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Frugal Fashion: Material Girl Kelly Osbourne shows her spots at Coachella

April 20, 2011 |  7:00 am

Kelly Every spring, when the hot desert sun sets in Indio and the sounds of the Coachella music festival dance through the air over eager, buzzing fans I can't help but wonder one thing: What are they all wearing?

As our fashion critic Booth Moore put it in a recent article, "never mind the music." OK, of course Coachella is about the music; it's a music festival after all, but Moore couldn't be more right. The bikinis, cut-off shorts, tanks and fringe that have become festival staples hardly make a de rigueur dress code, but year after year the fashion industry takes notice of music industry big-wigs and the distinct Coachella style of their fans.

Kelly Osbourne was among the stylish festival attendees at the Empire Polo Club where the event was held. The 26-year-old former reality television star has some serious fashion chops as the co-host of E! channel's Fashion Police with Joan Rivers and the new face of Madonna's Material Girl clothing line. She wore a fun and flirty navy polka dot dress, gray and black loafers with socks and a floppy straw hat. Osbourne wears the classic print with a sense of modern glamour and her exposed socks give her look that signature Osbourne funky twist. 


To get Osbourne's spotted Coachella look go for a polka dot dress like the pleat-front polka dot dress from Delia's for $39.50 or the polka dot strapless dress, also from Delia's, for $39.50. For more about how to wear the polka dot trend check out tips from our resident stylist Melissa Magsaysay here.

A large floppy hat is essential when you want to have your fun in the sun and keep your skin protected. Step out of the shade in the super versatile Merona wide brim floppy hat for $12.99 from, the Elona floppy hat from for $19.90, or the Kinda Shady hat with bead detail from for $28.

The polka dot dress and hat would look great with a strappy pair of sandals or heels but Osbourne's socks and loafers are ideal if you want to mix things up. For more of a menswear look try the LifeStride woman's arbor loafers for $24.99 at For a softer look with a bow, carries the Ciao Bella Moxie loafers for $49, and for an updated penny loafer, carries the Rocket Dog Malinda flat for $34.95.

Happy shopping!

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

-- Jenn Harris


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Photo, top: Kelly Osbourne attends Day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 16 in Indio. Credit: Christopher Polk /Getty Images.

Dress photo: Pleat-front polka dot dress and polka dot strapless dress, both from Delia's. Credit:;

Hat photo: From left, Merona wide brim hat from Target; credit: Elona floppy hat from; credit: Kinda Shady hat from; credit:

Shoe photo: LifeStride arbor loafers from Famous Footwear; credit: Ciao Bella Moxie loafers from, credit: Rocket Dog Malinda flat; credit: