FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN FROM A-Z

Sunday's Spring Equinox not only kicked off Spring, but also the official countdown to festival season.  Whether you're going to Coachella, Bonnaroo, or Burning Man, fasten your seat belts because you're in for an adventure.  We've rounded up an A-Z countdown of some of what we're looking forward to this season. 

  

A is for ABBEY JACKET

Was there ever a jacket more perfect for festivals?  We don't think so. 

shop Abbey Jackets here.  
 
 

 B is for BEERS & BACKPACKS, 

If only you could hide the beer in the backpack, now that would be ideal.  #wishfulthinking

shop backpacks here
  
  
 

C is for CROCHET & CROWDSURFING.

Festival season is the next best thing to Halloween, when it's socially acceptable to be in public half naked.  Which means it's totally okay to rock crochet with nothing underneath.  ADDED BONUS:  the loose knit is basically a built-in ventilation.

shop crochet here.  

 

This girl is so stoked. . .  

  
   

D is for DBLANC & DANCING

Dance all night in the Sahara Tent; and the next morning, when your eyes scream "I might still be drunk," grab your D'Blanc shades and party on. 

 shop D'Blanc here.
 
 

E is for EVERLY JACKET 

Because buttery soft leather feels nice to the touch when your senses are heightened, if you know what we mean ;)

shop Everly Jackets here.
 
  
   

F is for FANNY PACKS & FRINGE

We know fanny packs bring visions of hammer pants and neon (which we fully support btw), but for festival season we've made something a bit more chic. There's nothing better than cruising festival grounds hands free (makes it easier to double fist your drinks), which is why fanny packs are our handbag of choice.  Pair it with a fringe jacket and you're good to go. 

 shop fanny packs here.
shop fringe here.
  
 
 

G is for GODDESSES & GANJA

We love seeing all our festival goddesses in Cleobella, tag us to show how you're styling your festival looks this year!  

 

Ganja- because, what's a festival without it? 
 

@aldensteimle wearing Cleobella at Coachella 2015
  
 @rockybarnes and @cassieamato wearing Cleobella at Coachella 2015
 

H- HYDRATE

Nobody wants to be that girl who passed out- not cute.  So take care of yourself!  Remember to bring a re-usable bottle and fill up regularly- Desert sun + alcohol + dancing is a easy recipe for dehydration!

 
  

I is for INDIO & INSTAGRAM

Shout out to Indio- home of the best festival on earth!  

 

Instagram - because let's be honest, you planned your outfit strategy around getting the money shot for social media. 

 

 
 
  

J is for JANIS JOPLIN

She's our rock n' roll goddess and festival muse! 

 

 

K is for KIMONO

Because it's just a lot more fun to frolick around in a flowy kimono.

  
 
shop kimonos here.
 

L is for LAYERS 

At 2pm when it's 110 degrees in the desert and you're sweating your ass off, it's hard to believe you'll ever be cold again.  But once that sun goes down and the wind picks up, you'll be wishing you would have worn something that covered more than just your nipples. Make sure to pack layers- we recommend our Rona Kimono or Olivia Kimono.  If it's too bulky to fit in your bag, tie the sleeves of your jacket in a knot around the strap of your bag. 

 

M is for MUSIC

In case you forgot that festivals are about music, not instagram. 

 

N is for NIP SLIP

Again, we repeat:  Festivals are socially acceptable ground for nudity.  So #FREETHENIPPLE, who knows the next time they'll see sunlight. 

 
 

O is for OVER THE MOON

This is a shameless plug for our Spring Collection which we designed with festival in mind.  ;)  So get to shoppin'

 shop Over the Moon here.

 
 
 

P is for POOL PARTIES 

We can't wait to get weird in the pool at our VANESSA MOONEY X CLEOBELLA X D'BLANC party house! 

  shop Vanessa Mooney here.
 
 

Q is for QUEEN

All hail the queen of Coachella:  Kate Bosworth.  

 
 

R is for ROMPER

Not the most practical choice because you'll have to get full naked in a porter potty, but being practical is boring.   You know what's not boring?  Our embroidered Caroline Romper

 
  

S is for SNAKE PRINT & SAHARA TENT

Get sweaty in the Sahara Tent wearing our lightweight snake print.  Plus, the Aida Romper has pockets to hide your secrets for an added bonus. 

 shop snake print here.

 

  

T is for TENT (camping)  

Okay we know it doesn't sound fun to wake up in a tent to blazing hot sun, a little hungover and covered in dirt.  But we swear, tent camping is an experience of a lifetime.  Just embrace the grime and roll with it. Bring some indian tapestries and an outdoor rug to set the right vibes.  

 #TENTGOALS

 
 

U is for UNIVERSAL 

Music is universal.  We love festivals for their ability to bring people from all different cultures together to enjoy a common passion; this kind of shared energy is powerful! It's what makes the festivals so magical and keeps us coming back for more. 

 
 

V is for VIRGINS

Get your mind out of the gutter!! We are talking about festival virgins- our owners Angela and Jim have never been to Coachella because they are always in Bali in April, but they're popping their festival cherry this year.

 

 

W is for WANDER WITH LOVE

Wherever festival season may take you this year, remember to always lead with your heart & wander with love.

 

X is for _________ .

Okay, to be honest, we couldn't think of anything festival related that begins with x. Any ideas?  

 

Y is fo YOLO

It's that kind of weekend. 

 

Z is for ZELLA

We can't wait to see our babe Zella Day, who is playing Coachella for the first time this year!  If you're at the festival, come by her set and sing along with us! 

 

See you there,

xo

The Bella Tribe