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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Festival Fashion: From Hardly Strictly to Treasure Island

Posted By on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM

KATE CONGER
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We're blessed to have so many music festivals here in San Francisco, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is always my favorite. It's free, which makes it an obvious candidate, but it's also nostalgic. Like most people living in San Francisco, I wasn't born and raised here, and bluegrass reminds me of home.

Golden Gate Park is also full of memories -- I overheard one man telling his companion that he had seen The Grateful Dead play there thirty years ago. The fashion of the festival tends to follow its nostalgic vibe. I saw looks infused with the country aesthetic of the music and the hippie history of the park, and gathered inspiration for my Treasure Island Music Festival wardrobe.

KATE CONGER
  • Kate Conger

Wearing your nicest clothes to a festival is not recommended; they're bound to get dusty, wet, or stained. But that's no reason to go completely slummy. These three found a happy medium with casual, comfortable outfits and great accessories. My favorite pieces are the tough, knee high boots (especially paired with the rest of her simple outfit) and the gorgeous belt with the engraved clasp.

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