Each year, I take an annual journey to my mecca, otherwise known as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California. Coachella is the perfect blend of experimental music, bold fashion, and paradise. Without fail, I float back home on a cloud of pure happiness and a longing to return immediately. While I unfortunately do not reside in Palm Springs, I am fascinated with chic desert wear. You can imagine my delight when two designers at last night’s Austin Fashion Week showcased many looks that would undoubtedly land anyone on Coachella’s best dressed list.
The aptly-named design house of TropiCouture debuted a line of prim, airy dresses perfect for the desert heat. While vacationing in the desert, it is important to dress appropriately. The dresses, like the one below, prove you can be comfortable yet fashion-forward while lounging poolside in any environment.
Ofabz Swimwear also gave a nod to retro silhouettes and featured high-waisted swimsuits in fun floral and gingham prints. While the playful suits were definitely eye-catching, I was most drawn to a versitile navy chevron jumpsuit. The possibilities are endless with a piece like this…dress it down if you are out and about during the day or up for an evening cocktail party!
I will have to wait until next year to once again make my Palm Springs journey but until then, there are many local designers who can satisfy my wanderlust.