Coachella outfit ideas: The best dresses, shoes and accessories for desert festival cool

Whether you're Coachella-bound or just looking for some festival outfit ideas for the months ahead, here's six looks that'll keep you dancing under the sun and the stars (flower crowns excluded).

I’m With The Band

(Sophia Schrank)
(Sophia Schrank)

Perfect for: The 1975, Tame Impala and Mac DeMarco

Inspired by legendary rock star girlfriends of yore - Anita Pallenberg, Pamela des Barres and Marianne Faithfull - this lacy jumpsuit is a true showstopper. The combination of Victorian Gothic with modern bodycon makes this look romantic yet sexy - no wallflowers allowed! Accessorize with a buttery soft suede bag - a Coachella staple - and to complete this look, add heavy metal jewellery with lashings of attitude.

Isabella is wearing a lace jumpsuit by Yori Collection, ‘Kesia’ mini bag by Marina Raphael, and an ‘African Skies’ antique silver cuff, antique silver rings and triangle stone earrings all by The2Bandits.

Hallo Spacegirl

(Sophia Schrank)
(Sophia Schrank)

Perfect for: Kaytranada, Blood Orange, Nina Kraviz and the Rhonda Queen of the Desert Afterparty.

A stylish update on the classic floaty boho dress, this look has an ethereal feel - shimmers in the sunshine during hot desert days and glittering in the night under the many spectacular light shows. To complement the striking dress - add ladylike, 1950s-inspired accessories - such as cat eye sunglasses, a berry lip and a gorgeous neutral intrecciato mini bag.

Isabella is wearing a lurex Rebecca Taylor dress, ‘Rene’ clutch bag with strap by Marina Raphael and cat-eye sunglasses by Vogue Eyewear.

Trap Queen

(Sophia Schrank)
(Sophia Schrank)

Perfect for: Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish, Gucci Gang and the Moschino x Jeremy Scott Party

By far the most comfortable outfit is this luxe cashmere-like two-piece. An on-trend leopard print look can easily be overdone, so remember to keep the palette neutral - perhaps allowing one pop of colour to brighten things up, which in this instance are some cool but comfortable lavender trainers. Keeping essentials in a stylish bum bag means you can go hands free and throw some serious shapes on the festival grounds.

Isabella is wearing a leopard-print two piece set by Vintage Havana, ‘Air Force One’ trainers by Nike, a white crocodile print bum bag by Aqua and mirrored sunglasses by Oscar de la Renta.

Modern Cowgirl

(Sophia Schrank)
(Sophia Schrank)

Perfect for: Zedd, Dillon Francis, CHVRCHES and the Levi’s Neon Carnival Party

Channelling girl-of-the-moment Hailey Bieber, this nineties-inspired ensemble is all modern Americana. Cowboy boots are having a moment and low heeled ones will get you through many an EDM without sacrificing style over comfort. The denim jacket will serve double duty as a cover-up, shielding you from the blistering sun by day and providing an extra layer during the surprisingly cool desert nights.

Isabella is wearing a pink crop ‘Trucker’ denim jacket by Levi’s, a crop top by Aqua, denim 501 jeans in ‘Show Teeth’ by Levi’s and suede cowboy boots by Madewell.

California Safari

(Sophia Schrank)
(Sophia Schrank)

Perfect for: Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK, Janelle Monae and the #REVOLVEFESTIVAL​

This cute and tailored two-piece is a playful nod to the typical skimpy Coachella girl, however the sophisticated earthy tones truly raise the bar in the style stakes. The secret of this outfit is keeping accessories to a minimum, but to tie the outfit together (with a touch of safari flare!) don a relaxed fedora - a Cali girl staple - to shield you from those rays.

Isabella is wearing a two piece skirt set by PacSun x Me to We, a felt fedora by Rag & Bone, and lizard embossed ‘Naomi’ boots by By Far.

Birkin Babe

(Sophia Schrank)
(Sophia Schrank)

Perfect for: Christine & The Queens, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Ty Segall & The White Fence

As it is Woodstock’s 50th anniversary this year, it only seems appropriate to pay homage to the ‘mother of all music festivals’ with your Coachella wardrobe this season. Statement-making bell-bottomed velvet overalls paired with a faded band tee and a gorgeous suede hobo bag is definitely something chic chanteuses Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin would have worn back in their heyday. Add an on-trend lurex headband to keep it current, but still ‘of the era’.

Isabella is wearing a velveteen jumpsuit by Frame Denim, a vintage-look t-shirt by Frame Denim, ‘Sienna’ bag by Marina Raphael, a lurex head band by Fashion Nova and slip on mules by Madewell.

Model, styling and text - Isabella Charlotta Poppius

Photography - Sophia Schrank

Shoot location - Los Angeles, USA

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