The first official day of summer may still be a month and a half away, however, in Southern California it’s already feeling like the full-fledge season. This was no exception at Stagecoach last weekend. Stagecoach is an annual, three-day country music festival held in Indio, CA. (Yes, occurring the weekend right after and at the same location as Coachella.) For the past several years, I’ve been wanting to go to Stagecoach, but have been unable to attend for one reason or another. This year, one of my dearest girlfriends and I finally made it to the festival. And let’s just say, it DID NOT disappoint. The proof was on my Instastories!
The music was amazing. The environmental was fun and relaxing, and I had the best company to experience it all with. The only negative was the extreme heat (high 90s-100s). I was extremely diligent with application and re-application of my SPF and wearing sunglasses and a hat for additional coverage. Each day was a great excuse to “dress the part” for this country music festival. I steered clear from flannel or plaid (wanted to get a bit more creative!) and kept it light and airy in the desert. Minus the boots, I’ll be wearing these outfits throughout the spring and into the summer. Keep scrolling to see the three outfits I wore for Stagecoach as well highlights from the festival.
The first day was the hottest of all the days! I wore this cream slip dress that was loose and airy with a relaxed pair of light denim shorts. This medium-wide brimmed hat was the perfect size (and price!) to protect my face from the harsh sun. And I can’t forget about the boots! This pair of tall boots is the newest ones to my wardrobe. The mid-tone brown pairs well with warm, ivory dress. I like the snip toe of the boot. Think of it as an equivalent to a pointy toe; it helps to elongate the legs. Not pictured here, I wore a mustard and purple/magenta floral kimono (seen here) as a cover in the evening. Love love love how this came together.
Highlights of the Day: checking out the AMAZING Airbnb setup we had, meeting up with friends, exploring the festival grounds, having a rocking party during Jake Owen’s set, and a surprise guest appearance from Jason Derulo
I quite enjoyed how this monochromatic look turned out. The mix of rose, blush, and terracotta along with metallic details pulled everything together. As suggested previously here, this cut-out midi dress is getting lots of wear in the warm weather. I paired it with a blush and creamy paisley bandanna, worn as a headband (seen in photo above). Throw on the western, metallic boots and delicate, gold jewelry, and I am good to go. This look kept me cool and comfortable during the day. When the wind picked up in the evenings, I layered on my leather jacket.
Highlights of the Day: leisure time and healthy brunch at a local farm-to-table restaurant, Kacey Musgraves (love her music and she’s AMAZING live), Midland, and lots of inside jokes
I went “full festival” for the last day. I wore this perfect knit, camel cropped tank that I randomly purchased a couple days before the festival for $13. The material is thin and breathable while appearing more luxe than it actually is. Looking at the color and fit, the cost per wear on this piece will be well worth it. I will be pairing this with skirts, high-waist jeans, wide-legged cropped trousers, etc. I am currently tempted to get another one as well as one in white. In addition, I wore distressed black denim, my boots, and this reworked vintage fringe jacket. This jacket made an appearance on my Festival Style Edit, and I had to showcase it for Stagecoach.
Highlights of the Day: finding a good parking spot (yes, this is a highlight!), great conversation with the bestie, cooler temperatures, dancing and boot stomping in the windy desert, Brett Young, an unanimous crowd sing-a-long during Trisha Yearwood’s “How Do I Live,” and Garth Brooks wrapping up the whole weekend in the best way possible.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be catching up on all the daily life chores that were delayed due to a busy past couple weeks. As always, subscribe below for up-to-date beauty and style content. There’s lots of fun posts coming your way.