One of the coolest and probably easiest places to look for style inspiration is at music festivals. The people there do try hard, but it beyond makes for great people watching. Even Shopbop dedicated an entire feature last year to what to wear to Coachella. Anyway, pics are just trickling in from last weekend SXSW festival in Austin and it's a pretty predictable mix of the digital nerdy types mixed with the hipsters and rockers you just knew you were going to see. This New York Times article takes a great look at the trends they saw and has a nice little photo album chronicling the looks straight from the street. Not sure any of the style is really for me, but definitely always worth looking, you never know what you're going to get.
(photo: courtesy of New York Times)