OOTD: Team #NoChella

Coachella may be over, and the dust may be settling on Stagecoach, but music festival season has only just begun. From Splash House in Palm Springs to EDC in Las Vegas, Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Burning Man in September in the desert, the wanna-be hippies will be out in full force throughout the rest of the summer.

I have nothing against the hippie/boho way people dress for Coachella and other related music festivals. As long as you’re not culturally appropriating Native American, Black or any other culture, you should feel totally free to break out the flower headbands, long flowy skirts, floral prints, 70s sandals, all of it. Let your hair flow free, wear natural-looking makeup, show off your summer-tanned skin. It’s about love, not judgment, right?

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I’m NOT a music festival person (hating live music, crowds and drugs isn’t a good omen for these things), but I love this time of year when people get creative with their outfits. So I decided to put together an ensemble that could be worn to a music festival, but could also easily translate to the beach, brunch, a day date, running errands, etc. – real life.

Best of all, you can get all these items at Forever 21, which has made a big point of preparing customers for music festivals, even introducing a “Forever 21 Coachella” line this year and hosting sales the days before Coachella and Stagecoach. Thanks, F21!

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I started with this white sunflower short-sleeve crop top. Not only does this crop top show off an excellent amount of cleavage, but the little side ruching and tie is an adorable detail. I like the short sleeves, and the print is just so happy and summery.

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Next, I added these high-waisted jeans. High-waisted jeans are my not-so-secret because they actually fit my hourglass body. Best of all, they make crop tops look cute, not trashy, by minimizing the amount of midriff shown.

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These gold and brown braided sandals are so perfect for music festivals. They have nice suede ties in the back and are a really cute twist on the ordinary summer sandal.

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Last but not least, I added this fun tassel necklace. Nothing says “boho” like fringe, even gold “fringe” that is a tassel on a cheap necklace.

Peace out, man!

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