As the humidity of a Lone Star summer gives way to a hint of fall, Austinites prepare for the festival highlight of the year: Austin City Limits Music Fest. Aside from the influx of headliners Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Kendrick Lamar to the hallowed fields of Zilker Park, ACL offers its attendees an opportunity to bust out their favorite threads and take on festival wear, Texas-style. If you haven’t found your outfit yet, look no further than the Snapchat accounts of these five local fashion influencers for their tips on the perfect ACL attire.
1. Olivia Watson of LivvyLand Snapchat Handle: @livvylandblog
Her Style: Channel this Austin fashion blogger's carefree boho style with a breezy, tribal-print Anthropologie dress, ankle booties, a wide-brimmed hat and dainty, layered necklaces. Her ACL: You’ll find Watson indulging in local craft beers or swaying to the moody lyrics of Brooklyn band, Chairlift. Pro Tip: "Show Me Your MuMu is a brand that is 100 percent festival style—their social media is boho perfection. I could stare at it all day for inspiration!"
Her Style: A newcomer to the local fashion scene, Ali Gray recommends a mysterious take on festival fashion with a patterned wrap dress, a suede fringed vest, chunky sunglasses, and dark lipstick. Her ACL: From sipping locally made kombucha to cheering on pop duo Oh Wonder, you can find Gray rocking her favorite pair of high-waisted frayed-end jeans, Free People clogs, an Out From Under strapless bra from Urban Outfitters, and a funky kimono. Pro Tip: "Nibble on fusion-inspired food from Austin food trucks East Side King and Chi'Lantro BBQ."
Her Style: With her finger planted firmly on Austin’s sartorial pulse, the curator of ATX Street Style, can be found roaming the fashion world of Austin, always with a camera in hand. Her ACL: She spends the festival sharing snapshots of the most fashion-forward, lust-worthy outfits of the weekend. Neuman’s account is a must for checking out what fellow concertgoers are wearing to ACL. Pro Tip: Seek out Neuman yourself for the chance to be featured on Austin’s premier street style blog!
Her Style: Stuck between trendy leather chokers and delicate beaded necklaces to complete your festival outfit? Nina Berenato, leader of the Psyche Jewelry girl gang, hand crafts twisted silver chokers, spiked ear cuffs, and intricate knotted rings on her Snapchat account, and offers her tips for upgrading your accessories for the coolest festival in town. Pro Tip: "Mix patterned vintage pieces with structured contemporary staples."
5. Michelle Zuzek of Style Beacon Snapchat Handle: @stylebeacon
Her ACL: Chances are, if you surf the crowds at the shows for Jesse Glynn and Flume, you’ll find Michelle Zuzek swaying to the beat in high waisted denim shorts, a bodysuit, Frye ankle boots, a Goorin Bros festival hat, and a chic bucket bag. With a packed itinerary of artists to explore, Zuzek emphasizes the importance of comfortable festival looks, fit for dancing and laughing your way through an unforgettable weekend. Pro Tip: "Add a choker for a quick edge to the perfect outfit."