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Trends: Our Friends are Coming Home with us From Coachella

April 19, 2011 2 comments

One thing is obviously clear when looking at the fashion from the Coachella Music + Arts Festival every year and that is that it’s H O T + everyone is pretty much fashion-less or in other words in various states of undress! There is no way to escape it. Even here in Los Angeles where it was blistering hot this year- not even lounging at home in skivvies was going to bring you comfort. So imagine the the Palm Desert where Indio is.. WOWZA it gets as hot as holy hell down there and I don’t blame anyone for wanting to be naked. So with that being said let’s review what the brave heat enduring souls of Coachella-ella-ella where wearing while trying to wear nothing at all. These are the trends that you’ll probably see till summer 2012.

 1. The Return of the Cut-Off Short:
Yes the cut-off short has been around since the dawn of time but how come recently it’s not just for white trash mullet wearing men, Daisy Duke, or Britney Spears + her cowboy hat? Maybe because it is 2 0 1 1 + we are a culture that is SEXIER than ever with pop icons that walk out of their NYC apartments in nothing but an oversized leather jacket + underwear. Could it also be because with the temperature going more + more off the charts with global warming our mother’s shorts are no longer short enough? I think we’d all agree to all of the above. What do you think about the cut-off short? Do you think it’s too daring or maybe you don’t like seeing a girl’s butt cheek hanging out of her pant leg? Do you like the latest trend of cut-offs that have the long exposed front pockets? Or do you think that’s been done + you’re ready to move on?
W H A T  A B O U T  B E D A Z Z L E D  E X P O S E D  P O C K E T S ? ? ? Those are TOO DIE FOR!
The men of Coachella too were right on trend with their version of the cutt-off- but did they pull it off? I think that Penn Badgley did a pretty good job here————————————————————>
He even makes coconut juice + a faded cap look good.
In case you’re feeling a little like you can’t pull off this look I’ll give you a hand so here is the secret of the cut-off jean.. YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO STICK TO A SIMPLE WASH. Maybe a light to medium indigo. Nothing with a heavy rinse or too black. I’d go with something vintage looking/faded. Don’t get too kitschy and get something overly hippie with patchwork because that can look too costumey + dated. OR you can go the novelty way and get a rare color like a pastel pink, an animal print or get a pair with some kind of embellishment- be it distress, chains, studs or rhinestones. BUT the most important thing when wearing cut-offs is to stray away from fabrics that make you look more bum than glam.. example, you don’t want to wear Victoria Secret sweat pant daisy dukes. Remember that denim is already trés casual so you don’t to over do the casual aspect of your outfit with an EVEN MORE casual fabric.

2. Camis+ Rompers Avoid the Classic Farmer’s Tan:
It’s undeniable that with the heat some girls perhaps not feel as comfortable showing off their bodies like other girls. Maybe they have certain religious/moral beliefs, body issues or  they simply didn’t want to burn their belly’s with the scorching sun. Whatever the reason camisoles were a great way to stay cool and avoid a farmer’s tan for any girl. Yes, with camis you still get tan lines but they’re easier to even out the weekend after Coachella at the beach + camis are great as a layering piece. During the day you can wear it alone, with a tee underneath or wear multiple  camis at a time. Then at night you can put on a flowy  sweater or a hoodie + you’ll be ready to front the cold while still looking fresh. Remember that camis come in an array of fabrics + prints you can dress them up or down your choice. If you wish to dress them down for normal day to day wear select a cute graphic cami like Beyonce did ——————————————-> Forever 21, H&M + G by Guess are famously known to have simple/girly/cute camis/graphic tees. If you opt to dress up your cami I suggest that you keep it simple  with an animal print or solid color but never in a cotton knit fabric. Because this garment is already so plain I’d try to dress it up by wearing an elegant looking fabric such as chiffon or a flowy poly blend. Another option you have is the romper. Now maybe not all of you know what a romper is so let me break it down for you. A romper is a top [any kind] attached at the waist to a pair of shorts. TONS of rompers were seen at Coachella this past weekend. I’m sure that with the prices of the 3-day pass + camping grounds many attendees were a little strapped for $$$ so the romper was a wise economical outfit choice. With one purchase you have a whole outfit instead of having to buy various pieces. Check out this look created by ♥Mayra♥ at polyvore.com 
If you do choose to go the romper route this spring/summer you’ll have extra mula to send on shoes + accessories + what girl wouldn’t want to do that? N O N E ! ! ! The cute thing about rompers is that you can wear them 1 of 2 ways. 1. Alone with sexy bare legs or 2. With some kind of leggings/stockings/tights. Both of these looks can be very glam it just depends on which you like the best or what the weather calls for.

