Festival Flair — 25 Coachella-Ready Accessories To Jazz Up Your Look During Music Festival Season And Beyond!
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which marks the official beginning of the outdoor music festival season, kicks off in exactly one week, which means it’s time to plan those outfits that will prove practical and comfortable but still channel the desired rocker-meets-Boho-meets-hipster vibe. Sure, you’ll want to pack some maxi dresses, rompers, lace frocks, fringe jackets, kimonos, crop tops, cut-off denim shorts, graphic tees, peasant skirts, and split-neck blouses with billowing sleeves, but it’s your choice of accessories that will prove key to pulling any look together during music festival season. Below, check out some finishing touches — from statement necklaces and cheeky sunglasses to floppy fedoras and funky bucket bags — that will make your ensemble sing!
Vanessa Mooney The Harper Brass Necklace, $275. Available at VanessaMooney.com
Whether you pair this statement necklace with a sleeveless blouse featuring a playful flounce along the bustline or position it atop an ethereal lace maxi dress, it will completely transform your look. Measuring 17.5″ in length, this brass necklace features a box chain with oxidized brass Afghan links and arrows for an Artemis-worthy effect.
Freebird Hendrix Leather Tapestry Boot, $315. Available at NastyGal.com
Named after Jimi Hendrix, these leather boots feature tapestry insets with embroidered geometric and floral details, as long as a stacked 3.5″ wooden heel.
Street Level Beaded Crossbody Bag, $48. Available at Shop.Nordstrom.com
This beaded envelope clutch gives the geometric motifs commonly found in tribal prints a jolt of modern sass thanks to the juxtaposition of bright pink, yellow, and aqua accent beads against the primarily black-and-white color scheme.
Rad + Refined Uh Huh Honey Shades, $30. Available at NastyGal.com
You’re bound to fall in love with these matte tortoise frames, featuring orange mirrored lenses and a top rim adorned with baby pink rose accents, along with letter beads that spell out “Uh Huh Honey,” the phrase Kanye West sampled from country star Brenda Lee’s hit “Sweet Nothin’s” for his own chart-topping jam “Bound 2.”
Venessa Arizaga Meteor Shower Earring, $250. Available at VenessaArizaga.com
Who said earrings need to come in pairs? Sometimes one isn’t the loneliest number. Measuring a whooping 7″ in length, this single hoop earring features a veritable piñata explosion of splashy, festive, cheerful charms — from yellow smiley faces to silver chains with star charms, white pearls, teardrop-shaped aqua blue stones, metal heart locket details, and kitschy dice, rainbow, bowling pin, and question mark charms.
Forever 21 Crescent-Band Fedora, $17.90. Available at Forever21.com
A wide-brim fedora is practically mandatory during festival season, but this Forever 21 number scores major brownie points thanks to the sleek metal crescents rimming the base of its crown, hence lending the topper a Southwestern ‘tude.
The 2Bandits Garden Route Tie Necklace, $148. Available at FreePeople.com
Give your outfit a Western flair with this 16″-long, antique silver-plated necklace, featuring chevron shapes linked together to achieve a length and silhouette reminiscent of a skinny necktie.
H&M Long Earrings, $7.95. Available at HM.com
These sunny earrings feature teardrop-, round-, and almond-shaped plastic beads in orange, green, white, and peach hues, as well as crocheted lilac, peach, and white fabric flowers that add a delicate sensibility to the design.
Cult Gaia Metal Daisy Crown, $118. Available at CultGaia.com
Have you had your fill of fabric flower crowns? Then switch up your tiara game with this stunning Cult Gaia design, featuring a row of gold-toned metal daisies featuring a white enamel coating along the upper layer of petals that, in turn, add a touch of whimsy and vivaciousness to the regal headpiece.
ShoeDazzle Indio Bucket Bag, $54.95. Available at ShoeDazzle.com
Bucket bags are making a major comeback this spring and summer — which is welcome news for all those who appreciate the way the handbag style combines a basic structured shape with a drawstring aperture that adds a bit of slouch. This particular piece will turn heads with its neon-colored fabric panels, which feature groovy Aztec-inspired geometric patterns.
Half Moon Bay Gold and Turquoise Statement Necklace, $18. Available at Lulus.com
Celebrate the beauty of the lunar phases with this gold-toned necklace, featuring five curving pendants shaped like half moons, each embellished with inset turquoise beads and engraved zigzag lines. The triangular turquoise beads nestled within each half moon shape add a mystical quality to the design.
Chinese Laundry Knollwood Booties, $225. Available at ChineseLaundry.com
Made of rich burnished leather, these booties feature side pull tabs embellished with coral red stones and threaded teardrop-shaped accents in a shiny silver hue.
