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Coachella festival outfit ideas that will stand out from the crowd

Cowboy boots at the ready, the California countdown is on...

Festival Outfits H! Fashion
Orion Scott
Fashion Features Writer
Updated: 8 April 2024
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Festivalgoers and fashion enthusiasts are counting down the days until the world’s most notable songstresses, DJs, performers, and artists descend on Southern California's Colorado Desert to play at the world’s most notable festival - Coachella. 

As per usual the lineup for this year's festival is more than impressive with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, Doja Cat and Mean Girls’ (the reboot) very own Regina George, Reneé Rapp.

Aside from the stellar lineup, Coachella is a fashion spectacle to behold in its own right, described by many as a breeding ground for new trends, reinvented styles and innovative festival must-haves. 

Hailey Bieber wears a tank top and jeans to attend Coachella Festival 2023© Instagram / @haileybieber
Last year Hailey opted for a casually cool festi 'fit

Over the years we’ve seen some iconic looks come out of the sandy desert event with many notable names such as Alix Earle, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid and Suki Waterhouse in attendance year after year. 

Georgia Fowler looked chicer than ever at last years festival in her 'kini and crochet mini skirt look© Instagram / @georgiafowler
Georgia Fowler looked chicer than ever at last years festival in her 'kini and crochet mini skirt look

Because of its top-tier status those who managed to secure themselves a ticket know that the most important thing on their agenda is finding a festival ‘fit that's different from the norm.

Emma Chamberlain sported racy read creepers and a denim mini last year© Instagram / @emmachamberlain
Emma Chamberlain sported racy read creepers and a denim mini last year

Where is Coachella 2024?

Nestled within the legendary grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Coachella reigns supreme among the fashion crowd, sharing the limelight with  Burning Man and Glastonbury for one of the most fashionable festivals in the world.

What is the fashion like at Coachella?

As Coachella unfolds, festival fashion frenzy reaches its peak. Year after year celebrities and influencers grace the lush fields, showcasing their style amidst the pulsating beats. Last year, tastemakers like Alessandra Ambrosio and Irina Shayk mingled with music icons such as Billie Eilish and Blackpink, setting trends ablaze. In 2023 some of the stand out trends were Y2K, Cowgirl-core, and Boho-chic. Here individuality reigns, and self-expression through eclectic ensembles is encouraged.

What is the Coachella dress code?

The world renowned Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is celebrated not just for its A-list lineup but also for its star-studded festival fashion scene. While there's no 'set' dress code, attendees embrace comfortable threads that complement the desert setting and the event's bohemian vibe. Think Woodstock and Daisy Jones & The Six, with breezy dresses, playful crop tops, denim shorts, and flowing fabrics. The accessory game is strong with music fans embracing body jewellery, statement bucket hats, retro sunglasses and shoes that are both stylish and practical. In the last few years Miu Miu biker boots and classic cowboy boots have become Coachella staples.

What should I wear to Coachella 2024?

From vest and mini skirt combos to sheer ‘underwear as outwear’ charged dresses, here are four fashion editor-approved ensembles that will stand out from the crowd at any festival this season...

Mesh to Impress 

Boots, £250.00, Steve Madden; Dress, £305.00, My Theresa; Jacket, £1,650.00, Acne Studios; Bikini top, £75.00, Dora Larsen; Sunglasses, £29.00, & Other Stories.

As we all know mesh in all forms is seriously trending right now and there's no better place to bare all than in the Coachella desert. Pair with chunky boots and ensure you bring a layer because once the sun goes down the temp drops lower than low. 

Bold Red Beyoncé ensemble

Jacket, £185.00, KITRI; Skirt, £45.00, Selfridges; Boots, £69.99, Stradivarius; Sunglasses, £260.00, Loewe at My Theresa; Phone Case, £66.54, Xou Xou.

Pay homage to the queen herself with a cowgirl-charged racy red look. Comfortable, on-trend and seriously cute, this look is most definitely worthy of a grid post.

Luxe Leopard 

Dress, £160.00, Rat & Boa; Bikini top, £38.00, Skims; Bikini bottoms, £36.00, Skims; Boots, £350.00, Annie's Ibiza; Sunglasses, £55.00, Le Specs at Selfridges; Hat, £69.00, TOAST.

Leopard print is another trending style statement right now and this Rat & Boa sheer dress is the ultimate statement. Pair with your favourite knee-high boots, a black bikini and a sun hat to stay sun smart.

Comfortable Classic

Skirt, £55.00, & Other Stories. Vest, £15.99, H&M. Loafers, £26.00, ASOS. Bag, £89.99, JW Pei. Sunglasses, £121.50, Versace at Sunglass Hut. Necklace, £175.99, Crystal Haze.

Comfy, cute and likely already in your wardrobe, this vest and mini skirt look is an understated style statement. Elevate your classic look with bright accessories and a fun bag. 

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