The Coachella Festival is an annual 3-day music and arts festival for 2 weekends in a row which is held in California. The festival is becoming more recognised for the amazing and inspiring styles which arrives each year. It is a chance for women and celebrities to show off their style! Reporters are now more focused on the fashion than the music. The original festival female was all about expressing peace and love, the ‘hippy’ era. The women wore long flowing dress and flowers in their hair. These days, anything goes. This year there were several key trends; the acid raver, grunge, tomboy, boho chic and the ‘hippy’ look. What is clear from these trends is that the 90’s and 60’s are back with a bang!
The Acid Raver
A revival of the 90s club kids influence festival-goers.It is a fun trend with neon shades, tie-dye daisy prints and a lot of smiley face logos.. Crop tops, sheer mesh tops, high-waisted shorts and dungarees shorts with a hoodie tied around the waist are essential to complete this quirky 90’s look. Accessories such as plastic colourful bracelets, neck chokers, printed caps and stick-on face jewels completing the colourful look. Now grab your glow stick, blow your whistles, and go!
Again, Step back into the 90’s and dig out your old grunge favourites, from ripped denim, to plaid shirts and Dr Martens. Grunge is back! Thanks to singers such as Rihanna and Charli XCX the 90’s grunge style is taking over. The style is ‘anti-fashion’ – unstyled hair, severe or no makeup, heavy jewellry, beanie hats, Dr. Martens, Creepers, denim jackets and tartan. It is effortlessly cool.
The sporty look involves mixing casual cropped tops with boyish jeans, oversized denim jackets and jumpers and dungarees. It is completed with few accessories; Ray-Bans or a sports cap.
Drawing on bohemian and hippy influences, Boho-chic developed in the 1960’s but was made popular in the early 2000’s by Kate Moss and Sienna Miller. The gypsy style’s key essentials are maxi dress, kimonos. fringed clothing, crochet tops and dresses, suede and leather fabrics, sandals and prairie tops. To complete the look add heavy bangles , an oversized hat, a crossover bag and a feather earring.
Peace, love and hippy style is still as popular as it was in the 1960’s made popular by psychedelic rock legend Janis Joplin. Essentials are washed out tie-dyed colours, crochet fabrics, light kimono jackets, flared and wide-leg ‘flowy’ and printed trousers. Complete the look with floral hair garments, oversized colour tinted glasses, wavy hair, colourful scarves and fabric bracelets.
With plenty of festivals coming up this summer remember to have fun with what you wear and remember comfort is most important!