In case you missed the news, Coachella has begun. And so has the fashion parade.

If you’re not entirely sure what constitutes “festival style“, look no further than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (tip: just call it Coachella if you want to be ~in with the youth~).

One of the biggest and most popular contemporary music festivals in the world, Coachella is known for two things: heart-breakingly hip lineup of performers, and fashion.

Over the years, a Coachella “uniform” of sorts has emerged. Attendees, famous or not, can be found in any combination of the following: kaftans, ripped denim, double denim, boots, leotards, crochet, headscarves, flower crowns, fringed suede, swimsuits masquerading as regular clothing… you get the picture.

Over the weekend, while you were paying way too much for avo on toast at a cafe or catching up on House of Cards, the first three days of Coachella swung into action, and the celebrities were as #fashun-oriented as ever.

Taylor Swift teamed a lightning strike-printed jacket with newly-bleached hair. Never one to miss a pun opportunity, she dubbed the look “Bleachella”:


A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Apr 15, 2016 at 1:09pm PDT

In a subsequent Instagram post, Swift made an astute observation about the evolution of Coachella style, writing: “I feel like maybe chokers are the new flower crowns?” Seems she’s onto something.

Meanwhile, Glee star Lea Michele proved just how versatile activewear really is in her Fabletics ensemble. Sing it with us now — “Going to Coachella in my activewear… ”

Having a blast at #Coachella in my fab @Fabletics gear! #ad A photo posted by Lea Michele (@msleamichele) on Apr 16, 2016 at 6:57pm PDT


Putting fashion aside for a moment, the Coachella crowd were pleasantly surprised when Kesha took to the stage during Zedd’s set.

It was the first time the pop-star has performed publicly for some time — in recent months she’s been embroiled in ongoing legal proceedings against producer Dr Luke (you can read more about that here). Watch a short snippet of her performance here. (Post continues after video.)
Video by Just Jared

Kendall Jenner at least attempted to be sun safe in the Californian desert, but we’re not sure a wide-brimmed hat will provide all that much protection when teamed with a teeny-tiny (but very pretty) lace bralette.

Speaking of Kendall Jenner, footage has emerged of the model being leapfrogged by her rumoured new boyfriend, basketball player Jordan Clarkson. It’s an impressive feat, considering Kendall isn’t exactly on the short side at just under 180cm.


Her little sister Kylie, on the other hand, was more concerned with her hair colour. On day one, Kylie’s hair was the exact colour of orange sherbet; she then chased this with pastel rainbow braids (teamed with an assortment of swimsuits and accessories).

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:21pm PDT

Actress Vanessa Hudgens seized the opportunity to go all out “festival” with a patterned kaftan, piles of jewellery and loose, natural hair. Oh, and a hibiscus, because of course…

Desert dreamin’ in my Neon @livelokai ???????? #livelokai #coachella

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:01pm PDT


The fun doesn’t end there. Click through the gallery to see more of celebrity looks from Weekend One.


Paris Hilton also deserves a special mention for the emoji-print dress she (apparently) designed herself. Points for appropriateness.

Main image via Getty and Instagram (@taylorswift)

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