Welcome to festival season! Whether this brings you joy or anxiety when it comes to choosing your outfits for the occasion, it's an inevitable part of spring and summer for attendees. Also inevitable is the presence of fashion bloggers in their meticulously planned outfits that they'll Instagram for their thousands (or millions) of followers. Which is exactly why we've been looking to said bloggers as of late for a glimpse of what stylish girls will be wearing at Coachella and throughout festival season.
Our findings indicate that festival attire is not what it used to be. Gone are the costumey head-to-toe bohemian looks and impractical pieces of seasons past. Based on bloggers' recent warm-weather attire, this year will feel more polished, effortless, and '70s-inspired. Our advice? Dress as you would for a typical weekend in Palm Springs, as opposed to a "Coachella" weekend.
When it comes to specific trends, expect to see a slew of off-the-shoulder and cold-shoulder tops and dresses, denim miniskirts, skinny scarves, sneakers, colorful pom-pom–adorned accessories and sandals, lightweight bomber jackets, linen separates, flirty rompers, and tops tucked in to high-waisted shorts.
To inspire your outfit planning, we compiled the blogger looks that best represent what we think Coachella will look like this year, sartorially speaking. Click below to see the looks and shop the pieces to help you achieve the new wave of festival style.
Who: Leandra Medine of Man Repeller
Why it works: The style star recently wore linen shorts and a matching top with special throwback accessories while visiting Palm Springs. Consider this fresh white look the perfect thing for standing out among the crowds and keeping cool in the desert.
Who: Pernille Teisbaek of The You Way
Why it works: Teisbaek's breezy off-the-shoulder top and denim miniskirt are two major trends this season that look effortless and cool when worn together. We love the look of the top tucked in to the low-slung skirt.
Who: Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty
Why it works: If you choose to wear a floral-print dress, give it a fresh update with accessories, like Suarez's colorful bag and knotted neck scarf.
Who: Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea
Why it works: Bomber jackets are everywhere right now. Follow Marie's lead and choose a colorful one, paired with a more feminine piece like her pretty scarf. And you can never go wrong with distressed denim shorts.
Who: Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad
Why it works: Ferragni's outfit is simple and comfortable but not sloppy, thanks to her tucked-in tank and carefully coordinated (but not matchy-matchy) accessories.
Who: Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon
Why it works: Again, her scarf adds a special touch to a simple outfit, and the over-the-knee boots are unexpected and cool (if you can bear the heat!).
Who: Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules
Why it works: Sariñana's easy shirt dress becomes a cool outfit when paired with sleek leather accessories. This look is perfect for the girl who prefers minimalism.
Who: Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage
Why it works: A maxi dress will keep you covered and feeling pretty and cool under the hot desert sun. Just be sure to wear flat shoes and a cross-body bag to complete the look. Throw on a denim or suede jacket when the sun goes down.
Who: Aimee Song of Song of Style
Why it works: While you can and should wear a cold-shoulder dress this year, set yourself apart from every other girl by pairing it with an unexpected pair of shoes, as Song did with her snakeskin boots.
Who: Gala Gonzalez of Amlul
Why it works: Her shorts are a good length and wash, her ankle boots are perfect for stomping around in the sand, and her '70s-inspired accessories solidify her cool-girl status.
Shop pieces that are perfect for festival season:
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