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Your Guide to Looking and Staying Cool at Lollapalooza | Day 2

One of the main attractions I enjoy watching most at Lollapalooza are the Hoopsters at Lolla. Wearing a throwback is bound to get you a few high fives & jealous stares. My personal favorite jersey to rock at Lolla is a throwback Sebastian Telfair Lincoln High Railsplitters jersey. Although Bassy himself was quite a bust, this jersey is a fan favorite for anyone who has seen Through the Wire at Lolla. But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself. Other valid options include jerseys of Jesus Shuttlesworth, Willie Beamen, etc…

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Get the look on etsy

 

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If being a hoopster is too hipster for you, play it safe with a tank top from Todd Snyder x Champion Sports. And lucky for you, get them on sale over at Todd Snyder. #SunsOutGunsOut.

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imageThe roamer shorts from Muttonhead Collective, are perfect for…well, roaming around the festival grounds. Bring out your inner, free-spirit, in these made from recycled hemp, shorts. The elastic waist won’t hold you back from boozing and eating your way through Chow Town. Get the look on sale at Muttonhead Collective.

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A good pair of shades will protect you from the sun and hide your drunk eyes from the crowd. The Beck x Warby Parker frames offer the 100% UV protection you need to get through day 2. And the lovely buy a pair, give a pair business model makes it a win win for all. Get & Give the look here at Warby Parker.


Chucks or Vans. Duh.image

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Shows I’m looking forward to seeing on Saturday: The Districts | Jungle | wildcat! wildcat! | Duke Dumont/Temper  Trap | Grouplove | Foster the People | The Head & The Heart | Outkast

Make sure to check back tomorrow for what to wear Day 3. Also, if you missed yesterday’s post check it out here.

What’s the best hoopster jersey you’ve seen at Lolla? Let me know in the comments section below.

Your Guide to Looking and Staying Cool at Lollapalooza | Day 1

Lollapalooza has become just as much about the threads you’re wearing, as it is about the music. It’s about seeing the bands you came to see, and being seen (in style). Today and tomorrow, I’ll be posting my picks for what to wear to all 3 days of Lolla.

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First things first (I’m the realest), Lolla can get muddy. If there is ANY chance of rain in the forecast, it’ll probably rain (because it’s Chicago and that’s what it does). If you have concerns about getting a little dirt on your shoes, this recommendations probably won’t apply, as you’ll want to just wear your oldest pair of vans or chucks.

However, if you’re looking to walk the walk, slip into these SeaVeesxToddSnyder Army Hi kicks. A nice alternative to Chucks or Vans, the color of these shoes will help keep them from looking like they’ve been through a mudbath once the festival is over. They’re lightweight and breathable, and will get you from one end of the park, to the next, in style. Check out the inspiration behind this shoe here

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The Chambray Summer Shorts from the gents at Taylor Stitch will keep you cool, calm and collected. They’re slightly tapered in the lower leg, but allow for plenty of breathing room, which is key. Make sure to line your pockets with plastic zip locks to store any valuables, in the event of a inclimate weather (ie Lollapalooza 2012). Get the look here at Taylor Stitch

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Gitman Brother’s- Birds of Paradise SS- on sale for $125 at End

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Gitman Vintage- Diamond Head Shirt - On sale for $90 at East Dane

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Gap- Paisley Jacquard Shirt - $49.95 at Gap

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The short sleeved button up is the perfect way to go from casual Friday in the office to late night dance party at Perry’s stage. Above, I’ve picked out a few Gitman Vintage and Gap short sleeved button ups to rock on Day 1.

Gitman shirts have always been known for fitting perfectly, however, recently they’ve been putting out some pretty radical designs, perfect for debuting at Lolla. The front breast pocket, is key for storing your shades once the sun has gone down.

For those, whose wallets are empty from dishing out the money for a 3 day pass, the Gap has some funky shirts at a price we can all get down with. Gap is a proud sponsor of Gap x Lolla this year, so make sure to pop into the Gap off Michigan Ave. to checkout some of the official gear.

*Gap- Lived-in wash tropical print shirt (pictured last) seriously sold out, as i was writing this post. But check your local Gap to see if they have any in stock, because it’s pretty much amazing.

Shows I’m looking forward to seeing on Friday: Hozier | Blood Orange | CHVRCHES | Lorde/ The Kooks | Zedd/Phantogram

Check back tomorrow for what to wear Day 2.

muttonheadstore:

Check out our buddies at Roaring Summer’s contest. They’re having loads of giveaways this summer! All you gotta do is instagram a sweet summer pic! Check it out here!
"#RoaringSummer Contest | WEEK 2 A new week means new swag for our giveaway! Instagram your rad summer snaps with the hashtag #RoaringSummer & tag us in your photo for your chance to win all this awesomeness. Prize pack from our friends at: @spyoptic @mypakage @nativeshoes @herschelsupply @muttonhead @latermag #EpicPhotos #GoodTimes #Contest”

muttonheadstore:

Check out our buddies at Roaring Summer’s contest. They’re having loads of giveaways this summer! All you gotta do is instagram a sweet summer pic! Check it out here!

"#RoaringSummer Contest | WEEK 2 A new week means new swag for our giveaway! Instagram your rad summer snaps with the hashtag #RoaringSummer & tag us in your photo for your chance to win all this awesomeness. Prize pack from our friends at: @spyoptic @mypakage @nativeshoes @herschelsupply @muttonhead @latermag #EpicPhotos #GoodTimes #Contest”

Every day I walk down Michigan Ave. on my morning commute. I walk past the same stores, window shopping at the ones that continually peak my interest. The Cole Haan store is one that always catches my eye and with the new release of the ZeroGrand I had to stop in to take a closer look and slip on a pair. Weighing in at 290 grams ( a little over half a pound), the first thing I noticed was how remarkably light and functional the shoe is. Great for business trips, walking to work and/or walking to the bar after work, weddings –you name it. These brogues are also great to wear sockless, as it breathes easily and allows air to flow through which each step.

“The outstanding thing about ZeroGrand is the fact that it is highly engineered, yet beautifully designed and crafted,” David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer of Cole Haan, said. ”We compromised nothing. It’s stealth. It’s sleek. It’s the perfect complement to a modern, slim-cut suit—in a way that says, I mean business, but not business as usual.” See the full interview here.

With Wedding Season in full swing, it’d probably be in your best interest to find your color and pick up a pair here.