Get Dressed/ Outfits
Kristin Booker • April 12, 2013

Coachella on Business

Photo: Giafrese

Photo: Giafrese

This week is the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA, and while I’m not going this time, I do have a soft spot in my heart for music festivals. You know, since I was around for the creation of Lollapalooza

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

The fact that I’m slightly older doesn’t mean that I don’t go to music festivals. As a matter of fact, I am obsessed with concert going. But when I kept getting pitches about Coachella style, I kept thinking of how I used to dress for music festivals way back when, which has influenced the way I dress now. There’s something that still makes me nostalgic for throwing on a cute printed dress and boots a la early 90’s, but then there’s a little voice that screams that it might be look “dated.”

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

The key – at least I think this is the key – to having personal style is to let yourself become influenced by your life experiences. There’s nothing wrong with a love of 90’s fashion (or, evidenced by the sheer volume of neon and friendship bracelets from last season, the 80’s.) You just frame it with items that make it current, modern and fitted. While I wouldn’t run to a business meeting in overalls and Festival Feet (dirty bare feet for those who weren’t as avid of a concertgoer as some of us), I have gone to meetings in this particularly cute look. Which, for most of you would be business casual or a cute brunch or date look.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

I don’t know if there will ever be a time when music and the concerts and festivals that support the like won’t stir my soul and cause me to adopt a few fashion items from what I experience. It’s part of the patchwork of life, the building of a closet filled with old friends that have seen us twirling in the grass to some odd band from yesterday framed with incredible assets that we use to earn money to build new memories.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

So, this would be my take on a Coachella look. Or, if you like, this would be what I wore on Wednesday.

What I’m wearing: vintage printed dress scored from Beacon’s Closet, Helmut Lang Flash Drape Blazer, vintage gold choker and long gold chains, Ray-Ban aviators, Brera Orologi Grey Eterno Chrono Tonal WatchCat Footwear Women’s Marin Boot in Chili (the most comfortable boot on the planet Earth,) Lauren Ralph Lauren Chandler Belted Satchel.

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