17 Pitchfork Music Festival Street Style Photos Because Festival Fashion Is About More Than Flower Crowns

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For the past four years, I have been a vendor at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Music festival fashion is more challenging to pull off than you may think. Outdoor music festivals mean big crowds, lots of walking, and a chance of anything when it comes to weather (which this year included a massive thunderstorm). Suffice it to say, I have a lot of respect for those who maintain their personal style in the process.

Every year, I swoon over the festival street style and I anxiously await to see if any of my personal favorite looks made it onto the many sites that do style recaps of the festival. But one thing I always notice is that some said style recaps seem to lack the wide array of sartorial choices that I observe walking by my vendor table every year. Each season, I see babes of all genders, races, and sizes looking festival fresh so I wanted to capture an inclusive range of street style festival photos.

While I certainly saw a lot of high waisted jean shorts, flower crowns, and halter tops, I wanted to capture the looks that stood out from the crowd — some of which made me gasp when I saw them, prompting me to chase folks down to take their photo. Consider your summer festival inspiration set.

Images: Alysse Dalessandro

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