As any discerning festival goer knows, your footwear is probably the most important bit of kit to make for a happy and prosperous festi-experience.
Most summer festivals require a LOT of walking, whether it’s pegging it from stage to stage to get maximum fave band exposure, or simply strolling about the boutique food stalls looking cool, what you wear on your footsies is paramount to nailing your signature summer festival look.
And, whatever your niche festi-preference, be it ‘I’m with the band’ Kate Moss groupie-chic, to floaty Woodstock-esque ‘Summer of Love’ bohemia, the high street have some fantastic footwear options to keep your tootsies happy from dusk ‘til dawn. Take a gander at some of our favourite picks below….
To channel your inner Mossy, these Topshop fringed boots will look great teamed with distressed denim cut-offs and your beloved vintage band tee. Wear later in the year with skinny black jeans and a crisp white poplin shirt for a classic off-duty chic.
Vivienne Westwood For Melissa Nude Pirate Ankle Boots, £165
If there is the slight possibility of rain but the thought of trudging around in wellies fills you with dread, then these adorable Vivienne Westwood boots are the perfect option. Not only are they super practical, but they will also add a subtle sprinkling of designer ‘snap’ to your festival ensemble. Plus, later in the year when the weather turns awful? Meet your new favourite commuter boots.
These timeless grey suede boots from H&M are a real investment buy as you’ll be rocking them long after festival season has ended. Embrace your inner biker chick by teaming with super soft leather shorts and a washed black fringed tee. You’ll be humming Free’s All Right Now all the way to the main stage.
A pair of Chelsea boots are a wardrobe staple, and these chunky flatform beauties from Glamorous bring this classic footwear shape bang up to date. We like the contrast of wearing these mannish boots with an ethereal Broderie peasant dress and hippy jewellery for a ’60s ‘flower child’ look laced with attitude. Once the summer is over, wear with a tartan bib dress and thick black opaques.
For those girls that fancy something a little different, these gorgeous KG leopard sneaks will lend a slick urban finish to your festival threads, whilst managing to keep your feet mega comfortable at the same time. Bonus. We love an animal print skater shoe with anything metallic, so look for a high-shine silver mini skirt for maximum texture clash.