April 15, 2014

Style Recap: Chicest Coachella 2014 Performers

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.

AlunaGeorge

Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella

Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella

Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella

Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella

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

Ellie Goulding

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via Mashable

via Paste Magazine

via Paste Magazine

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 

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via telegraph.co.uk

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

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

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via Flickr

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via Getty

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.

Haim

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via REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

via REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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

Jhene Aiko

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via tumblr

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via trendrender

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.

Kate Nash

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via desertsun

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via Scott Roth/Invision/AP

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.

Banks

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via zimbio

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via hitfix

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.

 Warpaint

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via oregonlive

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via Heather Kaplan / consequenceofsound

Forecast: Dark denim, fitted tees, converse, and delicate jewelry.

Reality: Medium wash denim, schoolgirl skirt, basic tank top, delicate jewelry.

Verdict: 80% ACCURATE.

ZZ Ward

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via gotceleb

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via zimbio

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.

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