Whether you believe that festival fashion is the best thing to happen to summer since the ice-cream truck or that it's an evil plot dreamed up by the crop-top manufacturers and round-sunglasses industry, it's definitely an aesthetic that's come to define our era. Our parents might have had bikini tops, fringe, and Jimi Hendrix, but we have bikini tops, fringe, and Arcade Fire.
Sure, festival style has gotten some flack lately for its uniformity, but fear not. While there were plenty of iterations of that typical Coachella dress code this weekend, scores of stylish women still managed to think outside the ikat-printed box. So, we made our way to Indio to scope out all those fashionable duds. Ahead, see 50-plus snaps of the best dressed festival-goers who are setting the tone for the rest of summer.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca