Coachella is a festival, and a fashion show

Michelle Etienne

Coachella. Everyone knows the name and almost everyone wants to be there.
Making itself one of the most sought-after music festivals in the world, Coachella began its reign in 1999. Located in Indio, Calif., thousands of dollars are dropped on everything from tickets to fancy food trucks and luxury tents, but most importantly, the clothing.
For two weekends in April, celebrities and festival-goers put on their nicest outfits and enjoy the best indie music money can buy.
Style influencers such as Vanessa Hudgens and Kylie Jenner steal the show with their glamorous attire, ultimately making Coachella a fashion show in itself.
Each year, magazines and online websites such as Elle and Cosmopolitan focus their audiences on the best Coachella street style and rate the best outfits of the weekends. Putting all of its spotlight on the attire, the talent is left in the shadows.
This year’s festival fashion included an abundance of crop tops, bralettes and flower crowns.
Disney actress Bella Thorne united several festival fashion trends coming together to form an outfit that screamed Coachella. The outfit pieced together ripped denim shorts, an off-the-shoulder top and layered necklaces.
Former lead actress of “The Vampire Diaries” Nina Dobrev rocked a 70s bohemian-inspired outfit. Her ensemble included a button-front short skirt and a patterned kimono, topped off with a fabulous pair of sunnies and a black hat.
With a lot of focus on the fashion and style, Coachella introduces new trends year after year. The festival not only highlights the artists’ talent, but also attendees’ fashion, from the outfits of everyday people to the avant garde looks of celebrity influencers.