I’m not going to Coachella this year, and it makes me depressed when I think about it! 😦 The line-up isn’t great to say the least which is why I decided to opt out this year, but the more I think about it, the more I find myself dreaming of outfits I would wear if I were going to Coachella! This is typical Reece, always dreaming of outfits with no place to wear them, its about as helpful as the yellow jeweled tubetop I bought [ and have yet to wear, thankfully] a few summers ago, but I think I’m going somewhere with this new idea of mine. Floral crowns, fringe, cut-offs are all quintessential Coachella brain food. As you read around about it, it’s noted that people are sick of the floral crowns, dressing only for a festival, — talking to you fringe, the vibrant face makeup; the things that drift from people’s day to day style. Essentially, Coachella fashion should reflect what you wear in your day to day life. Not something obscure and temporary just for the sake of it. Now if dressing that way makes you happy, go for it and more power too you. But conformity in the age of crazy is craziness in its very own way.
Fashion is like a game. It’s always moving, always changing and to be good at that game, you need to pick out what is gonna be hot next. You always need to be a few steps ahead. While trends are ephemeral, they do come and go. The revival of Flares after the resurgence of culottes speaks at this relativity. So if floral crowns are annoying now, whats next? Floral, bejeweled headbands, of course!!!!! I spotted one at BCBG while I was prom dress shopping which is actually dreadful, but I tried it on and I fell in love with it! I’m not sure if it’s because I get attracted to shiny objects like a bird or because Blair Waldorf makes me want to bring headbands back but holy moly. I left it on the whole time while I was in the store and I can’t stop thinking about it! If I were going to Coachella I would wear it, with sneakers and messy hair which yields a perfect representation of my own personal style. This headband though, I think I need to own it to wear to prom, weekends, the grocery store and everything in between because heart eyes. It hasn’t been done in a while and I’d like to bring it back. I mean, look at it!!!!! Check BCBG for some stellar ones. Anthropologie is right there too.