It is early April, which means one thing: It’s Coachella time. The world’s most fashionable music festival kicks off today in southern California, and though Beyoncé will not be performing after all, there will still be plenty of wedding style inspiration for bohemian brides. Coachella is always a huge draw for celebrities sporting their chicest festival wear, and this year will surely not disappoint, with its beautiful colors, floral accessories, and fun, boho aesthetic. Based on the big trends predicted to show up on attendees dancing in a field at the festival this year, here are some style ideas for your wedding.
The crop top is a staple at Coachella, and, believe it or not, rocking a crop top to a wedding (whether you're the bride or a guest) is perfectly acceptable. The bridal runways were full of separates, mostly in the form of high-waisted full skirts and matching tops showing off just a tiny bit of skin. ("Anna" gown, $1,999.95, Odylyne the Ceremony, available at Free People)
Be it at Coachella or at a wedding, flower crowns are not going anywhere; just ask Girls's Marnie, who sported one at her wedding). But this look is getting more subdued and becoming less about the flower crown and more about flowers scattered in the hair. Braids with a sweet string of little daisies would look absolutely beautiful at a wedding. A flower ribbon is another option. All it requires is flowers, a ribbon, and a bobby pin. Or if you still really want that floral headpiece, how about just a simple headband? ("Oriella" skinny headband, $8.50, ASOS)
Everyone loved the '90s. It was a simpler time and a great moment in fashion, and it seems that it will never be going away. We can expect to see a whole lot of '90s fashion at this year’s festival, and of course that means chokers. Glam the look up with just a slither of yellow gold for a sophisticated take on a retro look. ("Knot" gold-plated choker, $495, Jennifer Fisher, available at Net-a-porter)
Perhaps this is only for the bold bride, but glitter will be all over Coachella, as it has been on Instagram all year, so it could start to show up at some weddings—or at least the after-party. Rocking the glitter look is all about embracing imperfection. Scatter it a bit across your bottom lashes, allowing the flecks to fall randomly.
Ear crawlers are no stranger to the festival scene. In this delicate star-studded version, an otherwise overpowering look can easily blend into your bridal look. ("Draco" ear crawlers, $36, BaubleBar)
Full-On Festival for the After-Party
If you aren’t quite up for wearing a totally boho look at your wedding, then have some fun at the after-party. An eyelet gown is perfect for a beachside ceremony but makes an even more fun after-party look. Or go flirty in a short floral dress and just call your after-party a mini Coachella. ("Angeles" eyelet dress, $178, Rebecca Minkoff)