Year after year, the iconic Coachella
music festival becomes the most fashionable event that starts the summer season. Even though it's usually held in April, the weather at the Empire Polo Club in India, California, its permanent residence, is so hot and sunny, it practically feels like summer. And the outfits people wear definitely fit the summer vibe too. That's why if you're planning to go to Coachella this year, make sure to go for those summer style staples! Think tank tops, button-downs, maxi dresses, and of course, sunglasses! When you style them right and sport them with confidence, you're sure to stand out in the crowd!
Ordinarily, a tank top is used more as underwear than anything else. It's a pretty plain piece of clothing, nothing to write home about as far as the style game goes. But in an event like Coachella, where everyone is dressed to the nines, something as simple as a tank top works wonders. On its own, it's a cool minimalist sartorial choice that's both easy and breezy, not to mention sexy too. Its sheer simplicity makes it the perfect canvas for all sorts of styling. You can pile on different layers, accessories, and more and you won't look too much.
Denim shorts may seem as simple as a tank top but they're really not! For one thing, they come in many varieties. There are white-washed, ripped, studded, dyed, DIY, and more. All of these work for a truly chic and effortless Coachella outfit. It helps that denim shorts have always been a particularly popular summer style staple in Spain
, Italy, Thailand, and of course, the West Coast of the US too. From tropical paradises to Mediterranean destinations, you'll see countless people sporting denim shorts when the sun is high and bright. And what's sunnier than a day at Coachella?
A button-down, specifically its most popular iteration—the white shirt—is more of a Parisian wardrobe staple
than anything else, right? You'd see a lot of fashionable people sporting this piece on the streets of the French capital. So why is it a summer style staple fit for Coachella too? Because it's a breezy fashion choice that piles on the class. Working a button-down and pairing it with, let's say, a pair of ripped denim short shorts makes for a sexy yet sophisticated Coachella look. You're covered up but also exposing the right amount of skin. What's not to love?
A romper is an easy choice to make a sartorial impact at Coachella. It's a classic summer style staple that packs a punch all on its own. Especially if your romper of choice is particularly striking. Perhaps you can get one in a bright neon hue. Or in a cool summer palm tree print. You can even go hippie with paisley prints, tie-dye, or fringe details. The sky's the limit in terms of what style, color, print, silhouette, and more of the romper you choose. You barely even have to style it all that much too.
Speaking of neon hues, you'd do well to sport a few bright pieces if you truly want to stand out at Coachella. In a sea of blue denims, earthy neutrals, and summer prints, anything neon will instantly pop out in a crowd. Even more so if your entire outfit is made out of neon. Strict fashion rules dictate that you shouldn't pile on too many bright colors in one ensemble. But this is Coachella! It's all about having fun and that goes with your fashion too. Take a page out of the likes of model Winnie Harlow and it-girl Paris Hilton. They know how to rock neon at Coachella!
Now, if you want to be more covered up, then you can always opt to wear maxi dresses instead! Coachella's supreme fashion queen, actress Vanessa Hudgens, has been spotted wearing this summer style staple in numerous Coachella editions over the years. Not to mention famous models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner as well. But why do they wear maxi dresses when it's so hot outside and it's not exactly the sexiest style staple out there? Well, a maxi dress is breezy, flowing with fun, and pretty elegant. It's also so boho-chic, which is the primary style of Coachella!
Now, let's talk about accessories. If there's one piece that you simply shouldn't forget in your Coachella wardrobe, it's a pair of sunglasses. You'll need the chicest designer sunglasses
if you want to go head-to-head with the celebrities at Coachella. Oftentimes, a perfect pair can make even the simplest outfit look the most stylish at any summer event. It's all about wearing them with confidence, holding your head up high, and pairing them with. the right look. Aviator shades, for example, work with a more bohemian ensemble. While cat-eye sunglasses pair well with a vintage-inspired outfit.
As for your jewelry, go for the gold! Diamonds and pearls are a little too old-fashioned for an event like Coachella. But gold? That'll make you shine brighter under the hot California sun. From chains to bangles and even statement earrings, you can never go wrong with a little gilding in your Coachella look. Especially if what you're wearing is a little too simple. Sometimes, during the hottest days in Coachella, all you'll want to wear is a simple tank top and denim shorts. Topping all of that off with gold jewelry can still up your style game exponentially!
When you go to Coachella, you need to flex your style game! And what better way to do that than to rely on summer style staples that will never fail to make you look hot and hip! These are what some of the biggest stars in the event will be wearing too, after all.