Supermodel Hailey Bieber25 years old, already a permanent at Coachella for several years. She often attends the Palm Springs music festival with a relaxed look and nostalgic fashion sense; Think ’90s-inspired tees graphics paired with cropped cuts, or designer crop tops and pants fitted with body-hugging leash. For Bieber’s
carnival costumesdesigner Karla Welch – who also counts Justin Bieber and Tracee Ellis Ross as customers – often saves and buys items from her personal closet. That process inspired Welch’s new partnership with the second-hand retailer ThredUp Edit festival clothes ranging from textured denim to vintage tops.
“Fashion from shows like ‘Euphoria’ is sure to influence the trends that people experiment with at festivals.”
The collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time, as the holiday season is proving to be one of the fashion industry’s most wasted times. ThredUp recently authorized a festival-fashion surveyconducted from retail analytics firm GlobalData and profiled 2,000 American adults over the age of 18. They found that half of this year’s festival-goers plan to buy a new piece of clothing, one in three shoppers say they will only wear a one-time purchase, and 40% of the time. Generation Z population assumes it’s unlikely they’ll ever wear anything they buy again. Welch hopes to show these shoppers that they can still prioritize sustainability while crafting their festive wardrobe.
Welch tells POPSUGAR that is the key to sourcing fashion in an eco-friendly way. “The best way to save is to be open to what you discover and let those items find you,” she advises, noting that she loves hunting for the perfect old jeans and loves colored pants. oranges and Levi’s 501s. “You never know what you’ll find, so you have to keep an open mind.”
Aside from plenty of denim, Welch’s festive mood board includes oversize jackets, moto jackets, grunge boots, and the perfect white t-shirt – all of which are classic, age-old staples. However, there is a festive fashion trend that is passing, she is very excited about this season. “Fashion from shows like ‘Happiness‘will definitely influence the trends that people experiment with at festivals,’ she said.
Ahead of the collection’s launch, Welch shares three of her top festive styling tips for 2022, illustrated with an image of Bieber looking at Coachella. Click through for her best fashion advice.
Image source: Courtesy of ThredUpAbove: Stylist Karla Welch arranges the holiday staples gifted to ThredUp.