I’ve given up on indie-rock-pop music festivals approximately 2 years ago when I had the worst time at Osheaga and realized I was the only one bored because I was the only one there for the music (and was not high) and didn’t care at all about how I looked. Ever since the first time I went to a rock music festival (I was 17) I’m all about “Will I be able to pee comfortably in this?” “Will I get sunburns in this?” “Is there enough space in my tent for this?” “Will my feet hurt in this after 15 hours standing up?” so girls in flower crowns and white crochet dresses with sandals or boys showing off their six packs in trucker hats that attend the entire festival (whereas I buy tickets to only the days I’m interested in) but have no clue about the music started to freak me out. I’m still attending rock festivals where we dance and jump in dust all day and eventually sleep in our car at night, but the other ones are just like leisure time for me. Like, if I decide to lie on the grass of the festival area instead of the park in front of my home and wait for the one or two bands I’m interested in then yeah, I’ll go, wearing a tee, shorts and sneakers but that’s it.
I do, however, like following festival fashion from the comfort of my couch not because I find festival inspiration in them but because I find SUMMER inspiration. I’m really bad at dressing in summer time, like I legit don’t know what to do over 30 degrees, so festival goers always give me brilliant ideas on how to survive hot days or beach days, what to do with my hair, how to wear crop tops, how not to be boring whilst sweating. That sort of stuff. Here are my favorite looks from the first weekend of Coachella 2017.