Spring has sprung, and so have music and art festivals. They’re popping up everywhere from the deserts of California to the very tip of Montauk. With Coachella kick-starting festival season April 15 in the Colorado Desert, California, shop-a-holics are buying out all stores carrying fringe, pom-pom and boho-chic clothing and accessories perfect for jamming out to groovy tunes. But when the music stops and it’s back to reality (sigh), why put those ultra cool pieces to waste? Because wearing your fringe vest, pom-pom accented dress and glitzy ear cuffs all at once probably don’t count as office and Saturday-errand running appropriate, try these four ways to rock your Coachella style everywhere.
It’s typically a fashion faux pas to wear flashy earrings with a necklace and bracelets, especially in a style era graced with simplicity and a “less is more” aesthetic—except at a festival. While you may be piling on the goods for the long weekend, come Monday, that look loses its effectiveness.
Opt to wear only one of the statement pieces per work-week ensemble, either an earring, like the one above from Daisy Dion, a chunky bracelet from Inspired Luxe, or a Love Adorned necklace. Individually they’re all showstoppers. Wear your hair up or tucked behind the ear with the ear cuff, a linen or cotton button down with the sleeves rolled with the bracelet and a silk top with the necklace.
Fringe Is (Still) In
Old habits die hard, which is a phrase that holds true for fringe. From the 70s and back again, festival-going millennials have been rocking fringe for a few years with distressed jeans or shorts, flash tattoos and kimonos.
While you may have to leave behind the live-music and killer vibes, don’t leave your beloved fringe behind too. A bag with fringe or tassel detail goes from desert to dessert with a simple outfit change, like the above Rebecca Minkoff crossbody from Mint or GiGi New York bag. A shade of brown or black also makes it more versatile for everyday life. Wear clothing that’s more subdued for Saturday night dinner and dessert, maybe cool it on the crop tops and pom-poms.
From the high school cheerleading squard to Mykonos and now to Coachella, pom-poms are popping up everywhere. Fringe is still in, but pom-poms will be dominating festivals around the globe.
Shorts and tops with pom-pom details are trendy and fun, but if you want something that carries over well into real life, go for a furry keychain to clip on your bag, or a straw hat, like this one from Yosuzi, you can also wear on vacation, or on our beautiful Long Island beaches this summer.
Festival shoes usually consist of sandals, light booties with a small heel or stylish Converse sneakers. Enter Dune London, a brand with a plethora of festive options. Comfortable enough to walk around in all day, yet chic enough to wear with tapered slacks for work or with a pair a jeans to go grocery shopping.
Show us your festival looks on Instagram by tagging @longislandpulse and look out for our May Issue’s roundup of musical festivals coming to New York.