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Coachella 2017: 9 Men’s Style Must-Haves for Your Favorite Outdoor Music Fest

Coachella 2017: 9 Men’s Style Must-Haves for Your Favorite Outdoor Music Fest

Written by Charles Thompson-Wang on April 21, 2017
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This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is going to be epic. Replacing a pregnant Beyoncé, Lady Gaga will be the main attraction along with Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar in this year’s music lineup.

But besides showcasing famous and emerging artists at this massive festival in the Coachella Valley (about an hour’s drive from Palm Springs), Coachella has also emerged as a trendsetting event for style. For proof, just take a look at H&M ❤️ Coachella, an exclusive capsule collection for the Dutch fast-fashion brand that is a perfect example of capturing the spirit of music festival fashion.

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So how do you look the part while giving off an effortless vibe at this year’s Coachella?

Check out these 9 men’s style must-haves for Coachella 2017:

1. Sheer T-Shirt

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You want to be comfortable dancing in the heat with thousands of people, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking sexy. The perfect solution for being comfortable and looking hot simultaneously is a lightweight sheer tee. You can show some skin through the fabric without revealing too much. Zara has a great selection of lightweight sheer tees, like the one above featuring a tie-dye print. $30 at

2. Printed Short-Sleeve Shirt

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Not afraid of making a bold statement? A colorful, printed short-sleeve button-down will immediately grab people’s attention. Try a whimsical print like this shirt from PS by Paul Smith. For extra “hot points,” roll up your sleeves to show off those bulging biceps, reminiscent of a look Zac Efron always pull off nicely. $195 at

3. Bermuda Shorts

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These are not your grandpa’s Bermuda shorts. Retailers like Zara are updating them with a modern fit in a variety of fabrics, like the linen ones above. Best of all, they feature a slimmer fit to flatter your assets in all the right places. $40 at

4. Bold Sunglasses

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Protecting your eyes from that raging ball of fire is important, but why not sport a pair of bold sunnies to make your outfit pop while getting that protection? Score a couple pairs of cheap sunglasses with UV ray protection for your Coachella 2017 trip. If you lose ’em, it won’t be the end of the world. We suggest checking out the multicolored offerings from Retro Vintage. $8 at

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5. Stylish Sneakers

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6. Crossover Body Bag

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An accessory like the above crossover body bag is both fashion-forward and functional for an occasion like Coachella. You won’t have to worry about losing valuables like your phone or wallet in the packed crowds. Just throw everything into this Lacoste bag and dance the night away. $125 at

7. Sunscreen

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We’re including sunscreen on our list because there’s nothing “stylish” about walking around with a lobster-red face and shoulders. Neutrogena makes tried-and-true, high-quality facial sunscreen products, like this Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45. It’s not greasy, and it’s easy to apply. $11 at

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8. Panama Hat

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9. Statement Accessories

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Photo by Janifest via iStock

The easiest way to enhance your everyday style is by adding a statement accessory. Over Coachella weekend, sport some colorful beaded bracelets from H&M ($6-$10 at, or head to shops like Club Monaco and Topman — both of which have a great selection of necklaces and bracelets — where you won’t be breaking the bank.


(Featured image by gilaxia via iStock)

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