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The Best Providence Stores To Get Your Coachella Outfits

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brown chapter.

As spring sets in, Brown University students in Providence are gearing up for one of the biggest music and art festivals of the year, Coachella. Known for its eclectic mix of music genres, art installations, and fashion trends, Coachella is a favorite among college students. With Coachella just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what outfits to wear and where to find them in Providence.

Luckily for Brown University students, Providence has a vibrant fashion scene with plenty of options. For those who want to stay close to campus, Thayer Street is the perfect spot to shop for festival outfits. Thayer Street is home to various stores, including Urban Outfitters, Berks Shoes and Clothing Store, and Spectrum India, which offer a range of clothing options for all styles and budgets.

Urban Outfitters, in particular, is a go-to for festival fashion. From fringed vests and crochet tops to denim shorts and flowy dresses, Urban Outfitters has everything a festival-goer could want. Another popular store on Thayer Street is Berks Shoes. Known for its simple yet stylish basics, it offers a range of options for those who prefer a more understated festival look.

If you’re looking for something more unique, check out the boutiques on Wickenden Street. Located just a short walk from Thayer Street, Wickenden Street has several local boutiques offering unique pieces. With stores like Curious Nature Apothecary and Feminine Fancies, you will surely find something that stands out.

While Coachella is undoubtedly the biggest festival of the season, plenty of other festivals are happening in Providence and the surrounding areas. The Rhode Island Music and Arts Festival, or RIMAF, is one festival that should be on every Brown student’s radar. RIMAF is a two-day festival featuring various music genres, art installations, and food trucks. The festival is in late April and is held at India Point Park, just a short drive from campus.

Another festival to look out for is the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, in late July. The Newport Folk Festival is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious folk festivals. It features a lineup of established and up-and-coming folk musicians. The festival occurs at Fort Adams State Park, which offers stunning views of Newport Harbor and the Newport Bridge.

Undoubtedly, Brown University students in Providence have plenty of options when it comes to festival fashion and local festivals. Whether shopping on Thayer Street or exploring the boutiques on Wickenden Street, you’re sure to find the perfect outfit for Coachella. With festivals like RIMAF and the Newport Folk Festival happening throughout the summer, Providence always has something to look forward to.

Athina is a junior from Greece studying Business Economics and Behavioral Decision Sciences. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends!