With ‘Festival Fashion’ becoming a style in its own right, there are certain staples synonymous with Coachella and festivals alike. Be it gumboots at Glastonbury, bikinis at Hideout or headdresses’ at Burning Man, festival style is now very much apart of the fashion landscape. Through heart-rimmed lenses, we take a look at the fashion and beauty between the pools and the palms at this year’s Coachella festival.
Who: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Hayley Baldwin
Style: Gypsy cool cat meets ghetto glam
What They Wore: LV monogramed one-pieces (yes, it did happen), Tyga t-shirts (yes, that also happened), embellished eye bikinis, sheer lace, crotchet, ethnic belts, fringed and suede anything, denim bralettes and matching bombers, bejewelled boho necks, lace-up shorts and shoes.
Beauty: Illuminated with touches of makeup art; think bindis, diamonds and even nipple rings (read: Kendall)
Hair: A mix of plaits, braids and Spice Girl buns, with hair dipped in sea tones of blue and green and candy pinks
Key Piece: Headpiece
Who: Suki Waterhouse, Poppy Delveigne, Millie Mackintosh, Jaden Smith, Brooklyn Beckham
Style: Bi-polar dressing, eclectic vintage vs. sporty spice
What They Wore: Male flower crowns (Jaden Smith we’re looking at you!), leather (oft fringed or embellished), Hawaiian shirts (care of baby Beckham), Lisa Marie Fernandez one-pieces, floral sun-dresses’, sequins, sneakers and socks, chokers, and of course the ultimate staple; denim cut-offs paired with boots.
Beauty: Minimal; mostly bare and natural with swipes of peachy colour.
Hair: Just rolled out of bed: sometimes dotted with daisies, sometimes hidden by hats.
Key Piece: Sunnies (namely circle-rimmed)
Who: Alessandra Ambrosio, Sara Sampaio, Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver, Romee Strijd, Chanel Iman, Shanina Shaik
Style: Boho glam
What They Wore: Neck-ties, hot-pants in suede, denim and leather, skin-tight bohemian pants, sheer lace, skimpy playsuits, bell sleeves, bikini tops, midriffs aplenty (and lots of abs!)
Beauty: Bronzed, low-key glam.
Hair: Pared-down VS manes: long, loose waves.
Key Piece: Bikini (naturally)
THE DRAMA QUEENS
Who: Emma Roberts, Bella Thorne, Vanessa Hudgens, Zoe Kravitz
Style: Hollywood does desert
What They Wore: Denim by way of jean and dress, cons, neutral shades, sun dresses, espadrille wedges, basic tees, Camilla kaftans.
Beauty: Low-key LA: natural lip, rosy cheeks, subtle eyes.
Hair: Natural: subdued, born-with-it tones, brushed out blow-waves, loose plaits here and there.
Key Piece: Basics
Who: Chiara Ferragni, Aimee and Dani Song, Camila Coelho, Tash Oakley and Devin Brugman
Style: On-trend with an injection of cowboy chic
What They Wore: Coloured lace, off-the-shoulder everything, billowing silhouettes, cowboy boots, bandana wrapped necks and wrists, denim, laced-up everything (see flats, tops and shorts), with designer ‘it’ bag in tow.
Beauty: Plum-stained lips and subtle winged eyes
Hair: Wild and unkempt: long locks which looked to be spritzed by sea salt (or the product of Palm Springs pools), plus tiaras.
Key Piece: Bandana
Who: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Kesha
Style: Retro; 60s, 80s, 90s
What they Wore: Band tees, sheer lace, retro shades, graphic 60s prints, 90s bombers, athletic attire, metallic.
Beauty: Punchy, peach lips a la Katy Perry’s new Covergirl collaboration and that red lip classic thing you like
Hair: Either textured and shaggy, or more polished and pinned-up
Key Piece: Bomber Jacket