After years of looking enviably at everyone’s social media , I finally got to go to the world famous Coachella festival. I thought I would share my experiences with you, as well as my festival wardrobe in case you’re in the process of planning your summer festivals and need some inspiration.
Coachella happens over two weekends near Palm Springs, which is about a three hour drive from LOS Angeles. We actually got an Uber from LAX airport and it came to about 150 dollars, so maybe renting a car is the better way to do it! Most people only go to one weekend, as it’s the same lineup each time, although there are people who do both weekends. I kind of wished I could have done it all over again – especially as I missed so many artists I wanted to see whilst I was there! And also, I want to see Kendrick Lamar all over again!
The weather is insanely hot, which is why most people don’t arrive at the festival until after 4pm. In the first weekend, lots of brands host exclusive parties in the day time, and I was lucky enough to be invited to a few of them, but on the Sunday I decided to skip the parties and head straight to the festival and that was actually my favourite day as I got to watch Toots & the Maytals, a band I’ve wanted to see live for ages! If I were to go next year, I think I wouldn’t go to so many parties, as I’d rather be inside the festival enjoying the festival atmosphere and the live music – although the parties for Revolve and Bumble were out of this world.
The festival itself is so beautiful. Like imagine the most stereotypically perfect festival – the palm trees, inflatables, loads of neon lights at nighttime – it is honestly the dream. There’s the big iconic wheel, loads of beautiful lights and decorations, and it’s not as big as a festival like Glastonbury. You can get around to the different relatively easily.
The one thing I found really strange about Coachella was the American drinking law and their arrangements around alcohol. Obviously you have to be 21 to legally drink in America, which isn’t a problem at all, but you have to queue each day at the ID check to be given a wrist band confirming you can drink. Then you have to go into designated drinking areas to buy any drinks and you aren’t allowed out of that area with any alcohol. We found it a little frustrating as it meant we couldn’t enjoy the music with a drink, and you had to choose between the two. I mean it sounds like I’m some crazy alcoholic, but I just really would have enjoyed watching the music with a nice cold cider!
One little negative thing out of the whole experience definitely isn’t a bad thing though. It’s one of my favourite festivals I’ve ever been to, and I will 100% be going next year. I can’t recommend it enough! There’s a reason I was so jealous in all the previous years, because it really is a little bit of heaven. If you’re thinking of doing it, then you must! You won’t regret it!
Here’s a little look into my festival wardrobe, I hope you love the outfits as much as I do. Festival fashion has to be one of my absolute favourite things to wear in the world, and I also got my hair done using the really thin Babyliss Curling wand and I just loved it so much! I really felt so confident out there – and I guess the perfect weather and surroundings helped! Do let me know if this post inspires your festival wardrobe!
And there you have my Coachella lookbook, what do you think of the outfits? Which is your favourite? I think mine is the floral dress with the bandana and ankle boots!
I hope this post has been interesting to you. If you still have questions about Coachella, then feel free to leave comments below or contact me on twitter or Instagram.
Speak to you soon,