Coachella Looks We Love—And How You Can Pull Them Off

Ah, Coachella—that magical weekend-long fun-fest filled with some of the craziest style statements imaginable. Last weekend, I spotted all manner of off-the-wall accessories and barely-there apparel in Indio—from pot leaf-shaped pasties to six-inch platform boots to shorts so short they could only be described as denim underwear. And while the vast majority of Coachella attire could never translate smoothly to the streets, many of the annual event's superstar performers turned out in looks that provided us with tons of outfit inspiration.

Click through to see what Karen O, Solange Knowles, Tegan and Sara and more wore when they took the stage last weekend—and to shop cool inspired-by alternatives you don't need to be a desert-dweller to wear.

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Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Karen's first performance outfit—a head-to-toe metallic iridescent suit—was eye-catching and all, but this studded leather jacket? Far more wearable (even if yours isn't personalized like the singer's version).

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Jessie Ware

The lovely Londoner selected a retro-sweet graphic mix of stripes and checks. Loving the bra top!

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Jenny Lewis of The Postal Service

In addition to fronting beloved indie rock group Rilo Kiley, Lewis once sang in The Postal Service alongside Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. When the self-described "imaginary band" took to Coachella's main stage, the beautiful redhead chose a delicate pearl-dotted blazer perfectly in line with her feminine personal style.

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Janelle Monáe

The R&B sweetheart's equestrian-inspired whites hit all the right notes. For a look that's slightly easier to pull off, try a pair of jodhpur-inspired jeans instead of the real (and dangerously clingy) deal.
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Elly Jackson of La Roux

The coolest, most location-appropriate footwear at Coachella? Yeah, we think so.

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Emily Haines of Metric

We ID'd the Canadian singer's Miu Miu shades the second she stepped onstage. Coolest eyewear ever.

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Tegan and Sara

There's a lot to love about these identical twin's not-at-all-identical looks, but we find that mix of denim and dots particularly irresistible.

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Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes

You'd be hard-pressed to find a pleated skirt as downright fun as the one Khan wore onstage. Swapping in a solid, slouchy white or black tee in place of the matching crop top makes the look totally wearable.

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Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles made a guest appearance alongside the xx on Saturday night, where she covered Aaliyah's hit "Hot Like Fire." That gorgeous hot pink printed skirt, in our opinion, was just as hot as her surprise serenade.

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Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle

From the embellished Western-style belt to the feather earrings, this lovely-voiced lady's got Indio style down to a science. We especially love that fringed leather vest—a look not for timid types, but versatile enough when worn with your favorite skinny jeans and summery jewelry.

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Kaylie Church of Guards

Church's white fit-and-flare lace dress—a Coachella staple, if you'll recall—looked striking against her dark hair, and allowed the musician to wear long sleeves in Indio without suffering from heatstroke.

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Ioanna Gika of IO Echo

The Los Angeles-based songstress is famous for her collection of cool kimonos, which she pairs with hipster standbys like cutoffs, combat boots and slipdresses. Worn with your favorite basics, it's a warm weather-perfect way to cover up.