The Lineup: Festival Footwear
Style is all about marching to the beat of your own drum – so it’s no surprise that concerts bring out the best fashion statements. Who doesn’t dig the free-spirited vibe you get from a big crowd? The style hit list is endless. Rock concert? Bust out the high-waisted cutoffs and a vintage band tee or crop top. Multi-day indie folk band lineup? Head-bob in a flowy boho skirt, colorful arm bangles, or an easy printed romper. You can go as eclectic or as low-key as you want with your look – get inspired with some of these concert-stylish celebs featured on Vogue: http://en.vogue.fr/fashion/fashion-inspiration/diaporama/coachella-2014-best-festival-fashion/18343.
And don’t forget to check out some of the most buzzed-about venues courtesy of Rolling Stone (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/summer-2014s-40-must-see-music-festivals-20140422) – check out past pictures, get tickets for late summer/early fall concerts, or get inspired to plan an all-out concert experience for next year (and an excuse for a fun road trip!)
From outdoor country concerts to 90s jam bands and beyond, you want to look great from head to toe. That’s why ShoeMall has the best festival footwear to complete the ensemble.
Check out the lineup below – what shoe strikes your style chord?
Bed:Stu Aurelia (Women’s)
Love the boho Bonnaroo crowds? This distressed number beats the rest of the gladiator sandal competitors – its rustic aroma, intricate braided stitchwork, and tall strappy silhouette give it an authentic edge that’s totally unique. Finding a sandal that’s comfortable for all-day and night walking and dancing can be tricky – but high-quality Bed:Stu leather footbeds never cease to amaze. If you dig the earthy aura, also be sure to check out Birkenstock sandals – all have superbly cushioned footbeds that will have your soles singing!)
Freebird by Steven Lasso (Women’s)
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Classy country lass? Then get ready to catch everyone’s eyes at the folk or Western concert in this upscale Western boot. You’ll see plenty of typical embroidered cowboy boots – why not rebel against the classic with this snake-embossed one from the Freebird By Steven collection? Elastic side gores keep you comfy from sunrise to sundown, too. Wear with jeans (blue or colored), frayed shorts, or a vintage frock.
Minnetonka Maui (Women’s)
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Hello, bold boho. From the fabulous fringe and pop of color to the supple suede leather material, what’s not to love about this Minnetonka sandal? And the elastic-gored strap won’t dig into your ankles as the night weans on. Go basic with neutrals and let the sandal take center stage, or pair it with other jazzy-colored jewelry and wardrobe pieces.
Kensie Veronica (Women’s)
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You’re a smooth style operator – and this crisp colorblocked slip-on has the versatile vibe you crave. You can go rock ’n’ roll in tattered skinnies and black wide-rimmed glasses, or R&B with a cool black-and-white blazer jacket and skinny tie. This would be a great look for Lollapalooza in Chicago this August, or for a future Bruno Mars or Justin Timberlake concert – soulful-style approved.
LAID-BACK CROWD “SURFER”
Sanuk Scribble (Women’s)
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Jam bands? Dreamy low-key electronica? If that’s your scene, Sanuk shoes are the way to go. You’ll definitely turn up the artistic vibe with this doodle-inspired style. It hits just the right chord between surfer and urban styles, and is super comfy. So kick back on the grass, dance the night away, or crowd surf – the choice is yours.
Pink & Pepper Tabbie 2 (Women’s)
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Get ready to rock out – this cool combat bootie reveals a sassy side with faded leopard-print side panels and an asymmetrical side zipper. I’m definitely planning on going to Pearl Jam (in Milwaukee this October) with my brother, and this would look great that night tucked in with distressed skinnies and a leather jacket.
What concert styles inspire you the most? What shoes would you wear? Give a shout-out in the Comments box – we’d love to hear your thoughts!
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