Currently still dreaming about last weekend. From the food to the celebrity sightings, everything felt like a dream. One of my favorite parts of the festival and something that made it unique was the fashion. A word to describe it is INSANE. The advice I would give if you are thinking about going to Coachella would be to be as extra as possible with your outfits (and you will probably still be basic).
For this post, I decided to do a combination of what I did personally, the fashion trends I saw, plus a guide with tips and tricks.
WHO I WENT WITH
One of my best friends invited me and two other friends on this amazing girls trip to Coachella. I definitely would recommend a small group of friends instead of a huge group. It's much easier to coordinate and there are fewer opinions to deal with.
HOW WE GOT THERE
Since we live all the way in Florida we obviously had to fly to Palm Springs, California or else we would be driving for days. We flew from MCO to Salt Lake City and had a connection to Palm Springs from there. Since the festival started on Friday we flew in early that day and arrived at about noon, which was perfect timing. We were able to settle in, eat lunch, get ready and be at the festival by 4:30 pm.
WHEN WE GOT THERE
Coachella starts on Friday and ends Sunday, so we flew in on Friday and left on Monday morning.
WHERE WE STAYED
We stayed at the JW Marriott Hotel, but there are tons of options in Palm Springs! A lot of people camp and rent out houses.
WHAT WE DID (and what you should do)
- Need to eat at In & Out. I don't even like burgers and I ate here three times this weekend... SO GOOD
- Try to RSVP to day-parties, there are tons with open registration like Lucky Brand and others
- Share meals with your friends so you can try as many as possible
- Bring a light jacket for the night
- Plan your outfits ahead of time. I started looking around in January so I wasn't rushing last minute. Most of what I wore ended up being from Free People!
- Talk with your friends and figure out who you want to see at the festival. Coachella has an app that you can download and organize your schedule!
- WEAR COMFY SHOES. I was really good up to the last day and wore super high boots and long story short I ended up barefoot by 8 pm.
- Keep your eye out for celebrities and influencers!!! It is a once in a lifetime experience. I met some of my favorite bloggers, like Aimee Song and Sincerely Jules, who were so sweet and nice.
- Beyonce, Brockhampton, Kygo, and Odesza were my favorite performances
TRENDS I SAW
- Baggy pants (like the I.AM.GIA pair) with crop tops
- Doc Martens everywhere
- Fringe/boho tops
- Braids with wire detail
- Leopard accents
- Sets, sets, and more sets
- White cowboy boots
- Fanny packs instead of crossbody purses
- Gold layering jewelry
WHAT I WORE
I wanted my outfits to be as different as possible, but still reasonable for a music festival where I would be walking a lot. I wore sets for two out of the three days because they're cute and easy. The first day I wore platform sneakers, the second day I wore snakeskin boots, and the third day I wore high white booties (RIP my feet).
In terms of makeup, I kept it simple. You're going to be hot, especially if you go to day-parties, so you probably shouldn't cake on the foundation. I stuck with a BB cream with SPF in it, Glossier Cloud Paint, Anastasia brow pencil, Glossier Haloscope, a nude lipstick, and some mascara.
Shop my look below!