See the Wild Style Trends Coachella Is Known For, From Flower Crowns to Bondage Fashion

Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Kendall Jenner & more have all rocked these trendy styles

By Alyssa Morin 11 Apr, 2019 11:00 AMTags
Cardi B, Coachella Weekend 2Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella

From flashy fashion to over-the-top accessories and beauty looks, Coachella is the festival to let your wild side run free.

If anything, many audacious styles have been brought to life from the music and arts festival. Flower crowns, flash tattoos and hair glitter are all synonymous with Coachella, and that's only scratching the surface of the countless trends to come out of Indio, Calif.

But even when people aren't creating OMG moments with their unique fashion sense, you'll notice a major resurgence in style trends from a different era.

That's right, many of the accessories and clothes worn on celebs like Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens and more are from decades past. From cute fanny packs to eclectic tiny sunglasses to eye-catching fringe jackets, these designs have made an epic comeback.

With that said, Coachella is more than a music and arts festival. It's become a fashion destination, where individuality is celebrated and dramatic designs are encouraged.

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See the Wild Style Trends Coachella Is Known For

To see the wonderful (and wild!) trends that Coachella is known for, keep scrolling through our gallery below. From chainmail tops to dazzling metallic wings, these designs just might inspire your next festival outfit.

Sequins Galore

As is always the case in fashion, sequins never go out of style—including at Coachella. And, with so many ways to wear them, they easily glitz up any outfit, especially in the form of this cape. 

Standout Hats

With the California sun beating down, Coachella attendees merge style and shade with the help of fun, fashion-forward hats. 

Metallic Wings

Spread your wings and fly! Many festival-goers add pizzazz to their audacious outfits by adding colorful metallic wings. Plus, who doesn't want to dance with a set of butterfly-like wings?

Face & Body Jewelry

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then face and body jewelry are the perfect companions to have at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. If anything, this is the place to let your personality shine (literally and figuratively) with blinding face and body jewelry.

Chainmail Tops

Let your chainmail tops be your armor at the music and arts festival in Indio, Calif. Wear them alone or with a bandeau underneath, either way, you'll most certainly bring the glitz and the glam to the outdoor event.

Hair Glitter

When people think of Coachella beauty, hair glitter is at the top of the list. Many festival-goers throw glitter onto their braids, ponytails, top-knots and more—there's really no wrong way to go about this trend.

Mesh Dresses

Mesh dresses are heaven-sent, and they've become a Coachella wardrobe staple. Not only is the material breathable during the rising temperatures in Indio, Calif. but it adds a little fun to any ensemble.

Clear Visors

Clear visors are making a major comeback in a cool, chic way. With the resurgence of transparent shoes, clear visors are the new "it" item to wear. If you want something to match your bold ensemble, luckily, many come in bright shades.

Tiny Sunglasses

This '90s trend was all over Coachella last year when Rihanna, Bella Hadid and more celebs rocked the Matrix-inspired sunnies. It's safe to say it will reappear at this year's festival, considering the trend is still going strong.

Face Stamps

Let your creative side run free, now that face stamps are a thing at the 3-day event. From star shapes to horoscope signs, you can put your mood on full display.

Fanny Packs

Another old-school fashion trend that rose from the dead? Fanny packs. Aside from being practical during the music fest., they come in chic designs that are, dare we say, more fashion-forward than anything to ever hit Coachella.

Colorful Extensions

Nothing says I've arrived at Coachella like bright, flashy extensions. While this is not new by any means, it does add a splash of color to any wardrobe and many seem to love this trend at the music festival.

Western Fashion

Go ahead and shout yeehaw at the top of your lungs when you show up with your western wear. This style has become part of festival season with many rocking country chic outfits, from bedazzled boots to decked out vests.

Face Masks

Not to be confused with sheet masks, face masks are popular more than ever at Coachella. Especially after the "Love on the Brain" songstress dazzled in a rhinestone-encrusted piece.

Crochet Style

Crochet, but make it fashion! This look might remind you of a craft room from the '70s, but it's a style staple at Coachella. With snazzy prints and breathable material, what's not to love?

Bandana Accessories

Bandanas are not only cute outfit accessories, but they come in handy after a long (re: sweaty) day in the desert. Many wear them as necklaces, bracelets and hair pieces during the festival, and it doesn't seem like this trend is going anywhere. It's too practical!

Bondage Designs

Bondage outfits have been around for many years, and it's no surprise that the style has taken a life of its own at Coachella's music and arts festival.

Bright Wigs

Colorful wigs are nothing new, however, Coachella brings out the wildest and fiercest kinds of styles. Most notably, Kylie Jenner is a fan of wearing her rainbow-colored wigs during the 3-day event. From highlighter-pink to neon green, she's not afraid to play dress up during this season.

Fringe Fashion

Fringe has always been a music event staple, and in recent years, the frilly, flowy material has taken a new life at Coachella. From jackets to purses to boots, fringe is everywhere.

Flower Crowns

It would be a crime to not include flower crowns on this list. The ethereal headpiece is almost synonymous with festival season, and it's become so popular that it's hard to envision a Coachella outfit without a flower crown.

Face & Body Glitter

Similar to the face and body jewelry trend, adding glitter all over is the thing to do at the fest. From rainbow-colored flecks to a classic silver hue, adding glitter to your body and/or face will bring a pop of color to your wardrobe.

Futuristic Fashion

Many are known to rock eccentric outfits during Coachella, and among them, is the futuristic fashion trend. While this lewk has been around for quite some time (have you seen Blade Runner?), everyone goes all out during this season.

Space Buns

Not only is the space bun hairstyle fun, festive and totally cute, but it's practical. Hello, no hair in our face! Many spice it up with bold accessories (like barrettes, butterfly clips or bright bobby pins) to make it more unique.

Boho Style

Even though bohemian fashion has been around for decades, many put this style trend on full display during the music festival. From flowy skirts and peasant tops to frilly dresses and twist-front headbands, this look will always on be on-trend.

Flash Tattoos

Nothing screams Coachella more than flash tattoos. These charming temporary tatts will add oomph to any of festival ensemble.

After seeing these major fashion moments at Coachella, we're taking a style cue!