As the last weekend of Coachella ends, hopefully so does all the terrible fashion…
Coachella is 2 weekends in a row, held annually in California. It’s an a arts and music festival that offers an unique array of artists. Everyone from Lorde to Calvin Harris appear on stage to entertain the thousands of fans that show up. There are three different venues, where over 100 artists play. However, the fashion isn’t the only thing that’s astonishing at Coachella, it’s the prices as well. General Admission is a jaw dropping, $375 while VIP is $799.
So what is it about this festival that makes people dress so terribly? Is it the prices? Is it the music? I really want to understand what is it about Coachella that makes fashionistas turn into bead wearing hippies!!
So lets talk fashion (obviously I didn’t attend Coachella, this is just speaking from Instagram pictures I saw and anything from the internet!).
Some of my favorite stars and their outfits were Selena Gomez, Jamie Chung, Shay Mitchell, and Julianne Hough. Selena rocked white shorts and a black bandeau under a beautiful white crocheted maxi dress, completed with a brimmed hat and combat boots. Simple with a touch of Coachella, something that more celebrities should have taken into consideration before getting dressed that day. Like Bella Throne, even though I adore her, her outfit looked like she stole it from the nearest Apache Tribe. She wore an unfitting brown fringed strappy top paired with tribal print shorts and black and white sandals. What was she thinking? The top is too small for her and the shorts are just extremely baggy. While her sandals are cute, they don’t go at all with the outfit. It’s just one big mess. Other celebrities outfits that left me with an “what the heck?!” face was Vanessa Hudgens, Kendal and Kylie, Paris Hilton, and Emma Roberts.
Amongst the many patterns, prints and celebrities that I obsessed over through instagram, there’s one other trend that caught my eye. Beading on the face and henna tattoos seemed to be more popular than Lorde at the Coachella festival this year. Everyone from celebs to normal fans were showing off this oh so hippie look. However, I do not think that this trend would leave the festival and would probably wash off by the time people get home. Although there is one trend that may leave the festival and continue into the fashion world. Kendal Jenner was spotted wearing a nose ring that was commonly worn at Indian Weddings. It wasn’t just some average nose ring however, it was huge and connected to her hear by a chain!
So I ask, like Joan Rivers on Fashion Police, keep it? Or make it stop?
I still haven’t found my reason as to why this festival is a reason to dress like a glorified hippie, but maybe one day after slaving away in retail, I could afford a ticket and hit up Coachella. But for now, I’ll just have to obsess over the pictures of celebrities just like every other normal person who did not attend.
Ps! Check out tumblr for some great Coachella pictures.