What To Pack For Austin City Limits (Playlist Included!)

Just when you thought festival season was over… Austin City Limits rears its head. Austin is one lucky city, in my opinion. Not only is it an awesome place, they basically have festival season bookended, with SXSW in March and ACL in October.  Here in the northeast we’ve turned our minds completely towards fall and the upcoming holiday season, but in Austin it’s still quite warm – warm enough to rock your favorite festival gear, but cool enough to stay comfortable.  Although we aren’t heading down to the festival this year, here’s what we would pack if we were!

what to pack for austin city limits

For the first day of the festival I would wear something basic with details and embellishments that make it special.  The Bleach Splatter Boyfriend Jeans have an amazing wash and comfortable fit, and they make a statement all on their own.  I’d pair them with the Lace Fancy Low Back Top with its special detailing, and some western boots – I’ve got my eye on these amazing Cavalier Boots. The Alameda Embellished Backpack has been on my wishlist for a while now; it’s the perfect Free People take on a classic backpack with its colorful embellishments and embroidery.

what to pack for austin city limits

Day two: The Peacemaker Print Shapeless Dress is perfect for festivals with its loose, comfy fit and awesome print. Pair it with some Tall Socks and the amazing Olivia Tall Vegan Boot. The Culver City Crossbody makes the perfect festival bag when you just want to carry your essential belongings, and we love the retro vibe of the Metal Round Glasses.

what to pack for austin city limits

what to pack for austin city limits

By the time I get to the third day of a festival I usually just want to be relaxed and as comfortable as possible. I’d wear a pair of FP Denim Cutoff Shorts with Plaid Hi Low Buttondown Tunic and Olivia Tall Vegan Boot.  Add some fun western accessories and a Studded Military Cap and you’re all set!

what to pack for austin city limits

Listen to our Austin City Limits playlist and if you’re going, tell us who you’re excited to see!

what to pack for austin city limits

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Photos by Julia.

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WOW!!!!!! Amazing outfit and accessories. Thanks for posting!

Love every single piece you picked!
Especially the jewelry…thanks for the playlist.


i fortunately live right next to zilker park-where ACL is held. can’t wait to see Trampled By Turtles, Florence and the Machine, Neil Young, thievery corporation (always a fun show), the devil makes three, lee fields and the expressions (for a little soul/funk), and of course red hot chili peppers-always wanted to see them live. maybe a little bassnectar thrown in for some womp fun


forgot black keys!!

Gurley Girl

The Lumineers make me very happy! Wish I was going :(


GARDENS AND VILLA!! Will be adorned in free people all three days.

OMG I NEED OUTFIT #2! A lot of the bands were at Sasquatch Music Festival this year!

LOVE those pants!!!! Must get a pair!


Love it!! I’m really excited to see The Shins. Theyre playing Sat 10/13. Here’s one of my favorite songs “The Rifle’s Spiral” from Port of Morrow to add to the playlist! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyqWjl7GkCE&feature=relmfu

excited to see bassnectar, florence, black keys, punchbrothers, and of course the chili peppers….cannot wait!! it starts todayyyyyyy…definitely gonna be rockin’ some free people


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