The festival season has begun and the fashion seen at these scenes has definitely evolved through the years. The IFCHIC team wants you to put your clothing plans on hold for a bit while you refocus on footwear. Footwear at these outdoor music festivals are extremely important because they must be functional as well. Can you imagine trudging around in high heels or too-tight shoes? You might think you can pull it off, but trust us, that will last about five minutes and will dampen your mood for the entire event.
Check out these styles of shoes that you should definitely consider packing for your next music festival. Not only do they look great, but they are super comfortable as well.
- Gladiator Sandal
Sure the gladiator sandal may be the shoe anthem for these outdoor festivals, but for good reason. They look gorgeous, allow your feet to breath and come in so many different styles, that you can always find one that suits your outfit. Ancient Greek Sandals offers a variety of options that are of high quality, so you won’t have to worry about them ripping off of your feet while you are dancing around. If you want to go classic, a short, strappy style is the way to go. Those with artistic tendencies will love the Grecian winged sandal designs. Gladiator sandals that climb up the leg look great, but we would stay away from them since you don’t want to get complicated tan lines.
- Combat Boots
In the past couple of years, music festival dressing has gotten a bit more edgy. Think more fierce and strong, versus all floral headbands and lace dresses. Lace-up combat boots are fantastic because they are sturdy and will keep your feel free from mud and dust. Another bonus is that you won’t have to worry about people stepping on your toes as you walk around. Word of advice. Break in your boots before you wear them to the festival. You want to be comfortable and don’t want to worry about random blisters popping up here and there due to some stiff spots. There are going to be more fun things to focus on at the concerts!
And we’re not just talking about a timeless Converse style. Festival ensembles have really branched out and there have been some really fashionable, sporty outfits that have cropped up. Slip on everything from flat tennis sneakers, to wedge fashion sneakers. Bonus is that sneakers look great with spring and summer looks such as sundresses and shorts, to boyfriend jeans and skinny jeans. We have a feeling that you are going to want to incorporate these sneakers into your normal daily wardrobe as well.
- Rain Boots
Kate Moss gave the wellie life to the music festival scene years ago. The reason we are keeping that idea alive is to not bite off of her style, but more for function. If there has been a recent bout of rain, you are definitely going to want to step into a pair of chic rain boots that will not only keep the mud off of your feet, but so that you won’t go slipping and sliding everywhere.