Festival Trends for 2018

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What I Wore: Skirt: Blue Life | Top: Blue Life | Sunglasses: Le Spec | Boots: Steve Madden, old (similar style here) | Backpack: Herschel | Necklace: Vanessa Mooney

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Coachella has come and gone, and I am missing the quote on quote ‘desert’ life. Even though my body is still dancing to the beats of the Weeknd’s songs playing in my head, I am no longer wearing denim cutoffs, combat boots, and gone are the remnants of any sort of festival fashion.

I’ve witnessed the evolution of Coachella over the years, and I’ve noticed a few changes along the way. Each year the crowd grows exponentially, and the Coachella experience becomes more of a desperate call for people who crave to be seen merely to boast or flaunt their attendance and less about the amazing artisans and musicians (shout out to the people taking 50 million photos in front of the Ferris Wheel and art installations- #guilty). Nonetheless, I still love attending, and it makes me so happy to listen to live music and see all of the incredible festival outfits.

What I Wore: Matching Set: Angl (Under $80 USD)| Boots: Zadig & Zoltaire, sold out (similar style) | Sunglasses: Le Spec | Necklace: Vanessa Mooney | Earrings: Vanessa Mooney

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This year marked the third time I attended Coachella; however, it was my first time going as a blogger which meant more work and less play. Side note: the festival is incredibly exhausting, and you should be prepared to walk for miles, encounter a ton of dust and bask in the desert sun for hours (stay hydrated people). These minor irritants may not bother you especially if you’re like me and still care about the MUSIC, but they’re something to keep in mind if you’re planning to attend Coachella 2019.

Below are my tips and tricks for attending Coachella:

  1. Festival Attire- If you’re following me on Instagram, (@prettylittlehangers) then you probably saw a few of the festival outfits I wore that weekend. If you’re unfamiliar with what is known as festival style, then allow me to introduce you to the trends you can expect to see people rocking at other festivals this year.

Trend #1: Classic Boho Goddess – this babe is carefree and loves a good fringe outfit complete with a body chain and a western bootie. If you’re more of a play-it-safe type of girl this trend is definitely for you.

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Trend #2: Retro Streetwear – think comfort, track pants, and major Adidas throwbacks. This sporty trendsetter is laid back and completes her look with a pair of sneaks, a bandana to shield her face from the dust storms and perhaps styles her hair with a colorful French braid.

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Trend #3: Edgy Sensation- this festival goer is confident and comfortable wearing the occasional pastie to cover her nipples. A leather skirt and embellishments are right up her alley. Body glitter is her best friend and a vintage tee tied at the waistline will complete her look.

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3. Transportation – commuting in Coachella Valley, Indio and Palm Springs during Coachella is super frustrating – everything is so spread apart at Coachella so be prepared to travel long distances to get to the festival and enter as well. Uber is available, but the pickup location is usually really far from the festival entrance, and the cell reception is terrible. Another alternative to Uber is to get a shuttle pass. The shuttles come every half hour, and there is a specific shuttle pick-up location near the grounds and possibly near your hotel

4. Where to Stay- the three main options for Coachella accommodations are hotels, rentals, RV’s or campsites. I’ve camped once and let’s just say that experience wasn’t for me- you can check out my camping experience here. I’ve also stayed at a rental home, which was amazing and so close to the festival grounds. Oh, that another’s thing, try to stay somewhere that is relatively close to the festival. You spend a lot of time trying to get inside of Coachella so why prolong your travel time trying to get back to where you’re staying?

What I Wore: Romper: Pretty Little Thing | Shoes: Vans | Purse: Prada

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5. Parties & Events- Neon Carnival and the Revolve Festival were THE parties to attend weekend one, and there was no shortage of celebrity sightings. The Fenty x Puma party hosted by Rihanna was also so much fun. If you’re able to get passes to these events, I definitely recommend checking them out – you won’t be disappointed.

What I Wore: Dress: For Love of Lemons | Shoes: Minnetonka | Hat: Tilley |Necklaces: Vanessa Mooney & Vanessa Mooney 

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What I Wore: Tank Top: Urban Outfitters  Shoes: Vans | Sunglasses: Le Specs | Backpack: Hunter

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Lastly, remember to pack a ton of sunscreen, bring a portable phone charger, wear comfortable shoes and chic sunnies! I hope these looks inspire you to create some epic outfits for any festivals you’re attending this summer!

What I Wore:

Sweater: J.O.A (sold out) | Shoes: Vans | Hat: Tilley

xo, Britney

XOXO
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