Coachella 2016: This year’s biggest festival style trends
Coachella 2016 kicked off last weekend and festivalgoers didn’t waste the chance to show off their fashion flair. We pick out the major style trends this year that stood out among the rest.
When we think of festival style what immediately comes to mind are denim cut-offs, cropped tops, floral headpieces and lots of boho dresses. Sure, you can’t go wrong with these fail-safe options, but festivals are also the perfect opportunity to pack away your inner wallflower and go all out. And as these music lovers show us, never forget every girl’s best accessories: beautiful skin and heaps of attitude. Simply prep yourself with the luxurious lather and long-lasting scent of LUX Magical Spell and let the confidence radiate.
1. The statement plaid shirt
Plaid shirts and indie rock go together like cookies and cream, but this fierce chick took it up a notch with this statement-maker on her back. Her fabulous wind-swept curls and mirror shades were all it took to rock it.
2. The boho-gladiator girl squad
Nothing beats going to a festival with your BFFs and showing up looking like you’re ready to rule the world together. This gorgeous group mixed up boho looks – crochet tops, tassle vests – with gladiator sandals and killer poses.
3. The sheer lace tunic
Showing off your skin at festivals isn’t just attention-grabbing, it’s plain practical when temperatures hit searing. That doesn’t mean you can’t glam it up. This year, long sheer lace tunics were a trend, marrying drama with the need to keep cool.
4. The fuss-free necklace
Accessories can make or break a festival outfit. Heavily layered pieces and silver bib necklaces may be the norm, but we favour the simple and bold. Pick one that shines under the festival sun; silver, pearl, flouro are all good bets. Going light also has its perks – imagine jumping around when your favourite band comes on, who needs that deadweight around your neck?
5. Party on top, cool on the bottom
Even in just a simple top-and-shorts ensemble, these ladies know how to flaunt it with bright colours and prints. By focusing all the dazzle on their torso, they get away with comfortable bottoms that allow them to party all-day long.
6. The new black
Who says you have to turn up at a festival looking like a glitter ball? An all-black outfit can be just as stylish and, in this case, comfortable. A strong frame game, wide-brimmed hat and contrasting white brogues allow this fashionista to effortlessly stand out from a sea of manic colours.