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This Is What Coachella Outfits Actually Look Like In Real Life

Pop a Molly, we're dressin'!

Hi! This Friday, the first weekend of Coachella kicks off...and with it, thousands of people will gather in the SoCal desert to listen to music and take Instagrams dressed like this...

OK, so celebs can get away with wearing pretty much ~anything~ at music festivals. But what happens when people who AREN'T Vanessa Hudgens try out Coachella outfits?

So that's where us four non-famous people come in. We decided to try on music festival outfits to see what REALLY goes into getting such an eccentric and Instagram-able look.

Here's how it went...

Urban Outfitters:

H&M:

Nina's Thoughts: OMG, finally, a shirt that lets people know the decade I was born in! But seriously, what is this shirt? Also, the skirt was pretty thick material — I don’t think you’d actually want to be wearing something that thick in the heat. The dress, however, is fire. I’d rock that outside of Coachella too.

Get Nina's Look: Dress, Skirt, Shirt, Hat

Forever 21:

Topshop:

Nina's Thoughts: The clothes from the festival section were hella uncomfortable. A thick crochet two-piece ensemble? It would get so dirty! And don’t get me started on the other skirt. It’s a damn carpet.


Get Nina's Look: Bralette, White Skirt, Black & White Skirt, White Top

Urban Outfitters:

H&M:

Lara's Thoughts: These are not at all practical, I felt like a nip slip would happen at any second. And fake leather in a hot-ass desert? No. Did I like the fake suede red skirt? Yes. Would I wear it anywhere near a desert? No. But I mean, if someone wants to buy me one of these outfits, I might wear it out to dinner.

Get Lara's Look: Leather Skirt, Suede Skirt, Woven Top, Kimono, Sunglasses, Fanny Pack

Forever 21:

Lara's Thoughts: No. I mean, the yellow outfit could be cute if it wasn’t made with the measurements of a 10-year-old, and the fringe bra, well, no. I feel like Paris Hilton circa 2004 and it’s NOT HOT, if you catch my drift. Would I wear these in a hot desert to listen to music? No. Would anyone? Hopefully not. You will not be comfortable. And you might get weird tan lines.

Get Lara's Look: Yellow Top, Yellow Bottom, Suede Bra, Pants, Hair Band

Topshop:

Lara's Thoughts: Topshop needs to get some chill when it comes to Coachella. None of these things are things anyone would want to wear in a DESERT???? Or maybe ever. I don’t know. OK, so I liked the crochet top; I would ditch the cape and call it a day. But the fringe shirt? For the record, I still don’t know if it's a shirt or a dress.

Get Lara's Look: Jorts, Black Shorts, Crochet Top

Urban Outfitters:

H&M:

Sam's Thoughts: OK, so you know how Aristotle once said, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts"? Well, my outfits from H&M were like that, EXCEPT THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE. I was kind of into the gaudy prints and ripped jorts in an ironic way, but altogether the outfit was just way too much.

Get Sam's Look: Shirt, Shorts, Jorts, Hat

Forever 21:

Sam's Thoughts: I think because the first two outfits I tried on were SO outlandish, Forever 21's saner options just seemed really bland in comparison, like when you have a salad for dinner to compensate for that burger you had for lunch. And I don't want to wear a salad outfit to Coachella.

Get Sam's Look: Shorts, Shirt, T-shirt

Topshop:

Sam's Thoughts: I'm not normally a fan of Topman — the clothes are a little pricey and they seem to be tailored for a figure out of a Picasso painting. But the store associate who helped me pick items from the festival section offered advice not just on style, but on sensibility. Really, attending Coachella seems like braving the apocalypse. You're in a fight for survival and you might emerge from the weekend a dusty lump of sweat. But you want to at least be a fashion-forward dusty lump of sweat!

Get Sam's Look: Shirt, Shortalls

Urban Outfitters:

H&M:

Chrissy's Thoughts: I’m down with this suggested fringe vest and black maxi dress outfit because it matches how dead I feel inside. This open shoulder top and printed maxi dress outfit didn’t seem that sad on the mannequin, but once I put it on, it gave off a serious “I have given up” vibe.

Get Chrissy's Look: Top, Vest, Dress

Forever 21:

Chrissy's Thoughts: OK, this is my favorite outfit by far because I loveee a matching skirt and top set, especially in a tropical print. The only issue was that the “top” was basically a bra, and it was so tight it made my boobs form into a tiny butt. Lucky for me, I also like butts. This lace kimono, fake band tee, and floral bell-bottoms combination make me look like a hella budget Stevie Nicks. *prays Stevie never sees this*

Get Chrissy's Look: T-shirt, Pants

Topshop:

Chrissy's Thoughts: For some reason this floral dress was THE suggested dress in the festival section of Topshop. I wish I liked it, but honestly I just felt like I should be screaming “BONJOUR!” in it like those townspeople from Beauty and the Beast. And the minute I put the purple gown on, my boobs wanted out immediately, so I took that as a sign.

Get Chrissy's Look: Smock Dress