Rise of Spring Fashion

SXSW: Spring Fashion Trends

Every year, South By South West is responsible for an invasion of thousands of artists, musicians, and festival-goers, turning Austin into a mecca of music, film, food, and good times. With so many diverse people rolling through the capital, being a witness to the rise of spring fashion trends is a safe bet. Check out some of the emerging trends we spotted throughout SXSW that are sure to have some staying power this spring!


All Over Print Tees

Graphic tees have taken a backseat to bold and vivid all over prints, a clear nod to some throwback tee trends of the 90’s. Pairing with colored denim makes prints pop and solid accessories keep the look from becoming overwhelming.

SXSW 2013: Spring Style 01

Top: Neff Waldorf Tee (here)

Bottom: Obey Juvee Cord Work Pant (here)

Shoes: Vans Alomar Shoe (here)

Accessory: Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack (here)

Accessory: Obey Expedition 5 Panel Hat (here)

Accessory: Nixon Wrist Watch (similar here)

Short Sleeve Button Downs

Short sleeve button downs are nothing new, but there’s something about how they’re being outfitted this season that really makes them a popular hit. Rolled up sleeves and slim fitting chino pants keep the outfit clean and put together,  yet laid back and casual.

SXSW 2013: Spring Style 02

Top: Modern Amusement Wash Short Sleeve Denim Shirt (here)

Bottom: Volcom Darmody Chino Pant (here)

Shoes: Vans Authentic Grey (here)

Accessory: RVCA Shin Kicking Sock (here)

Accessory: Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack (here)

Accessory: Sector 9 Mana Longboard (here)


Crop Top Tanks and Bustiers

Crop tops have been circling around the fashion-sphere for a good minute, but more variety in girly, fashionable prints have given this trend a second wind. Pairing with high waisted shorts and simple Vans makes a great outfit in itself, but the addition of chunky jewelry and a Barbie pink lipstick gives it a creative twist.

SXSW 2013: Spring Style 03

Top: Billabong Little Mama Bralette (here)

Bottom: High Waisted Black Shorts (similar here)

Shoes: Vans Authentic Lo Pro (here)

Bag: Kimchi Blue Chain Pouch (here)

Accessory: Topshop Multi Triangular Hoop Earrings (here)

Makeup: MAC St. Germain Lipstick (here)

Makeup: Lorac Front of the Line Waterproof Eyeliner (here)

Oversized Flannels and Thigh Highs

It’s hard to go wrong with a body-hugging black dress, and pairing it with your favorite oversized men’s flannel and some chunky combat boots plays up the oddly large proportions just right. A long simple necklace is all you need to accessorize this girlish take on some typically masculine trends.

SXSW 2013: Spring Style 04

Dress: Nastygal Essential Slip Dress (here)

Top: O’Neill Mens Grizzley Flannel Shirt (similar here)

Shoes: Dr. Martens 1460 Smooth Boots (here)

Accessory: American Apparel Thigh High Socks (here)

Accessory: Topshop Extra Long Ball Chain Necklace (similar here)

Accessory: Kendall & Kylie Matte Black Round Sunglasses (here)



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