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SxSW's Most Stylish Stars

On March 13th, hundreds of bands will come from all over the world to Austin, Texas for the 16th annual South by Southwest music festival. Started as "a way for Austin's eclectic music scene to reach out to the rest of the world" according to its website, SxSW now seems like it's more of a way for the rest of the world to reach into Austin...all while kicking back with a beer and filling up on excellent BBQ and great bands, alongside throngs of hipsters showing off their rock 'n' roll style. With acts from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, and even Taiwan (and that's just within our lineup), Austin turns into a global playground for music and style.

In honor of the festival's 16th anniversary, we wanted to make a list of our 16 favorite style stars performing in SxSW but we just liked too many. So, we interviewed 19 ladies that know how to rock out in style. Click the slideshow to read more.

Lissy Trullie

What inspires your music?

"It's really just a synthesis of many musings."

How would you describe your style?
"I'm a little bit of a tomboy, but I do enjoy wearing a dress or a skirt now and then... Most importantly, when I'm on stage—dress or jeans or skirt or whatever I end up wearing—I have to have a healthy level of comfort."

Photography by Collier Schorr