Fun Fun Fun Fest: Style Stalker Recap

It’s tough to find a more perfect setting for a weekend music festival than Austin, Texas, a town that’s rightly earned its moniker as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Fun Fun Fun Fest — now in its eighth year — delivered a diverse range of musical and comedy acts, including rappers, DJs, and underground indie bands, for three days of high-energy sets and unforgettable performances. The festival grounds also featured a skate park, wrestling arena, and other uniquely Texan attractions (Taco Cannon, anyone?) to entertain the 20,000 fans in attendance each day.
As we joined in the fun last weekend, we also encountered some of the coolest street style ever to hit the music-fest circuit. There was denim — lots of it — along with crop tops and cowboys boots. But, these concertgoers put their own unique spin, tinged with a Texas twang, on festival wear. Click through to check out these top trendsetters we spotted at the concert grounds.
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Rocking a leather jacket and wispy, semi-sheer dress, model Jordan Cohayney proves an all-black ensemble works just as well in Austin’s festival fields as it does on the streets of New York.
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Jordan’s rounded Ray-Bans offer a fresh take on the classic shades.
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Cartoonish letters greet festival fans at the grounds along the Colorado River, right across from downtown Austin.
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M.I.A. headlined this year’s festival, along with other can’t-miss acts like Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, and Ice-T.
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Plaid flannel provides a touch of fall for festivalgoer Jessy Eisele’s punk-rock look. The button-up is easily shed to go sleeveless when the Texas sun heats up temperatures.
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Student Haydee Fabian mixes the music-fest staples of denim and crop tops with chic black tights, a flowy skirt, and bowler hat.
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Abbas Deidehban, an art director, shows that festival style isn’t always colorful. Shades of black look casual and cool when paired with cuffed jeans and brogues.
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Kate Priestly, singer for KP and the Boom Boom, does denim right by adding bright accessories, fabulous hair, and rugged boots. Stylish stage presence — check.
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Glittery hoops, pink lipstick, and a whimsical scarf complete Kate’s standout style.
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The skyline of downtown Austin peeks out from behind one of the festival’s four stages.
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L.A.-based rock duo, Bleached, a.k.a. sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin, take the stage.
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Crowd members groove to British electropop songstress Little Boots.
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Student Taylor Bird channels the '70s concert vibe in this free-spirited ensemble, complete with a luxe blazer, retro hat, and patterned hi-low skirt.
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Comfort is key when you’re catching multiple acts. Katy Vandiver, a hostess, wisely goes with menswear-inspired pieces and a cozy hoodie to wear as temps drop.
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An embroidered hat from Odyssey caps off her cool-girl outfit.
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Bell-bottoms are back in action. Darby Wagner, a student, demonstrates how to embrace a touch of retro style, but keeps an overall modern look with a draped poncho, textured top, and slouchy shoulder bag.
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Cayley Haegerty, a salesgirl at Prototype Vintage, enlists her long, ombre locks to dress up a patch-covered denim jacket, vintage tee, and black pants.
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If your wardrobe is color-shy, you can always make a statement with your hair. Samantha Kimmel of Kylie Kimmel Clothing rocks leggings and an oversized grey sweater for a casual but dance-ready look.
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Part French braid, part fishtail, we’re pretty sure Samantha’s awesome look is the ultimate in festival hairstyles.
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Project Loop teamed up with Fun Fun Fun Fest to present BMX demos and offer free rides to concertgoers. Who wouldn’t be up for taking a spin between sets?
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The half-pipe and street course featured pro demos and was also opened to guests for free rides throughout the three-day festival.
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Emily Hoffman, who works in merchandising and digital retailing, looks cozy-cool in a woolly sweater, striped mock turtleneck, polk- dot shorts, and booties.
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Proving again that layers are the way to go on fall weekend in Texas, Pat Ree contrasts textures and warm tones for a preppy yet soulful look.
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We love the selection of quirky buttons and Bad Panda patch on his jacket.
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Photographer Jessi Chapman chooses to let her green-tinged hair do most of the talking, but her midriff-baring top adds a unique element of style to her look as well.
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Another unique take on classic concert style can be seen on Michelle Blanchard, a sales associate at Flashback Vintage, who’s clearly an expert in scouring up the best retro finds.
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A patterned menswear-inspired shirt adds some buttoned-up polish to photo agent Katlyn O’Malley’s otherwise lowkey look.
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There’s no doubt about it: Katlyn’s rad cowboy boots win the award for best Southwestern-style shoes we’ve ever seen.
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This powerful songstress from Little Boots belts out a tune on the Fest’s first day.
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Legendary hip-hop star Snoop Dogg (is Snoop Lion a thing of the past already?) performs on an appropriately smoky stage.
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A leather saddlebag is pretty much the perfect accessory for an outdoor concert in Texas. Stephanie Lenk, who works in advertising, pairs her maroon maxi dress with layered jackets and dark sunnies.
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Bartender Amber Yates stays warm with a long, drapey sweater and black tights, while the patterned red top makes her outfit pop in the festival fields.
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Don’t mess with Texas: The state’s motto is demonstrated by her studded handbag.
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Combining an off-the-shoulder top with a flared miniskirt plus tough combat boots creates a unique style that Eden Rose, a nanny, totally makes her own. Her fiery locks top off the sassy look.
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Crop tops aren’t disappearing from the festival crowds anytime soon, but Baxter Ceras tones down her denim version by pairing it with a high-waisted skirt and leather jacket.
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Student Rebekah Brooks keeps cool in a flowy, island-inspired maxi dress, spare sweater tied around her waist, and swept-back hair.
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The all-seeing eye emblazoned on her over-the-shoulder bag takes in the festival sights.
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Server Lauren Del Rosario kills it in her casual collegiate style. She rocks a plaid button-down, crop top, and distressed denim shorts for a fab ‘80s-inspired outfit.
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Her blue ‘do and classic sunglasses complete the head-turning look.
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Besides giving us three days of mind-blowing music and sidesplitting comedy, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest makes one thing abundantly clear: Texas has much, much more to offer than cowboys and cacti.
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