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Black, Blue, Orange or Yellow? A color-coded guide to wardrobe and style at FunFun Fun Fest
Ah, another Austin weekend, another glorious three-day music festival.
Good news: The sweltering temps previously endured back in September for ACL have hit the road and excessive sweating should be at a minimum for this weekend’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Now before you break out the winter parka, faux fur and leather bomber, hold up: It ain’t gonna be that chilly.
As each of the four color-coded music stages (Orange, Black, Blue, Yellow) represent a different genres of artists that will be rocking out on them, I’ve divided up my outfit inspirations using those same guidelines.
If you are stuck with what to wear, check out the line up and decide where you’ll be spending the majority of your time. Then let these outfits below inspire your very own look, my friends.
Headliners: Spoon, Lykki Li, M83, Blonde Redhead
Okay, so maybe a one-piece romper isn’t an ideal piece of clothing for a festival given it requires you to strip down naked in order to use the restroom like a lady. But fingers crossed no one barges in on you while using the restroom in the privacy of your very own port-a-potty and catches a glimpse of your birthday suit.
Regardless, don’t let that minor detail dissuade you from pulling the trigger on this fab lil’ number from Topshop. With some strategically placed fringe and a fun colorful pattern to boot, you’ll be sure to dominate this indie rock area with a touch of pop.
Headliners: Slayer, The Damned, Cannibal Corpse, Black Lips
Confession: I listen to the scariest death metal music when I exercise. If someone ever stumbled upon my iPod and loaded my running playlist, they would bet the farm that I was some sort of disguised serial killer or crazy criminal. So, hey—no judgment if you love this kind of music and plan to belly up to this stage all three-days.
The outfit I chose for this genre incorporates a more feminine and on-trend feel than what I usually picture in my head as “typical metal attire.” Pay homage to some kings of music with this t-shirt from Wildfox, while adding a surprise dose of bling with black sequin track shorts. To toughen it up a bit and stay true to the roots, I threw in skull studs and a turban that will (hopefully) keep your hair in place amid the inevitable banging.
Headliners: Public Enemy, Major Lazer, Neon Indian, Diplo
For the mix of dance-y/hip-hop acts at the Blue Stage, I’ve pieced together an array of metallics, muted by a black tank. This tank definitely holds it own among the supporting cast members, though, with showstopping fringe and sheer chevron pattern. Complement the your solid gold legs by slathering on a fun glittery liner on your upper eyelids. An edgy python cuff finishes things off and helps to balance out the softer elements.
Headliners: Donald Glover, Henry Rollins, Upright Citizens Brigade
The least musical of the stages, I wanted to throw together an outfit that didn’t take itself too seriously for Old Yeller. (It ended up being my favorite of the bunch!) A little Jekyll and Hyde, these split leg leopard pants are a great way to stand out from the comedy pack and incorporate an animal print in an unexpected way.
When paired with a simple ol’ Hanes white crew neck tee, this amazeballs necklace instantly adds a dose of glamor to the outfit. As if a neck full of crystals wasn’t enough, a fiery red lip punctuates the entire look and gives it an element of class amid the other more whimsical pieces. Surprise this intellectual crowd and go bold.
Good luck out there, ladies. I leave you with a quote from the great 20th Century philosophers, Wang Chung: “Everybody have fun (fun fun fest) tonight.”