Forget the runways of New York, London, and Milan — when it comes to cool summer style, there’s no better place to find inspiration than in the star-studded crowd of the Coachella Music Festival!

Last year’s event saw every possible trend under the sun, from eclectic colors, to bare midriffs, to do-it-yourself fringed shirts. But no one pulled off our two favorite looks better than Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev.

On Day 2 of the festival, Nina stepped out for the Armani Exchange-hosted brunch in the brand’s blue-and-white Bahama print dress. The breezy yet feminine number — perfect for a hot, sticky day in the desert — was paired with Urban Outfitters cat-eye sunglasses ($18) and unique owl earrings by Dorothy Perkins.

Later in the afternoon, Nina opted for a more casual approach to take in the shows alongside Ian Somerhalder. In super-short shorts, a loose Armani tank, and Keds denim sneakers ($40), Nina’s look was easy, all-American, and casually sexy.

Now that we know Nina will be hitting up Coachella again this year, we can’t wait to see what fashion-forward yet festival-appropriate outfits she steps out in next!

Which of Nina’s Coachella looks did you like best?

 

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