LouFest Best Dressed Winner Announced
It’s officially fall; the weather is cooling and Saint Louis Fashion Week is gearing up for one of its strongest seasons yet. Hard to believe it was just a few short weeks ago that crowds in the thousands were flocking to Forest Park in one of St. Louis’ hottest weekends of the summer to chill out to the jams of bands like The Alabama Shakes, Wilco, Jim James and a nearly endless list of local and national talent.
In the midst of these crowds was a crew of festival fashion-finders—Chicago street-style blogger Tres Awesome, Heartland Underdog and myself, Fashion Editor at ALIVE Magazine. We scoured the crowd and found our favorite styles that managed to look hot while attempting to stay cool.
The Winner: Serafina Nicolais
We love Serafina’s chic yet feminine take on festival style. Her cropped top accented with the bow paired perfectly to her on-trend printed pants. The classic aviator kept the look cool without feeling too trendy. Her look felt so refreshing and unexpected yet weather and venue appropriate. Congratulations on an excellent execution! Serafina will enjoy a VIP Package to Saint Louis Fashion Week as well as a gift card package to some of the city’s hottest boutiques.
We love a man who isn’t afraid to rock floral. His pattern mixing is spot on and manages to feel cool and casual.
It’s all about the accessories, and sometimes your best friend can be the best one. Both of these beauties managed to beat the heat in style and keep their individuality. The graphic tee, flannel and chain play perfectly off the simplistic eyelet summer dress and red lips.
Nothing says festival fashion like a bohemian skirt and crocheted top. This, however, is an example of that look being curated impeccably. The wooden platform and long strands of colorful beads tie the whole look together without feeling contrived. Not to mention, that skirt was practically made for dancing.