Coachella kicks off the summer festival season this weekend, and you’ve got your denim midi dress and gladiator wrap sandals all ready to go. Shortie denim overalls? Check. Mirrored cold-shoulder crop top? Check. Ripped and patched jeans? Check.
Floaty boho gypsy skirt, embroidered blouse and wrap for when the sun goes down and evening turns cool? Check, check and check. Hmmmmm. Then you, my fashionista friend, may want to make your trending statement by updating your makeup, hair and accessories.
Steal some runway makeup looks from Milan, Paris and NYC. Rainbows hit a peak of popularity during the Fashion Weeks, and they are supremely suited for the festivals. Models at the Sophia Webster show combined rainbow glitter under the eye with bold eyeliner to give the disco eye a fresh new spin.
Models at the Sabinna show applied a strip of holographic glitter along their arches just beneath the eyebrow for a high-lined brow. The look was finished with pink eyeshadow on lid. Pink is the new black when it comes to makeup shades. Apply pink blush high up on the corners of your cheeks and to the sides of your eyes and you’ve gone beyond contouring to draping. You can sneak up on the draping look if the all-pink all-over trend is a little too intense for you. Try either high pink cheekbones or a soft wash in the center of your eyelids.
More than one Fashion Week designer smeared black kohl liner to give models a smudgy shadow and then applied a gloss to put a slick texture to the edgy eye look. Try applying MAC Mixing Medium in Shine over your favorite black kohl liner.
Festivals are a wonderful stage for hairstyles and accessories you might hesitate to wear to the office on a mundane work day. If you haven’t managed to snag one of the flower crowns that Dolce and Gabbana featured on their coral-lipped runway models, check out the Meow Crown for $14 from Flower Children Only.
You can create your own design to copy the scruffy-meets-chic look sported by modals at the Rodarte show. All you need is lace, flowers, ribbons and similar embellishments woven into your lustrous locks. Show off your ponytail to its best advantage by first spritzing hair with a salt water spray and then adding a few micro-mini-braids around the face. Try the Christian Siriano ‘do that started models off with sleek, straight hair halfway down the length of their tresses and then switched over to an “S” wave.
Top off your Summer festival style with a cute-as-can-be necklace. No festival wardrobe is complete without a bolo tie or leather choker. This Onyx Rosary Choker costs $36 and features a ruby center stone on a black onyx choker rosary chain.
A Rose Quartz Choker priced at $26 boasts a crystal point capped in 24k electroplated gold on a leather strap. The signature Palos Verdes Bolo Tie boats an oval, solid steel concho on adjustable black leather cord and traditional, silver end caps at a cost of $35. Or try the Black Magic Charm Wrap at $40. The black faux suede charm wrap necklace is accented with a black sparkle mini guitar pick.