Kicked off by this weekend's massive Coachella fest, music festival season is officially upon us, y'all! Though Coachella is arguably the biggest festival in the world, this summer still promises epic street style opportunities from Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Burning Man, and so many more.
But with music festival season comes a whole lot of cultural appropriation and general insensitivity — especially when it comes to Native American and Asian cultures. Take one look around Coachella and you'll find white people wearing bindis, Hijabs, and plenty of various head dresses and accessories they probably shouldn't be.
That's why we've searched Palm Springs high and low to bring you our favorite, non-appropriative Coachella style and beauty looks you can rock all summer long and to every single festival possible.
A bright and playful jumpsuit will always be trendy during summer festivals.
Olivia Culpo's squiggly, not-quite-mustard yellow playsuit goes perfectly with the bright green trees and dusty brown desert sand Coachella is known for. She gets major bonus points for color coordinating her sunglasses and opting for what looks like a really easy hairstyle. She's primed to avoid sweat at all costs.
This unnamed Coachella queen made the bold choice to pair orange and green.
And she pulled it off without hesitation. What talent! Simple, long braids are so easy to style, and you can add a little oomph to them by adding clip-in colorful extensions or spraying some colored hair mist into distinct sections of your hair before you get to braiding.
Arguably the biggest trend this festival season? BIG. HAIR. CLIPS.
I am not nor will I never be over this hairline full of oversized, glittery, jewel-encrusted clips pictured on the right. Just imagining how easily those clips can turn a look into a look makes me want to race to my nearest haircare shop to try some out. She makes it look like she woke up, threw on some clips and a suit jacket and just casually meandered over to Coachella. RESPECT.
Bella Thorne seemingly agrees.
Take it from the new Coachella princess herself — big, eye-grabbing hair clips are officially a thing. She took her look a step further by pairing her vibrant hair with bright silver eye shadow and equally dazzling knee-high boots. Honestly? If Jessica Rabbit were into Coachella, this is what she'd wear.
And while we're on the subject of Coachella's favorite celebs, can we discuss Victoria Justice?
YEE HAW, amirite? HAs anyone ever made chainmail look this good? I don't think so. I'm not attending any music festivals this summer, but you can bet I'm taking this down-and-dirty cowboy look everywhere this summer.
Me, I'm a big fan of face glitter that doesn't resemble bindis.
Pro tip for festival-goers who are not Hindu: Bindis? Just don't do 'em. Rather than a trendy fashion accessory, bindis carry deep religious and cultural background and meaning, and their use as a prop has long made people belonging to South Asian cultures uncomfortable. But there's a quick fix! Keep your jewels and glitter on the sides of your face and avoid the forehead/eyebrow area. Easy, right?
Of course, I had to include a look for the goths who can't stand bright colors.
If Coachella isn't the place to let your freak flag fly — nay, SOAR — than what is? This look honestly speaks to every one of my deepest, darkest, goth queen desires. Might nab this one for like, a casual day at the park.
Coachella is chock full of shocking looks, but that doesn't mean the simple approach can't turn heads, either.
This unnamed festival attendee has bright simplicity down to a science. Though this dress looks extremely comfortable, she made sure to pick colors that popped and matched them perfectly with her head scarf and practical yellow boots.