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For the last week or so I’ve been getting emails, seeing Instagrams and fashion blog posts about “Coachella Fashion” and I get a tad ragey. Let’s get something straight, Coachella is a music festival not a fashion event. Though in recent years it’s been co-opted by celebs and people who have no idea about music and turned into a scene. Hey, I’m down with musicians getting more exposure and annoying people being exposed to decent music but STOP calling it Coachella Fashion, it’s not a thing.
Direct from my inbox – yes, you too can get your Coachella “Ensomble’s” for 25% off at Native. Not sure what an “ensomble” is but probably makes you look like an a-hole.
Let’s take a look at what they (the pseudo fashion world) consider Coachella Fashion. First, let’s start with one of the festivals reoccurring and MAIN offenders: Vanessa Hudgens.
Somewhere along the way Coachella fashion came to include: boots, gladiator type sandals, ripped denim, fringe.on.every.thing, feathers, dumb headbands, and hobo type bags equalling some sort of unholy boho chic meets Native American stereotypes meets over priced ill fitting denim diapers.
Flowy dresses? Check. Claw/tooth necklace? Check. And let’s not forget the other big trend: big, floppy 70s style FELT hats. Let’s remember it can get up into the 100s out in the desert at Coachella… now let’s think about wearing that hat while pouring buckets of sweat. Sexy.
Now let’s talk about the most confounding trend of “Coachella Fashion:” the historically inaccurate, childhood reminiscent, Party City, gently racist NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESS!! WHAT THE COACHELLA YALL?!?!?! How is this a thing that’s ok?
And now because we need a good laugh: “Shit Coachella Girls Say…”
This is not Woodstock, this is not a Gathering of the Nations that you accidentally got invited to, and this is definitely not your own personal fashion show. What is this? I know it’s hard to remember but it’s a music festival. Take a seat ladies.
As you can see I get rage-y about “Coachella Fashions.” Any “looks” I’m missing? What’s your local festival like?