Okay, not only is Pitchfork the critical darling of the music world, but it happens to be the fest where Chicagoans bring their A-game, style-wise. Sure, festivalgoers looked cool jamming to R. Kelly, but they also actually had to be cool, too — and we don’t mean “rating a 10 on P4K” cool, we mean “hello, 100-degree weather” cool. Here to show us how it’s done, the street-style stars who stole the show.
Photographer Yewon Kim knows the golden rule for festival fashion — keep it simple, breezy, and add a great hat.
It was literally 98 degrees outside, but Eileen Kelly’s loose Topshop ensemble kept her from looking like she felt it.
Yasmin Reshamwala’s entire look is vintage, which is the way to go at Pitchfork fest. Also, note the sand-repelling booties.
The hat! The butterfly print! The polka-dot backpack. We can die happy now.
Oh, hi…Sky Ferreira. Almost didn’t see you there hiding under your giant sunnies. Note to self: Think it’s time to bring back the double-clip barrette. Great ’90s look.
Dancer Chloe Gray kept the sun out of her fair skin with a great wide-brim, and rocked music-festival favorites like American Apparel, H&M, and Converse. Statement necklace, FTW.
This super-chic attorney knows the way to our hearts: sparkly Karen Walker sunnies. Sold.
It’s no mystery Jen Lau caught our eye by fusing high street, main street, and rock ‘n’ roll with Zara and an Alexander Wang bag. The mystery is, however, how she kept her hair looking so lovely in the heat.
Jane tops off her wavy tresses with an ingenious head warp and lets her printed Urban Outfitters skirt do the print-laden heavy lifting.
Caylee’s breezy style is augmented by the always-concert-friendly Ray-Ban sunnies. Hiding in the shade is also a great bet, too.
We love Holly’s be-tasseled Coach bag. The onesie is youthful and flirty, but the nude sandals and tote add a nice level.
Look closely: Tine has a lot of great stuff going on. The smiley-face sunglasses, the tasseled leather pouch, and those feathery earrings. Love the entire vibe.
Refinery29’s very own global news editor and music nerd hits the festival in Lanvin lace-ups and an Ash shoulder bag.
Pretty blonde locks and a healthy dose of cherry red is Megan’s unflappable P4K style manifesto. Exposed short pockets are always a nice detail, too.
Kit was brave to rock the knee-highs in such weather, and we appreciate (and applaud) the risk. Also, Kit, can we have that hair color? Thanks in advance.
Photographed by Heidi Jewell
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