Hear This: Foals

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If you haven’t found your Summer 2013 jam yet, then look no further than “My Number” by British indie rock band, Foals. This song has everything you need for an impromptu dance party – a quick hook, punchy drums, and catchy lyrics. Trust us, nothing feels quite like singing “you don’t have my number / we don’t need each other now” at the top of your lungs while driving around town.

The rest of Foals’s latest album, Holy Fire, is nothing short of amazing. “Everytime” and “Late Night” are drum heavy, yet dreamy—perfect for a long summer run outside. And when you want to slow things down, look to “Spanish Sahara” from their second album Total Life Forever. It is a hauntingly beautiful song that will make you feel everything from sadness to hope to power in under seven minutes.

Foals creates songs that provide a fitting score for any moment—it is no wonder why they’ve been featured on shows ranging from the guy-centric Entourage to the teen drama 90210. But the best part about this band is that their cinematic sound translates seamlessly from their records to live shows. If you don’t believe me then just take a peek below. Their talent is undeniable, which is exactly why they are on the top of our must-see list at Lollapalooza this year.

  • Laila Amery

    Definitely stripes! They’re always in, and always chic!

  • While I have more than my fair share of floral summer dresses, I definitely gravitate more toward stripes. Not only are they a classic staple, but I love the nautical look in summer, and stripes compliment that perfectly.

  • jordanmcbride

    For me, the answer is always stripes. 🙂

  • half of my closet is stripes.

  • Alison Moore

    I love mixing prints! I often blend floral and stripes in one outfit, or combine any two patterns. As long as you keep it consistent and don’t go overboard, patterns are a great way to keep outfits fun.

  • Definately Stripes (i wear stripes at least 2-3 times a week and not on purpose…too much?)

    • Natalie

      Definitely not too much. I love stripes, maybe a little too much!

  • Rebecca Ann

    I prefer stripes over florals, but polka dots reign supreme in my book!

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  • I love that specific pair of floral pants. In general though I like my breton stripes but I am not a huge fan of these bold all over black and white/monocrome looks. I feel like my body lacks shape in them. So: florals here!

  • Natalie


  • Totally stripes! I think I may have a few floral dresses in my closet, but several of my favorite shirts are striped.

  • Loving a good print mix so I’d def do both at the same time:)


  • Francesca Barger

    Both, simultaneously. More is more!

  • MJ

    I prefer intricate designs over bold print. (And I stay away from stripes because I don’t find them forgiving enough.)

    Floral for me!

  • Amy Sherrah

    it depends which way the stripes are going if they are long ways then i would go stripes but if they where horizontal i would choose floral 🙂

  • I’m currently wearing some blue and white gingham capris/ankle pants so I guess I’d go with stripes. Floral pants remind me just a bit too much of being 12.

  • Melinda

    Stripes! And can’t go wrong with polka dots either. I have a few floral dresses but gravitate more towards those other two patterns.

  • Page

    floral if I wanna be elegant and ladylike and stripes if I wanna be chic and preppy 🙂

  • Barb Raymond

    Stripes! It’s actually sort of embarrassing to look in my closet, and see how many stripes I own 🙂

  • Stripes! So not into flower power!

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  • disqus_PYrqdIk7dK

    Stripes! Way more my style 🙂

  • indigoden

    Can’t get enough of Stripes!!!

  • I love wearing them together but haven’t been able to find the perfect combo yet! But that dress on the left is STUNNING!