Packing for: Coachella

Leandra Medine | April 13, 2012

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.

  • .Tinacious Me.

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

  • Miss K

    Have a great time!

  • Lawrence !!!


  • Joana

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

    xo Joana

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  • Clémence

    What an amazing long dress! I love it!

    Enjoy your time there crazy Leandra!!


  • alexsandra g.

    Love it, have fun!


  • WearAbouts

    ooooohhh coachella. What I'd give to be a Cali girl right now! This inspo board has me craving some boho pieces! 🙂
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  • Mary

    Have fun! love the festival look you pic.

  • Aurélie and Angelo

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

  • Sketch42


    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!

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • Maggie K.

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

  • My Style

    can't wait to see your outfits!

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

  • mr. kate

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

  • 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.

  • Natasha Fatah

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

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • anna

    the third outfit is perfect!!

  • Aminta of Clothes and Fashion

    Hope to see you there next weekend, Leandra!

    My Coachella accessories:

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  • Nearly Natural Nails

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

  • pattyandlo

    Cute sneaks looks like you are hipster ready!

  • Reptilia

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


  • Ms.Fashionista

    Dying over the floral overalls! GORG!


  • Kajsa Conzatti

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these items!

    kajsa xoxo

  • Styled by Liz

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

  • -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!!!!

  • Vasilieva

    awesome goodies, i think i love everything you picked

  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Love those denim items and the maxi dress!

  • Karoll Gonzalez.

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

  • B Allen @ What2Wear

    Amazing choices as always
    Brooke @ what2wear,

  • Sharon

    Perfect festival outfit!

  • Xeana

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


  • lauren

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

  • YoUngLiNgToN

    The only thing I will tell is : ENJOY !

  • Mackenzie

    I love all of these!

  • 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,


  • Amy Rose

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

    Have fun 🙂

    Amy Rose xxx

  • Neijah

    Have fun at coachellalalalala


  • 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 🙂



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

  • Window Shopper

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

  • LMW

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

  • 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!

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  • 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!!

  • Cristián Pavez Díaz

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

  • Servin’ Up Style

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • 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

  • Cherie

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

  • Elle Beautiful

    Wish I were there!!!

  • Leah

    Day three is definitely my favorite.

  • Jennifer

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

    xo Jennifer

  • Chanel for Trendy Feather

    Hey Leandra !

    You inspired my perfect sand boho land !

    *** COA fckn CHELLA ***

    Check –X X– <3 <3 <3 (English)

  • 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!

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  • elise maiberger

    Link to nail claw rings not good. REALLY want these. Help a sista out.

  • criterions

    Good article with very unique gift ideas.

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