What to Wear -- and What to Listen To -- If You're Going to Coachella (or Just Wish You Were!)

04/12/2013 at 12:03 PM ET

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This weekend kicks off the celeb-packed Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif. More than a few PEOPLE StyleWatch editors are heading out west to groove (and wear crop tops with) the stars — and listen to a who’s who of indie rock and dance music.

In the past, celebs have worn all sorts of interesting things to beat the heat (refresh your memory here) but we highlighted three of our favorites — including Nina Dobrev’s laid-back AG Adriano Goldschmied maxi, Dita Von Teese’s sailor-girl Dior ensemble and Kate Bosworth‘s cool flag tee and cut-offs.

And to get you in the Coachella mindset, we tapped the much in-demand (and super gorgeous) DJ Kiss to give us a round-up of some of her favorite songs from the festival’s lineup. Check it out below (plus two songs not available on Spotify: TNIGHT’s “Acrylics” and a Major Lazer track). Put on your best crochet tank and sandals, crank up the volume and get ready for the festival — even if you’re not going.

Tell us: Are you going to Coachella? What are you wearing (or what would you wear)?

–Alex Apatoff

The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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