How To Nail Austin Street Style Like A Local

Of the many festivals out there, Austin City Limits — with it's eclectic lineup, hippest-city-in-the-South locale, and vintage-rock aesthetic — is definitely one of the coolest around. The temperature, on the other hand? Not so much. Despite it's October date, most days are sunbaked and sweltering — meaning that tough-girl leather jacket and thrifted kimono you were saving for Florence + The Machine's set just aren't gonna cut it. So the question is: How do you look cool when the weather is anything but?

Luckily for us out-of-towners, Austin girls have perfected the art of the edgy #OOTD that doesn't involve severely overheating or resorting to the same old cutoffs-and-crop-top uniform. With this is mind, we combed through the best local street style we could find and put together a packing list from H&M that's part edgy and part '70s-girl-with-the-band inspired. Even if you didn't snag a ticket to this year's festivities, these looks are everything you need to combat the Indian summer in style.
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Pro tip? Leave the serious heels at home. You'll much prefer a comfortable bootie with just a little lift if you're planning to dance your way through The Weeknd's entire show.
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Stash your wallet, a mini water bottle, and your backup glitter in this fringed cutie.
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Experiencing crop-top fatigue after an entire summer's worth of outdoor concerts? Switch it out for a lightweight, sleeveless tank. The mock turtleneck also adds a touch of retro flare.
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Go full monochrome with a matching skirt that just barely grazes the knee.
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Tuck this ultra-lightweight tunic in your bag, and toss it on when you're ready to transition your look from daytime to evening.
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Add a bit of pain-free, commitment-free edge to your look with an embellished septum ring. No piercing necessary.
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Okay, so a wool hat might not be the most obvious choice for a scorching afternoon, but given the built-in shade it provides, it's a must. There's a reason Austin girls never leave home without 'em.
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We pretty much guarantee this perfectly distressed denim is about to be your most worn item of clothing.
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Floaty and vintage-esque, this throw-on-and-go look was made for dancing barefoot.
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We'll be wearing this power choker long after Drake's final encore.
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With the exception of your actual ticket, a good pair of sunnies is the number-one thing you need before you hit festival grounds. Plus, nothing pulls together a '70s-inspired look quite like rounded frames.

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