10 Coachella Throwback Photos to Inspire Your 2018 Festival Fashion

Coachella is a festival that sometimes seems like it's more about the fashion than the actual music itself. Sure, I might not know the entire lineup from last year, but you bet I know what every Kardashian, Jenner and all the stars of Riverdale wore. It's a magical time of year where seriously anything goes in the fashion world. The weirder something looks the better, and you've likely won yourself a spot on the best-dressed list if your outfit looks like something that you found in your great aunt's closet from her "hippie phase" (that the rest of your family would prefer if she stopped talking about). 

With a hefty price tag and the guarantee for some ~aesthetic~ Instagram photos, it's no surprise that the festival is crawling with celebrities. Some of them, like Vanessa Hudgens and Paris Hilton, are known for going to the festival year after year, and as some fans anxiously wait to see who will be headlining the next year, others wait to see how Hudgens will top her outfit from the year before. 

Here are some of the best looks! from the 2017 festival that will undoubtedly give you fashion inspo for this year! 

1. Vanessa Hudgens 


Found my throne

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If only these wings were a part of her actual costume! Victoria Secret meets Coachella?

2. Hailee Steinfeld 



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Worried that an elaborate Coachella outfit will make you sweat in the California heat? Take a cue from Steinfeld and go for a mesh top, like this one from ASOS Curve ($40 at ASOS). 

3. Kylie Jenner 


jordyns like .. don't do it bitch!

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If this is Kylie’s secret diet, sign me up! 

4. Dove Cameron 


thank u @hm  this is what i feel like on the inside 24/7

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Dove Cameron shows that you don’t need to wear cutoff shorts and a bralette to have the perfect Coachella aesthetic. 

5. Rihanna 


" I can't go home yet, cuz enough people ain't seen my outfit "

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I resonate with the caption "I can't go home yet, cuz enough people ain't seen my outfit” on a spiritual level. 

6. Lorde


hijacked the label maker at rehearsals #NOSLEEPTILCOACHELLA

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Goal: To be as excited about anything as Lorde is about Coachella. Get a similar floral cropped button up here ($19.99 at Charlotte Russe)!

7. Rita Ora 


Chel chel

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Ora technically might not actually be at Coachella in this picture, but I really hope that she danced in these amazing boots at some point during the festival. 

8. Ashley Tisdale


I survived day 1..... with a lil help from my friends 🎶

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I’ve never seen a Canadian tuxedo look so good – and this is coming from an actual Canadian. 

9. James Charles 

Instead of using a real highlighter, go for a more dramatic look like Charles with pure glitter. 

10. Kendall Jenner 


having so much fun at the @bumble #WinterBumbleland party, hosting with my sister #ad

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In this sequin top and vaguely Pharrell Williams-style hat, who wouldn’t match with Jenner (on Bumble)?