Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

 

 

Dressing for a music festival is so difficult it might as well be a Project Runway challenge. You have to be ready for the sun, the wind, the rain, and the mud; you have be able to stand on your feet for hours; and you have to look cute, cool and effortless. No easy feat, but some savvy Pitchfork festival-goers totally nailed it, adding their personality to practical outfits while bringing remarkable style to Union Park under not-so-fashion-friendly conditions. Trends? Birkenstocks—I shouldn’t have burnt mine. Also, sandals with socks. Who knew tourist garb would be so in? Where’s my map and my fanny pack?

In the picture above, Lawn, of the Minneapolis-based band Strange Names made it happen with rad sunglasses, a silk flower shirt hippily buttoned all the way to the top, and one of the most raggedy denim jackets I’ve ever seen. It’s not easy to stand out and look ridiculously cool, but he did it. See other attendees who also did it after the jump.

 

 

 

 

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  • Janet. Came to see: Beck. Why this outfit? “Because these are probably the most comfortable shoes I have. Also I didn’t want to wear anything tight.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Grace. Came to see: Neutral Milk Hotel. Why this outfit? “So my feet wouldn’t get stomped on.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Claire and Colin. Claire came to see: Diiv (Colin’s band). Why this outfit? “I designed this top”. Colin came to see: Kendrick Lamar and Grimes. Why this outfit: “I’ve worn these same clothes for two weeks.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Shannon and Matt. Shannon came to see: Kendrick Lamar and Beck. Why this outfit? “It’s easy, it’s comfortable, it’s denim. I can’t trash it”. Matt came to see: Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, and Giorgio Moroder. Why this outfit? “I was wearing these pants yesterday and I thought I’d ride them out until today.”

 

 

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  • Kristen. Came to see: Sharon Van Etten, FKA Twigs, Beck, and Kendrick Lamar. Why this outfit: “It was $2 at this rummage sale, and it matches my client’s booth”.

 

 

 

 

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  • Monique. Came to see: Beck, Grimes, and Tune-Yards. Why this outfit? “I was feeling very Carmen Miranda-inspired.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Hawley. Came to see: FKA Twigs. Why this outfit? It’s comfy, it’s patterns, and I’m addicted to patterns. Trying the more-is-more kind of thing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Brittany. Came to see: FKA Twigs. Why this outfit: “This purse used to belong to my grandma, who has been giving me the most amazing bags.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sapana. Came to see: Grimes. Why this outfit? “My sister is out of town so I went into her closet and picked the only dress in there.”

 

 

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  • Steven. Came to see: Tune-Yards. Why this outfit? “Because it was a beautiful day, it’s Pitchfork, and I wanted to get a little bit crazy/”

 

 

 

 

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  • Nicholas and Liam. Nicholas came to see: Beck and St. Vincent. Why this outfit? “A lot of it is Beck inspired, to be honest”. Liam came to see: St. Vincent and Neutral Milk Hotel. Why this outfit? I just think it’s pretty representative of my personality: bright, exuberant, exciting.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Serena. Came to see: St. Vincent and Tune-Yards. Why this outfit? “I just really like these colors, and this shirt is unique.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Dailan and Abigail. Dailan came to see: Grimes. Why this outfit: ” Because I like my sunhat, and it’s all comfortable. I like to wear just black.” Abigail came to see: Neutral Milk Hotel. Why this outfit? “Because it’s comfortable and visually interesting.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Maeve. Came to see: Giorgio Moroder. Why this outfit? “I brought a parasol because I have a very fair skin.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Lauren. Came to see: Beck. Why this outfit? “I’m really into prints – I’m actually a print designer.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Eric. Came to see: FKA Twigs. Why this outfit? “I picked this because it was the only long thing that was clean, and I wanted to play with lengths.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Jessica. Came to see: Beck. Why this outfit? “Because I look really good in pastels.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Clara. Came to see: Hundred Waters and Factory Floor. Why this outfit? “People wear a lot of black, so I wanted to get a little more tropical and fun. My dress is actually a deconstructed T-shirt.”

 

 

See more Chicago street style in the Chicago Looks blog.

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