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It’s time to unpack those slightly sheer kimonos and distressed cut-offs from winter storage: Festival season is finally here. Say “Coachella style,” three times, and Kate Bosworth in a American flag T-shirt magically manifests. The music festival is as much about what you’re wearing as what you’re there to listen to. While scavenging the vintage shops and local boutiques may appeal to some, LAC knows how busy you are. We rounded up our favorite LA style meccas stocked with perfect festival wear. Get shopping!


Let us start with the most important accessory. While you are trying to have a spiritual moment to “Taro” by Alt-J, the sun in your eyes may hinder that experience. Lucky for you, the creative masters at Garrett Leight California Optical have the most stylish sun-proof desert shades to keep your focus on the music.

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For festival menswear we suggest SIXHUNDRED, a DTLA urban gem where you can get all your patterned short sleeve button ups and ironic rap mogul T-shirts. Also, try their drawstring linen pants and patterned shorts, sure to keep you cool in that Palm Springs heat.

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Looking for something beyond basic when it comes to free spirited frocks? Virgo in DTLA, known for their eccentric pieces, is the boutique to pick up Chanel snap backs and paisley patched boyfriend jeans. Expect to end up on one of those “Coachella Style” web slideshows. You’re welcome.

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For all your luxe-casual needs Brigade LA has a ready-to-wear assortment of fun pieces. Think abstract tribal patterned shorts and galaxy print tote bags. In need of some new cut-offs? Brigade has some perfectly styled and multi-colored selections.

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LA’s  go-to spot for all that is currently trending: Wasteland. Sometimes we get so caught up looking through their racks of new and vintage goodness that we forget they sell some of the best kicks around. Their suggestion for what to don as you go back and forth from seeing TNGHT in the DJ tent to Local Natives on a central stage? Try their combat boots in summer hues, or the classic ankle boot with slight western or punk details.

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