Of the major events in Austin, SXSW is the most diverse — with everything from movie screenings to keynote speakers. Finding a fabulous outfit for all these events can be a hassle, so The Daily Texan has compiled a list of outfits that can be worn to all the different kind of events offered. Think comfort, monochromatic color schemes and details.
While the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest have already blown through the city, SXSW is a different kind of festival with a week's worth of action. Take it easy with a cute twist on basics, such as this velvet crop top to wear to a concert while sweating like a sleepless maniac. This effortless look will stand out among the crowd or surf above it.
- Radio-television-film freshman Caroline Touma
Top and skirt // Homecookedkarma
Shoes // Madewell
Seeing a speaker
Chelsea Clinton, Brandon Stanton and Mindy Kaling are just a few of the big names giving speeches this year. Go to the keynotes with a collar and high-waisted shorts, and you'll look both professional and fashionable. Don’t be afraid to raise your hand high when Q-and-As roll around. All eyes, including the speakers’, will be on you.
- Biochemistry freshman Vivian Nguyen
Cardigan // Penguin
Collared Shirt // Forever 21
White Shirt // Mac Demarco Band Shirt
Shorts // Urban Outfitters
Shoes // Steve Madden
Attend the next blockbuster or check out the indie movie screenings like a red carpet star. Since film screenings are stationary events, take the opportunity to go out in dressier attire. Don’t forget to play up the details. A hand full of rings or a statement necklace can take any floral dress from a casual day outfit to a fabulous Hollywood-ready ensemble.
- Journalism freshman Kris Seavers
Dress // Mamastonevintage
Boots // Forever 21
Watch // Fossil
Cameo necklace // Art Show
Gold Ring // Montage
Silver Stone Ring // Giantlion
Bracelet // LuckyHorn
The day doesn’t end with concerts and movie screenings. The right outfit could gain you access to the right afterparties. Dress up for the night, but wear low heels, especially if hopping around town from party to party. Adding a fun statement piece like this poncho will make the outfit one to be remembered. The night? Not so much.
- Undeclared freshman Anna Escamilla
Pants // American Eagle
Shirt, Earrings // Urban Outfitters
Heels // Aldo
Poncho // Charm School Vintage
Set aside a day or two see the local sights. While SXSW events will be numerous, Austin boasts several local places to eat and see. Take the time off school to go shopping on SoCo, check out the Capitol or take photos by the graffiti wall. With a comfortable pair of tennis shoes and some sunglasses, roam around town with the local Austinites.
- Public relations freshman Crystal Garcia
Skirt, T-shirt, jacket and sunglasses // Forever 21
Shoes // Keds