This Saturday, June 25, Westword Music Showcase drew a massive crowd to the Golden Triangle neighborhood. For one hot afternoon, the joyous occasion featured many crowd-pleasing performances from big names like EDM superstar Dillion Francis and rambunctious pop-rock duo Matt & Kim. And while the event welcomed many smiling faces, the fashion of the event took a much harder edge. From hot-button issues like the Cosby scandal, to flat out profanities, Westword’s crowd wore their emotions (and opinions) on their sleeves.  And while this may have been the most prevalent trend, many other styles like menswear florals, fringe, and the double bun popped up  everywhere. Scroll to get a glimpse of what the Westword crowd wore and then read our full review of the event by going here.

Styles Made Statements:

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-20

Show-goer’s socks were purchased from Angelo’s, a local record store. All photography by Brittany Werges.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-59

Purchased from Denver’s Indy Ink, Tristan Chan sported his fervent distaste for the rap mogul with this cap by HNRF.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-26

The noticeable West coast vibe isn’t a mistake as the shirt was bought in L.A.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-42

Norbert, Kevin and Trevor bought their matching shirts online at RageOn.com

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-19

Becca’s shirt, purchased from Nordstrom, improved on the acronym, WTF with a spin we can all relate to.

Duos Were Dynamic:

Despite the blunt overtones of many Showcasers’ clothing, there didn’t seem to be any sour attitudes in sight. In fact, at almost every turn cute couples could be found canoodling. Notably, diverse couples dominated the fashion scene with eclectic looks that contrasted as beautifully as their styles and skin tones.

Tiana's turban was bought after a long, hard-won search online. She scored this one on Amazon.com

Tiana’s turban was bought after a long, hard-won search online. She scored this one on Amazon.com

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-36Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-47

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-56

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-37

Buns and Braids were bountiful 

While standing in a packed crowd, it was really obvious buns were a trend. Because looking towards the stage you could always spot a handful bobbing through the sea of people. And while it was pretty annoying if you got stuck behind a flock of bunheads during favorite band’s set, it really came in handy if you were playing a game of hipster bingo. Fortunately, not everyone went sky high with their hair and other opted for statement hairdos that were less in your face (figuratively and literally).

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-31

"This is my Kelly Kapowski shirt. I try to rep her hard."

“This is my Kelly Kapowski shirt. I try to rep her hard.”

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-16

Tara had her friend help her with her hair, but her cat eyes were courtesy of her own handy work.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-40

Maria stood out with her fierce style and ivory locs at Westword Music Showcase.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-9 Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-8

Fringe is forever

The fringe trend has taken over summer 2016 as many attendees sported the look in one form or another. From boots to purses, you couldn’t walk five feet without seeing reincarnated western wear.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-55

This custom top came from local designer A Tsagas designs.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-23 Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-24 Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-13

Men Went Floral and Fruity 

With the heat reaching upwards of 90 this weekend, the crowd shed their dark clothes in favor of brighter summer attire. Overall it was the guys that embraced the floral/patterned trend with candy pinks, aqua blues and lime greens splashed across their shirts.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-58

Nate Hammond of Denver band The Epilogues looked “dope” in his floral shirt.

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-10

Chase claimed he searched for over a year for a watermelon shirt. He found the “perfect one” pictured here on Bonobos.com

Westword Music Showcase 2016 Street Style Brittany Werges 303 magazine-57

Don’t see yourself? See our full gallery here and here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.