MAPLE LEOPARD: What to Wear to Coachella: + Packing Tips

Friday, April 15, 2016

What to Wear to Coachella: + Packing Tips

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If you've never heard of "Coachella", it is one of the most popular music festivals in the world. I just heard of it in the last few years, since I've been in the fashion blogging circuit. Coachella  is a music and arts festival held every year, in the Coachella Valley near Indio CA.

The festival was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999.  The huge event showcases several genres of music including: rock, hip hop, indie , and electronic dance music. and art displays as well.
First Image (similar): Black crochet crop top // Black shorts // Crochet kimono // Sunglasses

Second Image (similar): White lace dress // Lace dolman sleeve top // Straw Hat // Burgundy tshirt // Black Ray-Bans // Flower Crowns

Coachella has also turned into a huge fashion fest.  It is here you will find no lack of self expression! The festival these days seems to be more about the outfits than the music.  People show up dressed in every kind of  digs you can imagine. The main theme of dress seems to be from the hippie era of the 70's.  If you love all things retro, bohemian , fringe and the like-  you will fit in just fine!

I have never been to Coachella, and am so dying to go ! I heard It is very hard to get tickets, and you must purchase them a year in advance.  It is always held in the middle of April, for 2 weekends in a row.  I am making plans to attend next year! My degree is in music, I'm fashion obsessed, and love travel, so this festival is right up my alley!

Since I can't make it this year, I thought I would share some outfit ideas: to help get in the Coachella spirit, or maybe you are the lucky one attending in person!  I'm also including these awesome packing tips that are useful for any trip. Thank you to Rebate Zone for collaborating with  me on the infographic.



Tips to help you pack for a trip


I hope you now feel inspired for festival season! Do you have any packing tip secrets not listed here? Have you been to Coachella?  I would love to hear about any festival adventures!  Have a great weekend!


                                                  VALERIE XO

42 comments:

  1. I've never been to Coachella, but I pay attention to the fashion aspect of it. I am a huge fan of boho styles! -Julie@MomFabulous.com

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    1. Hi Julie, me too...anything boho has my attention straight away!

      xo
      VAlerie

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    1. Coahcella fashion is amazing....gets you in the festival spirt for sure!
      Thanks for the visit again!

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  3. We love getting ready for music festivals. Chella is A GREAT one for fashion. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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    1. I love music festivals too, I am going to a huge one in Milwaukee in June..can't wait!

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  4. The fashion is definitely my favorite part about Cochella! Great tips!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks Shannon, the fashion is unreal...I would go for just that..the music is an added benefit :0)

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  5. UGH. I would KILL KILL KILL to go to Coachella! It's legit the #1 thing on my bucket list. Love all of these looks!!! The fashion is right up my alley.

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    1. ME TOO Chelsea..ha..I am going to get there somehow next year! Thanks for stopping in!

      Valeire

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  6. I always thought Coachella would be a fun trip! :)

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    1. Hi Jessica, it does sound amazing, I hope you get to go someday!

      Valerie

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  7. So many pretty dresses! I don't think I could handle a festival but I pretty much dress like I'm going to one all summer long.

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    1. Hi Lix....I love festivals...but yes dressing the festival way all summer sounds amazing too! I hope yours is great!
      xo
      Valerie

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  8. I love all things anthropologie - it is definitely my favorite store around. Great picks!

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    1. I am so with you...it is one of my fav shop spots as well! Take care and thanks so much!

      xo
      Valerie

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  9. Coachella intrigues me and it would be so fun to go. My favorite dress is that middle top Anthro one. Happy Friday Val!

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    1. Hey Pretty lady Angie...hope your weekend is great and hope to meet up soon again! I love all things Anthropologie!

      Valerie
      xo

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  10. Loved the outfit inspo, but loved hearing about the history of Coachella as well!

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    1. Thank you so much Ruthie.I'm glad you liked it ..have a great week ahead!

      xo
      Valerie

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  11. I would do anything to be at Coachella this year! Love these looks, especially those Anthropologie dresses!! xoxo

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    1. Awe Thank you Adrianna...you are amazing and I am so thank ful for your friendship and all your help!!

      Valerie

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  12. My daughter hipped me to Coachella a few years ago and like you, I'd love to go. It's definitely on my bucket list!

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  13. I would love to go to Coachella one year. This is a great list!

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    1. Thank you Chantal...I wish for the same..I hope to next year! I LOVE your name btw..so pretty!

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  14. I've never been to Coachella, but I've heard so many people rave about it. I love all the Anthropolgie outfits.

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    1. Thank you Erlene, Anthropologie is the bomb..I LOVE their clothes!

      Valerie
      xo

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  15. Boho has my heart anyday! I know Coachella has been making such huge fashion waves, thanks to all the blogposts and Insta feed on it. That inforgraphic is awesome, great job there! Happy weekend, Val! :)
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Hey Kusum...thanks for stopping by again! Hope you are having a great weekend Ms. Doll, and thank you!

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  16. You should definitely make a visit to the festival at least once! I've been to Coachella twice now and it has become a lot more focused on fashion in the last 5 or so years for sure. People watching can be super entertaining there. :)

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    1. I heard the people watching is so entertaining, I can so tell that from some of the pics Ive seen.ha! How cool you've been twice..I hope to make it next year!

      Valerie

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    1. Yes Lilie.....I wanna go!! Have a great week!

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  18. I was just there and it was amazing! I know you'll have a blat next year, and your outfit options look on point!!

    http://geek-q.com

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    1. Thank you so much Hector for stopping by...lucky you! I want to go so bad..I hope to get tickets!

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  19. I have never heard of this, where have I been? Maybe if I lived closer to CA I would have heard of it? I love anything where there is lots of people watching/good fashion to see! I hope you get to go next year :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Ha Ha Carrie..I am right there with ya..I just heard of it last year...! I think the majority that attend there are young ones...just guessing...so maybe that's why it took me so long to find out about it!

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  20. It always looks and sounds like so much fun. These are great packing tips!

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    1. Thank you Laura....It does I want to go so bad!

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  21. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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  22. Prices are reasonable, food is delicious, and wait staff is sweet, conscientious, and adorable. I came to venue NYC here for an event, got contained to upstairs. Service was prompt and food was awesome.

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  23. Coachella is in my bucket list, i love festivals and i love their fashion there! thank you for this post... i might try these even in an ordinary day :)

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