20 April 2022
By Kristen Daly
After a long two-year hiatus, Coachella is back, baby!
The return of this iconic Californian festival certainly has us cheering. It’s most famous for the music, but we also watch on each year to see everyone's lewks.
With one weekend down, one to go, we’ve already seen 10/10 outfits on stage, including Harry Styles in an all-over sequin jumpsuit and Megan Thee Stallion in space-age silver. But as celeb attendees like Vanessa Hudgens or the Jenner sisters would attest, off stage is where the magic happens.
This year, we got involved by dressing a crew of our favourite TikTok and Instagram influencers, from Jilissa to Devyn Winkler and Cindy Mello. There are no rules to festival fashion - or if they are, they’re meant to be broken. But some key themes have emerged at Coachella and in our epic festival range (read even more about it in our Ultimate Guide to Festival Style This Season).
From cowgirl cool to high shine to hyperbrights, the 2022 trends are here and they're headliner-worthy. Scroll on to see the 6 festival trends we picked out for our Coachella dreamgirls and why you and your besties will love wearing them.
Who doesn’t wanna go to a desert disco? This season, the Coachella girlies - and Harry! - are serving sparkles and glitter, from Y2K-inspired mesh dresses and tops with cowl necks and butterfly shapes to futuristic pieces with circle disc sequins and metallic detailing.
Jilissa Ann Zoltko (@jilissa) wears the Moxie Chain Strap Cowl Mesh Mini Dress in Green
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Yasmin Deborah Morgana (@yasmindeborah) wears the Mignonette Ruched Front Open Back Mesh Halter Top in Black
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Group shot: Anna Shumate (@annashumatee), Fernanda Ramirez (@fernandaraamirez), Devyn Winkler (@devynwinkler), Sab Quesada (@sabquesada) and Rosina Valcheva (@rosinavalcheva)
...Copy their overall Euphoria High vibe with the Mignonette Ruched Front Open Back Mesh Halter Top in Pink and Ingrid Sequin Mini Skirt in Rainbow Silver
It wouldn’t be Coachella without some Wild Wild West references. Cowboy hats, paisley bandannas and fringed bits have long popped up in festival outfits, but our fave Western look has to be the cowboy (or cowgirl) boot. Knee-high or calf-high, pared-back or pretty, it’s sturdy but stylish and goes with everything.
Devyn Winkler (@devynwinkler) wears the Billini - Utari Boots in Black-White Contrast
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Music festivals are back baby - and so is our desire to dress up with the smallest amount of fabric possible. At Coachella and beyond, we’re revealing some skin with plunging necklines, sheer looks, sarong-style mini skirts and tiny tops teamed with slouchy low-rise trousers.
Devyn Winkler (@devynwinkler) wears the Tiana Mesh Halter Neck Top in Silver
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Evie Maree McClelland (@eviemareee) wears the Sasha V Hem Open Back Mesh Halter Crop in Gunmetal and Fiorella Mini Sarong in Black
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Ellie Thumann (@elliethumann) wears the Sasha V Hem Open Back Mesh Halter Crop in Silver/Gold
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Turn up the main character energy with a look that says she’s in the band - or at the very least headed backstage. We’re thinking grungy blacks glammed up with expertly layered accessories, sheer fabrics or metallics, and just the right dose of timeless dark denim.
Cindy Mello (@cindymello) wears the Kerensa Sheer Cowl Maxi Dress in Black
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Shelly (@shellycakess) wears the Sasha V Hem Open Back Mesh Halter Crop in Gunmetal
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Is it risky? A little, yeah. Is it iconic? Absolutely. This Coachella we keep spotting that white-on-white look, from white mini dresses with matching cowboy boots to multi-tiered boho dresses with sneakers. Just make sure you get your pictures before the dust descends!
Fernanda Ramirez (@fernandaraamirez) wears the Annelise Cotton Cut Out Tiered Mini Dress in White and Rosina Valcheva (@rosinavalcheva) wears the Kailyn Halter Slit Midi Dress in Cream
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Sahara Tent fans, where you at? Sometimes we just wanna skip the main stage and go straight to the dance hotspots. If this is you, match your rave-babe mood with a hyper-bright ensemble in hot pink, lime green, zesty orange, neon lilac or a rainbow of bright sequins.
Jilissa Ann Zoltko (@jilissa) wears the Ayen Strappy Bikini Mini Dress in Purple
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Bailey Marshall (@baymarshall) wears the Jeurgie Plunge Fringe Sequin Halter Top in Hot Pink and the Jeurgie Fringe Sequin Mini Skirt in Hot Pink
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