Coachella Style Recap
And what I’m wearing to Stagecoach this weekend
Posted April 20, 2019
One of my favorite parts about attending festivals like Coachella is seeing all the incredible outfits that people put together. People often spend months—and thousands of dollars—preparing for just the three day event so it should come as no surprise that the outfits (costumes might even be a better word) are so well thought out and over the top. I love this part of attending festivals and although I certainly don’t profess to be a style guru of any kind, have to admit that I love the outfit planning process almost as much as I love attending the event.
One of the reasons for this is because you can truly be yourself and the event is a perfect platform for expressing yourself. At Coachella, there really is no such thing as something being “out of style” or “so last year.” Truly, anything goes. Though bohemian and western looks have been the outfit of choice for years, many people—even the instagram models—still rock them year after year, further proving that there really isn’t one particular style that is “in” or “out”. There are, however, several trends that stood out above the rest this year. Below is a list of the top styles that showcased Coachella 2019 and will likely still pop up for upcoming Stagecoach and probably again next year.
Fringe + Crochet / Boho
Though the boho look is nothing new or revolutionary, fringe and crochet both were a common appearance at Coachella this year. I believe this to be in part because companies like 12th & Tribe and Revolve were heavily promoting these looks pre-festival. P.S. They’re also responsible for the animal print trend too (see below).
There was one outfit in particular that I obsessed over and almost bought, but was thankful I didn’t when I saw about 6 girls with the exact same outfit. Still super cute, but not original considering so many people wore it. If you get the separates and pair them with other items though, you could really make something unique and super on-trend.
The bohemian look has been the most used look at Coachella since its inception, but that doesn’t mean the look has grown tired. Quite the opposite actually—many of the looks I’ve discussed all have subtle elements of boho; you might see a western belt and hat paired with feathers, turquoise jewelry or silver chain Bollywood belts. Crochet and fringe sort of fall inside the bohemian category, so combining a little of each of these elements will help complete a look.
I’m guessing the look started as a nod to original festivals like Woodstock—throwing it back to the 70s and the carefree look and style that those of us today who attend Coachella have probably only seen in photographs. Combine that with the fact that the festival is in the desert and the bohemian look just seems to fit perfectly. So the point is: don’t be one of those who thinks that because it’s been a look for years that it’s played out. It’s not and I imagine we’ll continue to see it for years to come.
I got to feeling a bit like it was a bohemian Hamptons party there for a minute… so many people opted for the all white look. It’s a great look, but for me personally it’s just a bit boring. Nonetheless, almost all the influencers sported an all-white look at least one day, including people like Rocky Barnes, Debi Flugge, Romee Strijd and even Kendall Jenner.
White knee-high boots—although highly impractical—were also a popular outfit option of choice.