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The Ultimate Guide to Festival-Style Footwear

Festival Season is here!

Let’s face the music – spring and summer festivals are just as much about the fashion as they are the headlining acts. If you’re making the trip to one or more of the season’s hottest music festivals, you definitely need the right pair of shoes.

Whether you plan to embrace the Boho trend complete with a floral crown and fringe, want to keep your toes covered from the rocks and desert sand or dare to dance the night away in a pair of heels, we’ve selected the hottest styles you’ll want to wear this year, and for festival seasons to come!

Free People Mars At Night (Women’s)

Slip Ons

The perfect sandal for the festival-going fashionista! When it comes to trends, this sandal has it all: fringe for days, pom accents and even sunlight-catching studs. And an added bonus – the slip-on silhouette, leather lining and low heel make it totally comfy.

Sbicca Paraiso (Women’s)

Peep Toe

If you prefer to brave the terrain of the hottest festival of the season in a sultry pair of heels, the Paraiso is your perfect pick! It’s styled for spring and summer with a fashionable cork upper and turquoise stitching, plus we know you’ll love the easy-wearing block heel.

Patrizia Leafringe (Women’s)

Want to add a carefree and on-point edge to your festival fashions? The Leafringe is IT! You get hints of exotic flair thanks to the embossed leather straps, while the tassel and textured leaf accents make it a great choice for a flowy dress. Plus, we totally get it – sometimes it’s hard to give up your high heels. That’s another reason why this style’s so great – the wedge gives your look a lift, while remaining completely comfortable.

Free People Bali Footbed (Women’s)

Want to give your festival fashion a vintage vibe? Opt for this easy-going sandal, complete with buckled straps and artsy embroidery. Outdoor concerts mean that great bands are taking the stage at every turn – just slip on this stunner and you’ll be ready to dance at a moment’s notice!

Patrizia Maylis (Women’s)

Espadrilles are hot this season, and the Maylis from Patrizia gives you a comfortable, colorful way to wear the trend. It features a breezy fabric upper with pretty floral-inspired stitching and a jute-wrapped midsole for a casual feel. It’s great if you’re looking for a little more toe coverage than the go-to summer sandal, while keeping your festival style vibes totally intact.

Bed:Stu Alena (Women’s)

So, you’re going with your friends to an outdoor concert and wondering what to wear. You eye up the dress you’ve been dying to wear that’s hanging in the closet – this might be the chance to wear it! Then you find a bell-sleeve top and shorts you forgot you had. What will you choose? Is there a shoe that looks good with both options? There is – we’ve found it! The Alena from Bed:Stu looks luxe with everything thanks to the eye-catching and versatile leather upper, trendy gladiator silhouette and tiers of swingy fringe. What more could you ask for in a festival-ready shoe?

Free People Delaney Boot Sandal (Women’s)

Free People

You’re heading to a concert and looking for a shoe with the comfort of a breezy sandal… but with a bit more coverage. The Delaney gives you the best of both worlds! This calfskin leather sandal has a toe ring that’s perfect for showing off your fresh new pedi, plus the closed heel and ankle detail give you the right amount of boot-style coverage. We also love the hint of Western styling thanks to the knotted ankle tie. Try it with distressed denim cut-offs and a flowy off-shoulder top to embrace your inner Boho goddess!

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