Packing for: Coachella

by Leandra Medine
April 13, 2012
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Behold, the obligatory Coachella post, so much for original content. While the my fun won’t start until next weekend–blame it on edible cardboard–many people embark on their journey to sing along with Snoop right now and so it is for that reason you win not one, not two, but three days worth of Coachella outfit inspiration, emphasis on the inspiration. Earlier this week, Coachsent the greatest Coach-ella survival kit which included a really cool vintage tee, dry shampoo, Chapstick, tic-tacs, Emergen-C and other practical things I would have definitely overlooked in the grand scheme of packing. It got me thinking about the outfits that would go along with this newly procured practicality but ultimately led me to conclude that practical clothes are for babies and people that suck at having fun.

Missoni bathing suits, however are not for either. And without further ado, the three outfits. Day one, at left: an Acne muscle tank with the alpha-denim cutoffs, pocket seam shining through et al. Pick your poison: floral print Supergas, though I’d save those for the Isabel Marant romper, or very practical and yet underrated Havaiana sandals. I find that in matters of the summer months, buying flat shoes, while fun and ostensibly worthwhile, tends to render somewhat useless because it gets too hot to conjure up any shoe less easy than the three tone Havaiana flip flop. Look, there’s Chapstick in my pocket.

Day two: the aforementioned romper and because festival wear typically mandates day to night, how about a leather jacket clad in Fringe a la Maje that while looks like it is giving birth to a fringed bag, is factually not. Print blocking shoes: here, here.

And day three: strapless maxi dress by Zimmermann. A denim vest over the dress, one that is presumably fairly long, and some Dickers because they were practically made for Coachella. On the jewelry front: a lot of eyes by Dannijo and me because I actually did birth them and some nail claw rings to slip over your nails and poke people with at bottom by Mr. Kate. They kind of look like gilded noses. You’ll obviously bring white sunglasses, right? Yesterday’s post was no joke. Viva Jeremy Scott.

REPLIES
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 .Tinacious Me.

    have fun! oh man that eye cuff is gorgeous!
    xo, Tina
    TINACIOUS.ME

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Have a great time!

  • http://eclecticuniform.typepad.com Lawrence !!!

    HAVE FUNNNNN – CAN'T WAIT FOR GLASTONBURY 2013!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05229492080694142936 Joana

    I'm hating you right now because you're going. But I still love the jumpsuit!

    xo Joana

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09992993979200400606 Clémence

    What an amazing long dress! I love it!

    Enjoy your time there crazy Leandra!!

    Xx

    http://murmureparis.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08288180388103391807 alexsandra g.

    Love it, have fun!

    x
    http://www.shades-of-style.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    ooooohhh coachella. What I'd give to be a Cali girl right now! This inspo board has me craving some boho pieces! :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Club Couture Giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16279236699691725304 Mary

    Have fun! love the festival look you pic.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    Great pieces! Love the maxi dress, romper, denim vest and the bikini! Have fun! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    OK.

    1. I want to come.
    2. Im with you on the havianas… Why buy something that you need to tie around your ankle to walk up from the beach to get a water… ur just going to want flip flops anyway! (summer sandals have their own special place though…)
    3. You've sold me on those winged sunnies… and yes, "sunnies" = boo.

    You are rubbing off on me kid!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    Also, muscle tank!!! Amazing. Eighties, nineties revival has been so awesome. Im totally loving it.

    Maybe this is my "prime" and now Ill get trapped here forever?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    I'll get stuck with you! And then maybe one day our collective children can gawk and conclude the same sentiments about the evolution or rather stagnancy on our style without ever having heard it from us!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861219830286309326 Maggie K.

    Are jean vests only for music festivals? If yes, I need to buy more concert tickets.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02903640722114840583 My Style

    can't wait to see your outfits!

    it will mean the world to me if you will check out my blog

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • http://www.mrkate.com mr. kate

    hahahaaaaa oMG you crack me up every time! 'gilded noses'!!! They do!!! Thanks girl and have a BLAST! xx – kate

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17796462385727661725 Eliza

    Love the bathing suit. Also, kudos on keeping it practical; chapstick and flip flips may not be exceptionally glam, but they're certainly necessities.

    http://21problems.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Everybody seems to be in the party mood.
    Great picks!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    the third outfit is perfect!!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.clothesandfashion.net Aminta of Clothes and Fashion

    Hope to see you there next weekend, Leandra!

    My Coachella accessories: http://clothesandfashion.net/?p=1840

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00557908113402966035 Nearly Natural Nails

    Love it all, but the glasses I've got to have.

  • http://www.pattyandlo.com pattyandlo

    Cute sneaks looks like you are hipster ready!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00076142953049556670 Reptilia

    Ohhh Coachella, jealous!!! Love the stuff you chose!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Dying over the floral overalls! GORG!

