What to wear to SXSW

Stephanie Robalino

South By Southwest heralds the beginning of springtime in Austin. The Daily Texan has put together some suggestions for how to look your best, regardless of whether you’re dancing, head-banging or twerking. 

Wednesday, March 13

Give your outfit a rocker vibe with shredded denim, a vintage tank and leather jacket. Since March in Austin can get a bit chilly, keep your legs warm with a pair of over-the-knee socks. 

Recommended: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (NPR Showcase), 7:45-9:00 p.m. at Stubb’s 

Thursday, March 14

Be boho-chic. A floral print dress that has a Bohemian vibe is a must for SXSW. Finish the look with sheer tights and combat boots to add some edge. 

Recommended: Alt-J, 11:10-11:50 p.m. at The Belmont 

Friday, March 15

Studs are all the rage these days. Pair colored cutoff jean shorts with a feminine round collar top and over the knee stockings to keep it cute and low-key. 

Recommended: Waterloo Records Day Party, 12-6 p.m. at Waterloo Records 

Saturday, March 16

Liven up a monochromatic palette with a pop of color to your collar. Paired with high-waisted skinny jeans and a slouchy beanie, it can easily transition into a perfect nighttime look. A small cross-body purse is both stylish and essential to carry around your must-need items. 

Recommended: Burgermania II (Burger Records party), 12 p.m.-2 a.m. at Hotel Vegas

Sunday, March 17

Take a style cue from the guys with an oversize denim shirt. Give it a girly twist with a ‘70s-style miniskirt and bright floral scarf. Fix your hair into a loose topknot to make it extra fun. 

Recommended: Brunch probably, and lots of coffee to nurse a week’s worth of hangovers. 

For The Guys

Skinny jeans, T-shirt, denim. Chances are, if you’re a guy in Austin, you’ll probably dress like this no matter where you go. 

Recommended: Nerd panels, the Flaming Lips, a dark movie theatre or Justin Timberlake’s secret party.