well the first round of coachella was this past weekend kicking off the 2016 festival season.
was i there? sadly, no. i was in oklahoma inside all weekend because it was raining.
but don’t fret my little lovebugs, because you’ve still got all summer to road trip out to bonaroo (june 9-12), lollapalooza (july 29-31), stagecoach (coming up soon
april 29-may 1), or hit up smaller festivals near you to hear and support local musicians.
okay, we all know that i’m not the boho/hippie type so this is probably as “festival-ish” as i’ll be getting. lol
since festival season is here i thought it would be helpful to share some fun fashion trends as well as some necessities you’ll need to survive any festival!
i got my girl rach to help me out with this today because she’s a bonaroo veteran…and well, i’m not.
1) comfy, close toed shoes
from personal experience (and everyone else i’ve talked to), outdoor concerts are dusty, you’re going to walk a lot, and if you’re into being in the pit, you’re feet will be stepped on. consider wearing sneakers
. maybe even some cheap shoes you don’t throwing away after if they get trashed. i love my adidas superstars
and my go-to’s are always my white chucks
those cute little sandals won’t hold up, i promise you, and sneakers are IN right now, honey!
one thing that most music festivals have in common is that they are HOT. no wonder every girl (myself included) wears crop tops, bralettes and bikini tops. but if showing off that much skin just isn’t your thing, rach suggests trying out a vest, cute tank, or even a light jacket if it gets breezy at night. covering up can also save your bare shoulders from those intense sun rays.
these are my favorite bralette
s! they have great coverage, don’t ride up and come in so many colors!
(a lot of smaller boutiques sell this brand, so check out your local stores!)
speaking of intense rays, please please please use sunscreen! it seems obvious but it’s definitely something that’s often forgotten and overlooked.
along with sunscreen, consider bringing along some sort of canopy or tent if you’re camping out.
i love this trend. like i’m about to go to hobby lobby and buy 4 bandanas. (they’re only 97 cents!) wear them like a headband, like a choker, to cover your face from dust..i’m personally a fan of the choker/scarf style, but the options are endless.
5) pastel hair
this trend has been around for a while now, but it is always emphasized around festival season. i know we can’t all afford a variety of wigs like kylie jenner, but you could definitely diy some pastel roots or dip dyed ends!
l’oreal’s Feria Smokey Pastels hair dye is perfect for a quick, trendy change up! choose from lavender, pink or blue to get that perfect dusty pastel color. seventeen sent me the smokey lavender to try out, but i think my hair might be a bit too dark. who knows, i’ll probably try it anyway…or dye my sister’s hair. heheh
just remember, if your hair isn’t already fairly light that you safely lighten it. do it right and save yourself from a nightmare of fried ends!
if you’re going to any big festivals, let me know so i can live vicariously through you!