It’s that time of year again, girls!

 Although it’s not been made an official ’thing’ just yet, in our OTL rule book Coachella marks the start of summer for our wardrobes, and boy are we ready to let a little sun back into our lives! We’ve been waiting for the perfect excuse to pop away those woollies for another year and grab our sunnies and sandals – well here it is... but are you Coachella ready? 

Forget anything you already own – whatever it is, it's so last year! If you want to keep up with the likes of ultimate girl gang members, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, you’re going to need to dance your way onto the festival scene in something new and fresh. What better to do that than to have a selection of the worlds most coveted yet unidentified brands at your side.  So, whether you’re kicking back to The XX or dancing all night to DJ Snake – make sure you’re doing it in style!


First timer? Now it wouldn’t be good girl code to let you go into this one without knowing the basic festival need to knows. Whilst Coachella is undeniably glamorous and a never-ending fashion minefield for some incredibly creative looks, we can all get our heads out of the non-existent clouds if we think it’s all Californian blue skies on the fashion faux pas front.  Coachella is still based in a desert in Palm Springs and with that, comes some avoidable mistakes that we are here to steer you clear from.  So here are our Coachella must haves for 2017, proving both practical but still worthy of sending your Instagram likes through the roof.


You may be thinking that sunglasses are an obvious one, and you’re totally right!  It goes without saying that you wouldn’t dare step out without these outfit essentials, but did you know that they have more than one purpose? Not only do they add effortless cool girl vibes to your look, they offer UV protection for your eyes in the strong desert sun, stopping unwanted dust irritating you in those unpredictable sandstorms. 


Now, you’re probably wondering what an earth you’d want with a jacket in the heat of the desert, but did you know that whilst the daytime is gloriously sunny, the nights are extremely chilly. There is nothing fun about being cold and don’t cut you or your girl gangs night short because you forgot fashion rule number one – layering is key in any continent!


There is nothing worse than lugging a bag full of essentials around a festival, because let’s face it girls, there’s a lot of them. Well meet your new festival bestie! Innovative brand Flatt makes comfort a focus, without compromising style. Lightweight, waterproof and practical – all the boring stuff, we know… but when they look this good, how could you possibly say no to this vital companion?