What I Wore: Riot Fest Toronto 2014

Riot Fest Outfit

Over the weekend we attended Riot Fest, one of the last music festivals of the season at Downsview Park in Toronto. In a perfectly poetic start to the weekend, on Friday night, Toronto was hit by a pretty wild thunderstorm turning the music festival grounds into a sea of mud. Since this is predominately a rock show, we knew that the footwear of choice would be the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor, I mean come on, do you even rock bro? With that in mind we got out hands on the brand new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber, designed to keep the water out while staying stylish.

Looking almost like a pair of leather Converse, we pulled on our hightops and headed to the music festival grounds. As was predicted, it was a muddy mess. You know what? We didn’t care. We tromped through the sea of mud like it a were a plush flowing field of finely manicured grass, rocking out to music from Death From Above 1979, The National, Death Cab for Cutie, The Cure, and so much more. The best part? As we looked around at everyone else’s footwear, they not only looked comfortably muddy and wet, but pretty uncool, while ours still looked fresh and clean. No seriously, you could just wipe the mud of, if you were so inclined.

Take a look at what we wore below, put together in a neat little outfit grid and a couple of close ups of how we styled the Chucks into our outfits.


Hawley’s Look:

Riot Fest Toronto Womens Clothing Grid

Clockwise from top left: ela Scandi drawstring bag, ear plugs, Moscot sunglasses, Wild Moon crystal necklace, Gap button down, H&M skirt, Daniel Wellington watch, Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm and Colour Show nail polish from Target, and Converse Rubberized Chuck Taylors.

Converse Rubberized Chuck Taylors Riot Fest 2014

Tristan’s Look:

Riot Fest Toronto Mens Clothing Grid

Clockwise from top left: Kway jacket, Undefeated Hat, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Louis Vuitton leather money clip, Big Red No.7 beard comb from Etsy, Mophie, Levi’s Made & Crafted shorts, Converse Rubberized Chucks, Wavves grinder,  Few Bourbon Whiskey, and Givenchy by Heron Preston tee.

Converse Rubberized Chuck Taylors Riot Fest Navy