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Today's question:

Hey Bikini Whisperer, 

This is an urgent matter, I’m running out of time. I'm really lost as to what I should pack for Coachella. I’m looking through all the inspiring outfits posted from weekend one for ideas, but it’s completely overwhelming. I just need the basics; I don’t need to go big. I’m looking for comfort and fashion. Please help!


Hi there!

We totally get it, the pressure is on but sometimes easy does it and over the top ensembles don’t suit all people. Let’s just get you all set for a fun-filled weekend with fuss free clothing that is still very stylish.

Body jewelry for Coachella

Bring jewelry to layer up — it’s the easiest on-trend way to accent almost any outfit. Chokers, lariats and body chains of any sort are great to pile on. Feel free to mix metals. 

Body jewelry for Coachella

Fringe is a festival go-to! Avoid looking to overly boho, stick to a single bold statement piece to pair with a simplistic top. This suede skirt walks the walk — no extra fringe needed. 

skirt for Coachella

Backpacks are a must for dancing without a worry. Plus, they’re roomy enough to fit a day’s worth of festival gear; sunnies, portable phone charger, face mist, beauty extras and more! backpack for Coachella

Sunnies are a total essential for the Cali sun. Stick to a paid that complements most outfits like these reflective aviators. sunglasses for Coachella

Do not leave your denim shorts behind. It’s basically the most versatile piece to bring. Throw on over a bodysuit or tee and look effortlessly ready.

shorts for Coachella

Looking adorable isn’t always about dressing big, it can all be about a kitschy tee. If paired with the right accessories, you’ll be killing that Cali cool girl vibe. 

graphic tee for Coachella

Stick to comfort with a low-platform espadrille, skip the bootie that everyone will be wearing. Hot days and socks aren’t an ideal match. This sandal equally works with a simple sundresses, shorts or onesie. Let it be your go-to weekend shoe.

espadrilles for Coachella

And of course, when all else fails a sundress can save the day. It’s the no-brainer piece that allows for movement. Don’t mess with straps or excess, stick to clean lines and a flirty print. 

sundress for Coachella

Bring a one-piece suit that makes a statement like this plunging lace piece and can take it from pool parties to Polo field. Layer with short and you’re all set!

swimwear for Coachella