Summer’s here and the time is right for….dancing in the (Chicago) streets! Summertime in Chicago is absolutely unparalleled to any other large U.S. city, as it thrives on amazing weather great food, fun fashion, and incredibly talented artists and musicians in town for annual summer pilgrimage known as Lollapalooza, arguably the the city’s biggest music festival of the year. The outdoor fest which got its roots here isn Chicago and has now spread to 5 other countries, is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year, and for the first time is offering a four day lineup of standout musicians July 28-31.
From notable 90’s headliners Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to swoon-worthy pop artists including Lana Del Ray and Ellie Goulding; Indie frontrunners like Haim and Disclosure, there’s something for music fans of all genres at Lollapalooza.
With an A-list array of food in ‘Chow Town’ curated once again by Graham Elliot from Chicago’s favorite eateries, including Lou Malnati’s, Graham Elliot Bistro, The Smoke Daddy, Harold’s Chicken Tank Noodle and Wow Bao and import Momofoku Milk bar, to choose from, Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival, and that’s why it’s become the place to see and be seen.
You’ve got your tickets/passes, you’ve mapped out your food strategy but what to wear? We’ve rounded up three flawless looks from some of our favorite Chicago boutiques that are sure to keep you comfy & cool all weekend long.
If you’re preppy:
Stars, brights and everything nice, that’s what summer style is made of! Master a put-together ensemble that still embodies festival fashion in all it’s glory. Pair a light and breezy printed dress with a pair of comfy-yet-chic pair of sandals, statement sunnies and classic carryall.
Mara Hoffman Star Dress $185 | Buy Here
Zara Patch Plimsolls $40 | Buy Here
Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody $245 | Buy Here
If you’re bohemian:
Frolic through the festival with fringe, prints, and cold-shoulder perfection. Whether you accessorize with fun accessories like arm candy, a headscarf, or bouquet of daisies, you’re sure to get into the groove in style.
If you’re hipster:
An effortlessly cool vintage-inspired tee, distressed cutoffs, stylish sneaks & an of-the-moment bandana will bring out your inner rockstar.
*featured image via Zimbio