Coachella fashion ditches bandanas as chunky sneakers and polka dots become latest trend at music fest

Coachella fashion ditches bandanas as chunky sneakers and polka dots become latest trend at music fest
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Remember the time you almost revolted at the thought of low rise jeans making a comeback? Well, many of us felt the same way about flower crowns and bandana tops. While they were cute when you were 10 years old and fortunately, growing out of them was quick, easy and painless. Still, we saw them on literally every famous person's head a couple of years ago at Coachella. They just sat there, looking tacky and advertising a lack of imagination.

Actress Vanessa Hudgens attends Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (getty Images)


Thankfully, the first weekend of this year's Coachella showed us that the outfits have definitely moved on from the icky times and into a more creative mood where literally everyone doesn't look the same. 

Everyone wants to be seen, to stand out and yet still look cool for the 'Gram and that is exactly what this weekend was in terms of fashion.

Here are the 5 trends that helped our stars stand out from the crowd and proved to us that festival aesthetic is what you make it.

1. Tie Dye 

Gigi danced the weekend away in a tie-dye vest, by Ganni, with a cropped white camisole underneath and matching white pants. White for the scorching heat is a no-brainer and tie-dye has been making a comeback on the runway; but the way Gigi's made it hers, with bright accessories and a pair of combat boots is commendable.

Candice Huffine sported this trend too, but in a very different way.

2. Baggy 

You have to love the way Hailey Bieber looks - comfortable, and airy and still super sexy. The baggy jeans add that element of comfort for the desert and her sheer corset and matching throw screams wild and free. She looks like she could walk around without her feet killing her and at the same time anyone could spot her from a mile away - it's a very Hailey B aesthetic that she's been able to retain yet twist to fit Chella.

Kylie Jenner wore a pair of really flared jeans at the festival along with her baby daddy Travis Scott.


Winnie Harlow was also spotted donning the baggy pants as she arrived on the festival grounds wearing a red crochet crop top along with the slashed denim. Meanwhile, Paris Jackson took it out of the park in a pair of flared brown pants.

Jordyn Woods donned a lime and yellow mock neck top along with a pair of mom jeans while Cardi went with an oversized shirt dress and pink sneakers. 

3. Athleisure

Teyana Taylor will probably look good in anything and nothing at all, but this bright blue and neon athleisure outfit was what we needed to see at Chella among the boho vibes. Clearly, athleisure isn't going anywhere and its Coachella takeover is only the beginning.

Rosalía wore a Louis Vuitton sweatsuit and Naked Wolfe sneakers ahead of her performance with J Balvin, flaunting the trend in the most minimalist way possible. Kylie Jenner also wore some chunky sneakers along with Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk. Ariana Grande was spotted hanging out with NSYNC sporting some serious athleisure too. 


4. Summer dresses 

Remember when back in the day, Vanessa Hudgens showed up at Coachella in a layered satin dress? Pretty hard to imagine we know, considering how much Chella aesthetic has changed over the years. Georgia Fowler gave us a moment in history in this pink polka dot and combat boots combo.

Along with her Elsa Hosk, Kendall Jenner, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Sampaio, and Jasmine Tookes all sported cool, summery dresses without the overly done boho vibe.  

5. Fringe 

Singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs on stage at Coachella Music Festival on April 12, 2019, in Indio, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)


Fringes are back and they don't look ugly. Cardi B sported fringes on her bottoms when performing with Selena Gomez over the first weekend that she paired with a white corset, matching blue tee and fishnets. Country star Kasey Musgraves was also seen sporting the look in an all-orange outfit, while Shay Mitchell went with the more layered, creative fringe look.





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