Top 10 fashion trends, from neon to crochet and bucket hats


It’s not a Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival without iconic fashion moments, and 2022 did not disappoint.

After two years without the festival, attendees seemed eager to get their looks out onto the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio. In the blazing desert heat, festivalgoers kept cool with larger-than-life hand fans, swimsuits and bodysuits, and strayed from the sun rays in trendy bucket hats.

The 1970s also made a comeback both weekends at Coachella, and headliner Harry Styles took the cake donning a colorful Gucci jumpsuit made up of mirror sequins. That wasn’t the only pop of color at this year’s festival, attendees also rocked their best shades of neon and channeled that colorful energy into their “Euphoria”-inspired makeup looks.

Here are the top 10 fashion trends we noticed in the desert during both weekends this April.

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Ethereal goddess vibes

Many festivalgoers channeled their inner goddess at Coachella 2022.

Paris Hilton was one of many who chose to wear a flowy white dress during her time at Weekend 1. “Desert Goddess ✨🧚🏼‍♀️✨,” Hilton captioned an Instagram post with various #OOTD photos. “Living my Ferris Wheel 🎡 fantasy💫🌈”

Not only could she stay cool throughout the day, but the breeze helped create a magical vibe.

’70s comeback

The 1970s came back roaring both weekends at Coachella, and headliner Harry Styles, who always pushes the fashion envelope, may have been the inspiration.

Plenty of people wore bellbottoms or high-waisted jeans and shorts, circular sunglasses, and fringe and lava lamp-inspired prints. Styles wore a wide-legged sparkly jumpsuit during his Weekend 1 performance.

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Headliner Harry Styles makes his grand entrance to begin his set at the Coachella stage.

Headliner Harry Styles makes his grand entrance to begin his set at the Coachella stage.

Shades of neon

Headliner Billie Eilish is known for her neon green hair (though she went all-black during Coachella Weekend 1), and festivalgoers incorporated it, and even more neon shades, into their outfits.

Friends will not have to worry about losing this fashionista in large crowds.

Friends will not have to worry about losing this fashionista in large crowds.

Pops of pink, orange, yellow and green filled the desert landscape, making it very easy to find friends in the crowd.

Swimsuits and bodysuits

It’s no surprise that it’s hot during Coachella, and people took full advantage of shedding layers.

Swimsuits and bodysuits kept festivalgoers cool while the sun was out, but they likely got a bit chilly at night. We only hope that they applied their sunscreen throughout the weekend.

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Festivalgoers walk along the red path into the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Festivalgoers walk along the red path into the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Matching two-piece sets

Why try to pair two different patterns when you can get a great matching two-piece?

Oof... this is embarrassing, one of them is going to have to change. I vote the building.

Oof… this is embarrassing, one of them is going to have to change. I vote the building.

The sets — which consisted of tops with skirts, shorts or long pants — were full of variety, from solid colors to flowery getups to wild patterns.

Bucket hats

You have to stay cool when you’re out in Indio, and bucket hats were the hit of the festival. Similar to a lot of other outfits, the hats came in a variety of shades, patterns and styles.

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Friends watch the German techno marching band Meute perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. on April 22, 2022.

Friends watch the German techno marching band Meute perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. on April 22, 2022.

Crochet everything

Boho is still a popular style at Coachella, and crochet made a huge splash both weekends. Crochet tops, pants, hats and even small patches sewn on clothing were all the craze, and thanks to their holey style, let people keep cool-ish during 80-degree days.

Everything is sunshine and sunflowers at Coachella.

Everything is sunshine and sunflowers at Coachella.

‘Euphoria’-inspired makeup

Even though fans of HBO’s “Euphoria” will have to wait more than a year for the next season, the show’s impact on makeup styles was obvious on both weekends.

Rhinestones, colorful eyeliner and glitter were just some of the expressive ways people accentuated their features.

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Festivalgoers smile after looking at photos they’ve taken together at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Festivalgoers smile after looking at photos they’ve taken together at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Cowboys take over

Cowboy hats and boots took over Coachella — as they likely will again at the Stagecoach music festival April 29 through May 1.

Many attendees added rhinestones and fringes to their hats (a la Orville Peck. who will perform Sunday), and they came in a variety of colors.

Christian Torres of Pasadena poses for a photo on his way into the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Christian Torres of Pasadena poses for a photo on his way into the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Saturday, April 16, 2022.

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Cool fans

The hottest (coolest) fashion accessory at this year’s Coachella music festival were fans.

A festivalgoer fans herself while listening to Bishop Briggs at the outdoor theater during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Friday, April 15, 2022.

A festivalgoer fans herself while listening to Bishop Briggs at the outdoor theater during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Friday, April 15, 2022.

Not only did they help keep the heat away, but they basically went with every outfit. Plus who doesn’t love to dramatically open a fan and flap it around?

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Contributing: Pamela Avila, USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Coachella 2022: Top 10 fashion trends from both festival weekends





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