Coachella: Best Dressed

Coachella is known to be many things: the influencer olympics, the music festival fashion show, ‘Chella,’ and more. Every year, celebrities, influencers, and people all around the world gather to the desert in California to enjoy music from a wide range of genres and walk the fields as if it were a runway. With outfits running the show, fashion is the center of the two weekends.

By Lauren Castro


Now, I watch a lot of YouTube. In the week leading up to the first weekend, influencers that utilize YouTube for their following shared with their audience ways they prepared for the music event. In all of these videos, clothing was the root of all stress and worries. Coachella is known for the crazy and definitely unique fits that walk the grounds. Here are a few that really stood out to me:

The Jaw Droppers

Photo from instagram.com/jamescharles

Photo from instagram.com/jamescharles

James Charles

James Charles stepped up his game from the previous year and came with butt cheeks OUT. His outfits for the first weekend were all over social media and most people weren’t really sure how to feel. The cords and different straps are in trend currently and the all white aesthetic will never NOT work. Personally, I feel like the thong-like bottom would not be very comfortable in the heat and in the open but beauty is pain I guess. Overall, this look is definitely a statement.

Photo from instagram.com/lisanhoang

Photo from instagram.com/lisanhoang

Sabrina Claudio

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite outfit from both weekends of Coachella. The dark red lip combo and the black lingerie underneath….YES SIS. Tulle in the desert is very practical because it isn’t very hot and gives the illusion that you are wearing more clothes than you actually are. Sabrina went for a more feminine look which I appreciate because this season, there have been a lot of oversized clothing and utility-based looks that I needed a break from. Her outfit works well for this event and is even more dynamic with that desert wind. She wins in my book.  

THE TRENDIEST


Photo from gotceleb.com

Photo from gotceleb.com

Kacey Musgraves

The Trend: Suede Cowgirl Look

First of all, QUEEN. Out of the two looks Miss Musgraves wore over both weekends, this fit is my favorite. The brown suede jumpsuit gives her usual cowgirl vibe but also serves desert chic vibes. The comfort and practicality of her outfit don’t seem awful and definitely doable out in the desert. The cuts at the top are so flattering and paired with the authentic turquoise jewelry, this outfit was a 10.

Photo from instagram.com/marioselman

Photo from instagram.com/marioselman

Mario Selman

The Trend: layering of tulle-like fabrics

Selman’s use of all white plus the neon purple overlay works so well. This look was made for Coachella...and you probably wouldn’t be able to wear it anywhere else. It was super interesting to see how guys spiced up their outfits and this is one of my favorites. The purple color that is used is so pretty when it hits the light and flows so well in the wind. Plus, he probably wasn’t dying of heat stroke by the end of the day. 10/10!

Photo from instagram.com/amandapavillard

Photo from instagram.com/amandapavillard

Amanda Pavillard

The Trend: Cowgirl Vibes

I don’t know how it happened or when it happened but it happened so fast. Cowboy/cowgirl hats are now the IT thing. In almost every Coachella picture you see while scrolling through Instagram, you can see at least one person sporting the country hat in the background. Being from Texas, this isn’t unusual for us. To see people using this hat as a fashion statement is very interesting but I dig it. In a YouTube video posted by Pavillard’s bestie, Emma Chamberlain, Pavillard can be seen rhinestoning her hat for hours. A DIY girlie plus fashion icon? Sick! Not to mention, her outfit is super cute and flirty for the event. She nailed this look.

Photo from instagram.com/tristenikaika

Photo from instagram.com/tristenikaika

Tristen Ikaika

The Trend: Industrial/Utility Vest

For guys, sometimes it can be harder to stand out when it comes to outfits. If showing a little bit of skin or wearing glitter and crazy hats aren’t your thing, things can get a little tough. The utility vests could be seen on every 3 out of 10 guys probably. I’m still a bit indecisive on my opinion towards them but one thing is for sure, Tristen rocks it. Having multiple pockets at Coachella is another win with the vest. The plain white t-shirt could use a little revamp but overall, I think all of his pieces work well together.

Photo from instagram.com/oliviarouyre

Photo from instagram.com/oliviarouyre

Olivia Rouyre

The Trend: Transparent clothing or overlays

With an outfit similar to Mario Selman, Rouyre flips his idea and uses her “undergarments” as the main colored item of the outfit. The clear jumpsuit over the neon pink pieces add the extra wow factor that she really needed to pull off this fit. Also, the chunky sneakers are very popular as of late and add to the style of this outfit. Overall, not a bad look at all. Totally something I would wear buying groceries on a Monday afternoon.

HONORABLE MENTION

Photo from instagram.com/zane

Photo from instagram.com/zane

Zane Hijazi, Toddy Smith, Scotty Sire

This trio added a hint of humor to their day three outfits at Chella. Their simple attempt at their Coachella outfit works for them, plus the striped pants and skater boy vibe they give off help in their case. Their outfits just go to show that this is just a music festival. It isn’t that deep. Sure, it’s nice to get all dressed up and flex on everyone but it is also okay to wear whatever you want and just have a good time.