We’ve already told you about how excited we are that one of our favorite models, the one and only, the hilarious Chrissy Teigen is covering this year’s Hangout Fest on hangout.mtv.com. But we don’t really feel like we did the actual festival, which is a fantastic mix of AMAZING bands and a totally beautiful beach (i.e. heaven, pretty much), the justice that it deserves. Hangout is a seriously good time, and no matter which aspect of awesomeness you’re the most excited for, there’s most definitely something for you. Like Coachella, there is a HUGE variety of music to choose from, and there’s a pretty solid chance that no matter what your preferred genre, there will be something right up your ally at Hangout. We picked three of our most anticipated, but also different, Hangout Fest acts and broke down some looks that we think would make you look right at home in the crowd.
Solange inspired festival style.
Photo: Nasty Gal/ASOS/Urban Outfitters/Forever 21/Zara
Obviously, we take serious style inspiration from Solange on a regular basis, so when we were thinking about who could kick off our Hangout Music Fest style-a-palooza she came to mind immediately. We LOVE her bold style, and have to credit her for single handedly doing away with any fear we might have of wearing mixed prints. In her honor, we think either a shorts suit or, better yet, a jumpsuit in a bold, colorful print is just the ticket for looking fly and still being able to dance to her set at Hangout. We love the Nasty Gal Flower Punch Jumpsuit ($88.00) paired with a colorful, low heeled sandal like ASOS’ Hedley Heeled Sandals ($76.36), a classic panama hat like the BDG Aloha Straw Panama Hat ($29.00), an easy cross-body bag like the Forever 21 Canvas Saddle Bag ($24.80) and finally a little pop of something extra, like the silver Tiger’s Head Belt from Zara ($25.90).
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
Festive style inspired by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Photo: Topshop/Converse/Urban Outfitters/Nasty Gal
If you’re more of a “Thrift Shop” girl, you might be looking to take your grandpa’s style to the fest, while also taking a cue from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Their ode to resale is what made them famous, so it makes perfect sense to do your own version of thrift-like dressing for their set. While you can also head to your local Goodwill and score some ACTUAL grandpa clothes, we thought we would check out some more accessible versions of our fave thrift shop staples. First of all, everyone (or every retiree, at least) loves a Hawaiian print, but we think Topshop’s Hawaiian Boat Print Sundress ($72.00) is a little more festival-appropriate. Paired with some classic cream Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi ($55.00) sneaks, some over sized granny glasses like the Fox Round Sunglasses ($18.00), and finally, a funky purse like the Sienna Fringe Bag from Nasty Gal ($65.00), you’ll look totally reminiscent of a thrift shop, but without that unfortunate mothball smell.
Festival style inspired By Ellie Goulding.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Forever 21/Zara
Finally, our girl Ellie Goulding plays the best mixture of pop and dance music around, and we love her easy, but still totally fun, style. You’re definitely going to want to dance when she plays one of her hit singles, so we think the best move here is a classic shorts and t-shirt ensemble, with a touch of magic. We love the Truly Madly Deeply Zodiac Pyramid Muscle Tee ($34.00), which has just the right amount of toughness, paired with a super girly pair of white crocheted shorts, like the High-Waisted Circle Embroidered Shorts from Urban Outfitters ($19.80). Combine a classic base look with a pair of AMAZING metal sunnies like the Something Else By Natalie Wood Heavy Metal Sunglasses ($176.00) and some comfy sandals, like Zara’s flat crossover sandals, and you’ll be in business to dance your butt off when “Lights” comes on.
Who are you most excited to see at Hangout Fest?