South By Southwest heralds the beginning of springtime in Austin. The Daily Texan has put together some suggestions for how to look your best, regardless of whether you’re dancing, head-banging or twerking.
Wednesday, March 13
Give your outfit a rocker vibe with shredded denim, a vintage tank and leather jacket. Since March in Austin can get a bit chilly, keep your legs warm with a pair of over-the-knee socks.
Recommended: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (NPR Showcase), 7:45-9:00 p.m. at Stubb’s
Thursday, March 14
Be boho-chic. A floral print dress that has a Bohemian vibe is a must for SXSW. Finish the look with sheer tights and combat boots to add some edge.
Recommended: Alt-J, 11:10-11:50 p.m. at The Belmont
Friday, March 15
Studs are all the rage these days. Pair colored cutoff jean shorts with a feminine round collar top and over the knee stockings to keep it cute and low-key.
Recommended: Waterloo Records Day Party, 12-6 p.m. at Waterloo Records
Saturday, March 16
Liven up a monochromatic palette with a pop of color to your collar. Paired with high-waisted skinny jeans and a slouchy beanie, it can easily transition into a perfect nighttime look. A small cross-body purse is both stylish and essential to carry around your must-need items.
Recommended: Burgermania II (Burger Records party), 12 p.m.-2 a.m. at Hotel Vegas
Sunday, March 17
Take a style cue from the guys with an oversize denim shirt. Give it a girly twist with a ‘70s-style miniskirt and bright floral scarf. Fix your hair into a loose topknot to make it extra fun.
Recommended: Brunch probably, and lots of coffee to nurse a week’s worth of hangovers.
For The Guys
Skinny jeans, T-shirt, denim. Chances are, if you’re a guy in Austin, you’ll probably dress like this no matter where you go.
Recommended: Nerd panels, the Flaming Lips, a dark movie theatre or Justin Timberlake’s secret party.