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When it comes to Austin music festivals, Austin Psych Fest is still considered to be one of the smaller ones. But this year marked its 8 year run and drew in the biggest crowd the fest has seen yet.  Despite the muddy conditions and sticky humidity caused by rain, the weekend was still beautiful and so were the attendees.  Austin Psych Fest has always brought out a specific fashion sense; one that is directly reflected in the music and the entire vibe of the festival. 1960s and 1970s psych rock influences can be found in everything from round frame circle sunglasses, fringe, lace, and colorful kimonos.  These are things that seem pretty typical for music festival fashion, but at Psych Fest this style is taken to another level, and the fashion looks much more authentic than what you might find at other more mainstream fests.  The people who attend Psych Fest, including the artists, are very much into creating looks that are a nod to the past and unique for today. This year though, the fest became a little less about pscyh rock as the Flaming Lips headlined the lineup and the fest was referred to as "Levitation." I think this slight change in the music could be seen in the fashion choices as there were more trendy looks on display.  Overall though, vintage fashion is always king at Austin Psych Fest, and I think this is one of the reasons why the style is always so killer at this music fest and why it is one of my favorites to photograph. Continued
There's another "F" associated with Fun Fun Fun Fest and it definitely stands for FASHION. Over the last few years this music fest which also includes skateboarding, wrestling matches, standup comedy, an air sex competition, and even a taco cannon, has become my favorite fest to snap photos of. Fun Fun Fun Fest is definitely smaller than ACL, but this is what makes this fest more doable and enjoyable in my opinion.  The eclectic nature of this fest also brings out a really cool crowd of attendees and performers who really understand how to dress for fests. One of my favorite trends of FFFFest is always buttons. People love to show off their support for bands, their favorite record shop, or simply their love of tacos by wearing pins on their jacket. This year I passed out my own Keep Austin Stylish buttons to anyone I snapped a photo of (I also gave one out to a boy who I just thought was really cute...shhh.)  Another style piece one sees a lot of at FFFFest because it is a classic rock n'roll staple, is the black motorcyle jacket.  Some additions to the fashion that I saw this year were more sequins and sparkle, more interesting statement sunnies, and plenty of denim jackets. Here are some of my favorite styles that I saw this past weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest.  What do you think of the fashion? Is FFFFest the best fest for street style?... Continued
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in my #StylishatACL GIVEAWAY courtesy of AT&T U-Verse GigaPower! It was truthfully very exciting and fun to do this type of interactive giveaway and see everyone's responses. I had so much fun this weekend and it was in big part thanks to y'all who follow and support this blog! Scroll down to the end of my recap and photos to find out if you are the WINNER of 2 tickets to the next weekend of ACL!... Continued
Unsurprisingly there was plenty of 1960s and 1970s style influences seen at Austin Psych Fest this past weekend. Bell bottoms, floppy hats, peasant tops, bell sleeves, and crochet dresses are all the norm at the psychedelic rock music festival.  This year though, I saw more attendees influenced by current trends such as metallic and batwing sunglasses, as well as wide brimmed straw hats.  But the main difference in the style this year at Psych Fest was that everyone was wearing a lot more color.  Last year was black, black on black, and black accessorized with black, whereas this year there was an abundance of floral print, denim, and even some multi-colored sequins. The best part about the street style at Austin Psych Fest?  I saw zero white people in Native American headdresses and only one floral headband, so ACL and Coachella can suck it. Continued