Coachella Style: 12 Fashion Lessons to Learn from the Music Festival

Coachella fashion is extremely controversial–some live for it, others despise it. But no matter what side of the debate you’re on, everyone can learn a thing or two from the music festival’s abundance of street style. And while some of the most outrageous looks are better off staying in the desert, there are plenty of fashion lessons to learn from the more appealing looks. As the summer kicks off, and you start planning for everything from a Memorial Day barbecues to an August island excursions, look to Coachella for your guide to wearing denim shorts, lace skirts, and floppy hats. Here, 12 outfits to aspire to.


Take a page out of model Constance Jablonski’s style guide and wear a printed shirt dress with casual sneakers this summer.


Coordinating denim with your friends is always a good idea. No matter the occasion.


This bright, sunny ensemble–complete with comfortable footwear–belongs on the streets of New York.


Model Georgia Fowler offered a fresh take on festival dressing by pairing a chic blouse with a sculptural earring and denim shorts. Everyone could learn a thing or two.


A printed blouse and high waisted jeans makes for a cool weekend ensemble.


At Coachella, streetwear looks prevailed. But there’s no reason the trend can’t dominate outside of the festival, as well.


A pop of bold color, a classic white t-shirt, and a chic Gucci belt looks chic and pulled-together in the desert or in the city.


This safari-meets-sunbathing look is perfect for a beachy getaway.


A Coachella-approved crop top makes for an easy early-summer look when paired with a printed wide-leg pant.


You can’t go wrong with a Chanel bag and newsboy cap.


Pair a white skirt with a breezy button-down blouse and minimalist sunglasses for a day in Formentera this summer.


When paired with heavy boots, a long lace dress is a cool option for the desert, upstate New York, or the English countryside.