Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:32

Coachella is almost here

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Setting the bar for festival fashion this summer!

With the first of two weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21), of this legendary festival fast approaching we can safely say, festival season is upon us! Bringing us two of our favourite things; music and fashion.

As the first of the big festivals of the year, Coachella is renowned for sparking hot new trends that soon fill the racks from high-end boutiques to department stores. It also attracts some of the world's greatest bands, with this year's line-up including Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

With the event just outside Palm Springs, close to L.A, this is one of the most star studded festivals. Last year's stylish attendees included Katy Perry, Rihanna, Fergie, Emma Watson, Karlie Kloss, Lauren Conrad, Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to name a few. There was enough flesh on display to rival a Victoria's Secret show and they provided a constant stream of the most enviable, hippy-chic outfits you can dream of.

So with guaranteed sightings of the most stylish celebrities I can't wait to see what they choose to wear this year as they dance the nights away under the desert sun. Thanks to its location, Palm Springs sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year, so unlike our festivals closer to home emergency rain gear is out, leaving more room for festival favourites such as breezy dresses, bandeaus, denim cut-offs, crop tops, any items featuring lace, fringe or crochet designs and funky brightly-coloured accessories.

The trends rumoured to be huge this year are loose fitting tank tops, shirts sporting tribal designs, "photo real" graphic t-shirts and very distressed cut-off shorts.

Music festival-inspired style has taken off hugely in the last few years, attracting international retail giants such as H&M, Lacoste, Guess and Forever 21 to launch new lines focused on everything hip, rock and festive.

My favourite this year is Forever 21's Festival Capsule Collection. It's fun, colourful , unique and the campaign is fronted by the gorgeous Sky Ferreira. There are 85 pieces in total comprising all your festival staples mixed with trendier elements such as crochet, bold colours, lace-up details, sheer styles and stud embellishments. It's also completely affordable which is great as we all know how trashed clothes can get at a festival.

So even if you are not lucky enough to have a ticket to Coachella it's time to start planning your summer festivals and your wardrobe.
Here are a few of my favourite looks from last year and the awesome add campaign for Forever 21's new collection. Prepare to be inspired!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Karlie Kloss

Emma Watson

Kate Bosworth

Diane Kruger

Images Forever 21

Written by Rose Humble 

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