SXSW Style Essentials for Guys and Girls
Trekking to Austin, TX for South by Southwest soon? Before you jet towards the festival, make sure you’ve got these SXSW style essentials packed in your bag! With the city’s notoriously quick changing weather, you have to both dress to impress and dress for the elements. So cool kids of SXSW, whether you’re primarily there for Film, Music, or Interactive sessions, bring these essential fashion items with you to the festivities!
When the sun is at its peak and you don’t have the convenience of an indoor venue, how else are you going to avoid blindness? Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes from intense sunlight, they add style points to your outfit too. Guys, you’ll appreciate this Ray-Ban’s folding frame; no more hanging sunglasses on your collar when not in use.
Guys: Ray-Ban Clubmaster Folding Polarized Sunglasses
Girls: Marc Jacobs Perfect Circle Sunglasses
Looking for a shield to the Austin sun, or a cover when the weather gets wet? Need something to hide a messy hairdo when you don’t have time to style your hair to get to earlier events? A hat takes care of all that.
Guys: ASOS Straw Pork Pie Hat
Girls: Eric Javits Braid Dame Hat
Applause to the fashionistos and fashionistas who can wear awesome-fitting pants or flowing maxis to the festival! Inevitably though, the Austin temperature will reach highs on some days of SXSW that will just be too hot to not wear shorts. Let your legs cool down! We just love this adorable high waisted shorts from ASOS for the ladies.
Guys: Ralph Lauren Riva Corduroy Short
Girls: ASOS High Waisted Shorts with Notch Detail
Lightweight Jackets (because there are high chances of rain for the weekend)
Do yourself a favor and put a lightweight jacket inside your SXSW luggage right now. When the rain starts pouring, or when the temperature drops below 45°C, a lightweight jacket will be a treasure for you. No need to bring coats; they’ll be too warm for the trip!
Guys: Lacoste Live Camouflage Lightweight Windbreaker
Girls: The Kooples Lightweight Denim Jacket
Be strategic when it comes to your festival footwear. Keep in mind, you’ll going from one venue to the next and will probably be standing or walking for good chunks of the days. This burgundy low-top from Vans is a great choice for guys; it’s comfier than leather shoes, and can be easily dressed up or down. Ladies, feel free to don shoes without heels, no judgement here. If you have to wear something dressy, be nice to your feet; go for chic sandals and other low-heel alternatives.
Guys: Vans Low-top
Girls: Givenchy Flat Toe Strap Sandal
Hope this SXSW style guide helps you out for the next week! Need ideas on what to wear to different events? Want to get your hands on the upcoming season’s trendiest items? Get your shopable fashion inspiration on Wantering.
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Oscars 2014 Best Dressed
There’s no question that last night’s 86th Oscars will go down as one the most well dressed awards nights in history. With most of Hollywood’s favorite stars and personalities impeccably dressed for last night’s show, it certainly wasn’t as easy as previous Oscar nights to quickly put a celebrity in the Worst Dressed bucket. Still, as with any red carpet event, there were inevitably style favorites that looked more polished than the rest of their peers. Here are some of the best dressed ladies and gents from last night’s Oscars:
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen, Lupita Nyong’O in Prada, Amy Adams in Gucci Couture.
Charlize Theron in Dior, Anne Hathaway in Gucci, Rachel Smith in Sherri Hill.
Portia De Rossi in Naeem Khan, Kate Hudson in Versace, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Jessica Biel in Chanel Couture, Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein.
Leonardo DiCaprio in Armani, Channing Tatum in Gucci, Brad Pitt in Tom Ford (excellent examples of the notch, peak, and shaw lapels).
Jared Leto in Saint Laurent (cheers to that dapper Monsieur Jean Yves bow tie though), Michael B. Jordan in Givenchy (and check out the metal-plated dress shoes he rocked), Chris Hemsworth (brave in burgundy).
(photos by Getty, AP)
(post edited March 6, 2014, specifying menswear accessories labels)
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All Bets In: Wantering’s Top 5 Oscar-Worthy Dresses
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Margot Robbie, Lupita Nyong’o…The biggest night in Hollywood is a few hours away and the title of Red Carpet Queen is up for grabs. Who will this year’s Best Dressed at the Oscars go to? Place your bets and we’ll raise you with our gown guesses below.
If we were stylists to the stars, this is what we think they should be wearing. Agree or Disagree? Leave a note below or send us a tweet @Wantering!
1) Alice and Olivia Caddie Metallic Ombre Gown: An ombre gown? We’re hoping someone willing to take a risk will try ombre this year!
2) Elie Saab Beaded-Top Belted Bias Cut Gown: Red for the red carpet is sometimes too much, but this dress is too good to pass up.
3) Carolina Herrera Floral Jacquard Organza Strapless Gown: Sophisticated and elegant….Meryl Streep?
4) Monique Lhuillier Leather Armor Sheath Dress: This badass dress has leather paillettes and brass beads and the cocktail length means legs for days.
5) Marchesa Petal Pink Embroidered Cape Gown: Pink is a big color this year and this super feminine gown is so sweet. We see Julianne Moore or Gwyneth Paltrow in this.
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Trendsetting Bow Ties: BÖ by MANSOURI
It’s clear that bow ties have made a great come back to men’s style. These days, the classic accessory can be seen paired with traditional suits and modern street style attires alike. To give this time-tested menswear piece a fresh twist, the creative bow tie aficionados of the MANSOURI design team are crafting ties with a not-so-usual material: wood. We chat with Sam, MANSOURI’s Chief Marketing Officer, about the inspiration and design process behind their modern take on this menswear essential. Read on.
When you’ve got an exquisite handbag hanging around arm, you better make sure the rest of your outfit is up to luxurious par. There’s no better way to complete a lavish ensemble than with a pair of heavenly heels. With the right heels on, you’ll have all the confidence in the world to strut from Point A to Point B with the most stylish of steps. Feast your eyes on these five divine treasures:
1. Giuseppe Zanotti Snake-Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandal: The golden snake detailing on this sandal cannot be ignored. It’s a piece that is truly perfect for the woman whose style is dangerously gorgeous.
2. Christian Louboutin Au Hameau: The combination of transparency, gold, and strass embellishments give this Louboutin piece a beautifully delicate look.
3. Charlotte Olympia Flora Leather and Mesh Pumps: For a truly darling outfit, this cream and floral-appliquéd pump is a must. Perfect for a charming date!
4. Manolo Blahnik Swan Embellished Satin Pump: You don’t have to be a prima ballerina to appreciate the swan motif of this chic Manolo Blahnik pump.
5. Sergio Rossi Wedge Sandals: The perfect heel for standing out. This boisterous piece by Sergio Rossi combines eye-catching patterns with a very elegant gold tone heel, all under the commanding contour of a beautiful wedge.
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