Austin City Limits is right around the corner and chances are you’re busy planning what you’re going to wear. After all, the event is just as much about the music as it is about the fashion. Skip to main content

Top Hair, Makeup & Clothing Trends For ACL

Finally, Austin City Limits Music Festival is here! Chances are, you’re busy planning out what you’re going to wear considering the event is just as much about the fashion as it is about the music. And us creatives, love to express ourselves through fashion, don’t we? 

You know the weather here in Texas, it’s hard to know what the weather is going to throw your way – from scorching hot temps to fall breezes at night. #ACLFest attendees usually wear a combination of bohemian looks and summery chic, barely-there outfits. The most important thing is to look good while still being comfortable because you’ll be doing a lot of dancing, and even more walking. 

Let us help you remove at least one item from your to-do list before you’re on your way to Zilker Park. Your outfit! 


Top 3 Clothing Trends At Austin City Limits Music Festival

1. Sheer Floral Dress

The sheer floral dress is a huge hit for #ACL – plus it’ll keep you nice and cool!

Clothing trend Austin City Limits - sheer floral dress
Instagram @pavement_houston

Prefer to cover up a little more? Here’s another take on a flowy dress with sheer accents and a vintage vibe…

clothing trend austin city limit - long flowing dress with sheer accents vintage inspired
Instagram @redlampvintage

2. Denim on Denim

You can’t go wrong with denim – from denim shorts to denim skirts and dresses, denim is a go-to fashion favorite at ACL. Pair it with a fringe blouse, vintage band tee, or flowy kimono.

Avenue Five students at the hair and makeup VIP tent.

3. Cute Hats, Yes Please!

A hat is a great way to play up your outfit while scoring some protection from Austin’s scorching hot sun.

ACL trends - girls wearing cute hats at ACL
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Top 3 Makeup Trends at Austin City Limits

1. Winged Liner with a Pop of Color

Winged liner is a winning trend this year, especially when paired with a pop of color. We are loving this look….

makeup trends austin city limits - winged liner with a pop of color
Instagram @makeupbyserenacleary

2. Natural Beauty

Oftentimes the most beautiful makeup looks are effortlessly natural looking, especially when you’re attending an outdoor music festival where nature surrounds.

Makeup trends Austin City Limits - natural makeup the no-makeup makeup look
Instagram @mudcosmetics

3. Add Some Glitter

Looking to kick your look up a couple of notches? Add some jewels or glitter to your face and you’re sure to sparkle beneath the golden hot sun.

makeup trends austin city limits - woman with glitter on face
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… and add some glitter to your hair while at it!

Top 3 Hair Trends at Austin City Limits

1. Braids on Braids

There are so many ways to wear your hair in braids. Get creative and have some fun with it!

hair trends austin city limits - pretty half-up ponytail with braid
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2. Long Flowy Locks

Let your hair down! Long flowy locks are the number one look at music festivals year after year. Wearing your hair down will help keep the sun off your shoulders, while giving you something to shake around when your favorite song hits the main stage.

hair trends austin city limits - long flowy mermaid hair
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3. Colorful Hair, Don’t Care

Add some color to your hair to stand out at this year’s festival. Don’t want to actually dye your hair? No problem! Grab some colorful clip-in extensions and join in the fun while still returning to your normal hair color come Monday.


hair trends austin city limits - colorful hair with blingy floral glasses
Instagram @grannyfabglasses

Braids And Glitter? Yaaasss, Please! 

Get creative with your hair and serve some seriously double tap-worthy festival looks. You know glitter will forever be a festival staple. Click below to learn how to recreate this easy and fun festival look. 

2019’s lineup includes Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Robyn, Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, and so many more chart toppers. Who are you excited to see this year? We can’t wait to see all your photos and IGStories! And remember, drink lots of water!