coachella 2016

What to Wear to Coachella When You’re Not Into Fringe Day 3

Photo: Andre Wagner

As a market editor, I have received 132 emails offering me flower crowns for Coachella. For me, that is 132 too many flower crowns.

So for the benefit of my non-boho sisters, I will be chronicling all my Coachella outfits in this space, as well as on the Cut’s Snapchat and Instagram. Check back here every day for an update.


Since I’ve never been to Coachella, I thought it would be nice to ease into the festival mind-set with something breezy and non-fussy. I decided on this dress by designer March11 because I like the tassels and dramatic, embroidered balloon sleeves. The silhouette has an easy flow, and it’s perfect for desert weather. Sure, it’s a little crunchy, but it still feels like me. I paired it with my Alexander Wang sandals because they’re my favorite thing on the face of the Earth.

For the Calvin Klein party I wanted to wear something festive, but it gets quite chilly at night in the desert. I commend all the girls in tiny skirts and swim tops, but I just can’t do it. Instead, I went for this disco halter jumpsuit from M Missoni. I like that it has a little shimmer in it so when you walk it catches the light. I ate at In-N-Out outside and I was happy as a clam.

M Missoni Jumpsuit, $1,1095 at Neiman Marcus; Steve Madden Heels, $99 at Macy’s


This is my busiest day, so I opted to wear something comfortable and easy to layer while I ran from party to party. One friend told me my Alexander Wang halter looks like a spaceship, but I think it’s cool and it’s so soft. I paired it with subtly distressed J Brand jeans from Aritzia and my Alexander Wang buckle sandals.

Alexander Wang Top, $330 at Farfetch; J Brand Jeans, $245 at Aritzia; Alexander Wang sandals, $468 at Farfetch

Pool party time! Even if you don’t get in the water, it’s an unwritten rule that you must wear a swimsuit to these things. I love this flattering suit from Cocodune. It doesn’t dig into my skin, and it doubles as a cute bodysuit with jeans. I added a Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt to make it look less basic.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Top, $119 at Farfetch; Cocodune Swimsuit, $182 at Cocodune; AG Jeans, $245 at AG

Going to dinner and the Moschino party tonight, I knew I had to wear something a bit more on the dressed-up side. I had a lot of options, but I chose this dress because I like its simple sexy look and the way it hugs my curves.

NBD Dress, $148 at Revolve; Steve Madden Heels, $90 at Steve Madden 


Sunday is usually my chill-and-run-errands day, but it’s the exact opposite at Coachella. I have six parties to go to today and it’s 95 degrees out. My solution: this Privacy Please wrap dress worn as a top over cropped Rag & Bone jeans, Everlane Babo sandals, and a Baggu leather tote.

Privacy Please Dress, $100 at Revolve; Rag & Bone Jeans, $195 at Aritzia; Everlane Babo Slippers, $ 145 at Everlane; Baggu Leather Tote, $160 at Baggu

It’s my last night at the festival! It was chillier than I expected, so I kept on the Rag & Bone jeans and paired them with a linen shirt from Aritzia and See by Chloe platform sandals. It’s been fun dressing for the festival, but the best thing about these looks is that I’ll be wearing them all summer, too – one major upside of not changing my style just to look like a “festival girl.”

Artizia Top, $85 at AritziaRag & Bone Jeans, $195 at Aritzia; See by Chloe Sandals, $278 at Farfetch; Erin Dana Snakeskin Choker $75 at Erin Dana; Lili Clapse Choker $70 at Lili Clapse

All The Non-Fringe Outfits I Wore To Coachella