Festival Fashion: What to Wear to Coachella

Posted April 11, 2014 by in Lifestyle

Every year, thousands of people flock to the desert of California for Coachella — one of the largest music festivals in the United States. As usual, the headliners this year are INSANE! We have Lorde, CHVRCHES, Ellie Goulding, Haim, Lana Del Rey, Kate Nash, MGMT, Muse, Pharrell and The Knife just to name a few.

2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 3

Music isn’t the only reason people attend  Coachella though, the fashion scene at this festival rivals both New York and London Fashion Week. If you want to fit in at this boho-chic festival, you must dress to impress. Below are eight must-have pieces for Coachella and beyond.

1. Kimono

Desert weather is tricky. During the day it’s extremely hot, but the evening cools down quite a bit. Elevate your simple cami and denim combo by adding a kimono in a colorful print when it gets a bit chilly.


$15.80 via Forever 21

2. Overalls

Wear a pair of overalls with a colorful crop-top or oversized striped tee. We’re loving this look from Necessary Clothing!



3. Crochet Dress

Short or long, you’re going to need a 70’s inspired white dress that’s detailed with crochet. Pair it with a kimono and you’ll be on-point for sure!


$49.99 via Necessary Clothing

4. Teller Pants

These gypsy-esq pants are oversized, light, and breezy. Pair with a fitted white cami or a crop-top. We’re obsessed with the teller pants at RVCA.


$38.00 via RVCA

5. Wide-Brimmed Hat

Since you’ll be outside for hours on end, you’re going to need as much protection from the sun as you can get. That includes sunscreen, sun glasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.


$39.00 via Urban Outfitters

6. Flower Headpiece

No music festival is complete without a headpiece adorned with flowers! The floral headbands from GlitterBuzzStyle are only $10.00.


7. Cut-out Boots

These boots are extremely comfortable and the cut-out makes them breathable. Perfect for hi-temps and lots of walking.


$59.80 via Forever 21

8. Unique Sunnies

Skip your basic sunnies and go for something unique: fun shapes, mirrored lenses…whatever floats your boat.


$16.00 via Urban Outfitters

For more Coachella fashion and trends, shop the Broke & Chic Coachella Boutique below!