Yes, there are some subtle (haute) hippie references in this look, but the modern touches of a wide-brimmed fedora, bright coral nail polish, and a slouchy-yet-structured carryall (in which to stash your sweater and sunscreen) give it an instant upgrade.
Hitchhiker Convertible Bag, $58, available at Nasty Gal. Becca Tangerine Dream Nail Color, $15, available at Becca. Wide-Brim Fedora, $43.10, available at Asos. Ecote Platform Crisscross Sandal, $49, available at Urban Outfitters, 80 Powell Street (between Ellis and Eddy streets); 415-989-1515. Santa Croce Maxi Dress, $368, available at Free People.
For those of you not feeling the skirt idea, these cropped trousers in an eye-catching hue are similarly adorable. We like the idea of mixing shades of blue to ground the look, then adding bursts of unexpected color (pink! orange!) along with an in-the-know fashion-y tank for an all together stand-out ensemble.
J.Crew New Café Wool Capri in Yacht Blue, $118, available at J.Crew, 845 Market Street (in the Westfield Mall); 415-434-2739. NARS Angelika Lip Gloss, $24, available at NARS. Canvas the Neighborhood Wedge, $89.99, available at ModCloth. Blood Is The New Black By Brian Lichtenberg Margiela Wig Tank, $20, available at Blood Is The New Black. Warby Parker Jasper Polarized Lens Sunglasses, $95, available at Warby Parker and The Perish Trust, 728 Divisidero (between Fulton and Grove streets). Chester Wallace Waxed Canvas Tote, $150, available at Unionmade, 493 Sanchez Street (at 18th Street); 415-861-3373.
The perfect length for an outdoor festival in sometimes-foggy/sometimes-clear Golden Gate Park, this midi-skirt provides just enough warmth and breeze. Plus, hello, leopard print and pretty pleats! Jazz it up with a shocking pink top, rock 'n roll-worthy necklace, crazy-ass nail decals, and some comfy Keds to get you from stage to stage. Hot tip: If you're staying for the night shows, packing tights is a must.
Sam & Lavi Pink Kelsie Tank, $55, available at Les Pommettes. Rossmore "Teeth" Necklace, $100.88, available at Rossmore and Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street (at Valencia Street); 415-648-6513. Mary Meyer for Shoe Market Keds Champion Custom Print Sneakers, $44, available at Mary Meyer. Sally Hansen Salon Effects, $10, available at Walgreens, 1333 Castro Street (at 18th Street); 415-826-8533. Verty Hot Spots Leopard Skirt, $40, available at Tobi.