These 9 Winning Festival Outfits Are Super On-Trend Right Now
My solution to cost-saving missions and festival outfits drama? Find the right pair of shoes and rock them with every outfit. Here’s how…
First rule of festivals: always wear closed shoes
You wouldn’t want to ruin the fun by having your feet and cute gladiators covered in layers of dust or even worse, cutting open your foot (I’ve been there). The second? Look as fashionable as possible… And snap a few pics for Insta as evidence.
And with so many festivals coming up this summer, whether it’s a prestigious annual cheese festival or a multi-day EDM music festival to bring in 2020, it’s a chance to get creative with your fashion choices. But I hear you, “getting creative” usually means “spending way too much money on items you wear once and never again”.
Stash the bucks and do this instead…
That’s why I homed in on one key item that usually ends up being the most pricey piece in an outfit anyway: your shoes. My solution? Find the right pair of shoes and rock them with every outfit. Black boots are the most versatile festival-going shoe and it’s why they’ve become my go-to pick every time a music festival comes around.
The trendy, yet versatile Cat Showdown boot is durable and the buckle gives boho babe vibes so you’ll fit right in. Plus, they’re undeniably comfortable so you will never have to turn to your friend mid-song and complain about how much your feet hurt. Best part? It’s easy to wipe down after a day or weekend of dancing in the dust before you pull them straight out of your cupboard again the next day to wear to work.
These 9 winning festival outfits are super on-trend right now and will suit any occasion. And you can nail them all with only one pair of boots!
1. The Band Tee And Maxi Skirt
Images From Motel Rocks, The Wardrobe Stylist and Morning Style
Gone are the days that band tees are only worn by guys who spend their days gaming in their rooms. A band tee and black boots paired with a flowy printed skirt is the perfect combination of edgy and feminine. Bonus: You’ll probably get attention from the drummer if you’re rocking the tee of one of the acts on stage at the festival!
2. The Cycling Ensemble
Images From Camproberttbli, Gfisbetter and Biker Shorts
This athleisure trend hit the streets and dancefloors of festivals hard and we’re here for it! You can dress it up with a blazer or down by wearing an oversized tee instead of a crop top. But the staple of this outfit is those black boots that add an edge that a pair of gladiators or strappy heels just wouldn’t. Tip: Accessories with a fanny pack and some sunnies.
3. The Heat-Resistant Track Suit
Images From Beginning Boutique, Emma Griffiin and Ellie Martin
Another trend that is hitting our stores just in time for summer is the track suit. But don’t worry, it’s not the same as your high school PE tracksuit that itched and over-heated. These ones are bright and light and they’re great for festivals that go on into the night when temperatures can drop. The trend is influenced by ski-suits, which is why the black boots that resemble snow boarder’s boots are often paired together.
4. The Effortless Maxi Dress
Images From Pixie, On The Cutting Floor and Justine Leconte
A simple look with pieces that are extremely versatile, we’re seeing more people ditch their heels in favour of pairing boots with their maxi dresses (as far as festival outfits go, we can see why). Tip: Make sure the dress cuts a few centimetres above the boot.
Me, rocking (and lovin’) the the band tee and maxi skirt, the heat-resistant tracksuit and the effortless maxi dress.
5. The Double Denim Duo
Images From The Style File, Alicia Jaimes and Nazy Farnoosh
We’ve got to thank Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears for making this look known to all of us (although we’d like to think we do it better). It’s possibly one of the easiest looks to wear because you most likely already own a pair of jeans, a denim jacket and a basic tee. The black boots finish this look off and secure its place as a monumental upgrade on the iconic style moment from 2001. It only took 18 years to right that double denim wrong!
6. The Workout Tee And Dress
Images From Motel Rocks, Beginning Boutique and Motel Rocks
Who said workout tees had to be reserved for just your morning sweat sessions? Pairing a workout tee with a visible logo is a simple way of letting your sporty side show if you’re not into the full cycling shorts get-up. It’s a cute twist on the maxi dress and boot combo. Tip: Complement your black boots with a long boho black belt that you can tie in an interesting way.
7. The Safari Uniform
Images From The Silk Sneaker, Dicas de Mulher and Nail Art
We’ve got to give Lara Croft and the release of a new Tomb Raider credit for this trend. It’s bold, it’s badass and it will stand out in a crowd of festival-goers. This look will really highlight the great pair of Cat Showdown boots. Tip: Wear a pair of cute socks that are just longer than the boot to take this look to the next level.
8. The Woodstock Tribute
Images From Breakfast Meals, Bobily Fashion and Sildi Costa
This look pays homage to one of the most well-known festivals, Woodstock. The bright attention-grabbing flared pants were one of the most iconic fashion pieces to come out of that era and they’re making a comeback. What makes Cat’s Showdown boots perfect in this outfit is that they tuck neatly below that bootleg instead of clashing with your bold boho pants. Sometimes less really is more.
9. The Costume-Turned-Outfit
Images From Kara Willie, Lour Sanchez and Motel Rocks
The great thing about this trend is that you can put on your favourite one-piece costume, throw over a mesh dress or skirt and top combo, pull on your boots and you’re good to go. If there’s a pool or the sea nearby, even better. You’re one step ahead of everyone and can take a dip to cool off. This is perfect for a festival on the beach or near a damn. The black boots ensure you won’t have sandy feet and they’re totally shown off under the mesh.
And here’s me embodying full-on Woodstock tribute vibes, and, obvs, the double-denim duo.
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