Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Shaky Knees Music Festival: Prep for the Fest with Idlewild South, Shop. Style. Attend.

We're now about three days from Shaky Knees Fest (#shakykneesfest, if you will), and I'm rushing to finish this post (because I post soo often) to focus on a little wardrobe planning and jamming to the sounds of the sounds to come, namely Dawes, Apache Relay, Whigs, Local Natives Cage the Elephant, Foals, the list goes on...This is gonna be good.

I can't wait to photograph another year of festival style...I was allowed to photograph last year's inaugural festival at Masquerade Music Park and came out of there asking "where the heck do all these crazy-stylish people hang all the time??" It was a (mostly) great rock-n-roll, I-woke-up-like-this style as far as the eye could see! It helps that my inspiration is a steady stream of Welly-wearing, jorts-rocking Glastonbury street style shots, but I was truly spoiled last year with cool folks to photograph and look forward to more of the same! Here's a little inspo from Coachella 2014 and Glasto 2013 to get you started and a few suggested spots for where to get your look together...


On that note, I hope yall pull out all the stops again this year and have a few suggestions of my five favorite places to shop last minute for some rock-n-roll goodness...


5. CHAMBLEE...I've said it once and I'll say it again, Chamblee's Antique Row is the best Intown, affordable vintage shopping (clothing and antique jewelry for days) in the ATL. Go and find your Penny Lane wardrobe here.

4. URBAN OUTFITTERS...Urban has been ON this spring, I recently stopped through their Nashville store on a whim (with Shaky Knees and Hangout on the mind) and came out with a few too many goodies. The hippie tops! The distressed jorts (each unique, old Levis)! The Bandit Brand tees! Rock on, Urban, you're on my good list this season. Shop online HERE. 

3. GOODWILL...I know, one would follow an Urban Outfitters recommendation with a suggestion to thrift. Classic hipster shopper move. But you can't go wrong with cheap and easy tees, denim and DIY-able pieces that are fine to mess up, lose and otherwise go all rock-and-roll in. Locations and hours available HERE.

Goodwill on Northside Drive around West Midtown, current fave.

2. AMERICAN THREADS...This Athens-based retailer with several locations around Atlanta (some OTP). OK, so I haven't actually been yet, but I found them via a little research for this very post and was so happy to find another great boutique offering in Ga. The pieces are priced just right and their buying is right on for those with a more bohemian style inclination, such as yours truly. Here are a few ideas they put together, check 'em out online (shop online available) and go see them around town!

1. FREE PEOPLE WHITE PROVISIONS (or Lenox Square Mall)...Free People was MADE for festival-wear. Don't quote on that,but....well, yeah, actually you can quote me on that. It's fantastic. Is there any look in there amazing catalogs (like the March catalog with Erin Wasson) or videos (like the Sun Chaser lookbook video) that you wouldn't be prepared to live in for the Shaky Knees wear?

And to get ATL in the mood, Free People White Provisions is hosting a Shaky Knees Pre-Party on Thursday night (details and RSVP here) - I'll be there for a style warmup and fun times with the girls!

Hope y'all go shop your little hearts out in preparation to enjoy Shaky Knees Fest this weekend!! Don't forget that a few three-day passes are still available and one day tix can be purchased online or at the Shaky Box Office (next to Dillard's at Atlantic Station). See you soon, kiddos, it's time for some rock-n-roll!

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