Whether you are lucky enough to have tickets to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend or not, we can all agree that a new festival-ready closet would not go amiss. Luckily, that is just what we have in store for you in today’s Top Buys story. Yes, we have rounded up a slew of festival essentials—from easy-to-dance-in dresses to a made-for-the-shade sunhat. Better yet, if you don’t have tickets, these essential pieces will be perfect for the coming summer So, don’t delay—click inside to discover our Coachella must-haves, and make sure you take notes as there is plenty to covet! Read on!
The first thing you will need in your festival wardrobe is a slew of unfussy yet fashion-forward pieces, but before you start your shopping, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you should make sure that you will be comfortable in everything that you wear. After all, there is nothing worse than peeling your sleeves back from your arms on a sticky-hot day or getting tangled up in buttons and zippers while you dance. With that said, we just can’t get enough of Étoile Isabel Marant’s Bora Embroidered Cotton-Gauze Dress ($475). It has a breezy silhouette, which means you can dance the day away without breaking a sweat, plus the pretty embroidery on the chest makes this piece a definite eye-catcher. Another piece that is sure to get plenty of attention is Juicy Couture’s Daisy Guipure Dress ($298). The bright yellow hue will make you stand out, definitely, but we also love the modern-boho vibe and the easy-to-wear silhouette.
Of course, if you prefer separates over dresses, we have ideas for you too! We are lusting over Nasty Gal’s Dolman Stripe Knit ($38). Once again, the bright color will instantly elevate any outfit from simple to statement, but we also love how versatile this top is. Not only will it work perfectly with a pair of denim cut-offs, but once festival season is over, it doubles as a cute cover-up for the beach. As for what you should wear on the bottom, we love Jen’s Pirate Booty’s Guipil Rodeo Cutoff Shorts ($168)—they are just so unique. In fact, every pair has been made from one-of-a-kind fabric sourced from Guatemalan markets, so despite the fact that everyone will be lusting over these shorts, no one will look the same.
Now, when it comes to accessories, it is important to keep the same key factors in mind: stay sensible without sacrificing your style. For instance, we adore Eugenia Kim’s Lita Fedora Sunhat ($297) because it will add a cool, bohemian touch to an outfit, but it will also protect you from the sun, which is something that can easily fall by the wayside when you are having fun. Another great way to stay true to this credo is with Zara’s Flat Sandals ($80). Flats are a must-have when it comes to festivals, especially the muddy ones, plus these feature tiny rhinestone studs, giving your festival outfit a glam twist. Naturally, you will need something to carry your supplies with you, and we think Vanessa Bruno Athe’s Cross Body Bag ($384) is the perfect choice. It is small enough that it won’t weigh you down, but it is roomy enough to carry the things you need—lip gloss, mints, your cell, money, and so on. Last, but certainly not least, we come to the quickest way to spice up your festival ensemble: jewelry. Bound by Shashi’s Bracelet Set ($24) is a perfect buy. Not only will it add a pop of color to your look, but it won’t break the bank! Happy shopping!