Last week I cast a style forecast for the 10 chicest Coachella 2014 performers of week 1: AlunaGeorge, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Dum Dum Girls, Haim, Jhene Aiko, Kate Nash, Banks, Warpaint, and ZZ Ward. How accurate were my predictions? Let’s find out.
Forecast: Cropped black sleeveless top with strategic pops of flesh, high-waisted shorts, bold gold statement jewelry.
Reality: Black jacket covers details, but yes to bold statement jewelry, yes to high waisted shorts, yes to black.
Verdict: 90% ACCURATE
Forecast: Graphic or text tank, black shorts, colorful kicks.
Reality: High waisted black leather shorts, cropped black leather top, black leather jacket a la Matrix, brown & black kicks.
Verdict: 70% ACCURATE.
Lana Del Rey
Forecast: Polished pastel sundress or ripped denim shorts with graphic, vintage inspired tank. Enormous hair.
Reality: Bright floral sundress in pink & orange, camel colored heeled sandals, enormous hair, pout.
Verdict: 50% ACCURATE.
Dum Dum Girls
Forecast: All black, patterned tights paired with shorts or dress, winged eyeliner, strategically mussed bedhead.
Reality: All black, patterned tights, sheer tops, pasties, dark lips, winged eyeliner, bedhead.
Verdict: 90% ACCURATE.
Forecast: Vintage, patterned tops, artfully distressed denim, lady-like flats, 70’s straight center-parted hair.
Reality: Flowing tops, 70’s straight center-parted hair, artfully distressed denim, heavy on black and neutrals.
Verdict: 65% ACCURATE
Forecast: Flowing bohemian shirt over cuffed denim shorts, pops of bright color/pattern, a few select items of statement jewelry.
Reality: Floor length white dress with slit & stomach cut outs, knit skirt, floral chest detail, delicate up d0.
Verdict: 0% ACCURATE.
Forecast: Eye-catching mod dress under art-pop bright accessories.
Reality: Hot pink silk, lace, and God knows what else dress, pink face jewels & hair, bright accessories.
Verdict: 95% ACCURATE.
Forecast: All black, stick straight hair, form-fitting dress, minimal jewelry.
Reality: All black, stick straight hair, form fitting skirt/dress combo, minimal jewelry, wide brimmed hat.
Verdict: 90% ACCURATE.
Forecast: Dark denim, fitted tees, converse, and delicate jewelry.
Reality: Medium wash denim, schoolgirl skirt, basic tank top, delicate jewelry.
Verdict: 80% ACCURATE.
Forecast: Black hat, black tank, black jeans, pretty blonde waves, natural makeup.
Reality: Black hat, sequined silver romper with plunging neckline, pretty blonde waves, natural makeup.
Verdict: 40% ACCURATE.
While there were some slip ups, I’m pretty impressed by the accuracy of my own style predictions. Personal style stays true… Even at Coachella.