Monday, 8 April 2013

Coachella 2013: What to Wear in Indio

So Coachella is coming up and I am not going. Wish I could though. Just for the parties though, duh. Not much of a let's-stand-outside-for-hours-to-watch-bands-we-can-barely-see-and-pay-a-lot-of-money-to-do-so kind of a person - I prefer small, intimate clubs instead. 

But for those of you who are happening to head out there (hopefully you're a SFVIP or planning on being on drugs the whole time, otherwise I don't really see the point of going), I decided to offer you kids some packing suggestions. And by kids I mean ladies.

Check out my hodge-podge of suggestions, broken out by different style motifs 'cause why the flip not?

For the Color Blocker...

Color blocking is just a fancy way of putting random colors together in a minimalist package - a great opportunity to see just how much you can get away with (like a white lip).

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1192; Opening Ceremony Sugar Stripe Pullover, $265, at Opening Ceremony; ASOS Vertical Stripe Skirt in Column Shape, $53.20, at ASOS; ASOS HERCULES Heeled Sandals, $74.81, at ASOSThe Leather Satchel Company 14" Multi Satchel, $146.30, at ASOS; Ka'Oir Lipstick in Virgin, $16.99, at Ka'Oir; Yes to Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes, $2.99, at Target.

For the 60s Madison Avenue Meets Beverly Hills Glamouratti...

You can't go wrong with creams,  peaches and nudes for this trend.

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1117; alice and olivia Leona Sweetheart Flare Skirt Dress, $597, at alice and olivia; ASOS Smart Front Strap Bag, $58.19, at ASOS; ORIBE Impermeable Anti-Humidity Purse Spray, $19.50, at Oribe; Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Set, $45, at Deborah Lippmann; Topshop Makeup Eye Crayon in Marble, $14, at Topshop.

For the Sporty Futurist...

The wet and slicked-back look and I guess even nude make-up are often synonymous with a sporty look but I still think you should rock a bold lip and have some rouge on your cheeks (to make your cheekbones look defined, and also to make it look like you have been active) but keep the eyes simple. 

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1204; Alax W Diamond Top, $255, and Shorts, $195; Sonia Kashuk Moisture Luxe Tinted Lip Balm in Hint of Coral, $8.99, at Target; New Sun Clear Backpack in Blue, Call 800-222-7367 for info; Topshop Edit Trend Collection Stick Balm in Acting Up, $20, at Topshop; Maison Martin Margiela White Nubuck Cut-Out Sneakers, $685, at SSENSE.

For the Graphics on Graphics on Graphics Lover...

I'm fine going crazy with graphics but at least keep the accessories somewhat minimal - or just go the other end of the spectrum and fuck all the rules.

Chilli Beans Sunglasses in Style OC CL 1215; Diesel Printed Oversized Shirt, $249.38, at ASOSTsumori Chisato Flower Photo Print Trousers, $475, at Opening Ceremony; Juju Maxi Sandals in Silver, $30, at American Apparel; Alexander Wang Tri-Fold Bag in Printed Metallic wit Rhodium, $850, at Alexander Wang, Topshop Edit Trend Collection Eye Cream Quad in Game On, $24, at Topshop.