The Coachella Capsule: The Only 9 Pieces You Need to Pack
Coachella newbies and seasoned veterans alike know, they're in for a weekend (or two) of great music, toasty temperatures, and most importantly, trendsetting festival style. So if you're starting to plan what to pack, we're here to help. While in years past, it was boho details that dominated, things are shaping up to be different in 2017. With trends like bomber jackets and dad caps dominating street style, we can expect these staples to trickle down to festival dress as well.
Below we're highlighting nine major trends we consider to be the clothing styles to take to Coachella. Each has a practical purpose, but it manages to offer up some major style, too—how can you say no? So, whether it's Radiohead or Kendrick Lamar you'll be dancing the night away to, you'll be doing it in style.
Check out our five must-wear pieces for Coachella below.
1. Bomber Jacket
Since things can get chilly in the evenings, you'll want to pack a jacket. Bombers feel effortlessly cool, and unique details like piping and embroidery give them an especially fresh spin in 2017.
2. Chic Backpack
When you're out all day at the festival grounds, you'll want to be prepared. A stylish backpack will come in handy when it comes to carrying water, sunscreen, and snacks.
3. Baseball Cap
Keep your face out of the sun, while also making a fashion statement in a cool but under-the-radar dad hat.
4. Denim Shorts
No festival would be complete without a pair of denim shorts. This year, keep an eye out for higher-waisted styles that you can easily wear with boots or sneakers.
5. Lightweight Top
A relaxed-yet-feminine white top is a 2017 respite from the more bohemian styles of past years.
6. Printed Spring Dress
When it comes to festival dresses, opt for loose-fitting floral styles
ASOS Curve Mini Tea Dress With V Neck And Button Detail in Mono Floral Print ($40)
This lightweight dress will help you dance the day and night away.
Available in sizes 14 to 28.
7. Kick Flares
For a day when only jeans will do, swap out your usual skinnies for a cropped kick flare. Styles with a rough hem feel especially appropriate for a day outdoors.
Who What Wear for Target Women's Plus Size Straight Leg Pearl Embellished Jeans ( $40 ) ($11)
You can never go wrong with classic black jeans.
Available in size 16W.
8. Statement Earrings
If you're ready to retire your flower crown, consider going for statement earrings instead. They stand out, but feel refreshingly fashion-forward.
9. Western Boots
When you're spending a long weekend dancing in the dust, there's nothing that can compare to a great pair of western boots.