Here at MTV Style we get really excited when the worlds of music and fashion meet, so Coachella is like a homecoming of sorts, where everyone tries a little harder and flaunts their style, whether they’re turning up their usual look or testing out some riskier #FASHUN. With a star-studded lineup and killer surprise guest list, it’s safe to say that this year Coachella had some of its most eye-catching moments yet—and this was only Weekend One.
Katy Perry at Coachella 2014.
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Katy Perry didn’t perform but she was (easily) spotted around the festival all weekend long—who could miss her with that new slime-green hair? Obv, Katy didn’t wear a flower crown; she already had a lot going on in the hair department. Katy showed that her green 'do is actually more versatile than you’d think, pairing it with a very ladylike black-and-white ensemble and a turquoise pencil skirt and matching crop top.
Clockwise from top left: Iggy Azalea, the 1975, Jack Antonoff, and Wild Cub at the 2014 Woodies.
The 2014 Woodie Awards are mere HOURS away. Who will win the Cover Woodie? What will Iggy Azalea's modified yellow Cher Horowitz suit look like in motion? We'll have answers to these and more important questions soon. We might not want to wait, but the fact is: We have no choice. So to bide time until the big show at 8 p.m. EST tonight, peep our backstage interviews with this year's Woodies performers. You'll hear Iggy talk about never wearing pants onstage and what she does when clothes mysteriously appear in her suitcases, the 1975 reveal the brands and stores that contribute to their "black and expensive" wardrobe, and which Woodies performer describes his personal style as "a nine-year-old who was allowed to dress themself [sic] for the first time." Enjoy!
One Direction is ready for Swine Fest by Gaga's standards.
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Fresh off her 2013 VMA performance, Lady Gaga is making up for lost time and already back on the touring circuit. This weekend, she hits the UK's iTunes Festival for a performance appearance she's lovingly dubbing "Swine Fest." As with all things Gaga touches, she's not doing this halfway and has taken to Twitter to dispatch a (growing) dress code for the occasion.
As far as festivals go, Glastonbury is one seriously epic musical trip. This four-day event truly stands in a league of its own, from the massive grounds (the fence stretches eight miles) to the notoriously dreary weather (Hunter boots as a fashion statement, y'all!) to the widely international lineup. And as much as we wish we could witness all 2,000 acts in person, even those of us not lucky enough to put their passports to use this weekend can still get filled in....well, fashion-wise, at least. Several of our favorite style stars hit the stages decked out in some majorly diverse looks. Whether it's Azealia Banks channeling a dino in a spikey bodysuit to the Haim sisters doing signature California cool, check out our top stylish performers below and try not to feel too much FOMO. It's the next best thing to purchasing a plane ticket to England, we promise.
Solange at Glastonbury.
Our girl Solange made her Glastonbury debut in a MAJOR way, dressed in a geometric print suit by Teatum Jones and Sophia Webster pumps. We already know that this lady looooves a good print, and she definitely didn't disappoint. Throw in some swingy braids, pink lips, and tons of attitude, and, welp, you've got yourself a killer performance outfit.
We're going to venture to guess that Hangout Fest might actually be the hardest music festival to dress for. Not only is it, well, a music festival, but it's a music festival AT THE BEACH. We don't mean on the boardwalk, or overlooking the sand and the waves. No, Hangout is actually IN the sand. Do you wear that cute festival dress or go full sunshine in a bikini? Either way, our Hangout correspondents model Chrissy Teigen and Miss Alabama 2012 Katherine Webb know a thing or two about fashion, and they were embedded in Gulf Shores, Alabama all weekend long. In other words, they were the perfect people to take part in a little festival fashion challenge. Each of the ladies had to find their wildest look, the cutest look, and their best man, and then compare each team to see who was the festival fashion challenge winner. They only had 60 seconds to assemble a sartorial dream team, plucked straight out of the sand. How did each of the girls do, and who was the winner? You'll have to watch to find out.
We've already told you about how excited we are that one of our favorite models, the one and only, the hilarious Chrissy Teigen is covering this year's Hangout Fest on hangout.mtv.com. But we don't really feel like we did the actual festival, which is a fantastic mix of AMAZING bands and a totally beautiful beach (i.e. heaven, pretty much), the justice that it deserves. Hangout is a seriously good time, and no matter which aspect of awesomeness you're the most excited for, there's most definitely something for you. Like Coachella, there is a HUGE variety of music to choose from, and there's a pretty solid chance that no matter what your preferred genre, there will be something right up your ally at Hangout. We picked three of our most anticipated, but also different, Hangout Fest acts and broke down some looks that we think would make you look right at home in the crowd.
Solange inspired festival style.
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Obviously, we take serious style inspiration from Solange on a regular basis, so when we were thinking about who could kick off our Hangout Music Fest style-a-palooza she came to mind immediately. We LOVE her bold style, and have to credit her for single handedly doing away with any fear we might have of wearing mixed prints. In her honor, we think either a shorts suit or, better yet, a jumpsuit in a bold, colorful print is just the ticket for looking fly and still being able to dance to her set at Hangout. We love the Nasty Gal Flower Punch Jumpsuit ($88.00) paired with a colorful, low heeled sandal like ASOS' Hedley Heeled Sandals ($76.36), a classic panama hat like the BDG Aloha Straw Panama Hat ($29.00), an easy cross-body bag like the Forever 21 Canvas Saddle Bag ($24.80) and finally a little pop of something extra, like the silver Tiger's Head Belt from Zara ($25.90).