Coachella 2012: street style

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From neon hot pants to fifties-inspired sundresses, and from the simple denim shirt to the more unorthodox multi-coloured furry boots, Coachella is known for throwing up some serious sartorial style statements.

As the annual music festival kicks off in California, check out all the latest festival looks doing the rounds in our gallery below - and soak up some inspiration for the festival season ahead.

Simply click on an image to launch the gallery. Which is your favourite look? Rate each out of five and let us know on Twitter or in the comments section.

Words: Sophie Haslett. Picture credit: Getty Images.

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    Two's Company

    These girls are not shying away from this season's trend for yellow. Pairing their matching hot pants with a clashing orange bikini top and sunnies, this look has festival chic written all over it.

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    Pastel Perfection

    Pastels are everywhere right now, and when they look this good, why wouldn't they be? Teamed with a flash of highdriff and a simple pair of black pumps, this look is relaxed and ideal for taking you from day to night.

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    The denim shirt has long been a festival favourite. Update yours with a folk-inspired dress and bare legs and you'll have that Americana vibe to a T.

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    Matchy Matchy

    Who said prints have to clash to be cool? Here is a lesson in simple, confident and fierce daytime festival dressing.

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    Wild Child

    Not for the faint-hearted, this look (and those boots) are zany but brilliant for some festival fun in the sun.

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    Aztec Gold

    Old pair of Converse trainers? Check. Aztec sundress? Check. Red parka? Check. This look is pure sunshine golddust. The smile's a great touch, too.

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    Flower Power

    With more than a nod to spring/summer's penchant for florals, this look is fun, light and more than capable of taking you from gig to bar.

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    Footloose and Fancy Free

    Keep your cool with a pair of denim cutoffs, Ray-Bans and the bang-on-trend desert boots. They're ideal for our m0re muddy shores, too...

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    All White

    Tanned pins make this all-white outfit look effortless. But it's the dash of colour on the toenails that makes all the difference. Girls, take note.

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    Queen of Hearts

    There's nothing like a summer festival to turn out some seriously hilarious looks. This look is testament to the saying that sometimes anything really does go.

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    Boots were Made for Walking

    For those in search of a tougher look, a pair of biker boots and a grungy minidress can do all the talking.

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    Tie Dye

    Tie dye, plaited hair and gladiator sandals have long been perrenial festival go-tos. Update yours with a crop top, and add some fringing for a folkloric feel.

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    C00l Blue

    This is a look Lady Gaga herself would be proud of. While it is (almost) all about the hairstyle, the nipped-in waist is brilliant too, as it creates a fab feminine silhouette.

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    Sunny Side Up

    Part Betty Draper, part Prada 2012, this sundress is bang on the sartorial money this summer. Pair with espadrilles and a cute handbag, as seen here, for laidback glamour.

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    Bright-coloured tights don't only have to be for the night, don't you know? Wear them, if you dare, with headbands and sequinned tees for a slightly more edgy daytime look.