If you follow us on Insta, you probably noticed we were at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio this weekend. It was one of the best times we have ever had there and I couldn't figure out why until we got home. Yes, it was hot and dusty but the amazing music was flowing and the people watching was beyond incredible.
But, I figured out why after talking to my gorgeous mom friend at preschool drop off on Monday when we began to talk about what to pack for weekend #2 of Coachella (yes it's so popular they needed 2 weekends for it!). I told her bring what makes you feel good...but there are a few rules that are important to remember when attending a music festival this summer...
- Bring a bandana to tie around your face or dust mask
- Take allergy medication for the dust and smoke
- Wear SPF and a hat and closed toed shoes
- Drink water
- Let go and have fun....
And the #1 rule is....BE YOURSELF.
There are people from around the world at these festivals...which is the most incredible thing. It is a great human experience, but the one thing I noticed while people watching was there are so many people trying really hard to not be themselves. There is a lot of peacocking at these shows which is really awesome and super fun to look at...and not a bad thing at all! It's all about self expression and having a blast. The outfits are amazing and the style is incredible but then there are times where you notice that a few of those people seem pretty uncomfortable. Its weird because there will be a girl who is dressed EXACTLY like another girl 10 feet away from her but for some reason she seems uncomfortable. And we saw this happen over and over again all weekend. While most people are actually dressed exactly the same (there is only so much you can wear when watching music for hours a day in the heat and then the chill at night) the ones that stand out are the ones who are most comfortable with themselves. The confidence cuts through the over styled, over made up and overly naked ones (which I actually love)
So instead of packing the cutest hippie maxi dress and gladiators you have that seem perfect for a festival, don't forget it is all dirt or muddy grass...your dress will end up filthy and your toes will look like you took a mud bath... just pack what you will feel best in...the cutest but most comfortable while still feeling like yourself and you can't go wrong.
Even if its a lace tutu and button up top with cowboy boots or a full tiger striped cat suit...as long as its you!
HAVE A BLAST THIS SUMMER! Go to our must bring guide here.....