H&M Coachella Collection


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Festival wear has become a full-blown trend. So much so, that H&M has collaborated with Coachella to create a line based directly off of garments typically worn to popular festivals around the nation.

Taylor Borde

You don’t have to look very hard to find the perfect festival fashion this year. H&M teamed up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to create a collection of all the event’s essentials.

H&M says the collaboration is intended “to inspire and excite in preparation for festival season,” and we are excited as ever. This collection features items for both men and women, including accessories.

Fringe, lace and flowing hemlines run freely throughout the women’s apparel, tying in the modern ’70s trend. Floral hair accessories, bohemian jewelry and easy-to-wear shoes are also in the mix.

The men’s selection includes graphic T-shirts in bold prints and bright colors, as well as pants and sweatshorts in classic denim and breezy cotton. All items were launched March 19 and are available in stores and online for less than $50. If you miss shopping the collection, H&M is hosting a pop-up shop at Coachella with all of the collaboration’s coolest pieces.

My festival packing list includes the bare minimum: a lightweight dress, floppy hat, shades, comfortable pair of shoes and fringe bag to carry all the daily essentials. This embroidered lace dress gives off a bohemian vibe that’s perfect for frolicking around the valley. Its breathable cutouts will keep you cool against the hot California sun.

Paired with a floppy hat and sunglasses, you have complete protection from the blazing rays. Slip on comfy sandals to dance the day away with Drake and Jack White. I’d bring minimal accessories like a simple stone necklace and layered rings to complete the look.