by Jamila Tajah
If you love Bohemian headbands, offbeat sunglasses, bold prints and fringing, then Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is exactly the place for you.
Founded in 1999, Coachella has fast become a nationally recognised custom for music and of course fashion. The likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry, and the whole of young Hollywood have all been spotted gracing the dusty desert. Coachella has fast become the place for fashion. The festival’s reputation has grown from a flood of images through many social networking sites, most common of all being Instagram. You can’t avoid it, even if you’re in the middle of the desert.
When deciding what to wear for Coachella, weather is key. Due to the tropical heat the traditional rules of fashion are ignored giving way to more artistic, fun, experimental choices. The free vibes of the weekend gives attendees more of an excuse to go wild with outfits.
The quirkier the better, the festival encourages creativity in extreme forms, the fine line of fashion that many attendees play hopscotch with to amusing affects. While outlandish style might not be the enforced dress code at Coachella it certainly is something the festival is known for.
Coachella festival style can be broken down into two categories: the artistic beach look, and the casual couture mash-up look. Solange Knowles seems to capture the latter perfectly, combining elegant full vibrant skirts with distressed tees and casual footwear. Statement sunglasses are of course a must.
Then there is the more chilled looks, denim shorts with relaxed tees and boots can be seen paired with a bohemian scarf, side bag and piles of miss-matched bracelets and rings. Limited to only two weekends a year, the insane genius of Coachella fashion makes it one of the most captivating festivals of the year.
Header Photo Caesar Sebastion (Flickr)
Photos by Thomas Hawk (Flickr)