The 17 Most Stylish Acts at SXSW

Those of you lucky enough to be in Austin right now for SXSW (we're jealous!) are probably feeling pretty overwhelmed with the 1000-or-so bands that are playing. So, to make things just a wee bit easier on you, we've rounded up the 16 most stylish acts that every fashion-savvy festival-goer must check out. From indie girl upstarts to supermodel singers, read on to for a list of the most fashionable acts at SXSW this year.
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Those of you lucky enough to be in Austin right now for SXSW (we're jealous!) are probably feeling pretty overwhelmed with the 1000-or-so bands that are playing. So, to make things just a wee bit easier on you, we've rounded up the 16 most stylish acts that every fashion-savvy festival-goer must check out. From indie girl upstarts to supermodel singers, read on to for a list of the most fashionable acts at SXSW this year.
Photo: Grimes Myspace

Photo: Grimes Myspace

Those of you lucky enough to be in Austin right now for

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Diplo Diplo should need no introduction. He's been the reigning DJ du jour for years and also, have you seen him? Shirtless? He's hot.

Photo: Chelsea Wolfe Facebook

Photo: Chelsea Wolfe Facebook

Chelsea Wolfe Wolfe's sound is described on her Facebook as "electric folk tinted by black metal and deep blues." Similarly her style is a mishmash of several elements that somehow totally work.

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Photo: US Royalty Facebook

U.S. Royalty U.S. Royalty's catchy, sixties-meets-southern rock is impossible not to sing along to. Plus,

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Kimbra New Zealander Kimbra's already a hit overseas thanks to her infectious jazz-pop tunes and her quirky, uber-feminine style, kinda like a cooler, happier Zooey Deschanel (and don't get us wrong we love Zooey Deschanel). No doubt she'll soon work her wonders stateside.

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Gossip Gossip (formerly The Gossip) frontwoman Beth Ditto counts fashion insiders like Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld as friends, and once covered Love completely in the buff. If you don't like her already, you will after seeing her edgy, rock n' roll performance style. Plus, you wouldn't want to disagree with Karl would you?

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Chairlift The band that Vogue called the "most Brooklyn of all the Brooklyn bands," (

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YACHT The Portland Oregon duo are known for their catchy dance punk, electropop tunes--and their killer haircuts.

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The Drums Since making us all want to go surfing in 2009 (with their hit single Let's Go Surfing) this trio of cute Brooklyn boys has been steadily making a name for themselves in the indie pop scene.