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Countdown to Coachella: What to Pack (Rock Edition)

Haim, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age—whichever act you're going to Indio to see, we've got you covered

Coachella, the two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival, is just around the corner. You're either going, or you're dreaming of all the brunch places that you'll finally be able to get a table at when the city clears out starting this Friday. With lots of different acts spanning lots of different genres, you may be wondering what to wear. We've got you covered. In the first of a three-day countdown, we're offering some style inspiration based on the bands you might be there to see. Of course, there's no hard and fast rules, except one: Stay cool. Literally. It's going to be, like, 90 degrees.  

 

Coachella Cute

 

DAY 1
L.A.'s hippest sister act, Haim, takes the stage this Friday, and these ladies know how to rock androgynous angles with a femme edge. You can do the same in gladiator sandals, a kimono, a flower crown, some aviator shades, and, in the spirit of Alana (aka Baby Haim), a pair of cutoffs. You won't catch her up there without them.

Clockwise from top left:Anna Sui silk kimono jacket /  Crown headband / Topshop top /  Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses / Coach leather sandals / MiH Jeans cut-off shorts / Kelly Wearstler gold-plated cuff  
 
 
 
 
Coachella Crazy

 

 

DAY 2
The macho Queens of the Stone Age will show you their riffs on Saturday night. The dudes hail from Palm Desert and have a robot-rock sound, as vocalist Josh Homme likes to say. The pound of their instruments tells you they mean business, and so should you with a no-nonsense outfit: overalls, a pair of butt-kicking boots, and a headband to keep the hair from flying in your face while moshing.

Clockwise from top: Eagle Outfitters stretch headband / A.O.T.C blouse / Topshop black booties / ONLY overall shorts /  Dolce & Gabbana cross-body purse / Illesteva eyewear
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coachella Relaxed

 


DAY 3
Folk, pop, rock, country, funk—you can't pin Beck down. His music is a crazy-fun blend of styles, so why not mix and match some pieces in your wardrobe, meaning cobble together whatever's clean, come Sunday? Not that a little grime will be out of place with this "Loser." 

Clockwise from top left: SUNO New York crop top /  Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses / So Nice beige skirt / Monserat De Lucca fringe purseTory Burch strappy sandals