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Street style: the festival fashions of Neon Reverb and the Pastel Project

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Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
Andrea Domanick

Where there is live music, there is almost surely noteworthy fashion, and Las Vegas was treated to not one but two music festivals over the weekend: the multi-venue Neon Reverb festival and the new Pastel Project at the Royal Resort.

With more than 100 bands -- largely of the indie persuasion -- in town, locals and musicians alike strutted their edgiest stuff in the streets and onstage.

Thanks to the warmer weather, sheer maxi skirts and short-shorts abounded among the ladies, not to mention sky-high platform heels and wedges. For the fellas, getups ranged from leather jackets and skinny ties to shiny spandex body suits.

From chic to unexpected to just plain strange, here's a sampling of Las Vegas' most eye-catching street styles at Neon Reverb's Junkyard venue and the Pastel Project.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Lucas from the band Races; Tiffany, a writer for L.A. Canvas; and A.J. from the band Saint Motel all looked dapper as they headed to the bar at the Pastel Project.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      CSS frontwoman Lovefoxxx and guitarist Carolina Parra traded in their normally flamboyant stage garb for these fierce greaser girl looks. After playing the headlining outdoor set at the Pastel Project on Saturday night, the ladies joined the rest of the crew inside, where they danced to acts like Chromatics and Glass Candy.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      These ladies rocked a mix of vintage and new items, like Jeffrey Campbell platform boots, to create a look that turned heads at the Pastel Project.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Leslie, a worker for United Health Care, and Adrienne, who works in sales, look festival-ready at Neon Reverb while waiting for headliner YACHT to take the stage. Cropped denim and leather jackets like the ones they're wearing are a popular choice for spring -- light enough for the daytime, but thick enough to protect against the wind at night.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      The fellas of L.A.-based band Conquistador showed off a look that Pastel Project attendees won't be forgetting anytime soon. Frontman/"Chief Funkadelic Officer" Alexander injured his foot while stage-diving during the Whigs' performance the night before; his unitard then was purple.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      CSS guitarists Carolina Parra and Ana Rezende enjoy a snack after their sweaty headlining set.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Hipster John Lennon? No, that's Seb, a logician from Australia by way of Amsterdam, who was in town to give a lecture at UNLV -- and check out the bands at Neon Reverb. He says he was especially blown away by local favorites Kid Meets Cougar.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Brittney, a local student and server, looks chic and comfy in a mod frock and leather oxfords during Chromatics' set at Pastel Project.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      These ladies were dancing to CSS at the Pastel Project in vintage '80s-inspired ensembles, atypically accented with Southwestern details like a bolo tie and embroidery in the sweater.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Blue man group: Charlotte, a band manager, grabbed a smoke with Shawn from STRFKR shortly after his band's set at Pastel Project.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Nick and Vanessa, local yoga and meditation instructors, look cozy and adorable waiting in between sets at the Junkyard during Neon Reverb.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Comfy and casual were the way to go at Neon Reverb, where pastel-colored cardigans and printed tees reigned supreme.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Ah, yes, band tees and flannel: a young male fashion go-to that shall endure the ages. This couple at the Pastel Project got a little rowdy while dancing outside.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      The twinsies thing can be hard to pull off and obnoxious, but when done right -- like with these guys -- it's downright adorable.

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      Fans and musicians show off their looks at the Neon Reverb and Pastel Project music festivals on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

      Barrett, a biologist, says he's been coming to Neon Reverb since its inception and is proud to have seen the event grow and develop over the years.

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