Trendspotting: See Coachella Style Through the Eyes of a Trend Forecaster

Weekend one of Coachella has just wrapped and, once again, we spoke with Sarah Owen, Juniors Editor at WGSN, the worldwide leader in fashion trend forecasting, to find out about the major trends to come out of the annual music festival.

Matching Sets 

Coachella trend: girl wearing matching top and shorts

"Now a commercial mainstay and a popular trend among junior girls, coordinating sets take inspiration from vintage prints with a relaxed, resort-inspired shape."

Leather Backpacks

Coachella trend: leather backpacks

"Look for clean and minimal designers for this item such as Alexander Wang and The Row."

Statement Bags

girl wearing WTF bag at Coachella

"Loud, graphic statements update shoulder bags, referencing designers such as Sophia Webster."

Metal Hardware Accents

guy wearing metal ankle bracelets at Coachella

"This is a new styling trend we saw at Coachella with a few festival goers clasping gold metal cuffs around ankles and upper arms."

DIY Embellishments

girls wearing DIY embellished denim at Coachella

"There was a prevailing DIY trend among girls at Coachella with everything from OTT jewels to repeated kitschy refrigerator magnets."

Message Sunglasses

cross my heart hope to die sunglasses at coachella

"Look towards designers such as Wildfox and House of Holland as this trend evolves from the statement sunglasses trend called out at SXSW."

Metallic Flash Tattoos

metallic flash tattoo on arm at Coachella

"The latest beauty craze among junior girls is metallic gold and silver flash tattoos, which created jewelry-inspired art seen on most festival attendees."

images: WGSN

Related: What the Cool Kids Wore: Top Trends at SXSW 2014