30 gov ball looks that beat the muddy heat
coachella, meet new york city
All photos by Nina Westervelt
One way to describe Governors Ball would be Coachella with New York City grit — almost quite literally. The slightest bit of rain turns this tiny island off of Manhattan into a mud pit, and dressing for that can be, well, tricky. Most people keep the party on top and mud-proof the bottom (Doc Martens can become your best friend). But it’s that trademark grit that makes the street style so exciting. New Yorkers are known for being adaptable, and seeing the ways they experimented and took styling risks while traversing the swampy conditions was exciting. We spotted some stellar style icons this year — both on stage and off.
Click through to see some of our favorites. Hey, you may even find ways to make the rainiest of days in your future fashion-forward.
Photo by Nina WesterveltThe couple who patterns together stays together.
Photo by Nina WesterveltJessica Louise Dye going up, up, and away!
Photo by Nina WesterveltModel Ellie Drapp showed us all black everything is still a summer look.
Photo by Nina WesterveltWhite Lung's Mish Way had an arm party.
Photo by Nina WesterveltZoe from ASTR gave us major body-chain envy.
Photo by Nina WesterveltCan we talk about how brilliant Elaina Perpelitt's sheer panel is? (And that Sable Wolf jewelry is a-maaah-zing!)
Photo by Nina WesterveltKeira Duarte and Camille Caden were all smiles before Little Dragon's set.
Photo by Nina WesterveltWe feel like this picture can only be captioned with two words: Squad. Goals.
Photo by Nina WesterveltLadies and gentlemen, the incredible Kiesza.
Photo by Nina WesterveltPrepare for trouble. Make it double.
Photo by Nina WesterveltJuniors Editor at WGSN, Sarah Owen, showed that her lace game was on point.
Photo by Nina WesterveltFlorals? For Summer? Love it.
Photo by Nina WesterveltSimple, classic, and clean.
Photo by Nina WesterveltShout out to the girl on the right and her dedication to her look! Those gladiator sandals were a risk in the mud, but she made it work.
Photo by Nina WesterveltPinterest ain't got nothin' on these pins.
Photo by Nina WesterveltSummer looks to try.
Photo by Nina WesterveltThese boots are taking us to a whole new level of sartorial heaven.
Photo by Nina WesterveltWhy so serious, J. Roddy Walston & The Business?
Photo by Nina WesterveltLeave it to Marina and the Diamonds to make a shiny bodysuit look summer-cool.
Photo by Nina WesterveltFree people wear free-flowin' clothes.
Photo by Nina WesterveltMore all black everything inspo, this time with patterns.
Photo by Nina WesterveltWe are ALL about Dana Pacifico's fringe game.
Photo by Nina WesterveltYes, those are ducks all over Jane Hervey's shirt and a license plate on her bag.
Photo by Nina WesterveltWhen in doubt, go for the '90s vibe.
Photo by Nina WesterveltHere's to special treatment, Conor Oberst.
Photo by Nina WesterveltThis cat bag, though. THIS CAT BAG!!!
Photo by Nina WesterveltThis guy didn't get the sunny and 80-degrees outside memo and we are SO thankful for that.
Photo by Nina WesterveltNoted, Bart. NO-TED!
Photo by Nina WesterveltWe've got denim envy for Angela Koh's jeans.
Photo by Nina WesterveltIt's alright to mess with mesh.