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SXSW 2013 Outfits

SXSW is one of the toughest events to dress for. The art of finding an outfit that can be dressed up or down in the spur of a moment, that bears comfortable walking shoes (because, let’s face it, unless you’ve been granted mile deep pockets for unlimited pedicab fares, you’re going to be doing a bit of walking), and that is easily adaptable for Austin’s bipolar weather conditions, can be hard to master.

For the chillier days of the week I worked on layering cool weather pieces (scarves, sweaters, etc.) in summer colors and prints. These bright layers came in handy when the temperature would abruptly drop fifteen degrees as I stepped into the shade. Next, for a relaxed but chic look I paired nicer pieces with more casual ones, balancing out the look with a mix of high-low accessories. Finally, while I admire those who are able to wander the streets of downtown in sky high platforms and stilettos in the ultimate sacrifice of fashion over comfort, I have trouble teetering around on minimally high heels for even a few hours. So for SXSW, I stuck to my favorite pairs of flats and enjoyed the tiring days with fully-functioning feet.

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Top: J. Crew

Sweater: Vintage

Skirt: Forever 21

Bag: Vintage Coach

Boots: Enzo Angolini

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: Kendra Scott

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Tee: Gap

Shorts: Vintage Jordache

Scarf: Target

Belt: Gap

Boots: Nicole

Bag: Vintage Coach

Sunglasses: Target

Earrings: Kendra Scott

(you cant really see them, but they’re gorgeous fig-colored elle earrings)

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Top: Vintage J. Crew

Shorts: Urban Outfitters

Scarf: Target

Belt: Target

Sunglasses: Target

Shoes: Urban Outfitters

(again, cant see them, but they’re light mauve canvas sneakers)

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Bangle: J. Crew

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Top: Club Monaco

Shorts: DIY bleached Levi’s (probably my most successful DIY yet…)

Shoes: Converse

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Earrings: Kendra Scott

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