These days, festivals are all about fashion as much as they are music.  Designers, celebrities, models, and bloggers flock to festivals rocking the latest trends, but now anyone has a good chance of ending up on a best dressed list or street style post.  As festival season comes to a close, fall pieces are hitting the stores making ACL the perfect place to try out some of the latest trends.

The heat makes it slightly trickier when trying to decide what to buy, pack, and wear at ACL.  Fall styles are in, but no one wants to run from show to show in their newest fall pieces.  Channel your inner flower child with a flowy festival dress that looks hot without making you melt by mid day.  Go crazy in trips kaleidoscope prints or chill out in a fluttery neutral.

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LA Hearts Bell Sleeve Babydoll Dress / MinkPink In The Clouds Dress

Matching sets are an effortless way to stand out and make a statement.  Crop tops and shorts make a comfortable and practical pair for day shows and are perfect for surviving the heat of the crowds at night. Playful prints and colors are bound to get you noticed or rock the suede trend in an unexpected way.


Sunflower Short & Crop Tank Set

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In addition to saving room when packing, bringing along a good romper ensures that you won’t have to waste additional time trying to plan out your outfit.  Just throw it on and go!

Blue Life Nirvana Romper / WYLDR Run The World Playsuit

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Dresses, rompers, and sets are an easy way to go when it comes to festival dressing, but if you want to get a little more creative you can never go wrong with a good pair of cutoffs or soft shorts and a cute printed top.  One Teaspoon cutoffs have become a go-to at every festival- you may just end up living in them.


Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top / Nina Halter Top / Embroidered Cami


One Teaspoon Bandits / NBD Night Moves Shorts

Good shoes are the most important element of a festival outfit.  Comfy flats sandals or sturdy boots are a practical choice that won’t make you sacrifice comfort for style.


Gypsea Dance Sandals / Moon Catcher Sandals






Report Mathews Moto Boots

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Finally, accessories are key when it comes to dressing outfits up or down and completing the look.  Turquoise stones and gypsy baubles continue to be on-trend and festival staples.  Add a hat, quirky sunnies, and a great bag and you’re ready to go.

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Lack of Color Midnight Muse II hat / Luv AJ Curved Pave Earring Set  With Love From CA Collar Necklace Set / Swell Catwalk Shag Vest  Gunmetal Heart Sunglasses / Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Back In the Saddle Bag / Le Specs Hall of Mirrors sunnies / Jen’s Pirate Booty Desert Queen Blanket

PS- If you go to Austin and you don’t wear a Keep  Austin Weird shirt, did you even really go? Pair your crop with a jazzy pair of bells that are both cool and comfortable.

Weirdette Crop Top & Carmella Bell Pants