It is Festival Season, Yall! Music and art festivals are always the highlight of the summer for me. As a bonafide ambivert, it’s the perfect social but not too social setting. I love everything about festival season, the music, the food, the weather, and the festival outfits – especially the festival outfits.
Music festivals permit us to live out our fashion fantasies. Those outfits we would normally be too modest to wear. Maybe it’s too colorful. Maybe it’s too much skin. Maybe it’s just not your “style”.
But when you get to the festival… you have every reason to live out loud. Why not? You’re there to see your favorite artist, enjoy the music, and maybe get a little intoxicated (Your call, I am not judging). You need to make a statement.
Festival outfits have elevated over the years. Trust me, I have seen some out of this world outfits. From the psychedelic to the bohemian to the Afrocentric, there are true moments of self-expression that I have appreciated dearly.
Like I said before, it’s the perfect time to live out your fashion fantasy. To inspire your next festival look, we scoured the internet for evidence of some of the greatest festival outfits from Coachella.
Kendall Jenner, Coachella 2016
At Coachella 2016, Kendall Jenner sported a very bohemian crochet halter dress, strappy gladiator flats, a chunky silver statement necklace, and round sunglasses. Beneath her neutral see-through dress, she wore a matching cream-colored bikini bottom.
Rihanna, Coachella 2018
Rihanna sported her trendiest “just robbed a bank” glam look to Coachella 2018. Considering that shortly thereafter she made major mogul moves with her own fashion label etc., this ensemble was more of a sneak peek than anything.
Gigi Hadid, Coachella 2015
Gigi Hadid’s festival outfit screamed “peace and love” at Coachella 2015. She wore a black crochet bralette, raw hem black denim shorts, a fringe faux sued vest, and silver statement necklace – which she wore as a belt. She crowned herself queen of festival outfit style with the pearl jewels adorning her head.
Olivia Culpo, Coachella 2019
Olivia Culpo is a street style icon and Coachella 2019 was no different. Known for her polished and mature fashion choices, Olivia’s festival outfit consisted of denim Bermuda shorts, black crop, animal print bra, black leather utility belt, and black block heel peep toe mules.
Teyana Taylor, Coachella 2019
Teyana Taylor’s athleisure-inspired festival outfit featured a neon-lined leotard and coordinating sneakers.
Hailey Beiber, Coachella 2018
At Levis’ 2018 Coachella brunch, Hailey Beiber gave us full retro glam with her 80s and 90s inspired festival outfit. Hailey teamed a lacy bodice tank, levis denim jeans, chunky rings, chunky white sneaker boots, cat-eye sunglasses, and oversized pearl hoop earrings with a red lip.
Kendall Jenner, Coachella 2015
Kendall Jenner is both a Coachella frequenter and an endless supply of extremely good festival outfit looks. At Coachella 2015, Kendall sported distressed denim jean shorts, with a brown leather vest, zebra print bikini top, massive silver statement necklace with matching bracelets and a metal bohemian belt.
Emily Ratajkowski, Coachella 2019
Emily Ratajkowski is a street-style pro, inspiring some of the most head-scratching yet trendy looks ever. Emily played it safer during the 2019 #REVOLVEfestival at Coachella party. Her festival outfit consisted of a white LPA dress, Prada straw and leather Cahier bag, and woven nude sandal heels.
Sofia Richie, Coachella 2016
Sofia Richie always makes daring fashion choices, usually opting for vibrant colors and cool prints. At Coachella 2016, Richie gave us full-on earth vibes with her black denim shorts, leaf-print jacket, puma slides, and a white tee outfit.
Kendall Jenner, Coachella 2019
Kendall Jenner really outdid herself at Coachella 2019. Her jaw-dropping romantic festival outfit featured an off-the-shoulder dress by boho brand House of Harlow 1960, Moon-printed gloves from parisian designer Marine Serre, and a crystal-embellished box bag by indie brand Area. Kendall kept the style party going below the ankle with slime green kitten heels by Georgian designer Zarqua.
Vanessa Hudgens, Coachella 2019
Vanessa Hudgens is a veteran of bohemian style. So, every year when Coachella comes around, she’s more than prepared. Her reputation for slaying festival outfits precede her. So a lot is riding on her effortlessly retaining her crown.
Vanessa gave us yet another show-stopping look for Coachella 2019, Hudgens wore aCamilla maxi dress, The Frye Company shoes, and a Gucci backpack.
Hailey Bieber, Coachella 2019
For the Levi’s party at Coachella 2019, Hailey Bieber wore classic Levis denim jeans, red high top vans sneakers, a black belt with gold vintage buckle, black lacy bustier, denim jean jacket, chain choker, and gold door knocker earrings.
Bella Hadid, Coachella 2018
Bella Hadid’s 90s-inspired festival outfit was channeling Natasha Lyonne in Slums of Beverly Hills for me. Her 2018 Coachella outfit featured denim cut-offs a white Fendi crop top, white belt, low-top sneakers, and an adorable white scrunchy.
Emma Roberts, Coachella 2017
Emma Roberts may have been the classiest belle at the ball in this chic white lace dress, and lace up khaki booties festival outfit that she finished with a pair of oversized black sunglasses.
Kate Bosworth, Coachella 2015
Kate Bosworth was spotted at Coachella 2015 wearing a white minimal-chic dress, brown suede western boots, an embellished western jacket, and a Coach bag.
Leandra Medine, CEO of Manrepeller, is known for her fun yet comfy style aesthetic. At Coachella 2013, Leandra sported a pair of classic cut-off jeans, cat eye sunglasses, minimal slouchy black tank, moon necklace, and a white leather crossbody bag.