Festival Style Guide

Our favorite looks for ACL — and the rest of Austin's festival season

Kaftan Dress
Courtesy of Las Cruxes
Le Lens Sunglasses
Courtesy of Olive
Suede Booties
Courtesy of Fortress of Inca
Fringe Vest
Courtesy of STRUT
Courtesy of SUAVS
Printed Shirt
Courtesy of STAG Provisions
Whale Cap
Courtesy of Service Menswear

This weekend, Austin will transform into one giant tourist attraction. Flower crowns, flash tattoos, and wide-brimmed hats are to be expected. With festival season in full swing, it's an absolute must to look your best.

We've rounded up essential looks that will set you apart from the crowd with classic Austin style only a local can achieve.


The Kaftan Dress
Las Cruxes – $198
Keep it cool in this breezy kaftan dress. The hand-dyed frock is a great statement piece without being too flashy. Light as air fabric gives you all the dancing room you’ll need. Add chunky gold accessories and some suede booties to bring it full circle. 

The Fun Sunnies
Olive ­– $70
No festival look is complete without a funky pair of sunglasses. These frames from Olive are perfect for any music event you’re attending this autumn. Pair the sunglasses with a fishtail braid or bold earrings for a look worthy of any festival style roundup.

The Suede Booties
Fortress of Inca ­­­– $240
Strut your stuff in these comfortable suede booties from Austin-based shoe company Fortress of Inca. The olive green suede is the neutral piece your fall wardrobe has been missing. Aside from the on-trend style, the booties are a sensible choice for trekking through Zilker Park that won’t leave your feet aching later.

The Fringe Vest
Strut – $75
Channel major Southwestern vibes with this blue fringe vest. Pair the vest with high-waisted shorts or patterned pants. The lightweight but cozy vest is the ideal transition piece for the fall and is a must for festival fashionistas. 

The Stylish Slip-on
Suavs – $79
For a casual approach to festival style, Suavs are the ideal shoe to complete your outfit. The unisex sleek design and superb quality give the slip-on versatility like no other. Wear Suavs with a loose tunic dress or your favorite patterned shirt for an effortless look with Austin polish. 

The Printed Shirt
Stag Provisions – $114.95
Stand out in a sea of graphic tees with a crisp printed shirt. This wavy tee keeps your festival fashion GQ-approved without taking yourself too seriously. Complete the look with colored skinny jeans and a cool sneaker for effortless style. 

The Cool Cap
Service Menswear – $36 
Keep your look fresh and fun with a vintage-style baseball cap. This patch hat gives your outfit personality and keeps the midday festival rays from killing your vibe at the same time. Top off with shorts and a V-neck ensemble for a no-fuss flair.