Street Style at SXSW: Prints, Denim, and Yes, Cowboy Boots

Laurel Pinson
Street Style at SXSW: Prints, Denim, and Yes, Cowboy Boots
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In much the same way that street style outside the tents has slowly become as inspirational as the fashion on the runways, music festival style has become a subject of fascination for both fashion fans and casual concert-goers alike. From denim separates and statement scarves to rugged boots and fedoras, “festival style” is now a category in the same vein as “cocktail style” or “weekend style.”

In Austin, fans of tech, film, and music all converge over a two-week period for the South by Southwest (a.k.a., SXSW) festival. On the streets, cowboy boots abounded, but the best looks were more than just Western-inspired: prints, vintage-inspired pieces, and bold color played major roles in terms of the week’s style, as did some of the season’s bigger trends like bold stripes and crop tops.

Here, see some of the best street style looks we spotted at SXSW. Which one is your favorite?

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Click through our gallery to see some of the most stylish street style looks from Austin during SXSW!

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A bright sweater combined with a bold lip makes for a seriously chic festival look.

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A glamorous skirt is toughened up by a leather jacket.

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A modern dress plus cowboy boots equals updated Texas style.

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Bringing Brooklyn style to Texas with these sporty kicks and thick-rimmed glasses.

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We love how the bright red color of this jacket is reflected in her bright red sunglasses.

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Quirky-chic mixed prints, topped off with classic aviators.

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Masculine and feminine influences converge in this ladylike-yet-sporty outfit.

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Three sporty-meets-hipster looks, topped off with the greatest accessory—our new StyleCaster "Style to the People" tote!

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From stripes to camo, the mix of patterns bring this outfit together.

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Easy, breezy concert style, paired with a festival prerequisite: the cross-body bag.

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This eye-catching fashion scarf, with its pastel hues and zig-zag patterns, completely makes this outfit.

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We love the combination of textures in this ensemble: ladylike white lace and a graphic, tribal print tote.

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A denim button-up with rolled up short sleeves makes this guy skater chic.

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A pale metallic skater skirt ups the glitz factor on an otherwise low-key look.

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Colorful accessories can make even the simplest of black dresses pop.

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Hipster meets preppy with these bright color jeans and simple tees.

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This combination of bright red and dusty ochre feels so fresh.

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Bold stripes are one of spring's biggest trends, and this look incorporates the trend to perfection.

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This outfit is centered around a strong statement piece: a great, vintage-looking fringe jacket.

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Let this girl's cool concert look serve as inspiration for those intimidated by animal print.

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A great example of how to rock the season's crop top trend: paired with a printed hi-lo hem skirt.

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Another great source of inspiration: a crop top paired with a maxi skirt. Don't be afraid of bold color!

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We love the relaxed sophisticated look this girl sported on top of Austin's pedicab.

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We couldn't resist this couples shot. Bright colors and patterned tops were all the rage this SXSW.

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You can't go wrong with a dress that has a cinched-waist and a flared skirt—especially rendered in a faded chambray.

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Prints on prints on prints at South by Southwest in Austin.

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