Boys and girls, it’s that time of the year again. For those of you who have made the decision to brave it out in the desert for Coachella 2014, we’ve put together a friendly guide on fashion do’s and don’ts for this year. Read on for our tips!
Native American Headdresses: Native American headdresses may look cool on tumblr, but the truth is, wearing one is kind of offensive. Leave the headdresses at home and try something different. You don’t want to be that person.
Sandals/Flip Flops: We know. It’s hot and sweaty and you just want to wear your flip flops. But trust us, its a bad idea. There are thousands of people at Coachella, and the last thing you want is to get stepped on, or worse, step in something you wish you hadnt. Try boots or closed toed shoes, you’ll be protected from the sun and that huge guy in the crowd a lead foot.
Trying too hard: Basically, don’t be this guy. Coachella is a time to channel your inner hippie, but you’ve got to be comfortable enough to enjoy the show.You’ll regret those 5 layers of crotchet and mass of feathers tied in your hair later. Minimalism is key.
Sunburns: At the risk of sounding like your mother, put on sunscreen. There’s nothing fun about 3rd degree burns and looking like a human lobster. Find a fun hat and ask a cute stranger to help you lather up. Sun protection and a conversation starter; sounds like a win, win.
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Speedos/Short Shorts: How do we put this lightly? No one wants to see your ass, no matter how good you think it looks. There are ways to beat the heat, but speedos and booty shorts arent one of them. Please cover your junk. We’re begging you.
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Gatsy Inspired Headbands: In a sea of feathers and fringe, try something different with a Gatsby inspired head piece. A jeweled headband across your forehead, or a cool broach pinning your hair out of your face is both functional and unique.
Light/Airy Clothes: We know that suede fringe jacket looked super cool in the store, but youre really going to hate yourself when its 90 degrees before noon. Opt for clothes that breathe and don’t cling, like dresses and thin T-shirts, and save the jacket for the cool night shows.
Up Dos: We know you want that cool laid back beachy hair a la Vanessa Hudgens or Jared Leto, but trust us when we say an up do is the way to go. Like we said, its hot, and sticky, sweaty hair is not. A ponytail holder will be your new best friend.
Bright Colors: If Coachella had an official color scheme, it would be white, tan, and brown. Try standing out from all the Southwestern inspired clothes in bright colors. A bright colored accessory or outfit is an easy way to dress up without overdoing it.
And last but not least,
Doing Whatever The Hell You Want: This is Coachella, which means its a time to experiment. Wear whatever you want, just don’t complain about it if you make the wrong choice.