Coachella Fashion 2012 | Abbot Kinney Shops Have You Covered

The much anticipated Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival is upon us. If you were one of the lucky 200,000 that scored a ticket, you must not only plan your wardrobe, but put your most stylish foot forward. Let the valley be your runway!


Whether you’re a laid back newbie or an Indo desert veteran, Style Expert Melissa Chataigne compiles a stellar range of “keep-me-cool-while-I’m-outside-all-day” looks and tips for Coachella 2012, straight from our favorite stores on Abbot Kinney.


Go with the Flow. Choose a light, flowy microfiber fabric that won’t weigh you down under the desert sun. Keep the nice breeze coming!

Dress- $59

Rock On. Now is the time to accessorize with high-impact jewelry. Go for a blend of metals and chunky pieces that channel your inner rockstar.

LovePoosh blouse $59
Scarf and necklace $29
Feather necklace, Guitar Necklace, Tribal ring all $29


Hipster Hat Essentials.  Outdoor concerts call for a fedora. Trust me, second day-old hair will be right at home with this accessory. Style it with high-waisted tribal shorts. Can’t get enough!

Fedora- $35
Shorts- Everly $49
Blouse $41
Triangle Necklace $39
Bracelet $39

The More the Maxi. Let loose with the modern, yet ultra feminine sensuality of a maxi skirt, paired with a magnificent body piece.

Skirt – Love Sam $255
Scarf (as bandeau)- $65
Necklace- $75


The Long & Shorts of It. Don’t get stuck in a rut with denim shorts and a cotton tank! Switch it up with a bohemian hooded blouse or tunic with flat boots.

Shorts Hudson $136
Love Sam hooded blouse $215
Tank- BB Dakota $50
Boots- J.Jones $210


Fringe Out. Embrace your hippie-side with this fringed vest! Pairing it with this romper emphasizes the Navajo trend. Bonus: Rompers are insta-outfits and looks great with most body types.

Don’t forget to shop these Coachella inspired looks on Abbot Kinney at E.Cookie Venice
1639 Abbot Kinney Boulevard  Venice and Gossamer-  1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd Ste 101, Venice.

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Melissa is also available for hire for all your styling needs.

Photo Credits: Melissa Chataigne Styling: Melissa Chataigne & Rey Kim, Model: Rey Kim

About the author

Justin LaBaw-Rivers, chief ninja at WELO, loves to write about any random happenings in the music, art, & design scene. An artist himself & a lover of life, it's not uncommon to find this kid singing karoake or dancing with friends at local watering holes until the doors shut.


  1. Great collection! That maxi skirt is stunning. The inner flower girl in you is going to come out for Coachella 2012. I heard it might rain on the first day so better create options. Looking forward to see different hippy clothing everywhere. Coachella Fashion has attracted many people and celebrities even hire stylists for this festival. I can’t wait to see a vast array of hippie accessories and fringe boots!

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