HARLEY VIERA NEWTON STYLES COACHELLA

Festival season is officially here, kicking off this weekend with the sunny style extravaganza that is Coachella festival. Sadly most of us will be stuck at our desks in not-so-scorching Blighty while the style set are living it up in the Californian desert, but that hasn’t stopped us from sending our spies to get the skinny.

And who better to give you the insider scoop than DJ and ultimate cool-girl Harley Viera Newton? Harley will be taking over our Instagram account over the weekend, so stay tuned to get the Coachella goss before anyone else. In the meantime, we quizzed Harley on how she’s gearing up for a super stylish Coachella ’14.

Can you sum up Coachella in three words?

What a weekend!

Do you change up your signature style for a festival?

Definitely not! Festival style ultimately has to be about comfort. You’re walking around for hours and don’t want your outfit to make you feel uncomfortable in any way.

What outfits are you planning this year?

I’ve been to several Coachellas and have learned the hard way that you have to keep it really light, comfortable, and breezy. It’s HOT there, so I’ll be going for easy airy pieces in fun prints.

What’s in your festival survival kit?

SPF, lip balm, a portable charger for my phone, and a great swimsuit!

Top hair & beauty tips for a festival?

Keep skin really natural and sheer so you don’t look cakey in the sun. Hair should be effortless, but I always go for a bright fun lip colour!

What acts are you excited to see play this year?

I’m excited to see Haim and Blood Orange because they have great new albums out. Also especially looking forward to seeing The Replacements and Outkast – both rare appearances!

Follow Topshop on Instagram to keep up-to-date with Harley’s Coachella experience.