Coachella 2014 has come and gone faster than you could take your fringe backpack off, but it always leaves a lasting impression. As soon as you leave you want to be back in the desert and it seems like now, 2 weekends isn’t even enough. The festival has grown tremendously over the past few years making it a little more of a struggle to find a decent place to stay, unless you book 6 months in advance and it’s getting more and more difficult to get your friends into those fab parties in Palm Springs, but nonetheless, I can’t give it up.
I go every year and I have a great time, every time. This year (like the last) I kept it simple and hit up the parties and hung out in Palm Springs. I roomed with a few blogger friends and hit the town doing some freelance work while I was out having a blast. We saw Major Lazer perform at the H&M x Alexander Wang party, ate yummy food on a bed at Soho House, saw Azeilea Banks perform at the Forever21 party and danced the night away at Details magazine party and Rhonda. Below is a little photo diary of my trip.
Aside from having your favorite artists all on one field, in one weekend, Coachella is infamous for it’s festival style. I love seeing what people are wearing every year and I also love putting together fun, new outfits of my own. I put together a little collage of the street style at the festival this year to bring you the latest trends, straight from the Polo Fields. The consistent trends that appear every year are fringe, kimonos, flower crowns and sandals. The hot new items this year? Overalls, backpacks, matching sets, shirts tied at the waist, printed wide leg pants, and Birkenstocks. These ladies killed it (mostly in denim I might add) and I might take some inspiration for my Spring wardrobe as well. Until next year Coachella!
I always struggle getting outfits together when the seasons change. I’m still in the previous season’s mentality and I have a few trends I want to try for the new season but I almost can’t figure out how to do it. It’s like all of my fashion senses are short circuiting and I can’t stop them. A lot of this might have to do with my geographical location which is the land of perfect weather all year round (for the most part), Los Angeles. Whenever it gets cold out here I freeze up and can’t dress myself appropriately because the day before I was in Summer clothes. With that being said, I have a few examples of how to easily transition your denim from Winter outfits into Spring outfits. I tried to get a warm piece of clothing in the mix and of course you can always throw a jacket on top of these looks.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is an interactive music, technology, art and film festival set in Austin, TX. It happens every year in March and aside from covering everything you could ever want in a festival, it brings the fashion as well. SXSW has a relaxed, somewhat boho vibe about it and the fashion sense reflects it. Everyone’s comfortable and stylish with a predominant influence of the all American state the festival is held in and every outfit is welcome here. I like to think of SXSW fashion as one thing and one thing only, expressing who you are and what you’re about. Below are some examples from last year to get that creative, outfit wheel turning if you’re heading out to good ol’ Texas this week. Unfortunately, I won’t be making it out there this year, but I might take some of these examples and dress as if I was!
Whether you are listening to this while you’re getting ready or while your enjoying your date, this playlist is perfect for the big Vday. I personally like a variety of music so I also incorporated this into the playlist (my favorite genre included: 90s R&B). Whatever you do tonight, enjoy and get romantical!