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It was impossible to access the internet this past two weeks without getting a glimpse into some element of Coachella weekend one and two. Between footage of Harry Styles performing unreleased songs in a rainbow Gucci outfit, the 2022 celebrity Coachella looks and influencers stranded in the desert between events, there was endless content to scroll through.
I personally enjoyed staying in the comfort of my air-conditioned apartment and watching the highlight reel of performances and festival fashion drama-free. There was a lot of anticipation over what the outfit vibe for festivals would be this year and the high-profile celeb attendees set the record straight. There were two distinct styles represented at Coachella during weekend one and no, neither one involved flower crowns. Festival style hasn’t had a big moment since pre-Covid in 2019 so a clear consensus on festival fashion was hard to come by.
On one end of the festival fashion spectrum was the “more is more” crowd. Celebrities and influencer attendees like Charli D’amelio, Chloe Cherry and Storm Reid embraced the glitter, bold makeup and layered looks that are typically associated with the event. The style is reminiscent of the flash tattoo and hair-feather era that reigned supreme for years but has evolved into a Euphoria-esque aesthetic.
Vanessa Hudgens, who is commonly known as a Coachella fashion queen, wore her classic bright boho looks throughout the weekend. With so many new faces and fast fashion trends dominating the weekend, it was refreshing to see that Hudgens stuck to her traditional style.
While Vanessa Hudgens used Coachella to play up her personal-style aesthetic, quite a few celebrities took the opportunity to dress-down. As I predicted in my pre-Coachella trend report, subtle, understated outfits made a big appearance throughout the weekend. Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner were both pictured in jeans, white tank tops and leather jackets at Justin Bieber’s surprise performance and Maggie Rogers wore a simple white tank and black pants for her set.
In crowds of people doing the most with their festival looks (which I love!), opting for an ultra-simple outfit is actually a very effective way to make a statement. If you’re torn between being a glitter bra maximalist or a vintage denim minimalist, these celebrity Coachella looks will help you decide your vibe for any festival function to come. Keep scrolling for inspiration.
The future of festival fashion is leaning in the direction of casual. If you’re disappointed to see some of the biggest fashion stars play it safe, you can take it up with the celebs below and their stylists (though I personally am excited about the minimalist approach).
Kendall Jenner kept it simple with a black crocodile leather shoulder bag and white tank but played up her look with braided pigtails.
Dixie D’Amelio & Patrick Ta
Dixie D’Amelio was all about understated festival fashion and went back to basics all weekend long. This dark denim set proves that everyday fashion and festival fashion don’t need to be mutually exclusive. She’s pictured with makeup artist Patrick Ta who clearly also got the white tank top memo.
Sydney Sweeney went for a softer look with an eyelet lace romper.
Elsa Hosk proved that a great Coachella look doesn’t mean you need to show a lot of skin with a ruffled pink blouse and denim maxi skirt.
If the wave of minimalist festival fashion is so not your style, don’t worry, the maximalists are still strong in numbers. Most of the performers echoed the typical bright and colorful festival fashion sentiment with their on-stage looks. Safe to say, a bedazzled pop-star one piece isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion brought a futuristic vibe to her set over weekend two.
Valentino’s hot pink shade continued its celebrity love affair during Conan Gray’s performances over weekend one and two.
Karol G matched her Coachella look to her iconic bright blue hair.
It’s no surprise that Harry Styles was a standout moment from the weekend in a rainbow Gucci jumpsuit.
Euphoria’s breakout star, Chloe Cherry, embraced the show’s signature colorful makeup in her Coachella looks.
The TikTok star wore a colorful butterfly dress with some major platform sneakers.
Doja Cat’s eclectic look got some mixed reviews but there’s no question that the yellow boots are amazing.
Evidence that a matching set will always be the way to go, courtesy of Storm Reid.