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05284345464618135387 Kajsa Conzatti

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these items!

    http://shesfancyfree.blogspot.com/

    kajsa xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14556107648920345477 Styled by Liz

    OMG is it normal that day 3's outfit might make me shed a tear?… I need it. Now. Stunning!!!

    http://www.styledbyliz.blogspot.com

  • http://ryannejohnson.com -this little life

    love this isabel marant romper. though this is nothing new. I dont think there's any thing of hers i don't want to own.

  • Anonymous

    eye need the eyes!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    awesome goodies, i think i love everything you picked

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Love those denim items and the maxi dress!

    ~www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11421261385085190178 Karoll Gonzalez.

    Ameiii tudo!
    Queria muito poder ir ao Coachella!! Se divirta por mim!
    Kisses Brazilian Girl……Karoll.

    http://www.karolisthenewblack.blogspot.com.br

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14571700497676533783 B Allen @ What2Wear

    Amazing choices as always
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Perfect festival outfit!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034759757650110711 Xeana

    Good selection of things. They are perfectly combined with each other. I like everything!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07099588861877505686 lauren

    Thanks for the inspiration! I too will be heading out to Coachella next weekend in my best man repeller gear!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    The only thing I will tell is : ENJOY !

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07279516877124783976 Mackenzie

    I love all of these!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17850634239551807303 Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie

    I have drool dripping out both sides of my mouth simultaneously.

    Which is a daily occurrence, admittedly, but only relevant in this case because of the eye-candy I'm currently visually mauling.

    That Mr. Kate jewelry is OUT OF CONNNNTROLLL. I want that necklace from their website so badly I can't even breathe. And judging by the looks of how it fits under a collar, I may not be able to breathe with it on either.

    But I'll be stylishly suffocating. And that's all that matters.

    Can't wait 'till I'm all cool and rich and can accompany you and all your cool friends to Coachella,
    Until then,

    -Gabrielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04378479064679690466 Amy Rose

    I'm so so jealous! Great wardrobe picks… I'm currently obsessed with dungarees too!

    Have fun :)

    Amy Rose xxx

    http://lanvinmyman.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://lanvinmyman.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Have fun at coachellalalalala

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Great lineup I can't wait to see your outfits. I also can't wait to snag some Mr. Dannijo bling when I get paid :)

    Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10390844332836603223 FASHIONFED

    How fun! I love your style! I can't wait to see your Instagram pictures :)

    http://www.2fashionfed.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08492015698669757739 Window Shopper

    Love the looks so much! Wish I was going to Coachella!

    http://howtowindowshop.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10656614341147323292 LMW

    mentioned you in my first ever blog post!
    love your work. youre a badass.

    http://www.godsavethechicplz.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/lilymarlenluvsyou Priscilla P.

    As a socal girl…. Coachella holds a very special place in my heart <3333 and it's about time a prime manrepeller comes on over to this side of the west and shows california girls how manrepelling is done!

    corny but true i am a huge fan…. thanks for the inspiration!
    ready to arm party next weekend…. Coachella 2012!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02751110935861381465 Mariana

    Obsessed with everything!! The Isabel Marant romper and the Dicker boots are my favorites!
    I posted not too long ago on the Isabel Marant show at Paris Fashion Week. Check it out!
    Loving your blog, looking forward to many posts!!

    http://arandomseries.blogspot.fr/

  • http://carethewear.wordpress.com Cristián Pavez Díaz

    Amazing picks!! One should always keep style at music festivals!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com Servin’ Up Style

    Great packing list, as one would expect coming from you!
    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Toats adrobs, luv it! Cant wait to hear more-
    Lillian

  • Anonymous

    Hey, sounds like a cute vaca wardrobe, wish i has shtuff like that!:) Anyway, happy 4 u toatally cutey!!!!! LUV IT!!!!! <3 ;)
    Love, Liliana

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12521570299453474331 Cherie

    I luv Coachella and dream about going! Here's my dream outfit:

    http://fashionfromthefoxhole.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.ellebeautiful.com Elle Beautiful

    Wish I were there!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732957692645575852 Leah

    Day three is definitely my favorite.

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com Jennifer

    I am in love with your day 3 look :) Maybe I'll run into you there!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://trendyfeather.fr/ Chanel for Trendy Feather

    Hey Leandra !

    You inspired my perfect sand boho land !

    *** COA fckn CHELLA ***

    Check –X http://trendyfeather.fr/?p=2686 X– <3 <3 <3

    http://trendyfeather.fr/
    http://trendyfeather.fr/en/ (English)

  • http://twitter.com/sofahm sofina

    The Isabel Marant Dicker suede ankle boots have sold out on net-a-porter but an identical pair by Opening Ceremony are still in stock at Asos!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13616982150624710742 Waseem