By Britney Vargas |Staff Writer|
For years, Coachella has been an iconic musical event that show cases the most innovative and popular music, but recently, not only has this two-weekend party housed endless musical talent, the festival has evolved into somewhat of a west coast fashion week.
Coachella has always portrayed some of the most individualistic and creative styles, from maxi dresses to floral headbands and high-wasted shorts paired with bikini tops.
Now, more than ever, fashion brands such as Forever 21, Guess, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters and Nasty Gal have centered their clothing lines and trends around the music festivals arrival.
Student Chris Ortiz is also aware of the evolution of the festival.
“Coachella had definitely evolved,” said Ortiz. “I think that it’s not so much about the music anymore but the fashion and how much the music has influenced fashion in general.”
Every year the fashion level of the festival is raised, with more and more celebrities attending and even more fashion trends making their debut.
Not only are attendees looking forward to the music, they are just as excited to see the fashion trends.
“I’ve always looked forward to the music but now I get more and more excited for the shopping I get to do, I literally have an outfit planned for everyday I’m there,” said student Stephanie Placencia, who’s attending the event for the second time.
So what are the fashion must haves and trends for this year’s event?
The essentials include fringe accents, lace patterned tanks, or distressed denim whether it be jeans, shorts, vests and wovens.
There are also comfortable sandals, paired with a wide-billed sun hat and layered jewelry accents to finish off the look.
Camouflage has made a huge come back this year on the runways, as well as in street style. Camo is most certainly a trend expected to be sported within the Coachella crowds.
Forever 21 has even released a whole collection solely dedicated to the Coachella theme, with graphic tees, floral dresses and fun and friendly accessories.
With some of the biggest names in retail presenting these Coachella-inspired lines it has become such a breeze to style your wardrobe for the big weekend.
The desert heat is surely a huge influence on these trends so these minimal pieces are almost a must for the weekend.
The light pastel and neutral colors are best to wear to stay cool under the sun.
Sheer dresses, maxi skirts and cropped tees are best paired with fringed, embellished sandals, along with worn-out high-waist shorts.
And if you still have no idea how to style your hair with your outfits, wearing a cute floral headband or summer hat with your wavy locks will definitely get you in the festival mood.
And don’t forget to wear sunscreen.