If there’s one thing Austinites know how to dress for, it’s music festivals. In fact, while out of towners take time planning their “festival attire”, Austinites have it easy because we maintain closets full of festival appropriate garb year round. But if there’s one music festival that might take more time getting dressed for, it’s Austin Psych Fest. While Psych Fest is certainly one of the chillest music festivals you will attend, it’s also one of the most fashionable. The music undoubtedly influences what attendees wear, and the style of the 60’s and 70s plays a big role in helping produce a visual aesthetic that matches the psychedelic rock vibe of the festival.
This year Austin Psych Fest was bigger than ever being held at Carson Creek Ranch which provided a beautiful backdrop for the laid back fest, and even allowed fest-goers to camp out in tents for the weekend. Trends at Psych Fest this year included bell bottoms, round frame sunglasses, wide brim hats, and lace up boots. Some Psych Fest-goers looked like they stepped right out of a 1969 photograph, while others kept things more modern by mixing in more current pieces to their look. But if you chose to wear bright colors to the festival, you definitely stood out because black was the most popular color of the weekend.