What Does One Wear To Coachella?


I am Coachella-bound and was wondering if you had any tips on what to wear?

Oh Coachella, that sweaty mess of a place. Coachella is one of the most difficult festivals to dress for. Why? Because you are dealing with two totally different temperatures on a daily basis. Skin scorching heat during the day turns into eskimo cold at night. So, what’s a girl to do?

Based on my previous experience, the Coachella daytime uniform consists of cut-off denim shorts and some sort of tight tank or tube top. My only gripe with this choice is the tight tank top. I mean, we are dealing with 100 degree temperatures and you know we ladies sweat, er, glow. I would opt for a looser top — much like Kate Bosworth did last year. Once the sun sets on Coachella, the temperature drastically drops so (cue mom voice) be prepared! Always keep a hoodie with you, which leads me to my next and most important point: you need a big ass, cheap bag. You need this bag to stuff hoodies, water bottles, band members’ phone numbers, cell phones, flasks, cameras and whothehellknows what else. Happy Coachella-ing!

I have been noticing lots of people — both guys and girls — rocking streaks, like purple and teal streaks. Is this really coming back?

Yes! Streaks are coming back; however, this is not your 90s ‘Mom, please let me get a Kool-Aid red‘ streak. This is your new-and-improved ‘It’s 2010, bitches‘ streak. What do I mean?
Well, let me show you.

The last hair trend we saw was the platinum hair trend everyone and their mother was going gaga over. Now, we are seeing lots of unnatural colors coming into the mix. I am talking lavender, teal, gray — only on those to young to be gray, and even platinum with colored streaks much like Arabelle of Fashion Pirates‘ new ‘do. I freaking love this look (read: do not have the guts to pull it off). I think the main thing about going with this colorful, kooky ‘do is to dress super chic. If you rock baggy jeans and a tee-shirt with a purple streak, you are just another mallrat 90s wannabe. If you rock Proenza with a purple streak, you are fashion god.

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Jaclyn Johnson is a Los Angeles based style blogger and freelance marketing consultant. She currently blogs at SomeNotesOnNapkins.com. You can learn more about her at JaclynJohnson.org.

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