Girl Gone West

The Ocean Minded

By Jordan Turner

Photography by Arabela Espinoza

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly seen outfits from Coachella flood your social media feeds over the course of the last few weeks. From retro pants, to rhinestone adorned faces, we’ve surely seen it all. These bohemian trends are a force to be reckoned with, and rightfully so— but what actually defines festival fashion?

Festival fashion is somewhere between “I’m with the band” and hippie-glam. It is comfortable and practical, but not while compromising style. It’s bohemian and it’s loud.

When it comes to festival fashion, more is more. It’s a denim jacket casually draped over your shoulders for no other reason then that it looks cool. It’s bodysuits and high-waist pants. It’s bolo necklaces and gold chokers, layered to perfection. It is western-inspired boots. It’s small leather belts with gaudy buckles. It’s bold lipstick and neutral makeup. It’s long dresses flowing in the desert wind. It’s all things crochet and lace. It’s faux fur and fringe, together. It’s hats in all shapes and sizes. It’s textured purses and artisan bags. It’s a lot of rings stacked on top of one another. It’s all in the details. It’s chasing the sun in a sundress and frolicking in a floral playsuit. It’s vintage Levi’s and edgy graphic tees. It’s messy and wild. It’s wearing whatever the hell you want, and wearing it with confidence.

The rule of thumb for festival fashion is that there are no rules.

I think adding your own flare is what makes fashion infinite, and festival fashion is no exception. Scrolling through social media, flipping through magazines and perusing Pinterest is a total testament to that—it’s a perpetual, curated mix of style.

I am constantly inspired by bohemian fashion— whether it has a beach vibe or a hint of rock-and-roll— because you never see the same outfit twice. Some styles are out of this world, while others rule on the side of simplicity. Bohemian style is creative and the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s an art, and you’re the artist.

Fashion is what you buy and style is what you do with it— or so they say.

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