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Our tips on how to rock the gift lounge, a sheer outfit, a sundress (see Busy Philipps, Florence Welch, and Lea Michele) and looks to avoid (oops, Katy Perry, Kesha, David Hasselhoff)
Bronwyn Barnes•@BronwynBarnes and Nakisha Williams
Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:00pm EST
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Follow Busy Phillips' lead and pose for a few pictures in order to score cool swag at one of the parties sponsored by a fashion label.
Follow the social media pulse from Indio, Calif., all weekend long at EW's Coachella page.
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Trade your dignity for free pairs of shoes.
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Wear a gauzy, boho maxi dress like Florence Welch to stay cool in the heat.
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Forget to put on a slip. We're here for the band not to see your goods.
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Prove that you're a baller like Beyoncé in a slouchy, designer potty-mouth message T-shirt that costs $650.
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You know this isn't Woodstock, David Hasselhoff? If you're going to be the old man (or woman) at the party, leave the overly trendy gear for the kids.
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Wear a cute polo dress like Lea Michele's — and comfortable wedges if you're going to wear heels at all.
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Try to pass off an American flag-print sweatshirt as a polo dress — especially if it's filthy — like Ke$ha.
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Indulge your inner hippie chic — and beat sunburn — by adding a wide-brimmed hat like Emma Watson's to prints and edgy sandals.
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Try to make a dress out of recycled curtains like Kimbra.