Alright festival babes, it's time for some inspiration posts.
But I'm doing it a bit differently this year... Instead of hounding you with festival outfit "rules", I'm offering you all some "Coachella Challenges". My first challenge is to personalize your outfits!
Chances are you're checking out the same labels and outfits as a majority of Coachella goers, and some pieces are just so magical everyone seems to purchase them. Take this Understated Leather denim jacket (pictured above and below). I've been lusting after this jacket for months: pinning images of it on pintrest, checking the website for it to be restocked, and daydreaming of it while planting cacti. But so has everyone else. Especially when Urban Outfitters started selling their "Heck Yes" jacket. I still wanted it, but I knew I had to make it my own.
While we explored Big Sur I started to collect patches. When we got back to LA I ordered a few more patches and dug out a "Yellowstone Junior Rnager" patch I got when I was 8 or 9. When my jacket arrived I wasted no time and started patching immediately.
The results made me giddy. A collection of my favorite campsite locations, Smokey the Bear, the logo of my favorite TV show... even my favorite Pokemon. It just screamed Kk.
So I challenge you all to personalize your own outfits. Go ahead and purchase that romper you've been drooling over, but after visit elder relatives, thrift stores, and yard sales looking for old scarves, pins, buttons or patches to give it your own personal flare.
My jacket is a work in progress, and I plan on adding more patches as we find them on future adventures.
I'm in love with this jacket for a few different reasons. First of all it's vintage Levis which I've never owned before (and it feels like HEAVEN). The oversize fit is perfect for whomping in the desert or roughing it in the mountains. Finally, the "Go Sit on a Cactus" patches on the back are perfect for petite ladies like myself or anyone who just wants people to stay the heck away.
Coachella goers with crowd anxiety... this ones for you xo
Neckalce: Pricklie Pear
Jacket: Understated Leather
Tank: Spell and the Gypsy Collective
Patches: picked up along the way...
PCH gives you wings...