3. Head Gear:
No Duh with the heat the kids at Coachella were into some S E R I O U S head gear, seriously. Slouched JLo hats, straw fedoras + caps galore but the one head piece that ruled the land was the “Spirit Animal Hood.”  + this piece WAS + IS my FAAAAAVOOOOOOORRRRRRRRITE of the whole glorious weekend I WISH I WERE WEARING ONE NOW AS I WRITE THIS FOR YOU ALL. The great thing about some of these spirit hoods as you can see above is that they come with built in mittens. Since Coachella was in the desert it can get very cold at night and this hood was not only fun to wear but also functional. I know, I know you’re going crazy over these too so I’ll throw you a bone… Here is the website for these delicious head scarves http://spirithoods.com/ go pick your animal + rock it out!

 4. These Boots Were Meant for Moshing:
I never understood WHY cowboy boots have always been so trendy or why everyone loves them so much. Maybe it’s a southern thing but as a native Los Angelino I just figured it was a trend that would go away. But year after year you see girls in shorts + dresses pairing their summer outfits with cowboy boots + this year was no different. Daisy Duke was reborn in many girls at Coachella. At least this time around I saw the point of the cowboy boots. These boots are sturdy enough to protect from the harshest conditions. From being stepped on by the 300 pound over zealous Empire of the Sun fan who decided to take some acid before their set and now has no idea he’s crushing your toes when you’re 2 feet away from the lead singer + you refuse to move- to protecting your feet from the mud pits your best guy friend oh so kiddingly pushed you into because he has a secret crush on you but is too scared to tell you so this is probably the only action he’s going to get unless you both get drunk + high during the day + can’t remember how you made it back to your tent the next morning when you realize you only have your underwear + your spirit hood on. BASICALLY these boots were every girl’s secret weapon + if someone decided to get too rowdy well all she had to do was stick her pointy boot up someone’s nose + continue fist pumpin’ through the crowd. However D O N ‘ T  F R E T if you’re not into cowboys like myself. Many other types of boots were at attendance this past weekend, boots such as ankle booties as worn by Kate Bosworth, Knee High leather boots + Moto boots [which are my personal fav out of the whole bunch]… see images for boots below…

5. Color of the Season:
The last trend that I leave you with my kittens is the “IT” color for summer… I believe that the location of Coachella it’s self inspired this one. That’s right you guess right! The H O T color to sport will be RUSSET BROWN! Yes, sometimes brown is a “difficult” color to wear but think of it this way you don’t always have to wear it directly. The thing about “it” colors is that they are manufactured in almost everything. So go to your local mall and find a russet brown satchel or boots or find a garment with russet brown buttons. Anything you find will be ON TREND + that’s pretty much your goal [well if your an avid reader of BITEbritt it is].

Now you know what all your friends were wearing at the greatest music + art festival on Earth + what will most likely creep up in your local shopping watering hole!

Let’s see what everyone cooks up next year.. hey maybe next year even I will able to go.

And as I bid you adieu I leave you with my very own Polyvore creation for what I would’ve worn if I would’ve gone to Coachella this year.. I hope you enjoy and continue to BITEbritt. xoxo.

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