Our Lucky Editor-Approved Coachella Packing Guide

Next week, I'll be jetting over to the West Coast for my third Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—and truth be told, I might even prefer this annual outdoor extravaganza to Fashion Week. The two-weekend concert event, which unofficially kicks off the entire summer music festival circuit, lures some of the hottest established and up-and-coming bands out to the California desert for three days' worth of sun, mountain views and serious style. And this year's lineup, which includes acts like Phoenix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sigur Rós, New Order and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, promises to be every bit as epic as usual.

But while you'll spot everything from crocheted bodysuits and full-on face paint to feathered headdresses and fringed bikinis—the Coachella crowd tends to get a little wild at times—there are some slightly less flamboyant, far more fashionable options on the market. From an adorable crop-top-and-skirt combo to the perfect pair of booties, click through to shop our Coachella 2013 packing picks.

If there were ever a time to test-drive this season's crop top trend, Coachella is it. Pick one that covers just enough skin and skip the feather circlet for a look that's more straight-off-the-runway than swigged-the-whole-flask.