Vanessa Hudgens’ closet is the mecca for all festival, boho-inspired fashion lovers. She makes festival wear look effortless and totally steal worthy. This is a dilemma for all of us girls who love the look but cannot afford to drop their whole paycheck on a pair of jean shorts. While Vanessa’s adorable ensembles (especially during Coachella season) are to die for, there are many ways us broke girls living in a fashion world can achieve the look too. Here are 7 must haves for the frugal boho girl to achieve Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella style. Spoiler: Forever 21 might be the #1 place to shop for all affordable festival wear.
1. Crochet Halter Top
All great Coachella outfits start with the perfect crochet top. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at one of the most popular Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella outfits to date. She knows how to rock the top by adding light accents such as feathers in her hair and jewels on her face (these can be found for super cheap at Claire’s). Not much is needed to make these tops the focal of the outfit. They are beachy, boho and carefree; perfect for your go-to festival look. To spice it up even more, find a crochet top with floral accents along the bottom stitching.
2. Suede (Fringe!) Jacket
Suede is coming back in a big way. What makes this even better for a boho-obsessed fashionista is the fact that fringe is also making a comeback. Vanessa rocks the jacket by pairing it with loose high-waisted shorts and booties. A suede jacket with some fringe can amp up any dull outfit and supply the perfect touch of bohemian flair.
3. Long Kimono
There is no outfit that a kimono cannot fix (repeat after me…and Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella style). Kimonos allow you to wear minimal, without it looking too…revealing. The breezy, effortless look it adds goes with the tribal vibes that are a must when putting together the perfect Coachella outfit. Vanessa pairs hers with short shorts and a bandeau top.
4. Off-the-shoulder Crop Top
These have been around for a while and they are so versatile. They come in so many different prints and colors, so there is a lot to choose from. This shirt gives free-range for your jewelry choices, and look awesome with chokers paired with long layers of necklaces. These shirts look super festive when paired with distressed boyfriend/girlfriend jeans, or distressed shorts.
5. Statement romper
My favorite piece to this day is my daisy romper from LF. Rompers are a fun way to mix up the dress and shorts aesthetic. They are breezy and casual enough to wear high top converse with, or they have the ability to be dressed up with booties and jewelry as done with Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella outfit above. Vanessa’s romper is the perfect shape and print that might make this outfit the poster board for Coachella wear.
6. Tribal Inspired Jewelry
If your necklace makes clinking noises every time you walk, you are probably doing it right on Coachella terms. Bulky, but ornate necklaces are perfect for outfits with a lot of prints, because they tie it all together (make sure most of the jewelry is either gold or silver). Bulkier necklaces that aren’t too long create a very elegant boho look that can make any outfit. Vanessa is always wearing necklaces and bracelets with tribal prints and desert-inspired patterns, and it makes her look like the boho-princess that she is. Hint: feather and medallions can do no wrong.
Lately, people feel as if the best boho outfit means going to Free People and dropping hundreds of dollars on a couple cute pieces. It is important to have a couple good pieces that are lasting, that you accumulate over time, but it is not necessary for every piece to be top notch. Forever 21 and H&M have masterfully created look books on their websites just for Coachella inspired outfits. They are cute and super affordable (like four shirts for $40 affordable). Also, let’s be real, boho outfits usually don’t have much fabric to them, they shouldn’t be crazy expensive. GO NUTS!
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Sala Risby is a Student at the University of New Hampshire in Durham where she studies Journalism and sociology. She is from Brooklyn, New york, and clearly shows this through her love of fashion and journalism. Sala is passionate about fashion, writing, politics, and social media/social justice. Her style icons include Vanessa Hudgens, Zoe Kravitz, and Zendaya. Sala aspires to be a fashion magazine editor when she graduates and hopes to inspire girls of all ages to be comfortable with their own self and express themselves through words and fashion.