Every year, we patiently wait for festival season to roll around so we can see the slew of new styles fashion girls have conjured up for the most Instagrammed time of the year. And festival season’s opening event, South by South West in Austin, Texas, never disappoints. While desert festivals tend to have a bohemian vibe, we look to SXSW for outfits that feel fresh and bright. Case in point: our annual SXSW house party with Camille Styles and all the vibrant looks we snapped there. From a camel-shaped bag (yes, really) to a black-and-white color-block ensemble, we took home plenty of style inspo for the festival season ahead.
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The scene was set with stunning bouquets.
Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr mixed things up with a printed skirt and a black-and-white bag—a fun way to play with prints and colors.
As expected, all the paper goods, especially the notebooks guests were given (courtesy of Sugar Paper) were spot-on.
There it is: the Kate Spade wicker camel bag. (You can snag one for yourself here.)
We love this take on floral—rather than going traditional, this guest went for a watercolor motif. The rich poppy hue stands out against the deep blues.
Guests were gifted with cosmetics from W3ll People.
No all-black outfits here, folks!
Styles, the evening’s host, wore a ruffle-sleeved striped dress—the perfect contrast to all the bright ensembles. Here, her and Kerr are toasting their efforts with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
And, it's not a party without Casamigos.
Want an easy look for festival season? Check out these perfect T-shirt–and–jeans combos.