For those lucky enough to have tickets to Coachella – April 13 -15 & April 20-22 – the countdown has begun!! With all that amazing music, art, spirits and good times you definitely need an outfit that is an awesome as the time you will have. Second to looking as cool as the celebs and models that undoubtedly will amass backstage is comfort.
Coachella is a weekend of Californian madness –- dancing to your favorite tunes all day long, consuming spirits of various varieties, sunning and plenty of walking and standing in line. I’ve put together a collection of goodies to choose from, all pass the awe-inspiring test and are easy to wear, all you have to do is make unforgettable memories.
Remember to bring plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, hats (baseball caps are a fun new way to cover your face), and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Have a blast and let me know what your favorite moments were!!
Clockwise from top left: Lace Floral Bat Wing Top $69.00 www.pixiemarket.com, Current Elliot Ankle- Mercury Jeans $198.00 www.barneys.com, Etoile Isabel Marant Clay Hooded Cotton Dress $635.00 www.netaporter.com, Winter Kate Passenger Dress $299.00 www.shopthetrendboutique.com, Coating Shorts $59.90 www.zara.com, Top With Daisy Cut Out $49.90 www.zara.com, Paisley Cut Out Dress $78.00 www.pixiemarket.com, Hinge Nora Ankle Boot $119.95 www.nordstroms.com.
The Cropped Jean
I have always loved to wear cropped pants so I am super excited that cropped jeans are a major trend. Actually, to me, the cropped ankle length has never gone out of style and wears like a classic. I’m zeroing in on jeans because so many of us live in them, but the cropped ankle length looks great in any pant.
For all of you on the shorter side that succumb to the belief that cropped pants make you look shorter -I believe, if the pant hits right at the ankle and is a slim fit they won’t – I included a pair of striped, cropped Current Elliot’s that elongate the leg making you seem taller. This Spring/Summer they come in a plethora of colors and a variety of rinses to fit everyone’s palette preferences.
If you are a little nervous about investing in the cropped jean, there are many jeans out there at reasonable and low price points – Express, For Ever 21, The Gap, Lucky Brand etc.. Another great way to teat drive the cropped jean is to cuff a pair of skinny jeans to the ankle or above, or cut off a pair you already own (I’ve done this to older styles of mine) and not be out-of-pocket.
Clockwise from top left: Hudson Nelson Marilyn Cropped Jean $189.00 on sale for $139.00 www.lastcallcom, Elizabeth and James Deb Cropped jeans $194.00 on sale for $88.00 www.lastcall.com, Mih Paris Cropped Slim Leg Jeans $174.00 www.shopbop.com, Current:Elliot Stiletto Mid Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans $200.00 www.netaporter.com , Shelly Sofia Capri J $99.00 www.luckybrand .com, BDG Ankle Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean $59.00 www.urbanoutfitters.com
What is the next best thing to shopping at Barneys New York? Having someone shop there for you.
I’ve compiled all the great sale (and a few non sale) finds you can purchase from their online store. (Unfortunately, you don’t get to walk down their heavenly winding staircase, but you can’t have everything while you’re still sitting at home.)
Everything is $125 and under and is current enough to be on trend now, but classic enough to be around a few more years. I’m loving the Leroy & Perry poncho top. What’s your favorite?
Clockwise from top left: Co-Op Barneys New York Cap Sleeve Dress $ 225.00 on sale for $149.00, Citizens Of Humanity Elson Jean $188.00 on sale for $79.00, Marc by Marc Jacobs V-Neck Cardigan $198.00 on sale for $99.00, T by Alexander Wang Tank Dress $125.00, ALC Striped Tee $88.00, Barneys New York Co-Op V-Neck Spliced Top $110.00 on sale for $69.00, Resin Catalyst Median Jeans $138.00 on sale for $59.00, Leroy & Perry Poncho Top $205 on sale for $119.00, San & Soni Lace Back Top $198.00 on sale for $119.00 all available at www.barnys.com.