The sweetest life

Fashion (and music) takeover at Sweetgreen’s music festival.

In 2010, sweetgreen decided to throw a small local event in honor of their second location opening in Dupont Circle. Today, more than 23,000 attendees enjoy more than just a delicious salad; festival-goers witness amazing musical acts while learning about sustainability and trying delicious food.

Influencers, models, musical talent, founders and more elites filled the VIP tent as we all avoided the two-hour rain storm that took over the festival for a short period. I even had a chance to talk to Anna Gaca who watched Brianna and I chow down our Luke Lobster rolls while also chatting with me about previous Sweetlife Festivals and this year’s range of music acts. It’s always so great to meet new people at these huge events! 

Although several parts of Merriweather Post Pavilion endured muddy areas, the wet grounds didn’t put a damper on the talented musicians. Flume stopped his set near-three times due to technical issues, while Grimes excitedly pumped up the arena with an upbeat tempo and impressive dance moves. PARTYNEXTDOOR brought his A-game with a mix of tracks from his endless body of work including “Come & See Me” and his verse in Drake’s “With You.”

In my quest to vlog more, I not only shot video throughout the festival, but also snapped pictures with TheKevinJ of the most fashionable attendees. The area offers more than just Coachella-typical styles, the DMV embodies a combination of edgy, street-centric characteristics that showed in several outfits.


For Sweetlife, I styled my Adidas Originals sports jacket with a Vans cap I found in my sister’s bedroom. Since cool temperatures filled the air, my high-waisted jeans from River Island and a crop top held up perfectly throughout the day. My Converse sneakers, which aren’t as near comfy as any of my other shoes, may you RIP. The mud destroyed them, but I am contemplating throwing them in the wash to get rid of the mud.

Photos below by TheKevinJ


Photos above by TheKevinJ


A special thank you to Brandlink Communications and sweetgreen for inviting me to experience Sweetlife Music Festival this year! As always, I am blessed to get my personal photos from TheKevinJ.

My outfit:

Hat: Vans.

Jacket: Adidas Originals.

Shirt: Young & Reckless.

Jeans: River Island.

Backpack: UNIF.

Sneakers: Converse.

Author: Just Souled Out

Justine is a sneakerhead, streetwear lover based in the greater Washington DC area. Follow her on

2 thoughts on “The sweetest life”

  1. Hey! So I came across your video of sweetlife on youtube and that’s how I found your blog post. And I just wanna say, I loved your footage! Your photos are fantastic! I specially love the ones of different outfits at the fest. Question though, what camera did you use to photograph/film that weekend? I loveee the quality.


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