If your idea of festival style once involved noshing on a falafel in the parking lot of a Phish show while rocking sandals and cargo shirts, there’s no shame in that. Well, maybe there’s a little shame, but either way, concert style has slightly evolved.

Today, it’s all about being comfortable, put together and of course, effortlessly fresh.

All of these looks are so classically cool you could modify a few pieces here and there, and basically accomplish getting your summer work wardrobe down as well. It’s all about choosing quality pieces that can be dressed up or down. And we’re all about checking off more than one box when it comes to style.

The style recipe is dead simple: Combine easy basics with some fresh statement pieces and offbeat accessories, and you are good to go. Here are some key pieces you shouldl consider adding to your ‘chella wardrobe for this weekend in the desert.


NEXT LEVEL PANTS
Give a nod to rock and roll heroes like the Who and the Clash, and get yourself a pair of white pants. Easy wearing styles from brands like Uniqlo perfectly split the difference between a statement piece and a basic. When worn with a collared shirt, they give off a cool Vampire Weekend-approved preppy vibe. Pair them with a slouchy tee and some gently dishevelled sneakers and someone might confuse you with one of the festival’s performers. Yes, that’s always a good thing.


POWER PRINTS
Nothing says “high viber” like a funky patterned shirt. Right now, genderfluid florals and '90s-inspired power prints are super on point. For a more classic vibe, simple geometric patterns and small repeating shapes are always a good look. Pair them with easy basics like dark jeans and white sneakers for a clean, editorial style or add more weird patterns and see what happens. Either way, it’s a win.
BOSS WEAR
Indulge your inner Tony Soprano and rock out with a retro-inspired club shirt, which gets its name from the motorcycle and hot rod clubs of the 1950s. You could dig to find a great version on eBay, but this luxe version from Gucci is so dope you might want to throw some green and make an investement.
RETRO ROCKER
As your sartorial homie, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t mention that wearing a brand new “distressed” band tee is kind of not the look for anyone over 25. That said, rocking an authentic vintage rock tee that reflects both your age and your taste level is awesome. Spend some time on eBay and look for shirts from brands like Screen Stars or Fruit Of The Loom. The quality and weight of their '80s and '90s concert tees is fantastic, and just can’t be replicated with knockoffs.
A DOPE LID
If you are going to be in any outdoor environment for more than eight hours, you are definitely going to need a top notch hat to shield yourself from the sun, especially that Coachella desert sun. For a hip dandyish look, you can invest in a nice Trilby. It will always work so long as the rest of your outfit is pretty toned down. On the more casual tip, you can never go wrong with a classic, B-Boy-inspired bucket hat or a clean suede baseball cap
PEEP THE SNEAKS
When it comes to festival footwear, you shouldn’t be too precious. Loafers work nicely for a more upmarket look, but to really get comfort and style, I recommend classic canvas sneakers like Chuck Taylors or Vans. Not only do they look better once they are a little messed up, they can also double as kicks for your next beach vacation.
COOL EYES
Shades are critical for festivals. Not only do they block the sun, they can also “mellow your vibe” should you partake in any extracurricular activities that make you sensitive to bright lights. If you are prone to losing things, a cheap pair of Buddy Holly-inspired tortoise shell shades from a brand like Topman will always do you right. Feeling a bit more gourmet? Cop a pair of high end bridgeless shades from Garrett Leight and let your inner Migos shine real bright.