Copy from Coachella: The best 2014 music festival elements

If you haven’t already seen on InstagramTwitterPinterest, or Tumblrthis past weekend marked the beginning of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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Photo courtesy of Pinterest

This mega-concert is packed into two weekends and is everything a music festival junkie could dream of; tucked away in the Colorado Desert and surrounded by mountains, thousands of people come together dressed in their best hippie get-ups and jam out for 72 hours.

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Coachella’s 2014 line-up courtesy of Coachella’s official website.

In this venue, if you want to rest your eardrums or if your just sick of being surrounded by sweaty crowd-surfers, you can join in on one of the dozens of activities, such as riding a giant Ferris wheel, taking a dip, or even stopping to get a drink at an outdoor bar.

Needless to say, Coachella is hipster heaven.

Granted I’m not one to sport a Native American chief’s headpiece, like, say Alessandra Ambrosio (pictured below, only she can pull it off), but I’m still a little jealous that I’m not head bumping to Outkast alongside Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

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Photo from Alessandra’s official Instagram

So, as I sadly scroll through my Instagram timeline filled with celebrity selfies and backstage panoramas, it’s hard not to envy those in their Woodstock-best.

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Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post

Yet, even though those in Oxford aren’t surrounded by green-juice worshiping, yoga-obsessed, ombre-haired Californians, that doesn’t mean you can’t immerse yourself in boho-chic in honor of this yearly celebration.

Copy this year’s Coachella professionals and immerse yourself in hippie-inspired wear with these affordable pieces.

You’ll want to stand out at music festivals like Coachella. Comfortable, easy, and cute, this Urge Playsuit from Sabo Skirt for $58 is not only perfect for musical festivals (and beautiful weather), but also is casual enough to wear during the day. Layer dainty necklaces for the daytime and throw on a pair of chunky wedges to transition into the evening.

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You can’t go to a music festival and not rock a pair of cutoffs. These denim shorts from Forever 21 are ideal because of the frayed cut and Native American patterned side-panels. Forget the overbearing Chief’s headpiece, these shorts are subtle yet stylish. You can purchase them for an affordable $15.80.

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Similar to cut-off shorts, one will surely find an abundance of crop-tops at music festivals, as well. Pair this High Neck Print Cami from Free People with high waisted shorts and your best gladiator sandals for a casual yet stand out look. Bonus points for the awesome criss-cross knotted back. This piece is available for $48.

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Embrace your inner rocker with a super soft vintage tee like this Nevermind Baby Tee from Gypsy Warrior for $40. Kudos paying homage to Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, everyone’s favorite 90’s punk rock rebel.

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Take a cue from Kendall Jenner’s floor length lace kimono and rock a long crochet or lace vest.

ImageInspired by Miss Jenner, we like the Wendy Crochet Cardigan from Necessary Clothing for $34.99. Lightweight and breezy, this is the perfect addition to make any casual outfit instantly bohemian glam.

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Forget the oversized flower headband; this year, rock a floppy, wide-brimmed hat like the Stevie Wool Hat from Nasty Gal for $30. It’s bohemian-meets-rocker chic and you won’t have to worry about constantly adjusting the ten-pounds of artificial flowers resting on your sweaty scalp.

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Booties are your shoe of choice for Coachella, as they protect your foot being stomped on by fellow concert goers and look cute with anything from a loose dress to high-waisted shorts. Take on the crowd with the Billy Biker Short Boot by Frye for $397.95. These are worth the splurge due to the quality leather. The distressed areas and studs are also a game-changer.

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-Alex Cooper

 

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