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While thousands of people swarmed Golden Gate Park for the lineup at Outside Lands this past weekend, there was another element in the mix–the style of both performers and the crowd.
If ever there was an example for how to navigate through a San Francisco summer with appropriate attire, it was this festival. Being outside most of the day required guests to bring layers for the morning fog which would later be shed during the afternoon and reapplied by the time one of the headlining acts appeared. It’s easy to adjust to temperatures with just a sweatshirt and zip-at-the-knee cargo pants, but most of the crowd brought their A-game with military jackets, long cotton skirts, patterned tights and breathable harem pants. A quick glance throughout the audience easily gave an impression of what San Francisco has to offer in terms of style and weather adaptability. Some performers even stepped away from the flannel button-down shirt and jeans look seen too often at these outdoor festivals and instead sported tightly tailored suits, vintage dresses and brightly patterned rompers reflecting the eclectic musical genres present.