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Rachel Paix tells us how to get celeb festival looks for less

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As users of social media will be aware, it seemed the world flocked in number to the heart of California to attend the much anticipated music festival Coachella. Plainly put, you were either there or wished you were #inlovewiththeCoacho. Indeed, much to the envy of Instagram users, posts uploaded in vast quantity flaunting the ambiance and vibrancy of the two part event. Spread over two weekends and first in the calendar to warm up the festival season, attendees opened up their dusty summer wardrobes to showcase their style. Therefore, it seems only fitting to highlight those who successfully embody the effortless and minimal flamboyance of festival wear.


The Kendall Jenner look

There was much to see at the fashion parade staged at Coachella this year. Models Alessandra Ambrosio and Jasmine Tooks opted for delicacy and successfully introduced feminine dresses to the festival scene. Here, warm colours excelled by teasing summer vibes and complimenting those sporting a golden tan. Accessorising a simple dress with a belt, necklace or hat also was a popular look. But the star of the show was the Queen of Coachella herself, Kendall Jenner.

The heart of the fashion world and certainly the envy of many, Jenner did not disappoint with her collection of festival attire at Coachella this year. Bravely boasting her slim physique, she craftily complemented a bikini top with a statement necklace and sleeveless leather jacket, whilst also proving that vintage denim need not be left in the past with her ripped boyfriend shorts.

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Though we may sigh in despair that we're not Kendall, the high street is here to help imitate her look. This faux leather jacket can be found for only £45 from ASOS. Check out this gorgeous Aztec bikini top from Urban Outfitters for £18. Accessorize are also offering some great pieces to rival Kendall's, such as this Kiya Statement Necklace for just £25.99. To complete her more laid back look, throw on these boyfriend denim shorts, only £29.50 from Marks and Spencers. For a more feminine look, accessorizing a simple dress with a belt, necklace or hat can work a treat.

The Joe Jonas look

Image: Zimbio
Image: Zimbio

Unable to opt for the much loved flower halo or UV facepaint, great applause is due to men who dress with style during festival season. Certainly, not enough credit is given to cases as such; two celebs worthy of praise are Cody Simpson and Joe Jonas, who exhibit urban style whilst experimenting with pattern and texture. Savvy shoppers need no longer test the limits of their overdraft. Indeed, this year H&M have a great collection of current fashion trends at an affordable price and as official sponsors have even unveiled a 'Love Coachella' range. Grab yourself a pair of these tortoise shell pattered sunglasses just £6.99 from H&M. Also, there's really no need to buy T-shirts with names of places you've never been. Although they're popular in stores this season I feel these could lead to a strong case of shoppers regret, quick to head over to charity piles. Instead, experiment with pattern in the upper half. This aztec T-shirt is a perfect alternative, just £12.99 again from H&M. These work well as they express simple patterns blending into, and not overwhelming the overall outfit. Adding to the look, whether in search of trousers or shorts, man can't go wrong with a pair of well-fitting jeans or chinos, try these skinny ripped black jeans, £19.99 from New Look.

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Overall, the Coachella 2015 A-List have not failed to impress this year and are sure to skew seasonal trends this summer. Engaging with a variety of styles, the high-street promises to save us some money and cater for the diverse tastes of festival goers. Finally, although we might not have been at Coachella we can at least dress like we were. Anyway, there's always next year?

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