5 Style Essentials for Coachella

The biggest music festival in Indio, California is quickly approaching! With a killer 2018 line-up featuring The Weekend, Eminem, BEYONCE and other amazing artists, your style needs to fit the Coachella vibe. Or, if you’re like me and will just be living vicariously through Coachella photos, you can still rock these looks throughout the spring and summer at your local music festivals.

Here are our 5 music festival fashion must-haves:


1. Overalls

When I think of music festivals, overall instantly comes to mind. They make a bold statement, are easy to wear and are so comfortable! You can go with shorts or pants, depending on the weather. With the warmer temps, white denim is definitely the way to go! I love these Washed Denim Overalls by Free People.


2. Hat

No Coachella-inspired outfit is complete without a hat! It’s certainly fashionable, but also so necessary to shade yourself from the hot, blazing sun. There are many styles to choose from depending on your vibe, and everything from a baseball cap to floppy hat goes. I love this boho Moon Cycle Hat by Free People. It’s super fun, flirty and festive for the occasion. [photo via freepeople.com]


3. Backpack

A backpack is definitely a top 5 essential when it comes to music festivals. There is quite a bit you are going to want to pack and bring along with you throughout the day (or days) you are enjoying live music (hand sanitizer, a refillable water bottle, and a portable charger are some of the must-haves.) You’ll want a bag that’s big and practical for your long days spent listening to your favorite songs. This Casape Backpack by Patricia Nash is a great size, and gives off that boho chic festival style. [photo via macys.com]


4. Booties

Standing on your feet all day surrounded by hundreds of people, your new open toed shoes will quickly become very dirty. You also run the risk of getting stepped on quite a few times. So, leave the sandals and flip flops at home and choose a bootie instead. These Jeffrey Campbell Cromwell Booties come in 5 fun colors (the black & white snake pattern is my personal favorite.) At music festivals, anything goes! [photo via jeffreycambell.com]


5. Cropped Top

Music festivals are all about mixing and matching different colors and styles. The High Cut Criss Cross Bra by Beyond Yoga is the perfect addition to your festival wardrobe (I personally love the Fossilized pattern for Coachella.) You can pair it with high-waisted shorts, wear it under a pair of overalls, or rock it with a low-cut tank. [photo via @mash_xo]


Enjoy mixing and matching!  Always remember, when you feel beautiful, you look beautiful. Have fun and embrace your own festival-inspired look!