Street Style: Pitchfork Music Fest 2013
Despite oppressive heat and rain that synced up with the headliners, the talent at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Fest performed in all manner of fashionable attire. Dainty Joanna Newsom donned what appeared to be the calf-grazing chili-pepper skirt from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Solange incited a dance party in a psychedelic-print pantsuit, and Bjork took the stage in a lamé choir robe, sporting a headpiece that resembled a dandelion seed head built of sewing needles.
Those closer to the ground, however, had to dress for the weather (and the combined body heat of an estimated 48,000 attendees). In an array of cutoff shorts, crop tops, and ‘90s muscle shirts, they flooded Union Park with floral patterns and denim. Some even managed to look cool while the air around them sweltered.
Audi, musician, writer, retired model
Most excited to see: Angel Olsen, Bjork, Foxygen
Your style in a nutshell: Comfortable and eclectic
On Audi: Chloe bag, Rag & Bone hat, Forever 21 shorts and boots, Theory belt, Urban Outfitters top
Allen, 21, “donut guy”
Most excited to see: MIA
Favorite place to shop: Kokorokoko
Your style in a nutshell: This was on my floor.
On Allen: Mishka tank, Janoski shoes, hat obtained in a trade
Caylee, 26, retail manager
Most excited to see: Toro y Moi, Foxygen, Phosphorescent
Your style in a nutshell: Simple and chic with a vintage twist
Favorite place to shop: Village Discount
On Caylee: Dress from sheinside.com, Ray-Ban sunglasses, vintage bag and belt
Lindsay, 18, student at Columbia College
Most excited to see: Mac DeMarco
Your style in a nutshell: Cheap
Favorite place to shop: Topshop and thrift stores
On Lindsay: I made this shirt in graphics class.
Tucker, 26, political scientist
Most excited to see: Andy Stott
Your style in a nutshell: Utilitarian
Favorite place to shop: Penelope's
On Tucker: That's a secret.
Paula (left), 21, and Shiloh (right), 21, both students
Most excited to see: Bjork
Favorite place to shop: Twosided
On Shiloh: Anthropologie hat, Free People top, Steve Madden boots
On Paula: Urban Outfitters dress
Natalya, 17, student
Most excited to see: Foxygen
Your style in a nutshell: Minimal, comfy, handmade
Favorite place to shop: Etsy
On Natalya: Handmade dress, Adidas sports bra, Vans
Amanda is a writer, editor, yoga teacher, and amateur tea-guzzler.