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Do you have a festival coming up? Want to win best-dressed? It all starts from the footwear up, girl. We’ve scoured the best of Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear collections and checked out a tonne of celebrity style snaps from Coachella, to provide you with the definitive top 5 trends you need on your feet this festival season.
Whether you’re checking into the muddy fields of Glastonbury, flying out to Sonar or raving at Lovebox, we’ve done all the festival style research and summarized the key looks for S/S ’16 into 5 top trends. Let’s get things kicking off like a Saturday night headliner, with Lace-Ups:
Seen on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Alessandra Ambrosio, the lace-up sandal was a firm favourite in the dusty fields of Coachella. Go for an ankle-height style à la Chloe or be bold in a pair of knee-high numbers as seen on the runway of Elie Saab.
L-R above: Alessandra Ambrosio, Coach 1941 S/S ‘16 RTW, Frances Bean Cobain, Rodarte S/S ‘16 RTW, Leigh Lezark and Vera Wang. Below: schuh Peep Show boots, Red or Dead Mountain boots, Red or Dead Kickass boots Image credit: dailymail.co.uk, vogue.com and vogue.co.uk
The reliable ankle boot will always see you through the festival season and this year, it takes form in a multitude of lust-worthy silhouettes and finishes. The ones you should invest in are; the peep-toe as seen at Vera Wang and on the tootsies of Leigh Lezark (make sure you’re pedi is on top form if you rock this look), the cowboy boot as seen at Coach 41 and on Alessandra Ambrosio (she’s killing it this year), and metallic finishes as seen at Rodarte and on Francis Bean Cobain.
Clockwise above: Salvatore Ferragamo S/S ‘16 RTW, Millie Mackintosh, Sofie Valkiers, Dolce and Gabbana S/S ‘16 RTW, Romme Strijd and Whitney Port. Below: Rollie Huarache flats, schuh Jackpot sandals Image credit: vogue.com, @milliemackintoshofficial, harpersbazaar.com and cosmopolitan.co.uk
If you love colour and live for summer, the Mexican Motifs trend is the one for you. Tipped as the new fringing, pom-pom embellishment is one of the most important festival trends for 2016. Don’t believe us? Millie Mackintosh wore them in her hair at Coachella, Sofie Valkiers sported a playsuit with pom-pom trim and Romme Strijd kept her goodies safe in a fun shoulder bag – not to mention Dolce & Gabbana adorned pretty much all their shoes and accessories for their S/S ’16 RTW collection with ‘em. Another notable silhouette from this trend is the Huarache sandal, as seen at Salvatore Ferragamo and on Whitney Port.
Of course, if you have a last-minute freakout and can’t decide on what trend to invest in, there are some styles you can always fall back on – and you’ll still look super fresh. Hailey Baldwin keeps it classic in a pair of Vans Sk8-Hi trainers, whilst Stella Maxwell and Josephine Skriver look All-Star in a pair of Converse.
The last trend you need to know about is the slide. A huge trend for summer ’15, the slip-on sandal will look just as cool by the pool as it will at the open-roof clubs of Hideout. Need proof? Just check out Fendi and Tommy Hilfiger – or the impeccable festival styling of Suki Waterhouse.