It’s that time of year again: music festival season! From Coachella to Lollapalooza and all the festivals in between, it’s not just about the music. It’s also a time to take a chance and have fun with fashion! From bold trends to outrageous combos, the festival scene is known for some experimental style. Honestly, I’ve gone from attending music festivals to just staying home and pursuing Instagram for fashion highlights.
Take a look at some of the trends your favorite celebrities were rocking at Coachella last weekend!
Alessandra Ambrosio knows that fanny packs are on-trend, sensible, and will hold the all your necessities.
Look chic and stay cool in an all-white ensemble like Olivia Culpo!
‘90s-inspired micro sunglasses are going to be everywhere and are this year’s coolest way to finish your festival outfit. Model Amalie Gassmann topped off her shimmery two-piece with a cat-eye pair.
Boho, redefined. Sweet, floral dresses paired with cowboy boots flooded the Coachella desert last weekend and will surely spread as festival season continues.
You’re dancing your way through the desert all day and night—ditch the no-support, flimsy sandals and don’t even pretend heels are an option. Follow Rebecca Black’s lead and find some good quality combat boots to keep up with you!
Printed matching sets were all over the desert last season, and it’s no wonder why: they’re a chic, easy way to make a statement, as model Sara Sampaio shows!
Kendall Jenner wore this sporty outfit to beat the heat. Music festivals are physically exhausting, so make it a bit easier on yourself and go for comfort when planning your outfits!
We’ve spent most of the summer obsessed with everything and anything pom pom. Clothing, accessories, bathing suits—you name it. If it was dripping with multi-colored pom poms, we said “take my money!” Then it dawned on us that pom pom trim accessorizing would be the perfect DIY!
What you will need:
1. Pom Pom Trim
2. Assorted sizes and colors of poms
4. A ruler
5. Fabric adhesive or a glue gun
You will also need plain accessories and clothing to adorn with pom poms! Today, we’ll be adding pom poms to a pair of gold hoops, a sun hat, some red slides, jeans, a black crop top, and a bonus item!
Pom Pom Hoop Earrings
I’ve seen hoops with pom poms available for $29+, but with this simple DIY you can accomplish the look for less than $10!
You’ll need to use hoop earrings that have threaded closures, not hooks. Pick your desired color of pom pom and start threading them directly onto the earring! It’s that easy. Add one pom or five, then space as desired—either way you’ll end up with a festive pair of hoop earrings!
Sun Hat with Pom Pom Trim
Add some flare to your boring sun hat with a pom pom trim! Simply use a binder clip to hold the trim in place, then wrap the trim around the brim of your hat and glue it down as you go. Secure with another clip at the end, and cut off the excess trim. Wait 2-4 hours to dry and voila! Beach-approved headwear.
Slides with Large Pom Detail
Leandra of The Man Repeller would approve of these big time. They’re bold, they’re bright, they’re downright gaudy, and we love them.
Plug in your glue gun and grab your largest poms! Simply decide where you want to place your poms first, then just start gluing! Dry for an hour minimum.
Crop Top with Pom Pom Trim
To accomplish the perfect pom pom trim on a t-shirt or crop top, just begin as we did with the sun hat by clipping down the edge of your trim to the seam of your top. Then just glue and wrap around the hem of your top, and clip off any excess! Let adhesive glue dry for 2-4 hours.
Jeans with Pom Pom Trim
Last year, we did a DIY on frayed hem jeans, but this year we’re going full pom pom! Clip, wrap, and glue, and you’ll end up with a pair of sassy-bottomed jeans for summer! I’ve seen jeans with pom pom trim retail at $100+, but we made these for just $2.50 using jeans we already owned.
That’s a wrap! What did you think of this super easy DIY?
BONUS! Headband with Pom Pom Detail:
The options are endless with a bag of poms poms and some glue, so don’t pay for pom pom trim—do it yourself!
Let’s celebrate what Coachella is really about: the music! Of course, the fashion and celeb sightings are bonuses to the weekend, but the music is what brings everyone out to the desert. If you weren’t able to make it this year, don’t fret—I’ve compiled a list of the best performances to catch online. They might just inspire you to begin planning for next year’s festival!
Kendrick Lamar closed the first weekend of the world’s premiere music festival, and fans everywhere are calling it legendary. Not one for gimmicks, Lamar had several surprise guests and focused on his music, performing from his new album released the previous Friday.
