The Ultimate Guide to Festival Season Coachella is Just Around the Corner!

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Festival

Festival

Now that it’s April and festival season is soon to be in full swing, it’s important that our wardrobes have the necessary items that we will need for a day or two (or more) of listening to great music, hanging with wonderful friends, and having an all-in-all good time!  Festival goers wear a number of different looks.  It’s all about what you’re comfortable wearing!  I’m going to show you some eye-catching ideas for festival wear that you will just love.  I’m also going to offer some tips on what to bring to a music festival to make your experience as comfortable as possible!

Coachella

Festival season is practically here with Coachella scheduled to begin on April 14th and end on April 23rd.  Coachella takes place each year at the Empire Indio Club in Indio, California.  The star-studded event not only features popular and talented musicians, but the festival goers are worth crowd-watching as well because they are filled with celebrities and fashionistas dressed in some beautiful wears.

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Essential Items to Bring to Any Festival

The Basics

  1.      Sun Protection:  Sunscreen, Sunglasses,  and a Hat
  2.      Refillable Hand Sanitizer
  3.      A Refillable Water Bottle
  4.      A Portable Mini Fan
  5.      A Portable Phone Charger
  6.      A Pair of Ear Plugs
  7.      An Emergency Kit
  8.      A Selfie Stick
  9.      Plenty of Snacks
  10.      Sports Drinks

Fashion Essentials

  1.      Flash Tattoos
  2.      Boots (to protect your feet from getting stepped on or if it rains)
  3.      Coat or Sweater for Nighttime
  4.      Cross-Body bag
  5.      Loose-fitting Clothing

Beauty Essentials

  1.      Deodorant
  2.      Dry Shampoo
  3.      Bloating Wipes for the Face
  4.      Hair Bands
  5.      Head Scarves
  6.      Body Spray
  7.      Body Lotion
  8.      Mini Hairbrush
  9.      Chapstick
  10.      Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Festival

From the Runway to Reality: 10 Spring/Summer Trends Trends from the Spring/Summer 2017 Runways from New York, London, Milan, and Paris

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2017 Spring-Summer Trends

2017 Spring-Summer Trends

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Spring is just around the corner and, of course, that means that Spring/Summer trends will be in full bloom!  Last September, the runways were full of beautiful trends for Spring/Summer 2017.  I was lucky enough to see some of the trends as I attended New York Fashion Week.  I have narrowed down the trends to my Top 10 most prevalent trends that we will see this season.

1.     Statement Tees

From New York to Paris, Statement Tees were all over the runways.  With messages ranging from political to self-promoting of a designer’s own brand, these Statement Tees can be paired with just about anything and still look chic!

Here are some designers who showed Statement Tees for Spring/Summer 2017:

  • Haider Ackermann
  • Baja East
  • Michael Kors
  • Christian Dior

2.     Pink Hues

Pink, in all different shades, was seen on the Spring/Summer 2017 runway.  From baby pink to raspberry, pink was a dominant force among almost all the collections.

Here are some designers that displayed various shades of pink:

  • Celine
  • Balenciaga
  • Valentino


3.     Flower Power

Flowers are expected for Spring, but the floral patterns will be more dense this season.

Some designers who debuted all-over floral prints in their collections were as follows:

  • Michael Kors Collection
  • Balenciaga
  • Chloe


4.     Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits have become a staple in any season’s wardrobe, but this season they are especially prevalent.

Some designers who have shown jumpsuits on the Spring/Summer wardrobe are:

  • Hermes
  • Isabel Marant
  • Vanessa Seward

5.     Shades of Yellow

Various shades of yellow were a hit in all four cities!  There is no doubt that this summer will be beaming with sunshine!

Some designers that showed yellow hues on their runways are:

  • Chloe
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Gucci
  • Delpozo
  • Coach
  • Jason Wu
  • Erin Fetherston
  • Kate Spade New York


6.     Shirtdress

Menswear has often been an influence on women’s fashions and this season the Shirtdress keeps many of the masculine qualities of its predecessor.

The Shirtdress has been seen on the runways of the following designers:

  • Balenciaga
  • Alexander Wang
  • Rag & Bone
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Banana Republic
  • DKNY

7.     Stripes

Stripes in all different directions!  Multi-directional stripes in the same garment is a major trend this season.

Check out the runway!

  • Banana Republic
  • Altuzarra
  • Zimmermann
  • Valentino

8.     Khaki

Khaki has been redefined from utilitarian to a more regal look this Spring/Summer 2017.

Some runways featuring khaki include:

  • Creatures of Comfort
  • Public School
  • Carolina Herrera
  • J. Crew

9.     Off-the-Shoulder

Showing off the decolletage and the tops of the arms is always lovely.  This season, it’s more prevalent than ever!

Some designers who showed the off-the-shoulder look for Spring/Summer 2017:

  • Diana von Furstenburg
  • Proenza Schouler
  • David Koma
  • Altuzarra
  • Giambattista Valli

 10.     Puffed Sleeves

Somewhere between the Victorian Era and the 1980s lies the new style of puffed sleeves.  Almost every major designer showed some form of the trend on the Spring/Summer runway.

Here’s a brief overview of some of those designers:

  • Saint Laurent
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Simone Rocha
  • Dries Van Noten
  • Rodarte
  • Gucci
  • Erdem
  • Zang Toi

These are my Top 10 Trends for Spring/Summer 2017.  What are your favorites?  Which ones will you be wearing this season?  Drop a comment below and let me know!  I would love to hear from you!