Coachella is the music festival to end all music festivals, so we always watch to see what fashion trends are going to be big on the circuit. While this weekend brought out the best in some (Dree Hemingway in Dolce and Gabbana!), Buzzfeed's list of Coachella fashion disasters reminded us of the worst. Is anyone else so sick of feather headdresses and denim cutoffs?
So without further ado, here are 10 festival fashion trends we here at Fashionista hope get left in the dust!
We're all for a chic prairie dress (a la Band of Outsiders), but if you look like you just stepped off the set of Little House on the Prairie, you're doing it wrong. Remember Kirsten, the American Girl doll who made the long journey from Sweden to Minnesota during the 1800s? Avoid looking like her.
Ladies, we congratulate you for having bangin' bodies, but ... how can we put this? We don't want to see your ass. Is it so hard to find cutoffs that cover your bum? Daisy Duke, patron saint of short-shorts, does not approve.
Speaking of covering up, we get that it's hot out and that clothes restrict your movement, but if you get too into that Girl Talk mashup we're going to see your goodies.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander so dudes, if we're mere moments away from seeing "the business," go back to your tent and change please. (We're giving Tupac's "hologram" a pass since he went through the trouble of coming out of hiding showing up.)
This look has hints of "slutty Pocahontas costume" that hits us the wrong way. If you can't rock out to the Black Keys without getting tangled up with your neighbor, you're just being rude.
Are we the only ones who find this trend borderline offensive? I mean, you're jamming out to Gotye and drinking designer beer, not dropping peyote in the desert trying to find your spirit animal. On top of that, it's just culturally insensitive.
The floral band around your head does make you look like a flower child - of the 5-year-old flower girl at a wedding variety.
A staple of your grandmother's couch, crochet seems to be a big hit with the festival crew. We just won't stand near you during the Radiohead set for fear you also smell like cats and White Diamonds...
Sure, Kate Bosworth looked cute when she kicked this off a few years back, but now "Ironic Americana" has become a tired trope. Your ultra-conservative parents can't even see you "sticking it to the man" with the American flag on your back, so what's the point?
We all love Florence and the Machine as much as the next person, but unless you're up on stage we beg you to leave the face paint to the professionals. Why? Because Ke$ha, that's why.
Vanessa Hudgens deserves a place in the Coachella Hall of Fame for nailing so many of our Worst Trends: face paint, fringe, feather headdress, denim cutoffs, daisy chains, crochet, and prairie dressing, amongst other crimes of fashion. But she always looks like she's having a blast. So more power to you, Vanessa.