Indio, California was the place to be last weekend. The first 3 days of Coachella, arguably the most popular music festival in the world, took place from April 15-17. Harry Styles, Billie Eilishand Swedish house mafia X The weekend headlined all 3 days, with other guest appearances from Doja Cat,Phoebe Bridger, Megan you stallionand even the Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman.
While Coachella might be billed as a music and arts festival, the real show for those who stayed at home happened on social media – fashion takes center stage and art installations massive psychedelics serve as the lead. Unknowingly or not, society is obsessed with the Coachella lookbook for streetwear and rave gear inspiration of the year. Here are the fashion trends we should watch out for once Coachella is said and done!
1. Wild Wild West
Coachella has always been known for its bohemian chic (Vanessa Hudgens, we’re looking at you!), but this year the Wild West aesthetic totally dominated the game. Cowboy hats were a major source of inspiration, with most of them coming in fun colors and electric, and chaps have made a big comeback as a form of trail bottoms. We also see a lot of vests, mostly deconstructed with lots of fringing and lace detailing. And, of course, white cowboy boots go with just about any outfit. We’re crossing our fingers that all those brightly colored Western outfits will knock out the neutrals that have ruled streetwear lately!
2. Light skirts
There was perhaps no more beloved accessory this year than the open skirt, specially made of sheer and alluring fabrics. Two-piece sets have always been a staple among festivals and raving scenes, but when the sun is blazing and you mostly live outdoors, you’ll want to protect yourself from sun exposure. These fun skirts offer an unconventional hue with a pop of color we’re obsessed with!
3. Dazzling Stones
Rhinestones, glitter and shine… oh my! With the first Coachella back in 2 years, everyone had to pull out their best glitz and glamour; rhinestones completely dominated with their statement sparkle. Many mesh and mesh pieces saw rhinestones as an expressive detail, bodysuits were sprinkled with sequins and so many dazzling fringes. We’ll specifically be looking at future tracks to see if they suit this exciting accessory for the high-end crowd.
4. Landscapes of euphoric colors
We’ve seen these colors slowly dominate traditional graphic designs – even the Coachella website follows the dress code. A soft mix of pastels and rich colors – usually paired with a funky 1970s motif – totally takes over. The best part about a trending color palette is that it can be paired with any type of design and shapewear you want, and this colorscape is shaping up to be the most memorable since the neon 2000s. . You can see these colors in top brands like Harry Stylesthe next album by Harry’s house and Bella HadidKin Euphorics’ adult soft drink brand.
5. The butterfly shirt
This trend is due to the queen of 2000s style herself, Mariah Careywhen she popularized the backless butterfly shirt on a Diana Ross Red carpet. Olivia Rodrigue paid tribute to this look in a 2021 Instagram post and fans have been loving this look ever since. We’ve seen it pop up at Coachella more than once, which makes us think it’ll be a crowd favorite once summer rolls around – fingers crossed, a really fun swimsuit design pops out of this look .
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will continue April 22-24, 2022 in the Coachella Valley of the Colorado Desert, California.