Goodbye forever, festival fashion!
If celebrity stylist Stacy London had her way, we wouldn’t see another romper, floral headband, or knee-high gladiator sandal ever again. The longtime style fixer and star of Love, Lust or Run, says she’s over the copycat looks as seen at the annual Coachella music and art event.
“I’m so sick of festival gear,” London, 45, told Cosmopolitan.com. “Coachella needs to die. Honestly, we can listen to the music at home.”
Well, it’s not the all-star music lineups she finds most annoying, it’s all the predictable trends worn at once.
“You don’t have to follow trends because they’re trends,” the What Not to Wear alum explained. “Fashion is an industry that is built on in security, not autonomy.” Adding, “You have to remember that you are an individual with the possibility of making choices within an industry that’s always going to tell you you’re failing. That’s how they sell things. “
Though high temps are expected for the event held in Indio, Calif., London says that’s no excuse to have a barely there uniform.
“Festival dressing has become all about skin,” London said. “It’s become about how sexy you can be in your denim shorts and your halter top.”
Still, the TV personality is far from a prude, saying, “It’s not that celebrating one’s sexuality doesn’t have a place. But to turn a festival into that as a style? I don’t know if that’s the best way to enjoy a festival.”
London wants women to own their individual style. “Your style is a reflection of who you are as a person, and your style should be a celebration of who you are as a person, because you are enough,” she said. “And whatever you decide to clothe yourself in is really just the icing on the very yummy cake.”
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