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How To Step Up Your Wardrobe for Lollapalooza

Summertime is meant for spending every day with your friends! It’s about late night runs to grab food, hanging by the pool and most importantly, planning for the music festivals you’re going to attend! For us, fests are all about weekend adventures with best friends and great music—which is why we have so much love for Lollapalooza. With an amazing lineup, downtown Chicago vibes and all the creative outfits, what’s not to love? Answer: we love it all.

Whether this is your first year attending Lollapalooza or you’ve been a die-hard fan since 1991, rue21 has all the tips you need to rock your look in Chi-Town this weekend. We know that what you wear is essential to your festival experience, and that’s why we’re here to help you with different looks and ideas to keep you jammin’ all weekend long!


Amp It Up with Accessories

Accessories are a must-have for any music festival. Whether it’s wearing a statement necklace, rocking some hoops, or throwing on a backpack, accessories help turn up the notch on any festival outfit.

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*Festival fun tip: Make a conversation out of your accessories. All the added details can provide a fun and smooth way for striking up a conversation with the person next to you at the Perry’s Stage!


All in the Details

Details are dominant in any outfit you choose for Lolla. Whether you’re rocking a new pair of perfectly destroyed camo pants or moto panels and zippers, small details can help elevate your festival style to new levels.

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*Festival fun tip: No rips and tears? No problem! Grab a pair of scissors and make your own frayed hems or distressed rips!


Cute & Comfy

Let’s be honest, the festival season is one of the best things about summer, but that doesn’t mean the Chicago heat isn’t killer. Make sure that when you’re planning your Lolla wardrobe you keep in mind the weather. If one day brings rain, plan to wear a cute crop top with longer pants to help keep you (somewhat!) dry, and if the next day calls for sunny and 70-degree weather, grab your favorite pair of high-waisted shorts and a graphic tee to take on the heat. Rocking your cutest outfit is definitely top priority, but comfort is going to be key for this three day weekend!

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*Festival fun tip: Lolla’s “Chow Town” food pavilion is known for some iconic Chicago staples, so stock up on stretch denim, an oversized tee, or just a basic elastic waistband to make room for that good grub!


For the Guys

The main reason you’re at Lolla? To listen to legendary artists and dance with friends throughout the weekend, of course! That means you’re gonna need some styles that can handle all your best moves— and for our rue guy out there, reppin’ a jersey with acid wash shorts is going to provide you ample comfort and room to dance all night long at the Grant Park Stage!

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*Festival fun tip: Grab a pair of comfortable slides or sneakers to complete your outfit. Not only are they a stylish finishing touch, but they won’t leave you bummin’ at 7pm when your feet are more exhausted than you are.


Festival season is a fun and exciting time to experience live music, show off your style and make memories with your friends. We know that your time there this weekend will be epic, and we can’t wait to see all the amazing style that will come out of the festival.

Make sure to leave a comment down below if you’re going to Lolla and tell us what you’ll be wearing!



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