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You Better Believe I’m Talking About Wearing White Pants in the Middle of Winter

Times are tough, and you’ve got to stretch that hard-earned dollar as far as it can go.  One of the secrets that I’ve discovered about fashion is that with a little creative thinking, any article of clothing can be worn all throughout the year.  The best example I can offer would be white clothing, in particular white jeans.  The whole “no white after Labor Day” rule was probably concocted by some bland, pushy female who only lived in one climate zone and had a penchant for bossing around her unfortunate friends and family into doing what she wanted.  But I digress.  White jeans are one of my favorite wintertime wardrobe staples.  Black and white tops seem to coordinate the best with a white bottom, but recently I’ve added a navy blue plaid shirt and a dark denim button-down to the mix.  Black boots are usually the best option for footwear with white pants, but silver shoes look great as well.  Any suggestions on what else you can wear with white jeans this winter?  Let me know!

(From top to bottom: Levi’s 524 Skinny Jeans, Abercrombie and Fitch Navy Blue Pink Plaid Shirt,  J. Crew The Jean Shop Dark Denim Shirt, Roxy Arctic Circle Sweater, Akira Sheer Mesh Turtleneck, Irregular Choice “Sazzle Boot,” Jeffrey Campbell “Bonnie” heels)

Making Body Music by DJ Daito Manabe for dENiZEN

Denizen, an off-shoot of Levi’s, worked with Japanese electronic engineer DJ Daito Manabe to produce this video showcasing his magical music machine which produces sounds based on body movement. Levi’s Strauss & Co. explain more:

On his latest project with dENiZEN™, he is making music with the movements of the human body. Working with celebrity choreographer Mikiko Mizuno and some of Japan’s top hip-hop dancers, Daito designed unique sounds for each dancer’s unique personality and dance style. Together, the dancers created music that truly moved to their own beat.

Lollapalooza 2010

image of lalapalooza entrance 2010

Frankly it’s extremely difficult to wrap up 3 days of Lolla into words, let alone limit my thoughts into one blog post.  This was my first year of having the benefit of attaining an all access pass.  And I can say that the experience is one that I will not forget but next year you will probably find me in the crowd with the rest of the masses.

First of all I may be one of the very few that say Lolla is completely overrated.  I always get excited about the lineup and then once I get there it’s like the festival is so huge, its impossible to get a good spot to see all your favorite bands.  It’s a lot more work than it should be.  And it’s overcrowded, so to truly enjoy the performances it’s a difficult task.  My suggestion is to find the stage that is hosting most of your favorite bands and park yourself there for the entire day.  You may miss some bands you wanted to see but most likely you will discover so many new bands that you will be happy as a clam.

image of edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros sitting on the grass

I think it’s completely necessary to mention Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s.  Clearly their following was underestimated, they were put on a smaller stage and their crowd was insanely large.  Hands down the best performance at Lolla that I saw.  I remember a friend of mine out in LA mentioning a couple years ago that she had met someone that managed a band that had 10 people in it.  Her and I had our doubts that such a large band would find success.  But as all 10 unique members walked barefoot onto the stage I quickly realized how powerful this band had become in such a short time.  Literally, they have a cult following.  Other not so surprising highlights of the fest include… Phoenix, MGMT &Arcade Fire.

One of my favorite things to do at Lolla is people watch.  Perfect place to look for new trends.  I can’t begin to count how many times I saw people in Hunter rain boots… even when there was no rain in the forecast.

These have been around for awhile and I have seen celebrities such as Kate Moss & Mary Kate Olsen rock this style.  The trend was in full force at Lolla 2010 – and let me tell you another crazy trend… mom jeans are back.  I literally felt as though I should have ran back home to my mothers attic in Iowa – pulled out her old Levi jeans and cut them off.  Take a red bandana from my closet and wear it as a shirt.

essential music festival outfit 2010

I wasn’t sure how I felt about this can be a hit or miss trend.  But by the end of the festival I saw some really great outfits and girls that definitely pulled this look off.  These were the essentials for Lollapalooza 2010.  I feel as though I may not ever recover from this weekend.  Hollywood definitely overtook Chicago and I’m ready to have my city back.  I will be at House of Blues all this weekend and look forward to writing about one of my favorite bands here on Style Bust next week.

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