SXSW is the hub of the music industry for a week. As fans, hipsters and musicians converge on the cool, artsy city of Austin, Texas, people are showcasing their unique style and expressing themselves in all sorts of ways, from Converse Chuck Taylors to cropped leather jackets and print pants.

We've combed social media and beyond to pick out some of the most emblematic looks from SXSW 2013.

Comfort is key when you're running around the city, which boasts a warm climate, hitting up five or six shows in the space of a few hours and schlepping to events and parties to meet up with your peers, colleagues and associates. While music biz festivals are fun, they're also part of a profession, so putting your best-dressed foot forward is critical.

But the attendees, badgeholders and artists and celebs (like Selena Gomez and Hayley Williams) prove that you don't need to sacrifice style while going nuts for a week at SXSW.

SXSW 2013 fashion is as much about form as it is about function.