Archive for April 18, 2012

Coachella 2012 Style

Written by Raina. Posted in Accessories, Trends

Photo courtesy of Arkasha Stevenson/Los Angeles Times/MCT

With the first weekend of Coachella 2012 behind us, online sources are posting their pictures taken at the desert music festival for all who weren’t there to see. I viewed pictures on websites such as Harpers Bazaar, Elle,, Vogue, Stylelist, and a couple others to see what was going on clothing wise. Other than some people taking into account the rain and cooler temperatures, the outfits were nothing far from the regular festival attire. I’m sure there was an eclectic mix of styles and outfits, but since I was not there, I can only go by what I saw in the pictures provided.

First let’s start with the necessities. These are the top items that I continuously saw throughout the photos:

  • Ankle boots
  • Jean shorts
  • Messenger bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Fringe

More popular items I spotted were short and long dresses, large floppy hats, a lot of denim, crop tops, and hip length jackets paired with shorts.

If you plan on going to a music festival/concert soon or over the summer, you can find ideas from the items listed above…or from Dsquared Spring 2012 ready-to-wear. All of these items come in many styles, giving you the freedom to create your own look. For example the ankle boots could be suede, fringe, cowboy style, or military boots. Your shorts can be denim in different shades of blue, black, white, gray, bleached, leather, lace, biker shorts, etc. The messenger bag could be small or large, structured, slouchy, have fringe, as long as your hands remain free. Well, you get the point, most people will have the same essentials, but wear and style it according to you, and more importantly have fun!

This coming weekend, the Coachella lineup repeats itself, but will the outfits have a new beat?

— Raina