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Lisa Maree's cotton crochet mini dress is poolside perfection, whether you've tossed it on over your bikini or with some killer stilettos for the club; $168 at nastygal.com.(Credit: Nasty Gal)

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Coachella fashion finds

For those who've somehow missed it, we're smack dab in the middle of Coachella, the annual music festival named for the dusty Southern California valley in which it's held.

The two-weekend affair, running April 11-13 and April 18-20, is known for what's worn as much as what's played.

Celebs like Katy Perry, Alessandra Ambrosio,and AnnaSophia Robb swarm the place, lounging at chic parties held by labels like Lacoste, Mulberry and Burton Snowboards.

The music, boho fashion and partying then decamps to other fests like Barcelona's Primavera (in May) and England's Glastonbury (in June). Alas, all of these -- save for the Governors Ball Music Festival, which hits Randall's Island starting June 6 and the Great South Bay Music Festival coming to Patchogue in July -- require plane tickets.

But you can still feel a part of the scene right here at home. We've scoured Coachella photos and have identified four key elements (two apparel options, two accessory must-haves) that help create that perfect music fest look. We're talking the four S's: short shorts, sundresses, sandals and shades.

OK, technically that's five S's. Because make no mistake about it, the shorts are short. Super short, if you wanna go for a sixth S.

So start with one of these and build an outfit from there. That'll perk up your weekend, wherever you're going.