an off-the-shoulder crop top to create that festival vibe.
Crochet. They are so lightweight and airy that you don’t need to worry much about overheating. Plus, you can add some cute bralette underneath which is a great way to add more depth into your outfit.
Kimonos are super lightweight and when the nightfall starts to hit the temperatures start to drop. So I like to wrap a kimono around my waist just incase it starts getting chilly or I want some shade during the day. Plus, it can be used as a bandana if it gets super dusty. (organize)
Surviving Coachella 101
- Don’t bring anything you’re not prepared to lose. I lost my heart-shaped sunglasses and my kitty headband :(, but that’s okay because they’re affordable Forever 21 glasses.
- Stay hydrated! Bring and drink lots of water because it’s hotter than hell.
- Bring power banks for your phone so you could charge your phone whenever you want and you’ll never worry about running out of battery.
- Pick an EXACT location to meet your friends. Don’t just say you’ll meet at the Ferris Wheel. It’s important to pick an exact spot because there are so much people and it’ll take forever to find anyone.
- If you’re trying to save money, bring your own food and cook it at your campsite. Because food at Coachella costs an arm and a leg for a meal.
- If you’re camping bring lots of tarp or blankets to hang up so you have plenty of shade.
- Bring a bandana just incase it turns out to be the Dust Bowl.
- Bring your own bottle, so you don’t need to buy one inside the festival.
- Bringing along a spray fan was pretty useful when it’s hotter than balls. Or you could just bring along a fan.
- If you’re planning to buy fan gear, buy it the first day you’re there, because by the end of the weekend they only have the shitty stuff that no one wants left.
- Make a plan and figure out who you want to see, get there a few minutes before a sets starts so you get a good spot.
- Go to the Do Lab to cool down, they got these water misty things and awesome music. Or you could go to the Yuma tent, they have something we all love AIR CONDITIONING.
- Be safe if you’re going to use any substances. For example, don’t decide to drop another tab of acid when you’ve lost your friends.
- When you must go to the pits of hell called the port-a-potty, go all the way to the end. The lines here are way shorter.