A City Girl’s Twist on Festival Fashion

Embracing their city roots and infusing a hint of festival flair, The Style Line’s Rachel Schwartzmann and Jane Espiritu show us their go-to Gov Ball uniform and share a curated playlist featuring artists in this year’s line-up…

Isn’t there something so invigorating about live music? Think about how you feel when you’re at a show and in the middle of a crowd: Its as though you’re in the eye of a storm. A calm washes over you in the midst of dance-infused chaos, the deep thump of the speakers and a clear mutual admiration between the musician on stage and the engaged silhouettes in the audience. In these moments its clear that music has the power to alleviate the noise in our lives. More often than not, it helps us find what we might not have otherwise known we were looking for to begin with.



Get the look: Ceremony Dress, Bandit Embellished Rancher Hat


Now that Governor’s Ball is only two days away, there’s no question that I’m looking forward to unearthing my own discoveries during the upcoming festivities – which also extend to my personal style.

As a first time festival dweller I’ve found that in matters of dressing, the true challenge lies in marrying my affinity for city-inspired style with the bohemian ease that has monopolized festival fashion. To get my sartorial juices flowing, I enlisted our amazing graphic designer Jane Espiritu to help me peruse through some of Free People’s beautiful American-made and artisan pieces. The result was a finding a fail-proof uniform that looks great and feels even better. Comfort is the name of the game, right?

It was for Jane and I at least, as we finalized our looks for the weekend ahead. From printed maxis, to neutral tunics topped off with colorful vintage accessories, we discovered a happy style medium catering to both the city and (Randall’s) island dwellers within us.

See for yourself and check out some of the highlights from our style session below… Make way Gov Ballers. This city girl is festival bound.


Get the look: Bryn Maxi, Lost Valley Ankle Boot



Get the look: Sleeveless Swing Solid TunicBandit Embellished Rancher Hat, Monochrome Low Tops


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Story + Creative Direction by Rachel Schwartzmann
Styling by Rachel Schwartzmann and Jane Espiritu
Photography by John McLaughlin

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  1. I love the outfits and the article you guys wrote.
    If you have anny tips for me, can you just send me an email or something.
    because I just started my blog and I could use some tips. hihih

    Besides my question for help, I wanted to say that I love the festival season.


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