Everyone has a favorite music fest, but nothing is really as sweet as the first of the year, the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas
. We headed south last week with our cameras in tow, ready to see what sartorial sights the Lone Star State had to offer during a week's worth of parties and rock shows. The eclectic mix of vintage pieces and modern standbys (with a healthy dose of rock-ready looks, of course), delighted us, and we were stoked to see that festival goers aren't shy about bold color, fierce footwear, and of course a great pair of shades. Click through and start thinking about your outfits for next year, looking for hotel rooms, and dreaming about what secret shows you'll sneak into in 2013.
Photographed by Christy Kurtz