Live from the Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, it’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2022! Coachella, the colossal annual music and arts festival in California’s Colorado Desert, is America’s largest event of its kind, and kicks off festival season with an explosion of music, fashion and adult fun. The festival runs over two consecutive three-day weekends, hosting musicians ranging from indie bands to superstars like Beyoncé and Harry Styles.
Body glitter, fringe, sparkling stars, lingerie, sheer skirts, boots, crochet, cut-offs and lots of Bohemian fantasy dressing. Coachella style images credit: chicpursuit.com.
Coachella is known for its iconic Ferris wheel, star studded music lineup and interactive art installations — but also for its incredible fashion looks. Coachella fashion is all about imagining who you want to be and then crafting the free-spirited look. It’s a chance for grown-up festival goers to explore their fantasy personalities, play dress up and turn their dreams into reality. (At least for 3 days.)
Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Swedish House Mafia topped this year’s lineup, with additional sets by hundreds of other bands. Check out the full Coachella music schedule for weekend two, which ran April 22–24; and weekend one which ran April 15–17, here.
Lingerie with a touch of tulle. White works well in the desert heat. Image credit: chicpursuit.com.
Cowgirls on the loose. Image credit: vtvogue.com.
The Coachella 2022 Festival map:
Coachella Festival map credit: Coachella.com.
Want more info and the history of this incredible event? Watch the documentary “Coachella, 20 Years in the Desert“ here.
Boho babes in feminine tiered and ruffled dresses, from mini to maxi lengths. Boots and sneakers are a must, never open sandals. A small purse to keep your keys and credit card on hand is essential. Image credit: seewantshop.com.
Creative lingerie and swimwear dressing are part of the Coachella vibe, along with sheer everything, especially star spangled. Image credit: thepressenterprose.com.
Embellished bra, Boho jewelry, leather bracelets, high-low flowing tulle skirt and fabulous tooled leather boots. Image credit: chicpursuit.com.
Body jewels, metallic body paints and glitter add to the fantasy. Image credit: rebelxo.com.
It’s time to shop these looks and celebrate the festival fashions you love for your own wardrobe.
Lasso that Coachella fashion look with this bright yellow halter mini dress and cowboy hat at Anthropologie.
Breezy, easy, ruffled and tiered tunic dress with a multicultural Boho vibe coordinated with must-have cowgirl boots. Anthropologie.
Voluminous and flowing jumpsuits are perfect for the heat of the California desert. But we’ll need to find some cute kicks for this ensemble. Anthropologie.
Perfection! Lavender tie espadrille sneakers by Freepeople.com.
Jungle print sneaks by Farm Rio.
Rainbow sneakers will go with everything. Farm Rio.
Here they are, crochet sneakers, ideal for any music festival; just don’t spill your wine on these babies! Farm Rio.
Farm Rio is a go-to brand for Boho festival goers.
Sweet tropical cross stitched dress by Farm Rio.
This two piece set is a party! Farm Rio.
How could you stop dancing in this stunning maxi dress? Farm Rio.
At Coachella, creative combinations of swimwear, lingerie and body paint all blend to become apparel. So you could wear this magnificent hand embroidered swimsuit by PatBO, add a sheer or crochet skirt or lace trousers and you’re ready for adventure. Inventing your outfit is part of the fun! Available at Shopshowroom.com.
This attractive beach skirt will work with any top. Shopshowroom.com.
If you choose a corset or bustier for the top of your Coachella outfit, For Love and Lemons brand has one of the prettiest selections.
Romantic eyelet bustier. For Love and Lemons.
Glitter and metallics are always up-trending at Coachella. For Love and Lemons.
For Love and Lemons. A corset with a pair of denim cut-offs is a popular look.
Cut off denim shorts, a lacey top or maxi length embroidered dress and you’re ready for a music festival! Freepeople.
Embellished, diaphanous caftan over a bikini is a simple, elegant music festival fashion solution. By luxury resort wear brand Lindsey Brown.
Breezy silk caftan by Lindsey Brown.
Beach cover-up by Lindsey Brown.
A best selling luxe Boho styled wedding gown by innovative New Zealand brand Boom Blush, this “Counting Stars” illuminated dress sparkles during the day and glows at night. The custom made lace is embellished with thousands of reflective stars. An exclusive silhouette and fabric that is perfect for music festival devotees who want to shine at night.
If you’re going to wear denim to Coachella, make them flares. These attractive white jeans by Free People.
Paint splattered, flare silhouette jeans with lace tulle inserts. Totally groovy. Free People.
Music Festival ready. Retro 70’s style striped bell bottoms. Free People.
Let the good times roll. Patchwork inspired flares. Free People.
Tiered mini with open back crop top. Must-have horse accessory. Free People, a leading Boho brand.
Charming blue floral puff mini, previously called a baby doll dress. Free People.
Lingerie inspired, tiered tulle maxi dress. This ensemble just needs a pair of cowgirl boots to be Coachella ready. Free People.
Masterfully handcrafted “half tulip” design leather cowgirl boots by Lucchese brand, available through Pinto Ranch.
Python goes with just about everything. Boots available through Pinto Ranch.
Festival ready, Double D Ranch leather cowgirl booties are richly embroidered and adorned with silver hardware. Available through Pinto Ranch.
Other garments that are popular at Coachella are harem or Aladdin pants. These tie dyed pants are by Kooniez, a brand that specializes in this silhouette.
A lovely silk scarf tied around the head and casually draped is a must-have Boho accessory. This stunning scarf is by award winning Irish designer Clare O’Connor.
Super chic cowgirl hats are an essential accessory at music festivals where the sun is blazing down on the party. This elegant style with rhinestone fringe by the 12th Tribe.
This ivory straw fedora will protect against the harsh rays of the California desert sun. 12th Tribe.
Fringe is a must-wear at Coachella. This fab Lucky Bucket bag by Aleksandra Badura is available through Avvenice.
Hand crafted by indigenous Zapotec designers and artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico, MZ Fair Trade. Each stunning bag is woven by hand.
This MZ Fair Trade hand woven fringe bag is a work of art.
Handmade by skilled artisans, the designs of the bags by MZ Fair Trade, a certified B Corp. Fair Trade brand reference centuries old Zapotec patterns. Each woven piece is unique and signed by the craftsperson. This company also practices sustainability and celebrates indigenous artisanal traditions.
Jewelry is an important accessory for Coachella attendees. Layers of necklaces, rings and bracelets are a must. The Southwestern style is the go-to look. Beachside Bunny.
Let’s not forget jewelry for the thigh. Beachside Bunny.
Along with silver thigh chains and belly chains, painted on tattoo “jewelry” is another creative option. Beachside Bunny.