Jenny Bird August Moon Earrings, $60. Available at Jenny-Bird.com
Like wind chimes or dreamcatchers, these earrings promise to dance, jingle, and clink in the air thanks to the chains of flattened, silver-coated, disc-shaped brass spheres dangling from the lower rim of each hammered, distressed-looking, crescent moon-shaped pendant. Tiny turquoise-colored beads, meanwhile, add a touch of Southwestern charm to these celestial-inspired earrings.
Brixton Piper Fedora, $58. Available at Brixton.com
While a chestnut brown, camel, or black fedora will prove to be a versatile accessory, you sometimes need to take a risk, to live life in color! This mustard yellow topper is even cooler than Dick Tracy’s signature hat, and its wide floppy brim lends it a free-spirited verve.
Quay Pippa Sunglasses, $45. Available at QuayAustralia.com
These adorable sunglasses feature round amber-toned lenses and white metal frames in a grooved pattern reminiscent of honeycomb chambers.
Capwell Show-Stopping Layered Necklace, $58. Available at Capwell.co
Take the guesswork out of layering your necklaces with this necklace, which features four strands that are perfectly staggered to create a ladder-like look, with the longest strand measuring 30″ in total length. Each strand is adorned with such hippie chic embellishments as a cobalt feather, a silver-toned filigree pendant with a turquoise center stone, a turquoise tassel, a Hamsa hand charm, and a number of cream, coral, and turquoise round beads.
Warehouse Star Embroidered Cross-body Bag, $37.50. Available at Warehouse.AndOtherBrands.com
As if the tapestry-inspired pattern of this embroidered cross-body bag weren’t charming enough, this accessory is further embellished with multi-colored pom-poms, a tassel pull tab, and silver-toned sequins.
Dolce Vita Hollice Mule Booties, $260. Available at Bloomingdales.com
These cream-colored booties feature an open heel that lets feet breathe (even when standing on grassy expanses under beaming sun rays and rocking out to your favorite band), while the studded harness straps and 3.25″-tall stacked wooden heels exude Western sass.
Venessa Arizaga Desert Flower Bracelet, $75. Available at VenessaArizaga.com
Braided threads nod to the classic style of friendship bracelets, while antique, gold-plated beads and etched heart and coin charms make this accessory feel more grown-up.
Torchlight Jewelry Thunderbird Pendant Necklace, $125. Available at TorchlightJewelry.com
Members of the Lakota tribe viewed the thunderbird as a supernatural creature, one capable of creating storms as it took flight. Inspired by this mythology, the folks at Torchlight jewelry created this matte brass pendant necklace, measuring 3″ in length and 2.75″ in width, which features the powerful thunderbird with its wings outspread magnificently.
Rebecca Minkoff Julian Fringe Backpack, $395. Available at RebeccaMinkoff.com
Outdoor festival season is the perfect time to frolic in fringe — after all, as you walk, sway, jump, and twirl, these flecks will also bounce, mirroring your own movement and channeling your joyful energy. Made from textured leather, this lightweight backpack is perfect for storing water bottles, towels, sunglasses, makeup bags, digital cameras, and more, leaving your hands free for clapping, flashing peace signs, recording stage acts, and taking selfies.
Two Bandits Annie Oakley Cuff, $78. Available at The2Bandits.com
There will be a new style sheriff in town when you rock this etched sterling silver cuff bracelet, inspired by the conchos typically seen on bolo ties.
Modern Vice Harley Marley Leather Boots, $675. Available at ModernVice.com
This black leather bootie features a frenzy of feathers — some green and iridescent, others black with white spots, and others in electric red, turquoise, and green shades — and leather cords with tusk-shaped charms crafted out of ivory bone and turquoise stones, all cascading down the front, back, and sides of the shaft.
Nissa Jewelry Gypsy Queen Cuff, $132. Available at NissaJewelry.com
Made of recycled metal, this silver-toned, 2″-wide cuff features two etched triangular shapes stacked atop each other along the center of the piece, and a number of round, dangling, antiqued medallions with intricate etchings that nod to celestial constellations, Old World currency, and fortune-telling coins.
Chiara Ferragni Glitter Lips Slip-On Sneakers, $290. Available at NastyGal.com
If ankle boots aren’t your thing, then add a groovy kick to your look — especially if it involves denim cut-offs or black leather shorts! — with these slip-on sneakers designed by celebrity blogger Chiara Ferragni. Not only do they feature glitter-covered uppers and black patent edging, these laid-back sneakers are embellished with cheeky patent leather patches, with one foot featuring a red pout and the other a scarlet-colored lipstick tube.