It’s two days before Coachella and the beginning of the music festival season. This week, anyone who’s anyone is packing up their tribal print dresses and crop-tops to be front and center at the biggest concert of the year. Though most folks go to see the musical talent of everyone from Janelle Monae to Phoenix, some simply go to show off their style-skills.
One must be innovative and thoughtful when deciding on what to pack for a festival. You have to keep in mind that it will be hot and obviously very crowded. That’s why keeping your options stylish, yet functional is key. I love the idea of a tribal print maxi with cut-outs (like the one featured below). Pair it with some flat sandals and a studded bag for an effortlessly cool vide. You’ll also notice that many Coachella-goers will choose to rock short-shorts and a bikini top and call it a day.
As with most events, dressing for summer’s upcoming festivals should be fun and serve as a platform to show off your personal style. So whether you’re an indie-chic kinda gal in free-flowing silk dresses or take your fashion cue from Janis Joplin in fringe shorts, there’s options for every Coachella style-setter.
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Tribal style was are a huge inspiration for designers this season. We’ve seen it on every runway from Etro to Balenciaga. The trend looks great in editorials when the models have a spray tan and palm leaves as skirts, but how can we embrace the tribal trend in real life? Look for pieces that convey an exotic feel without being too literal. You don’t want to look like you’ve just stepped off the show Survivor.
Start by adding more earth tones into your wardrobe. Deep hues like dark olive, rust and khaki make for a great base when adding more ethnic jewelry or bold prints. Look for modern pieces that have a tribal twist like maxi dresses, safari shorts, animal print scarves and shirt-dresses. Next, choose a key item to serve as your statement piece. Printed pants are making a major comeback and look especially fresh with a silk top and wedges. Or you can play with a colorful embroidered blouse and pair it with some cotton shorts and over-sized shades.
If you don’t feel like going too crazy with this trend, but love the look, try hunting for chunky wooden or brass jewelery at your local vintage store. They often have some great finds that give simple jeans and a t-shirt combo some interest. Flea markets are another great place to find fridge handbags and printed caftans that embody the tribal trend perfectly.
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