Style Watch: Tempe Music Festival

By: Aja Viafora

Tempe Music Festival showed that music buffs come in all different styles. From the sun dress-wearing princesses to the accessorizing trendsetters to the name brand shop-a-holics, people strutted their stuff making their own personal fashion statements all weekend long.

Chelsea Parker of Goodyear, Ariz. said that price doesn’t matter when talking fashion. As long as something is cute and weather appropriate, she's a fan. She bought her white mini-dress at Old Navy which shows you can score great summer threads at student-friendly prices. Parker scooped up her hat at good ole Target. You don’t have to go far for an affordable outfit; a two stop at the new Tempe Market Place will do the trick.

Parker said the key to her outfits is accessorizing. She bought her charm necklace at Dillard’s and her earrings are from her mom’s 1960s vintage closet. Parker was on the lookout for a friend when she snagged Craig Turner’s sunglasses at a Sunglass Hut in the mall. Turner bought his own t-shirt at Express and picked up his classic cargo shorts at Kohl’s. For foot wear, Turner snagged a pair of flip-flops from Pac Sun.

“I usually just get whatever is comfy,” Tuner said.

Other notable fashion savvy persons at the festival sported cut-off denim shorts, beaded necklaces, long summer dresses, straw hats, short girly haircuts, layered tank-tops and plaid. Name brands such as Affliction, Old Navy, American Eagle and a lot of clothes from Hot Topic popped up all around the event. A rock star fashion show sported Baby Phat clothes for the girls and DC clothes for the guys.

Cutsie couples, toddlers, cougars and indie music hounds all confirmed comfort is necessary when you're rocking out in the Valley sun.

For more style shots check out our slide show: Style Watch: Tempe Music Festival

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