When the touring summer festival Hardfest made its way to New York recently, we were psyched for the lineup. Die Antwoord, Sleigh Bells, Ninjasonik, Theophilus London, and Rye Rye were all slated to perform, and M.I.A. was the headliner for the whole thing. This hipster-rave bonanza was bound to have amazing concertgoer fashion, so we stopped by to check it out, and we were mighty impressed with all of the M.I.A.-inspired outfits. One of our favorites was Rebecca from Queens, who bought her her zipper mini-dress just to go to the concert. She also wore strands of bright silver necklaces, which she says are "totally M.I.A. because she goes for shine and pizazz and all of that." And that's not all! Watch the video for more Hard NYC fashion and M.I.A.-inspired style, including some amazing D-I-Y looks, crazy tops, and press-on tattoos straight from India.

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Photo: Rachel Nguyen, Julie Sarinana, and Jessica Schroeder

What would summer be without the perfect hat to shield us from those harmful UV Rays? With Chelsea Clinton and Julia Roberts both seen this week wearing hats, we trolled fashion blogger sites to find our top three inspirations for how to style this trendy topping. Read More...

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With trends being so fluid — one year espadrilles are in, and the next they're collecting dust in your closet — we wanted to find out how you shop for trendy items. So, we hit up the eclectic crowd huddled in Times Square for our latest installment of Show Us Your Style to find out. There we met Isabella from Great Britain, who told us: "I like affordable fashion because everybody deserves to look good." WE SECOND THAT, as does Julianna from Florida, who said that when she shops she "looks for affordability and style" at places like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. And Ariel of Queens, New York told us that she shops for things that make her feel comfortable, which she usually finds at Express and H&M. As for spending money, she said: "I don't have a price range, as long as I have enough money for it, hey, why not?" Yes, WHY NOT. Shop away, people!

+ Click the video to watch all the interviews! Plus, tell us: Where is your favorite place to shop?

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Courtesy of Karla's Closet, Another Day To Dress Up, and The Stylish Heart.

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Button-downs aren’t just for the boys. This week, we scoured the fashion blogs to find ladies who demonstrated how to make menswear-inspired tops totally chick-friendly. Here are our top three favorite looks:

1. Karla Deras of Karla's Closet; karlascloset.blogspot.com, @karla_deras.
Pixie-cut sporting Karla Deras played with shapes and colors, mixing a bold blue square patterned silk shirt with a super short mini. Everything is coordinated to match, including the shades, the shoes, and the scarf attached to her black tote. Thoughtfulness at its best!

2. Megan Stewart of Another Day To Dress Up; anotherdaytodressup.blogspot.com.
California-based Megan Stewart paired her black leaf printed button-down with a long vintage Valentino skirt, chunky brown sandals, and a black knit hat. The shirt’s hint of bright orange and outdoorsy print make this a great transition piece to wear from summer to fall.

3. Sarah Boram of The Stylish Heart; thestylishheart.blogspot.com.
This British blogger tucked a Topshop dress into ripped jean shorts to create a menswear button-down shirt effect. We love the details on this top, like the polka dots and dainty round black buttons.

+ Which is your favorite look? Do you wear button-downs like these ladies?

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Do you have a special relationship with your bag? We do. It's such a personal accessory! It stashes all your private and essential stuff, from makeup to sneakers to parking tickets. So for the latest Show Us Your Style, we headed to Washington Square Park in New York to find out what kind of bags YOU trust with your most important items. There we met Allison, who wears a burgundy crossbody bag by Free People because she can't stand carrying totes. Jackie, a Zac Posen intern, bought her Aldo bag after seeing it on a model at a casting call. And Maya scored her picnic basket-inspired bag at the Brooklyn vintage shop Odd Twin. "I do a lot of vintage shopping in general because it's unique and cheaper and it has more of a story." Yes, girls, BAG IT UP.

+ Click the video below to see more bags! And, tell us, what's your favorite bag?

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There's something about Lady Gaga fans — excuse us, Little Monsters — that gets us going. We're obsessed with her followers almost as much as we love her. They're EVERYWHERE. She has 12,543,369 fans on Facebook (and counting!), her Tweets send Monsters worldwide reeling, and GagaDaily.com is a go-to Internet site. That's why we had to see Little Monster style with our own eyes when Gaga swung through New York last week. And just like Gaga herself, the Little Monsters we spotted took all of her enviable qualities like energy, creativity, eccentricity, and self-expression and channeled it through themselves (including quite a few people who wrapped themselves in caution tape from the "Telephone" video). As Gaga fan Jonathan told us, with a Diet Coke can roller in his hair: "She inspires me to the fullest. I think I'm going to idolize her for the rest of my life." Watch the video and see for yourself.

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, starting today, we'll pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Want to submit your blog? Send us a note at style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Remember the hilariously amazing moment in The Devil Wears Prada when editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly comments on spring fashion: "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." Well, for us, sometimes floral patterns worn different ways can be groundbreaking. That's why we took to the Internet this week to find fantastically fresh looks using flowers from style bloggers. Our top three:

1. Rhiannon Leifheit of Liebemarlene Vintage; liebemarlene.com, @liebemarlene_v.
This Atlanta-based self-proclaimed David Bowie-fanatic opted for a white shift dress patterned with bright blooming buds of pink and coral. She paired it with edgy black booties and a D-I-Y floral wreath, making the whole look cheeky, yet charming, in a garden party way.

2. The Stylish Wanderer; thestylishwanderer.blogspot.com, @StylishWanderer.
This teen blogger (who also writes for chictopia.com) opted to showcase her florals on top, with painted brushstroke flowers in colorful hues that popped against black. We love how the Los Angeles-based fashionista pulled the green out of the blouse by wearing it with awesome Marc by Marc Jacobs neon sandals.

3. Laëtitia Wajnapel of Mademoiselle Robot; mademoisellerobot.com, @MelleRobot.
The London-based Laëtitia Wajnapel of Mademoiselle Robot sported a black and pink flower printed dress with a denim vest, showing us the punk side of petals.

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We're more than a little addicted to shoes. (Click here if you don't believe us!) That's why for our latest edition of Show Us Your Style, we hit the streets to find out what shoes you're wearing this summer. And we found a big variety out there. We caught up with platform-shoe lover Angelique, who showed us her four-inch heels by Lisa for Donald J. Pliner (we found them for $338 online). "I love platform heels because they're very comfortable and I can wear them all day," she told us. We also found leather motorcycle boots (yes, even in the summer) and cheap $20 sandals. Plus, we spotted Mikey, an aspiring fashion publicist, who admitted his new addiction to Creative Recreation sneakers. We feel you, Mikey. Embrace your shoe addiction!

+ Click the video below to see 'em all! And tell us, what's your favorite pair of shoes?

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At MTV Style, we want to know what YOU'RE wearing. Sure, we get inspiration from our favorite stars, but how does that reflect your style? So, we decided to take it to the streets and find out. Every week we'll profile a different look, from concert fashion to trends. (Yes, we'll pop up in line at concerts! And we'll interrupt your conversations on the street to call you out if you look good!) Let's kick it off now...

When Jordin Sparks performed at the Nokia Theater in New York City a few weeks ago, we checked out the style of her fans. We caught up with concert-goer Stephanie, who bought new shoes for the concert for $18, while another fan Fabian wore $9 kicks he bought in Jamaica, Queens. We also found out that a lot of her fans are inspired by her look. "I think she's fun, edgy, urban," a fan named Janis said. See these styles and more in the video below. And tell us, do you like their style?

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