OKAY: The views expressed in this blog post are not necessarily those reflected by Viacom and its affiliates or more than two members of MTV Style, but ERMEHGEERD The Best Dressed Person at SXSW according to me and my eyeballs has to be Solange. Festivals in March in Texas can be a horrorshow in terms of weather. Not only do you have to account Mercury-bustin', hot-ass afternoons but you have to sling a light layer and tote a more serious jacket because the temperature can vacillate something like thirty degrees on the same day. I went to college in Texas so I know this. Solange grew up in the Lone Star so she knows this. The difference between me and Solange is that I opted purely for function when I rammed a rando array of cotton shapes into my suitcase (I relied heavily on accessories which works but is admittedly a tad amateur) and she packed a keenly-edited melange of printed suits and vibrantly hued, shrunken, basics that looked exquisite and popped against the dusty landscape of shorts and tees. More importantly though, she looked elegant, effortless, and COMFORTABLE while she danced and sang her face off during the handful of appearances she had slated for the week.
If 2013 SXSW is any indication, the bucket hat will be even bigger this spring and summer.
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It's difficult to pinpoint when and who exactly started the late '80s/'90s bucket hat trend. Was it LL Cool J circa "Going Back to Cali" or Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts? Thanks (or no thanks) to sparse documentation of that initial rise of the fisherman's chapeau, the world may never know. One thing is for sure, though: the hat with the 360 brim is experiencing a major present-day comeback, and nothing has made that more abundantly clear than the stages of this year's SXSW music festival. Bucket hats of all shapes and sizes made their way onto last week's Austin stages by way of Usher, Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy Q (of COURSE), Joey Bada$$, IamSu, ScHoolboy Q again, Smoke DZA, and Prince SAMO.
Selena Gomez at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 11 and 10.
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Yes, Selena Gomez is still promoting her Spring Breakers film AND still continuing to kill it in the sartorial department. See: Sel at SXSW in Austin the past couple of days. Like, is it hot in here or is it just Ms. Gomez's sizzling summery ensembles? *fans self* She opted for two super bold outfits that feature—GASP—a little flash of the belly (and we ain't mad at that!). On Monday, she sported a tailored turquoise Cushnie et Ochs frock with cut-outs around the shoulders and stomach. The modest knee-length hem and sleeves make this look grown-up but still edgy, which we LOVE. She finished the look with pointy nude Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and diamond-shaped drop earrings. For her beauty look, she tossed her gorge waves back into a high ponytail, but left some pieces down in the front for a softer feel. Her smoky-eye-and-nude-lip combo knocked it out of the park, AND she even matched her nails to her shoes. PERF.