How to Dress Like the Headliners at Chicago’s Summer Music Fests
It might be uncool to wear the T-shirt of the band you’re going to see, but who says you can’t dress like them? Thanks to Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, and Riot Fest, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that this summer. Here, we’ve put together three festival-friendly outfits inspired by three artists who will be on stage.
Pitchfork: Grimes’s Head-to-Toe Technicolor
Baroque art-print joggers, River Island ($68); Jersey top, H&M ($9.95); Stripe bralet, Topshop ($20); Combined flat sandal, Zara ($39.99 on sale); Kevin.Murphy Color.Bug colored hair shadows, Adore Beauty ($24.95 each)
Because we’ve already experimented with the abstract art of dressing your dining room table like St. Vincent, we looked to another curiously stylish woman from Pitchfork’s lineup: Grimes. Her layered ensemble is ideal for the mid-July festival’s sometimes hot, sometimes drizzly weather.
Lollapalooza: Menswear for Women Inspired by André 3000
Marco cropped polo, Alice and Olivia ($198); Splatter-paint bow tie, Dorus Mhor ($68); Tweed checked shorts, Avenue 32 ($210 on sale); Grosgrain fedora, Tory Burch ($95); Graduate Assistant flat, Modcloth ($31.99)
Lolla is always a scorcher—so skip the platinum wig and head-to-toe black André sported at Firefly Music Festival earlier this summer. Instead, take a cue from a vintage Three Stacks look by keeping cool in a cropped oxford, “Hey Ya!”–inspired shorts, and a sun-shielding straw hat.
Riot Fest: Tegan and Sara’s Twin Style
Hopefully things have cooled off a bit by the time Riot Fest rolls through Humboldt Park in mid-September. Tegan and Sara’s beloved blazers feel a bit stiff for a carnival rooted in punk music, so opt for a motorcycle jacket in a light cotton to complement the mostly black-and-white look. Of course, it’ll take two to match the twins’ style, so clone yourself or recruit a companion to dress the part with you.
Photos courtesy of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Tegan and Sara