This weekend, I will be venturing to Indio, California for the only reason I know to visit this part of Cali — Coachella. For my 25 years on Earth, I’ve been a Coachella virgin and as of this Friday that will all change. I’ll officially become a [well-traveled festival] woman (because my outdoor music experiences in the past have only occurred in the Chicago area) but one who will not be partaking in any of the following…
With one of the largest music festivals in the world happening this weekend in Chicago, there’s a lot of good, bad, and down right crazy about to go on at Lollapalooza. I’m sure you’ve gotten your fair share of “what to wear to a music festival” posts, last year I shared my Lollapalooza essentials (which go for any music festival, really) and this year I’m doing something a little different.
When it comes to certain trends, you definitely need to have some guts to try them out (and even more to pull them off). I consider things like a full-on pajama-like outfit, a bright monochromatic suit, and a completely sheer top to be in this category. If you’re looking for an easy trend, go black and white. If you’re looking for something a little more…ballsy…then just wear a bra. Seriously.
Images via Carolines Mode, WhoWhatWear, Tommy Ton
I don’t like crowds, I don’t particularly love guys in tank tops yet for some reason I’ve always enjoyed going to Lollapalooza. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the perfect opportunity to judge people with no remorse or the fact that I can let out my inner hipster (which is more just like a fake hippy) but regardless of all that…I went…and it was awesome.
Things started off at the Gilt City rooftop party Saturday at EnV…
Rooftops are the most valuable asset when it comes to Chicago summers. Remember that.
Whenever I go to a music festival (especially one as large as Lollapalooza) I’m always sure to bring the essentials. Note: this isn’t a post on how you should dress and the different kinds of cut-off shorts you can wear…but more about what you should bring. I promise you’ll thank me later.
I’m that girl who at first people are like “why are you bringing extra toilet paper and a blanket to a music festival?” and later are like “can I use your toilet paper and sit on your towel?” So yeah. I come prepared. And you should too.