Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Street Style 7/3

Hello! This past weekend I ventured out to Chicago to see the Grateful Dead's last show, Fare Thee Well. The whole weekend was an incredible experience and I feel lucky to have been in attendance at the concert. I attended all three nights of the show and snapped several photos of the style of free spirits at the show. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite hippie looks from the first night with you guys. 


Tie-dye and vintage prints reigned supreme at the concert as did minimalist sandals. I love this shot of the details of my look as well as my mom's look from the first night of the Fare Thee Well show.


I was immediately drawn to these bohemian beauties because of their very Free People-esque looks. The fringe detailing, free-spirited prints and interesting silhouettes of their looks made them two of the best dressed people at the show that I saw on Friday night.


Can't get over how much I love the vibrant detailing on her tunic! (She's also from RVA so shout-out to Richmond fashion/street style)


A flower crown and psychedelic bellbottoms? This babe captured the bohemian essence of the 1960s/1970s perfectly. I love the way she paired the flowing pants with a more fitted, crop top with textured detailing.


This mother-daughter pair took the show by storm in hippie-chic outfits that blew me away. I love their use of layering and bohemian accessories. Additionally, the textures and prints of their looks left me swooning. 


Who couldn't love the mixed prints and textures of this bohemian tote bag? The hippie feeling of the bag is amplified when paired with a flowy tie dye skirt and sandals decorated with stones. 


The go-to look for many male Dead Heads was throwback Grateful Dead tees and a casual pair of shorts; there was a distinct vintage feeling to many of the looks as you could tell that many had dug up their Grateful Dead tees from decades ago. Fading and wear and tear on the tees was common and fit in perfectly with the whole scene. Tie dye tee shirts like the one above were particularly prominent. (Yes, Dad, you finally made it onto my fashion blog)


Quirky looks caught my eye left and right. This trio stood out among the crowd by donning unique pieces like an American flag top hat and cool DIY, tie dye jacket (the detailing and patches on the jacket have me dreaming of DIY-ing a similar jacket.) 


Everywhere you turned at the show, you were bound to run into a swarm of flower headpieces. Straying from the typical oversize flower crown, this concert goer incorporated several vibrant flowers into a chic braided hairstyle. I love the carefree, free-spirited feeling that the whimsical flowers emit.


My look for the first night consisted of a pair of vintage shorts paired with a black bralette and orange cardigan tied around my waist. I accessorized with layered necklaces, bracelets and round sunglasses. This is more skin than I usually like to show but it was perfect for the occasion. 


This cute couple drew me in with the fringe kimono, vibrant colored top and practical sandals. And just look how happy and cute they look together!


Hello Woodstock! This playful flower headpiece and the 70s detailing on this shirt instantly drew me to this girl's look and gave it a very distinct Woodstock-inspired feeling. She gave off a very happy, easygoing vibe that summed up the positive, vibrant energy of the crowd at the show. 


This is the definition of a 70s boho goddess. I can't get over how much I love this neutral, floral embroidered maxi dress from the 1970s. She picked this dress up from a thrift shop for less than $10 and I can't believe it- what a find! She looked charming in the dress paired with a deep red pair of cat-eye sunglasses. 


You couldn't go wrong with a tie-dye dress at the shows! I took this photo at the GD50 campsite of one of the vendors. She sells wonderful hippie-inspired clothing and artwork. You can check out her business, Zenga's, HERE


This was actually my look on Thursday night but hey, I still want to include it in the post because I love the free-spirited feeling. A vintage printed top, crochet duster and round sunglasses put me in the right mindset to see the Grateful Dead.


This Dead Head family had a very laid-back sense of style and I admire their carefree approach to their wardrobe choices. Eye-catching prints and worn-in pieces gave off a peaceful hippie vibe. 


Loving the paisley prints on these dresses! The 1970s inspired colors of the dresses also amped up the style of these cool Grateful Dead looks. 


How cute is this printed bag contrasted with the vibrant Mexican print of the tunic? I also couldn't help but notice how cool her metallic sandals were. In fact, I loved this look so much that this is the second photo of the look that I included in this post. 


I adore everything about these two looks. From the printed bellbottoms to the quirky fanny pack to the heart sunglasses to the crochet top, these girls killed it the first night of the show. 

If you know anyone in these photos, I would love it if you shared the post with them! And a big thank-you to everyone who let me photograph their outfits. Do you guys have a favorite look? Were any of you in attendance at any of the Grateful Dead shows this past weekend?



  1. These looks rock so hard! I actually think my favorite look was yours from the first night. It inspires me to search out more quirky shorts when I'm thrifting.

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

  2. LOVE these looks. I feel like this is what every girl at Coachella is trying to achieve with their festival style. LOL

  3. Love this! Did you happen to take photos on the Fourth as well? Someone took my pic on Saturday night for a fashion blog and I neglected to get her information. Thanks!

  4. Love this! Did you happen to take photos on the Fourth as well? Someone took my pic on Saturday night for a fashion blog and I neglected to get her information. Thanks!