Every April, we make our annual trek to the desert for the summer's most hotly anticipated music festival, Coachella, which expanded this year to span two weekends! In between dancing to Calvin Harris' catchy beats at the Sahara Tent and taking in Florence + The Machine's breathtaking set at the Outdoor Stage, we took time to appreciate some of the festival\'s most well-dressed attendees. As usual, we spotted a slew of laid-back summer outfits on music-loving stylephiles from Diane Kruger to Whitney Port. Though the weekend was unusually cool, the weather simply inspired creatively layered outfits, especially in the evenings, and certainly didn't diminish the style factor during the festival's first round!
We adore Jamie Chung's dressy-meets-casual ensemble at A|X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile's Neon Carnival. Though the actress' statement Samanca necklace and slightly shimmery Armani Exchange Pleated Maxi Skirt ($69) exude glamorous flair, Chung dresses the look down by expertly layering an army jacket over a denim button-down and sheer tank. The result is a visually intriguing getup that's both cozy and completely on-trend for a summer music fest!
Lea Michele and Lauren Conrad
Both Lea Michele and Lauren Conrad soaked up the sun at the LACOSTE L!VE soiree. Michele's poolside attire consisted of the label's Oxford Shirt Dress ($190) over a Red Crossback Bikini ($110), as well as Gaimo wedge heels. Conrad, on the other hand, opted for a breezy top paired with Kenny Guadalajara's High Waisted Baja Stripe Shorts ($138) in Striped Yellow. She accented her summer-ready look with Juicy Couture's Straw Boater Hat ($58) in Natural, round sunnies, and flat sandals.
We loved the down-to-earth feel of Arizona Muse's simple Coachella getup at Mulberry's BBQ at the Parker Palm Springs. In a plain black t-shirt, jeans, and boots, the model looked comfortable and ready to take on a jam-packed day of performances. A straw hat and Mulberry's Del Rey bag in Deer Brown ($1250) (in addition to armfuls of bracelets and wristbands!) complete Muse's ready-to-rock ensemble.
As a Coachella veteran, Kate Bosworth knows exactly how to pull off stylish comfort for the fabulous (but rather exhausting) weekend! On Day One at the Mulberry Firepit Party, she selected the brand's Panel Dress in Multicolour Ditzy Daisy Crushed Cotton, high-top Mulberry Sneakers in Black Studded Leather, and the Mini Lily Bag with Tassels in Ink Blue Heavy Suede (all from the F/W 12 collection), an outfit ideal for traversing the vast festival grounds. Bosworth also smartly shrugged on a versatile cropped black jacket to combat the wind chill at night!
Whitney Port's neon-infused ensemble transitioned seamlessly from day to night when the reality star/designer arrived at the Neon Carnival on Day Two. A vivid Rebecca Minkoff topper layered over Insight's Little Trouble Knit ($82) in Citrine offers an eye-catching color combo, while Whitney Eve's The Bitty Skirt (available in July) maintains Port's cool summer vibe. She accented her look with a bright Rebecca Minkoff bag and low-heeled Ash Jalouse Suede Booties ($235) in Camel, perfect for dancing the night away in the California desert!
Rompers are always a safe bet for warm weather, as Emma Watson demonstrated at Mulberry's BBQ bash. The actress was appropriately attired in the label's tiger-print playsuit from the F/W 12 collection, cropped black cardigan, and Mulberry's cross-body Mini Lily Bag with Tassels (also from the F/W 12 collection). Watson's excellent choice of accessories, such as a floppy felt hat, gold belt, and Joie Strippy Flat Sandals ($255), lent her overall look a downtown cool vibe.
Always the sophisticate, Lily Collins channeled her signature elegance at Mulberry's BBQ. The actress donned the label's Belted Neely Dress ($865) in Blue Stripy Straw Silk and Stitched Bow Ballerina Flats ($415) in Summer Khaki for a look that's ultra feminine, yet still laid-back enough for a pool party! A studded ink blue Lily Bag with Tassels bestowed just the right amount of tough-girl edge to her outfit.
Dree Hemingway is clearly hip to the bare midriff trend in Dolce & Gabbana's Cotton Chili Pepper Print Top ($995, 877.70.DGUSA) and matching Skirt ($1095, 877.70.DGUSA). At the Burton Snowboards pool party at the Ace Hotel, the blonde bombshell also showed off her affinity for clashing patterns by teaming the quirky chili pepper-print separates with Dolce & Gabbana's colorful floral purse. A pair of on-trend Isabel Marant wedges offers the perfect finishing touch to Hemingway's fun outfit!
Leave it to Diane Kruger to assemble a totally chic yet relaxed ensemble at the LACOSTE L!VE pool party. The actress kept cool in the brand's Fashion Show Short Sleeve Color Block Polo Dress ($300), but tempered the frock's sporty vibe with a brown cross-body bag and worn-in booties.--Tiffany Tse
Photos of Arizona Muse, Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, Jamie Chung, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad and Lea Michele, Lily Collins and Emma Watson, courtesy of Getty Images; photo of Whitney Port, courtesy of Pacific Coast News.