Tortuga 2015’s Ten Fashion Trends

Just look at all of these fashionable people!
Just look at all of these fashionable people!
Photo by James Argyropoulos

Whenever there’s a music festival in South Florida, it's inevitable that you’ll end up bumping and humping your way through a sweaty crowd of good-looking people.

But throw a fest on the beach in Fort Lauderdale and you’re just drowning in a sunscreen-slathered sea of American-flag board shorts, skimpy bikinis, tanned man boobs, and bare butts. And yes, Tortuga 2015 was indeed two days of gimmicky beach wear, themed group getups, and near nudity.

Now, for those unfamiliar with the sartorial choices of weekend-warrior country music lovers getting some fun ’n’ sun, we took to the street, er, beach, to document ten fashion trends from Fort Laudy’s sandiest party.

Typical bro steez.
Typical bro steez.
Photo by James Argyropoulos

10. On Fleek
Matching will always get you noticed at Tortuga. Some call it a faux pas; we call it a “fleek yah!" These boys also managed to ratchet up the epic bro factor with shades, funky bathing suits, and tan lines.

"Going out with my boots on."
"Going out with my boots on."
Photo by James Argyropoulos

9. Boots and Booties
Nothing says Tortuga fashion like boots and bikinis! It's a cowgirl twist on normal beach wear. Cute and practical, these ladies' boots (and booties) turned heads.

The nipple ring is Tortuga ready!
The nipple ring is Tortuga ready!
Photo by James Argyropoulos

8. Tattoos and Piercings
Check out this sexy buckaroo! Donning a cowboy hat and showing off his manly bod, dude is ready to party. The temporary glitter tattoos compliment the silver nipple piercing while the chain adds a touch of butch to his look. Party on, big boy!

Sun’s out, buns out.
Sun’s out, buns out.
Photo by James Argyropoulos

7. Bikini Bottoms
These ladies get a spot on our fashion list for baring their derrieres, and there are no "butts" about it! Part of being fashionable is being fearless, and needless to say, these ladies get it. Kudos, girls!

'Murica!
'Murica!
Photo by James Argyropoulos

6. Patriotic Fringe
Once again, matching outfits are supertrendy at Tortuga. The fringe and low cut put a beachy twist on a traditional shirt. Not to mention, what's more patriotic than drinking a Mexican beer in an American-flag tank top?

The flower children of Fort Lauderdale.
The flower children of Fort Lauderdale.
Photo by James Argyropoulos

5. Floral Headbands
Springtime started last month, and what better way to acknowledge the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth than with a floral headband? Hippie chic, these are the flower children of Fort Lauderdale.

Camo + fanny pack + boots = Tortuga fashionista!
Camo + fanny pack + boots = Tortuga fashionista!
Photo by James Argyropoulos

4. Country Chic
Now this gal is 100-percent Tortuga ready! A camo top with matching fanny, Confederate aviators, and stars-’n’-bars cowboy hat just scream country chic. Party, y'all.

Not to be a dick or anything, but...
Not to be a dick or anything, but...
Photo by James Argyropoulos

3. Big and Bold
Sometimes fashion is all about taking a risk, and that's what this guy did. Having nothing to hide, he proudly wore this anatomically correct apron. And clearly, his outfit was a winner, because he had these two lovely ladies by his side. Maybe it has something to do with those rock-hard abs?

Uncle Sam would be proud.
Uncle Sam would be proud.
Photo by James Argyropoulos

2. Flyin’ the Flag
It's as if Uncle Sam woke up, grew a chin-strap beard, snapped on a puka shell choker, and said, “Hey, I'm going to Tortuga today." This guy really loves his country, and he ain't afraid to be flyin' the flag.

It isn't Tortuga without sea creatures!
It isn't Tortuga without sea creatures!
Photo by James Argyropoulos

1. Party Animals
We never thought we’d see the day when sharks (dolphins?) and turtles would play together in peace. But this is Tortuga, and weird stuff happens.

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