(Source - Evelina Galli, photo from Coachella 2013, a not-so-distant past.)
I would like to start by saying this is not an "us versus them" argument. I am certainly not a special snowflake and given the disposable income, I would also find myself heading to Coachella in a large hat paired with tall gladiator sandals. I am not some higher fashion power, I am merely looking to be an agent of change. Plus, is not fashion all about cycles? There are always new trends to anticipate and I am wanting to start to make speculations. We cannot have girls in knitted kimonos and tie-dye shirts forever...right?
MY SORT-OF-GUIDE TO FESTIVAL CHIC
Going to Bonnaroo, Pitchfork, Lolla, Outside Lands, anything else that will make me violently ill with jealousy? Well here is a guide to what to wear so you stand out without looking like you are trying too hard. Or something like that.
Trade-in your short shorts for a pair of culottes that are not only comfortable, but chic.
(Cutlottes: Topshop - $64.00)
Swap out the tribal print for a 70s-inspired striped crew-neck.
(Shirt: Urban Outfitters - $18)
Ditch the traditional gladiator sandal and throw on a pair of heeled jellies.
(Sandals: ASOS - $52.68)
Rather than step out in a predictable maxi, try a mid-length dress that hugs at the knees.
(Dress: Zara - $119)
Alright, I still like big hats, but straw hats..that is a little new, right?
(Hat: Urban Outfitters - $34)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Just one of the many ways you can put these tips to use: