Let’s start with an iconic SXSW group. Working together these guys cover almost all of the basics.
Some people just didn’t get the list of approved garments and accessories. They threw caution to the wind and boldly plotted their own course.
This dude was one of my all time favorite finds. If you look closely you can see that he's urging you to Make Dolla'z and unfortunately, you can't see it in the picture, but his hat is big cookie monster face complete with bobbly eyes.
Apparently he’s missing the weather app for his iPhone. It was like 80 degrees out there.
Who says kilts are dead?
She could be ahead of the curve. She’s sporting Mickey Glam pretty well.
This guy’s importing that Tokyo hotness.
I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here.
Sometimes the hair is the outfit.
I get the impression that he’s worn this same outfit to every music event for the past 12 years.
I almost didn’t spot this urban ninja but his confederate soldier’s hat gave him away.
I really admire this girl because usually, even if just by sheer chance, something will match.
If you already look like Freddy Krueger, do the bright blue shoes make it better or worse?
This girl took the less is more approach.
Not everybody was at SXSW just to look fabulous and rock out. No, some folks took it as an opportunity for a little family bonding time. These are some of the cool parents that I spotted. The sad part is their kids will still think they’re lame. What can you do?
Don't miss the one squirming between his legs.
This guy gets a pass on my usual undershirt rule because he's just that badass.
Here are a couple of cute kids who were getting into the South By spirit.
Diggin' the mits.
This girl may have broken the awesome chart.
Alright. We’ve come to the interactive part of the evening. Here are my top five SXSW couples. Chosen for their unique looks and adherence to the fashion rules of the festival, you pick your favorite and the winningest most pair will reign in absolute glory as the SXSW Couple of 2009!
Let’s start with a preppy duo, Couple #1. She’s rocking the highwaisted shorts- teacher look and he plays the supporting role of plaid panted schoolboy in puffy orange sneakers.
Couple #2 has sports guy in neon blue laces and she, well, she actually looks pretty normal. Unfortunately, she’s with sports guy in neon blue laces.
Couple #3 has a laundry list: the glasses, kefia, short dress with boots, skinny jeans, and perfect black and white coordination. Somebody did their homework.
Couple #4 was obviously feeling some Texas inspiration.
And finally, Couple #5 features a dash of Craft, the I’m-too-cool-to-wear-clean-pants thing, and boldly pairs plaid with a fine mesh undershirt. This just doesn’t happen by accident I assure you.
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed my SXSW fashion roundup and gained some important insights. I do just want to say, remember, no matter what you end up wearing next year, for God’s sake just wear something.