32 Coachella Outfits That Offer A Fresh Take On "Festival Style"

Photographed by Emily Malan.
As much as we hate to say it, Coachella isn’t really about the music anymore. With no shade to Beyoncé or The Weeknd, of course (hoards of millennials still showed up to sing along), but the two-weekend-long Palm Springs festival has become way more about the pool parties — and the Instagram #OOTDs that come along with them.
Considering festival dressing has become as oversaturated as all of the side-event invites, we're taking a different approach to street style this year. Instead of the expected flower crowns and fringe, our Coachella packing list is filled with flowy dresses, denim jumpsuits, and quirky accessories like cowboy boots and fanny packs. Because we’re far more interested in the fresh takes on festival dressing — a.k.a. the looks we think stand out in the (literal) crowd.
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In a sea of neon bodysuits and cheeky shorts, here's how Coachella attendees pushed the fashion limit. Click on to see how Fashion with a capital F is done in the desert.
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In case you haven't gotten in on the skinny sunglasses trend yet, now's the time to.
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With a rock and roll vest and some silver boots, a printed skirt goes from daytime-casual to nighttime-ready without breaking a sweat.
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Balance out a ruffled dress with some worn-in Converse. It's a contrasting look that works every time.
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Let your bra peek out from underneath a sheer blouse.
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Go utilitarian with an outfit that'll take you from dusk 'til dawn.
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Hands-free bags, always.
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Monochromatic looks don't always need to be muted.
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See how good this red-to-toe outfit is?
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Keep it simple with a T-shirt dress and coordinating low-tops — both aptly in millennial pink.
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A reliable bodysuit is the key to an easy-to-put-together look.
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Dare we say the bucket hat is...making a comeback?
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Mixing prints: desert edition. (That, and a little Fiorucci nostalgia never hurts).
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In a sea of Doc Martens, give cowboy boots a go.
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Matching sets: the trend that took Coachella by storm.
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The bigger the hoops, the better.
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Cool specs that double as sand-repelling goggles? Sign us up.
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You really can't go wrong with a matching set.
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Necklace layering adds a little extra oomph to any look.
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A sports jersey as a dress? We're into it.
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The trend of the moment? An old school designer logo.
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Accessories are key. A logo'ed fanny pack, mirrored sunglasses, and a neck scarf are your Coachella trifecta.
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Think overalls can't look cool? In a dark wash, this one-piece, paired with a belt and sneakers, looks anything but childish.
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But if overalls aren't your thing, a denim jumpsuit works just as well.
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If there's any place to let your artsy side show, it's Coachella Valley.
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Denim-on-denim will never steer you wrong.
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Polka dots: the print of today, and forever.
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In a sea of crop tops and floral dresses, go utilitarian with an olive green romper.
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A lesson in wearing your favorite party dress in the middle of the day.
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A less expected way to do the off-the-shoulder neckline.
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Toughen up a cutesy dress with some combat boots.
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