Amid the return of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this week, TikTok feeds have been inundated with festival fashion and makeup inspiration as music fans — or fashionistas who claim to be in it for the music — pull together their very best looks.
Coachella 2022 trends
We all remember the bohemian flower crowns and earthy tones of Coachellas past. Now, according to TikTok influencers, Coachella fashion will be moving away from previous “free-spirited” looks and instead moving toward a “modern edge” with various shades of purple, glitzed textiles, beachwear, fringe looks and eclectic pieces including, but definitely not limited to:
The rhinestone fringe cowboy hat: A classic cowboy hat with a fringe rhinestone trim will be making a comeback this year, according to TikTok. Fashion influencers are predicting festivalgoers will replace it as the “modern flower crown,” pairing it with a slip dress and cowboy boots.
Crotchet sets and dresses: Vogue credits this trend to DIYers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, popularizing crotchet swimwear, bucket hats and bags as both a Coachella and everyday fashion trend. A touch of colorful and flowery patches to take you from day to night will be very popular for festivalgoers, according to TikTok.
Metallic and Gilded textures: The pandemic-dominating past is out, and the future is in, so that means metallic everything. Reminiscent of the 1970s Disco age, and bringing the “futuristic vibes of this digital age,” TikTok influencers predict metallic fabrics will be taking Coachella by storm, adding that everyone is ready for COVID-19 to be over.
Euphoric makeup and hair: “Euphoria”-inspired anything seems to be synonymous with Coachella this year, so break out the glittery eyeshadow and find yourself a friend who can braid your hair. TikTok predictions are also full of hairstyles filled with accessories such as flowers, barrettes, pearls, butterfly clips and/or multiple pigtail knots and hair buns for a psychedelic look. Pair it with a colorful eyeliner or metallic frosted eyeshadow for a complete music festival look.
Bodysuits, low-rise bottoms and miniskirts: These early oughts staples are sure to bring the Y2K feel back to Coachella, according to TikTok. Step back into the year 2000 with a tie-dye bodysuit, low-rise bottoms, miniskirts, chain and feather accessories, because they’re all making a comeback of gargantuan proportions. TikTokers suggest these pieces in metallic and neon colors will be a trend easy to spot at the music festival.
Eyewear: Bring out your Y2K sunnies, this year TikTokers predict we will see the return of shield sunglasses. Whether you prefer a clear bug-eyed frame or a lightly tinted shield, influencers suggest pairing it with your favorite 2000s denim pant and softly-hued corset top for a complete festival look.
The shoe dream: No great fashion look is complete without the right shoes and Coachella is no exception, regardless of the weather or comfortability. You can be sure to spot some cowboy boots in all textures and colors, gladiator sandals, neon-colored platform slides, and some cool vibe sneakers.
Time will tell if these TikTok influencer predictions are correct or not, but we suggest giving them a shot.