20+ Outfits That Prove Festival Style Is Still Alive & Well

Photographed by Cassidy Turner.
When it comes to festival style, there's typically a less-is-more approach — and we mean less clothing. Short shorts, tiny crop tops, and bare-it-all tutus usually run rampant at summer festivals. But over the weekend in Chicago, Pitchfork attendees took a different style route, pulling out all the stops and refusing to leave a killer jacket or extra accessory at home just because of a little summertime heat.

Here, nothing was off limits: We're talking metallic fabrics, statement bomber jackets, and matching printed sets that seriously stood out in a sea of jorts and muscle tees. It also reminded us of the number one reason we love festival street style, and continue to come back to events like Pitchfork season after season: and that's individuality. Click on to see the outfits we still can't get out of our heads, and remember: Don't let those sky-high temperatures stop you from putting together the outfit of your dreams this week.
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Forget black on black — plaid on plaid is way more fun.
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Take a time machine back to the '70s with a silk button-up and perfectly tinted shades.
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Coordinating outfits are a go.
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Maya Laner, bassist for the band Porches, soaks up the sun in some metallic trousers and one of our favorite accessories, the neckscarf.
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Things are getting trippy with the marbled effect on DJ Allie Teilz's pants.
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One way to beat the sun? Reflect it. Letesha Brady, designer of brand Eugene Taylor, made her own dress, which was ideal for standing out in the crowds.
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Next time you're vintage shopping, make a beeline for the scarf bin.
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Off-the-shoulder wins every time.
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The color yellow tends to get a bad rap in fashion, but this squad proves otherwise.
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The baggier the better.
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When it comes to statement earrings, go big.
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If you're opting for a darker color palette, add a pop of color through your accessories.
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An accessory that's both chic and practical? BRB — buying a wide-brim hat, stat.
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Now this is how you do high-waisted denim.
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T-shirt + thigh-high boots = a combo you should try, ASAP.
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We're seeing red thanks to this summery, retro ensemble.
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Don't be afraid to show a little skin by buttoning your blouse less than you normally would.
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See? We told you Bermuda shorts were back.
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Artist Sophia Bedolla made everyone do a double take with her statement top and earrings, which she made herself.
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Next time you cut the bottom of your jeans, make the leftovers into a scarf.
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A festival look that checks all the boxes.
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Stylist Agga B. Raya took a geek-chic approach with clear specs, a shrunken bomber, and some high-waisted shorts.
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It may be a pain in the Porta Potty, but this one-piece jumpsuit's cool factor makes it totally worth it.
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