You know summer is just around the corner when the season of musical festivals officially started! And let's be honest. The line-up isn't the only thing we're interested in. With the kick-off of a new festival season, a new fashion season opened! What will be the trends we're going to spot on the international music festivals in 2018? And what shoes should you definitely wear to complete your festival looks? Continue to read to find out! 

Festival combat boots

Let's start off with perhaps the most iconic festival shoe trend, lace-up booties and combat boots. A pair of nonchalant lace-up boots are not only super cool, but also very convenient for festivals. Just think about the benefits of combat boots for a festival. They give sufficient support to your feet, they are comfortable and protect your feet from getting dirty or hurt. These pro's are worth something when dancing your feet off for a whole day - or even a whole weekend. Right?!

Now let's rush over to the fashion-part of lace-up boots. Music festivals really are the place to wear comfy rock-chic outfits and to show-off on the music world inspired fashion attire. From cool rock tee's and crop tops to ripped jeans or shorts and dramatic hats. We definitey feel this way of dresing. 

Can you describe your style as more feminine, or are you a bit over the rock trend? Don't write combat boots off yet! When it comes to festival fashion, we spot a lot of fun mixed styles. So if you're into the boho look you can also perfectly combine this with tough combat boots. Wear a flowy top, lace flared pants or maxi dress with a pair of lace-up booties and you'll have a festival look that's on fire! 

Combat boots, biker boots and lace-up boots are definitely festival-worthy and will complete your rock look without a doubt. We collected some serious festival fashion inspiration and rocking festival looks to make you want to buy a pair of staple boots. You ready?



Festival sneakers

Retro trainers are the hottest! And we all know by now that the hottest shoe trend of the moment really belongs at a music festival. The previous mentioned benefits of combat boots and staple boots also go for sneakers. They are super comfy, protect your feet at festival against dirt and prevent people from stepping on your bare toe's. Besides that we all know by know that a pair of cool dad sneakers or other retro kicks are the it-shoes of the moment. No better combination we can think of for festival shoes! 

Pair your festival trainers with some on-trend flared trousers, jumpsuit, midi skirt, flowy dress or printed pants. Of course you can also rock your favourite dad trainers with jeans shorts to create the perfect casual looks. 

Besides the 'ugly sneakers' you can never go wrong with a pair of classic white sneakers either. Low white sneakers go with every outfit and are really a must-have for the summer. Want to bring a little extra to your festival shoe-game? Than our sneakers with a raised tongueless color and contrasting color details, SHADY,  are the festival sneakers for you! 

Of course we also found some great festival outfit inspiration including cool retro kicks and dad sneakers. Do you believe that this is going to be the perfect shoes to complete festival wear? 




Sandals, slides and mules for festivals

A pair of good old flat sandals, platform slides or pool slides can't be missed in your festival wardrobe either! Slip into a pair of comfy sandals or sliders and party all day! Create laidback-cool look with our statement WORD pool slides, glamorous POLITE  sandals or strike an Instagram-pose in our it-shoes of the moment mules. Our rockin' LAAURA-S, a mule with studs is the perfect rock accessory, just as our white mule KERA. Our festival flats are perfect on hot days. It's hard to choose between a pair of pool slides for a festival, festival sandals or mules for a festival, right? 

Want to go for a more classic laidback summer look? Than pair your festival look with a pair of classic flat sandals, DANNY or DONDDI. They're not only super comfy, but also super cute. Picture them under cool ripped jeans shorts and a rock tee, a cool pair of shades and the perfect festival bag. Sounds like a pretty great festival outfit you can't go wrong with, right? 



Music festival sunglasses

 At music festivals we expect the sun to show up as well. And if you ask us there's no better accessory than a pair of killer shades. Steve Madden sunglasses are the perfect addition to your festival wear. From classic aviators  to boho round sunglasses and sexy cat-eye frames. As you may understand, every outfit asks for another pair of sunglasses, so why choose? Welcome the sun at this season's festivals in the most fashionable way possible! 



Festival bags

At festivals, free hands are a necessity, 'cause put your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care. But don't forget that you might have a few things with you, since you're out and about all day (or weekend). So you need storage space for your phone, money, cards and perhaps some make-up. And trust us, with the right festival purse, this isn't a punishment. Choose the right festival backpack, or festival bag, that will add something extra to your festival outfit, or even completes your look. From the coolest belt bags to pouch bags, crossbody boho bags and cool satchels, at Steve Madden you will find the right festival bag for you! 




Now that we've hooked you up with the hottest festival trends and the must-have festival shoes, there's no need to wait for the moment you'r actually attending a music festival. Why not get into a little pre-festival-fun with compiling the perfect fesitval outfit, including the most fashionable and comfortable festival shoes as possible? Pick your festival fashion faves now and be more than fashion-ready for the upcoming festival season!

* The source of all the used inspirational pictures is Pinterest.

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