It's Festival Season!

by Elizabeth DeMeo April 07, 2017

Festival season has arrived! Bring on the rockin’ bands, boisterous crowds, and the hot Californian sun – we’re ready to get our party on from dawn until dusk … and beyond!

Whether you’re headed to Indio for Coachella or keeping it close to home at a local music fest, there’s no time like the present to plan out your festival-ready look. So go ahead and fawn over this year’s fashion trends for festival season – the bohemian-inspired flowy crop tops, fringe skirts, cut-off denim shorts, braids, and body glitter. (So much body glitter!)

Here at Must Have Shoes, we’ve been having a blast planning our Coachella-inspired looks for our recent festival photo shoot. We applied our temporary tats, donned our stylish shades, and paired our favorite bohemian-styled pieces with styles from our favorite footwear brands. Because let’s face it – having the right pair of stylish and comfortable shoes are a MUST when you’re standing around in the hot sun, jammin’ out to your favorite bands.

Here’s a look at some feisty and fun festival-ready fashions, perfect for Coachella and beyond!

At Coachella, it’s no secret that bohemian styles reign supreme. But light, flowy fabrics and cute crop tops and cut-offs aren’t just for aesthetic appeal – they’re also essential for keeping cool in the hot deserts of sunny Southern California, where temperatures can climb to over 100° F.  So be sure to keep this in mind when planning out the festival-ready look that’s right for you.

If your fashion leans more towards the flowy and feminine, consider the details that will make all the difference. Flower crowns, fringy necklaces and cat-eye glasses are a great way to add sweet little touches to your festival look, while remaining on trend. Speaking of trends, crop tops and off-shoulder shirts are in – so feel free to rock these breezy pieces paired with your favorite pair of cut-off shorts for a fun, fashionable way to show off your feminine figure.

Want to elevate your look even more? Consider the aptly-named Indio, OTBT’s heeled platform wedges. These 70’s-inspired spring and summer wedges come in three fun metallic shades that pair really well with your favorite statement necklaces, rings, and bracelets. And don’t let the heel fool you – these beauties are deceptively comfortable shoes for women.

Perhaps statement boots are more your thing. If so, check out the Madarim mid-calf boots from Irregular Choice. With it’s fun tribal print and bold bottom-lined studs, these eye-catching boots will draw in the compliments and keep you rockin’ in style all through the night.

Bold and edgy looks are also really on trend for Coachella. Whether you want to go full on moto-chic or just desire to add a few rugged touches, the smallest details can truly make a difference when it comes to defining your look. Throw on black leather shorts or a jacket for an instant edgy-chic vibe, and pair with a bold red top and a big chain necklace to take it even further. Or start with a simple white romper and layer on a black denim vest. Add the finishing touches – a leather choker necklace, stylish shades, and half-bun hair – and you’ve got a festival-ready look that’s the perfect balance of bold and beautiful.

And when it comes to footwear, booties are the ultimate choice for when you’re styling a bold and edgy look. Go sassy with affordable booties like the Go Go from Madeline Girl, with their stylish outside tassel zipper, tall block heel and overall sex appeal. Or you can splurge on a more comfortable, rugged option, like the Low Rider by OTBT. No matter your style, booties like these are always a great choice for fun and fierce festival fashion.

Last but not least, let’s not forget about one of our favorite footwear choices for festival season – stylish flat sandals. Paired with cut-off jeans or a fun, fringe skirt, these shoes can be that perfect finishing touch or bold statement piece needed to bring your outfit together in a great way.

Modern gladiators like OTBT's Bonitas are so on trend for Coachella and festivals like it. This particular style features a strappy design, metallic gold styling, and a back tassel zipper for easy on and off. And since they're OTBT, you know they'll be so comfortable, you'll never want to take them off.

If you're looking for something a little more fun, be sure to check out Madeline Girl's Damp. These ankle strap sandals are adorned with metallic studs and Native American inspired beading on the front strap. Now marked down to less than $40, these sweet little statement sandals make an excellent pick for Coachella and beyond.

What are your picks for festival season? Is there a look you're super excited to try? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Have fun at the festival! Get loud, be bold, and rock out! 

Elizabeth DeMeo
Elizabeth DeMeo


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