Debuting new music from her upcoming album, Lorde made an impression on fans and non-fans alike. Beginning with what may be a show of solidarity with Coachella-snubbed Kate Bush, Lorde doesn’t hold back in her performances and this past weekend was no different.
A German film score composer with a full orchestra performing at Coachella? Was it a joke? Hardly. It was a brilliant move that will have Coachella-goers looking back for years to come. I am hoping this is the beginning of Coachella continuing to surprise us each year by branching out and booking acts from all music genres.
Is it any surprise that Lady Gaga had one of the best performances of the weekend? Gaga may have been a replacement when Beyonce bowed out, but no one was disappointed during her dynamic set.
They may be getting more press for their sound issues than their actual performance, but Coachella veteran Radiohead has never given an actual bad performance. Radiohead will, of course, be back this weekend to prove their showmanship without technical difficulties, but do we really need further proof?
Future barely had to perform himself, with fans across the desert grass often singing loud enough to hear over the speaker system. The crowd lost themselves even further when Future brought out special guest Drake.
One of my husband’s favorite bands, the xx proved why they are universally loved as they rocked the desert last weekend. Raw, real, and emotional, the xx was a welcome addition to the heavy hip-hop and electronic lineup at this year’s festival.
If the theme of the weekend was surprise guests, DJ Khaled was the winner. From radio DJ and music producer to a musician in his own right, it wasn’t a shock to see so many guests during Khaled’s set, but nonetheless, the excitement at each new one was felt throughout the crowd.
Four Tet, Floating Points, and Daphni
The three performed together, back-to-back, collaborating for 3 hours in the Yuma tent. From disco to house music and electronica, the Yumi tent was not to be missed on Saturday afternoon. Time will tell if the trio will combine their sets for the second weekend of Coachella.
Soul singer Sampha brought his velvety smooth voice to Coachella this year and defied the odds; Coachella’s most hailed acts are usually the big name, big performance artists, but this year we’re taking notice of Sampha and his simple three-piece band and soul music.
It’s festival season once again, a favorite time of year for fashionistas to combine their love of music and fashion. Music festivals are well known to be an excuse to show off your style. Months of planning go into the kind of head-to-toe festival looks you wouldn’t necessarily wear in your everyday life. This year, try mixing in pieces that are more practical yet still trendy—you’ll stand out in the crowd with your updated take on festival style.
Don’t be a Coachella cliché this year; change up your look by following these simple dos and don’ts in festival trends.
Don’t: Flower Crowns
I know, I know… Flower crowns are the epitome of music festival fashion. I myself still love a good flower crown when the moment presents itself—I wore one to my baby shower just this past weekend! But it’s time to bid adieu to the ubiquitous music festival flower crown.
Do: A Hat and SPF.
I don’t mean to sound like your mother (though if you missed it above, I am expecting after all!), but your skin will thank you for wearing a hat and some SPF during a weekend in the desert. Try an athletic-inspired or a wide-brimmed hat to top your festival ensemble.
Don’t: Heeled Anything
Heeled ankle booties are a staple of mine and many others no matter the occasion. But let’s be honest: heeled boots—or heels of any kind—are not kind to your feet during those long festival days.
Do: Sneakers and Flats
Sneakers have been trending, and our feet are taking notice and thanking us! Mix up your usual boho look and pair your ensemble with some sneakers or lace-up flats to stay trendy and practical.
Don’t: Leather, Suede, and Fur
Y’all… Music festivals are held in the desert. It’s hot! Leave those heavy layers at home and enjoy yourself instead of flirting with heatstroke. Keep these fabrics to accessories like bags.
Do: Breezy Fabrics
Sheer is in, and it’s perfect for staying cool during a weekend in the desert! Layer a lightweight dress or a sheer top over some shorts and a bralette and you’re ready!
If you’re headed to Indio later this month, you’ve probably spent hours online looking for festival-inspired looks, and you more than likely still have some last minute shopping to do. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our favorite festival pieces fit for an epic weekend in the desert. These new arrivals are available now at your nearest Crossroads!
1. A Sassy Sun Hat
2. A Killer Dress
3. The Perfect Sandal
4. Hair Adornments
5. Glitter Makeup
Have fun with this summer trend! Grab your glitter and decals and don’t hold back!
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