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Ask BB: What to Wear to the Coachella Music Festival

Celebrity style at the Coachella Music Festival.

I'm going to Coachella Music Festival for the first time and I was just wondering what I should wear, what kind of bag I should bring and most importantly what kind of shoes since I will be on my feet all day. They say it gets really hot during the day and really cool at night. And from what I hear Coachella is very trendy hipster so I want to look good but not spend alot and please keep in mind that I'm on a college student budget aka a starving student. jk only when the food doesn't look good. Thanks For Your Help, Desiree

The Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, attracts a style-conscious crowd of free-spirited music lovers and celebrities alike. Whether you want to blend in or stand out, consider lightweight breathable natural fibers, comfortable shoes and lots of sunscreen. I've never been but I read it gets cold at night (as you mentioned) so bring a cardigan or denim jacket to cover up when the sun goes down. In terms of sticking to your budget, you can find tons of indie-hipster options for cheap at stores like Target, Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters.

Here are three outfit formulas I put together to help you get inspired!

Eugenia Kim for Target Ad in Marie Claire

Eugenia Kim for Target Ad in Marie Claire

Target is partnering with accessories designer Eugenia Kim to launch a limited-edition hat collection, Eugenia Kim for Target, and there's a bold two-page ad in this month's Marie Claire to remind us! Eugenia Kim is a New York milliner whose high-end hats have been worn by such celebrities as Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, and Alicia Keys, to name a few. Whereas Kim's signature fedora, newsboy and bucket hats cost hundreds at stores like Barney's and Net-a-Porter, you'll be able to shop these and other styles starting at just $16.99 online and in-stores April 18th (same day as Cynthia Vincent for Target!). I love that this collection was inspired by Cuba, and can't wait to get my hands on that chic straw fedora with the parrot button. Bring on the hats!