Fresh Alternatives To Lollapalooza Standbys
By Marisa Steinberg, August 1st, 2012
Perhaps the most sartorially demanding event of your summer to-do list, prepping for a weekend at Lollapalooza doesn’t just mean getting dressed. You need an outfit with superb ventilation to help you beat the heat, ease of mobility to make fence-hopping and crowd surfing viable options and versatility so you can go from folksy lady at The Tallest Man On Earth to garage rocker at Jack White’s set. Oh, and did we mention it has to leave you perfectly disheveled in case the street style paparazzi zone in on you right after moshing in the mud? Our list of alternatives to your festival standbys will keep you chic no matter what goes down this Lollapalooza.
Instead of western ankle boots…try metallic booties
Rugged ankle booties are our festival dream shoe, pairing perfectly with girly frocks as wells as frayed denim and protecting our tootsies from raging mosh pits. Give these standbys the attention they deserve with an injection of bling.
KG Kurt Geiger Sidney Boots;$188, kurtgeiger.com
Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic stingray-effect and python-effect leather boots; $850, net-a-porter.com
Instead of cut-offs…try patterned board shorts
Although denim cut-offs have never failed us, we’re feeling zany patterned board shorts as a fresh festival essential this summer. All the comfort of your daisy dukes, plus fast drying fabrics -which make beer spills less of a buzzkill.
Gypsy Paradise Board Shorts; $46, roxy.com
Paul Smith Mini Board Short With Silhouette Floral Print; $70, asos.com
Instead of a band muscle tee…try a breezy top
As loose-fitting as your treasured tee from your favorite band’s merch table, a top with cut outs adds extra ventilation and a flirty factor.
Scalloped Cutout Tank; $38, nastygal.com
Staring at Stars Crinkle Fringe Tank; $39.99, urbanoutfitters.com