Coachella Street Style

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By Charlotte Codd

This season’s return to halcyon days of times gone by is right-on-the-pulse for the festival fashion circuit. Forget Woodstock ’69 – nowadays you’ll find the style set in the California desert making their pilgrimage to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Whilst artists from AC/DC to Drake take to the stage, our focus is on Coachella’s fashionable crowd that are drawn from all over the globe. As the sun sets on weekend one, picks our most stylish out from the crowd, as well as the trends that look set to dominate festival season.

Kate Bosworth leads the print pack in exotic embroidery.

With the desert heat beating down on festivalgoers, it’s only natural that an exotic twist comes out to play. Whether it’s Native American embroidery (courtesy of Kate Bosworth) or a South American play on prints, the stylish looked to all corners of the world when packing their Coachella wardrobes. Tan ankle boots optional.

Easy festival fashion in a slip-on-and-go dress.

For those who want a more simple festival fashion experience, it’s easier to grab-and-go with a dress. The no-fuss piece ensures that the focus is on enjoying what Coachella has to offer. Accessorise with a hat for a rocker vibe, or keep it chic by adding a Chanel shoulder bag to elevate your look. Meanwhile, fringing adds an air of nonchalance that harks back to SS15’s favourite era – the Seventies.

Daisy Lowe, Atlanta de Cadenet and Mary Charteris

Even the stars can’t avoid the allure of Coachella. The headlining acts aren’t the only celebs to be seen bringing their all to the valley – with Kate Bosworth a festival regular alongside Daisy Lowe, our eyes are peeled to see what the rich, famous and fashionable are wearing in the desert.

Beat the heat in midriff baring crop tops and cut-offs.

Made a staple by Kate Moss, the young and beautiful beat the heat by turning to a fail-safe option of cut-offs and midriff baring crop tops. Not for the faint of heart – or those who haven’t stepped up their summer fitness regime – this festival style staple could be seen all around the grounds, and probably will remain on trend for the rest of the season. It’s time to hit the gym, ladies!

Keeping things simple in white.

Crisp whites keep it cool and trendy. The perennial summer staple can be found aplenty. One festivalgoer even chose Coachella as the location of her wedding, celebrating in a Victorian-style bridal dress under the California sun – a perfect fit for the return of the spirit of Bohemia!