The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which kicked off this past weekend, is always a hotbed of eclectic, look-at-that ensembles, as the fest flaunts an anything-goes attitude that many stars are plenty keen to adopt. Cutoffs, crop tops and crochet all come out of the closet, and it’s the one time where even the most reprehensible faux-pas can get a free pass on the fairground—even if they shouldn’t.
Kristen Stewart: The most memorable part of this Kristen sighting was that she was arm-in-arm with her on-and-off boyfriend, Robert Pattinson. Her T-shirt, too-short shorts and Converse kicks were a complete yawn and paled in comparison to Coachella’s other cool and crazy looks. Of course, she would probably say she’s just there for the music not the photo op.
Solange Knowles: The singer continued her love affair with colour and print in this bubblegum-pink Hawaiian floral skirt and melon-orange CC Skye box clutch. Here, though, her go-to style didn’t work so well. The slit was too high, and her white Stuart Weitzman sandals were far too mumsy. She just looked uncomfortable.
Bella Thorne: The up-and-coming starlet really was the flower-child of the fest with her tiara of blooms worn atop her long auburn strands. At only 15, she can get away with shredded denim, a mesh shirt and sneakers, and still look charming.
Vanessa Hudgens: Wearing white bloomers and little more than a lace doily on top, the ‘Spring Breakers’ actress gave us one of the most shocking looks of the weekend. With her long curly locks, she had more hair than clothes. I have to admit, with her round retro sunnies and medieval flower circlet, I didn’t even remotely recognize her.
Rita Ora: After her Jeremy Scott proclamation, the ‘How We Do’ singer had another raucous fashion exit up her sleeve. She donned a zipper jacket worn over a sheer, rolled-up T-shirt and a fuchsia triangle bra. A collar necklace and backwards baseball cap added some hip-hop cred, while her portrait skirt assured she always had a set of eyes on her—not that she needed any help in that department.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Earlier, she pranced around in tie-dye and pink shorts, but here the model returned to more neutral territory, as she made the best of boho with her long fringed caftan sweater, studded boots, Giuseppe Zanotti fringed bag and floppy hat.
Kelly Rowland: The singer hit a bit of a bum note with this Harley-Davidson-diva look. Who ever said Coachella was key word for camo shorts and a leather motorcycle vest?
Emma Roberts: While the actress’s black shorts weren’t nearly as minuscule as some others we’ve seen, I still cannot give her many style points. That T-shirt knot should have never emerged from the ’90s, and we should send those cutesy heart-shaped sunglasses and that rainbow purse back in time, too.
Rumer Willis: Like Kristen, Rumer’s ensemble put me to sleep, although she checked the boxes of basic Coachella style: high-waisted denim, a see-through shirt, bold sunglasses and a cross-body bag.