How to Dress for Coachella Post-30

It goes without saying that even though you're not in your 20s anymore, it doesn't mean you can't look completely Coachella-ready. Music festivals are often considered to be synonymous with skin-baring outfits, but as a post–age 30 attendee, you may be seeking outfit ideas that are a little more polished. Luckily, a slew of over-30 celebs has served up just that in recent years. In fact, they nailed their polished festival dressing, proving you don't have to show a ton of skin to look completely appropriate for the occasion. Of course, if you'd like to, then by all means do!

With weekend one of Coachella quickly approaching, now is the time to lock down your looks for the fashionable fest. To offer up a little outfit inspiration, here are our favorite festival-friendly looks worn by over-30 attendees.

Read on for tips on how to dress for music festivals when you're not in your 20s anymore, and shop pieces that you'll definitely want to wear to Coachella and beyond.

Kate Bosworth's best Coachella outfit


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No-fail, easy outfit idea: Pair a white dress (just beware of grass stains) with a statement jacket and boots.

On Kate Bosworth: Etro jacket; Kempner dress; Matisse boots

Miranda Kerr Coachella outfit



A high-waisted skirt or trousers and a coordinating crop top show just a hint of skin and keep you cool in the desert heat.

Miranda Kerr: Zimmermann top and trousers

Alessandra Ambrosio best coachella outfit



You can't go wrong with denim shorts, a band tee, a leather jacket, and ankle boots.

On Alessandra Ambrosio: Anine Bing jacket; Re/Done Shorts ($195); Saint Laurent boots

alexa chung music festival outfit- mini dress and hunter boots



An easy way to stand out? Wear something a bit glamorous (e.g., a metallic dress) with something a bit rugged (e.g., Alexa Chung's Hunter boots). 

On Alexa Chung: Hunter Adjustable Calf Rain Boots ($160)

Cindy Crawford Coachella outfit



Skip the crochet crop top, and pair denim cutoffs with a breezy bohemian top and fringed cardigan like Cindy Crawford did.

How to dress for Coachella in your 30s



Wear a button-down over a bikini top for extra coverage, and style them with cutoffs featuring a longer inseam. 

On Diane Kruger: Levi's shorts; Jason Wu bag

Best Coachella outfits


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Stay comfortable by wearing a neutral knit dress and letting your fun accessories do the talking.

On Jamie Chung: Rag & Bone hat; American Apparel dress; Tezenis bra; Chloé bag

Shop Polished Pieces for Coachella

Wear this on-trend tee with your denim shorts and suede ankle boots.

Here's one way to stand out in the desert.

Trade mirrored shades for this sleek pair. 

Sporty sandals will be big at Coachella 2019. Get on board.


Swap the flower crowns for a bandana scrunchie.

Want to look instantly more polished? Opt for a structured satchel over a slouchy one.

Wow, this is officially the coolest thing to wear with bike shorts.

Celebs agree: Suede ankle boots are the festival footwear of choice.

The Western look is going to be all the rage at Coachella this year.

You'll need to pack at least one swimsuit. Make it this sporty one-piece.

Two-piece outfit idea: Pair this dress with the above Tevas or ankle boots.

Just go ahead and copy this entire outfit.

You'll be the envy of everyone at Coachella with these unique hoops on. 

Breezy bohemian blouses are a festival wardrobe essential.

Try something unexpected and pair your band tee with sneakers and this chic skirt.


This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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