'IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE WEARING?'

Putting together an outfit for a festival can be tough. You want to look great, but at the same time, you just want to be comfortable in your own style. Our writer Alea Zulkaply shares with us some tips on how to pick out a great look for LOVELIFEST!

by Alea Zulkaply

As a writer, I feel like I am obliged to be subjective and not to preach when it comes to style. I love fashion, of course, and I do look at current trends and what my favourite It Girls (Hi, Gigiiii!) are wearing, except that I’d pick and choose the items that capture my eyes and that I think would look good on me and if I really love them, you’ll see me in them forever – even if they’re “out of style”, whatever that means.

I am, basically, a firm believer of wearing what makes me comfortable. However, just for the fun of it, I mean it IS a festival after all, some of you may wonder, “WHAT DO I WEAR?” Do you dress up? Sure. Or should you dress down? By all means, go ahead. Can you be Vanessa Hudgens on all three Coachella weekends? YOU GO, GIRL.

It is entirely up to you as long as you are in something that you are comfortable to be in, makes you feel pretty and/or handsome and that can seamlessly take you from having yummy street food standing up by the food trucks, cycling or just rolling on the grass to getting sandwiched in between people jamming to your favourite music. There’s no need to just take my words for it. Here are some ideas for everyone (Hijabis, you might want to read on for extra tips!).

 

THE SIMPLE LIFE

  Straw hat  Cotton white tshirt  Ripped high waisted jeans  Tip: Hijabis! – Layer ripped jeans with cotton printed leggings or  ones in bold colours if you’re feeling extra festive!


Straw hat

Cotton white tshirt

Ripped high waisted jeans

Tip: Hijabis! – Layer ripped jeans with cotton printed leggings or

ones in bold colours if you’re feeling extra festive!

 White tshirt  Shorts  Necklace  Sunglasses  Hat  Backpack

White tshirt

Shorts

Necklace

Sunglasses

Hat

Backpack

 Off-shoulder playsuit  Sandals  Belt  Long-strap leather bag  Rounded-frame sunglasses

Off-shoulder playsuit

Sandals

Belt

Long-strap leather bag

Rounded-frame sunglasses

 Basketball jersey  High-waisted cut-off jeans  Sunglasses  Long-strap fringed bag  Bracelets  Simple choker

Basketball jersey

High-waisted cut-off jeans

Sunglasses

Long-strap fringed bag

Bracelets

Simple choker

 Flowy linen long dress  Leather sandals  Necklace  Bracelets  Tip: Hijabis! – Add a pair of jeggings or palazzo!

Flowy linen long dress

Leather sandals

Necklace

Bracelets

Tip: Hijabis! – Add a pair of jeggings or palazzo!

 Plain shirt  Shorts  Sneakers  Sunglasses  Hat

Plain shirt

Shorts

Sneakers

Sunglasses

Hat

 Printed tank top  Black jeans  Sneakers  Sunglasses

Printed tank top

Black jeans

Sneakers

Sunglasses

PRETTY IN PRINTS

 Printed maxi skirt  White loose top  Long necklace  Bracelets  Head chains  Tip: Hijabis! – Opt for a long-sleeved top!

Printed maxi skirt

White loose top

Long necklace

Bracelets

Head chains

Tip: Hijabis! – Opt for a long-sleeved top!

 Printed off-shoulder kaftan top  Rings  Bracelets  Feather earrings  Face jewels/gems

Printed off-shoulder kaftan top

Rings

Bracelets

Feather earrings

Face jewels/gems

 Printed bell-bottoms  Off-shoulder long-sleeved cropped top  Sandals  Layered long necklaces  Tip: Hijabis! – Pair those bell-bottoms with loose linen top to keep it modest.

Printed bell-bottoms

Off-shoulder long-sleeved cropped top

Sandals

Layered long necklaces

Tip: Hijabis! – Pair those bell-bottoms with loose linen top to keep it modest.

 

HIJABI BABY

 White wide sleeves top  Light blue denim jeans  White hijab  Flower crown  Statement handbag

White wide sleeves top

Light blue denim jeans

White hijab

Flower crown

Statement handbag

 Printed Long Cardigan  Light blue boyfriend jeans  Black flats  Funky backpack!

Printed Long Cardigan

Light blue boyfriend jeans

Black flats

Funky backpack!

 Light blue long sleeves button down shirt  Tan scarf  White linen maxi skirt  Sunglasses!

Light blue long sleeves button down shirt

Tan scarf

White linen maxi skirt

Sunglasses!

 Long sleeves maxi dress  Chambray denim shirt over the dress  Black scarf  Fringe handbag  Sunglasses

Long sleeves maxi dress

Chambray denim shirt over the dress

Black scarf

Fringe handbag

Sunglasses

YUNA FESTIVAL STYLE

Yuna has been to a couple of festivals, so she probably knows what she's doing when it comes to her festival get up! Check out her looks!

 BRIGHT COLOURS! Printed kimono crop top over long black sleeves, burnt yellow pants, glitter sandals, printed small scarf around neck. printed turban.

BRIGHT COLOURS! Printed kimono crop top over long black sleeves, burnt yellow pants, glitter sandals, printed small scarf around neck. printed turban.

 GO WITH THE FLOW - Long flowy cardigan, printed scarves, tie die harem pants, a pair of converse!

GO WITH THE FLOW - Long flowy cardigan, printed scarves, tie die harem pants, a pair of converse!

 TIE DYE HARD - Long tie dye kimono, printed scarf, statement necklace

TIE DYE HARD - Long tie dye kimono, printed scarf, statement necklace

It has been mentioned more than once in this article: BE YOURSELF. Fashion tips are for fun... And for those who seriously have no idea what to wear and really need some ideas. I write this for fun and for those who really have no idea what to wear and really need some ideas. Or a push in the right direction. Or a nudge of encouragement. If you already have in mind what you're going to wear, how you're going to look like, good for you! You are not required to impress anyone but yourself. Come to the festival in what makes you comfortable, even if it is jeans and a plain tshirt, heck, even if it includes a velvet cape and a faux-gold crown! Come with an outfit that your friends are going to say, "This is SO YOU." As long as in your minds, you're slayin'.