Coachella Valley, a 45 mile stretch of desert land extending from California’s southwest mountains to it’s southeast coast. Also home to the extensive desert is the annual, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
Sounds of old-school rock and roll echoes from the speakers as illuming scents of street tacos linger in the desert air. Enormous works of original art encompass the grounds of swaying palm trees against the majestic mountains. And, over 200,000 people come out to the valley over a course of two weekends to indulge in non-stop music, art, and food, and experience the United State’s largest music festival.
Coachella takes place in the midst of the spring, over the course of two weekends in late April. For many of us in college, this music festival also falls into the midst of finals season. Like those attending the festival, my weekend is spent sleepless but instead of dancing into the night to disco music and EDM mixes, I am stuck hitting the books.
As any good student knows, a study break during exams is mandatory to maintain any ounce of sanity. While it’s not Coachella, a local day trip is sometimes the best you can do to revamp and finish off the semester strong.
This Fashionista decided to channel her inner Coachella Valley vibes on our day-trip away from the library. Festival fashion is about feeling free, piecing together the unexpected, and stepping outside of your comfort zone. This Fashionista dove straight into the unexpected, layering an oversize reclaimed vintage statement necklace on top of a bold tie-dye print. With a fun print, a loose-fit, and dainty shell embellishments, this dress screams Coachella, as it intermixes casual and fun elements. As this looks is festival inspired, keeping things fun and practical is key, so she finished off the look with messy buns and durable rain booties, preparing for wherever the day takes us.
Whether you’re jet-setting to a music festival or staying local, this look is perfect for the free-spirit Fashionista who strives to be bold.