Coachella 2017 is finally upon us, and 100K plus music aficionados, millennials, celebutantes, bloggers, groupies and posers of all shapes and sizes descend upon Indio, California to partake in the annual music festival, and the plethora of offsite branded events. To some, what you wear to Coachella is as important as what band or DJ you plan on seeing, and planning out the perfect desert ready, Boho-chic, day to night ensemble can feel bit daunting.
So, here’s my Style Guide to help the novice festival concertgoer pack the right items and ROCK Coachella 2017.
POOL PARTY PERFECTION
If you are lucky enough to get on the list for one of the many coveted daytime pool parties like Victoria’s Secret Angel Oasis, the POPSUGAR Cabana Club Pool Party or Desert Oasis by FORAY Collective, hosted by Emily Ratajkowski, then you will need your perfect pool party presentation:
ASOS South Beach Straw Floppy Hat with Pom Pom Trim – $18.50 Website
Henri Bendel Luxe Downtown Choker in Gold – $128 Website
Shahida Parides Red Cold Shoulder Romper in Cherry Picked Red – $229 Website
J. Crew Scalloped Italian Matte Bikini in Bohemian Red – $122 Website
Valentino Cowhide Sandal in Light Cuir – $1095 Website
Rebecca Minkoff Sun. Surf. Sand. Repeat. Straw Tote – $195 Website
THE VIP LOUNGE
The VIP section at Coachella is where Hollywood A-listers gather and lounge in between catching their favorite act. If you wish to rub shoulders with a Jenner, a Hilton or Kardashian, then VIP is the place to be.
Shahida Parides Pottery Navajo Cami Hi-Low Dress in Pottery – $349 Website
Ross-Simons 14kt Yellow Gold Linear Bar Threader Earrings – $295 Website
ABS by Allen Schwartz Bangle Bracelets in Gold – $55 Website
Jeffery Campbell Rayos Perforated Wedge Sandal in Brown – $155 Website
Imoshion Gidget Cross Body Bag in Cognac – $30 Website
THE DJ TENT
If Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is more your speed than Radiohead, then you will most likely be spending your Coachella spinning glow sticks and dancing your ass off in one of the festival’s DJ tents. But ravers beware, it will be pushing 90 plus degrees in the desert so bring lots of water and wear layering pieces so that you can strip down to next to nothing and get your sweat ON.
Johnny Was Jazzy Kimono-Style Printed Jacket in Black Pattern – $280 Website
Urban Renewal Recycled Levi’s Cutoff Denim Short in Indigo – $49 Website
Christienano Large Sterling Silver Old English Initial Necklace – $154 Website
Michael Antonio Druce Glit Platform Sneaker in Silver – $59 Website
Roberto Cavalli Statement Ring With Semi-Precious Stone in Black – $299 Website
Crochet Monokini in Black – $75.95 Website
If you have been to a past Coachella, then you know that it is a 24 hour a day, weekend long, adrenaline ridden entertainment extravaganza… but who needs sleep when there is Gaga, right? Coachella after-parties are everywhere, but the one not to miss, if you can find it, is Brent Bolthouse’s Neon Carnival. It features carnival rides and games, a giant dance floor and pumping music until 4am.
Citizens of Humanity Chrissy Skinny Jean in Oracle – $218 Website
Joy Jewelers Sterling Silver 50mm Cuff Bracelet – $164.97 Website
K-Cliffs Mini Backback with Angel Wings in Metallic Silver & Gold – $28.68 Website
Triple C Power Card Ultra Thin Phone Charger in Silver – $39.95 Website
Marc Jacobs Rocket Chelsea Boot in Silver – $395 Website
Free People Sequin Sport Pullover in Midnight – $268 Website
Tracie May-Wagner is an Los Angeles based Fashion, Lifestyle & Luxury PR Executive.