The Ferris wheel and palm trees of Coachella have officially kicked off the festival season in style. Celebrities descended on Palm Springs looking every inch the festi pros with their statement sandals and rock ‘n’ roll-inspired looks. Follow our favourite fashion acts and see how they headline their footwear.
Three words sum up supermodel Kate Moss’s festival style: Rock Chick Extraordinaire. She single-handedly started the denim cut-off and wellie boot combo in 2005 that’s now become a festival-goer uniform. Kate’s always been faithful to her Hunter boots – no fancy colourways or prints, just dark neutrals. If the weather doesn’t require rubber soles, work her look with strappy gladiators. Stick to black leather for extra edge.
RiRi’s backstage gear is a departure from her risqué stage outfits. She still rocks high-octane separates and accessories but pares down pieces with beanie hats and leather trainers for a streetwear vibe. Channel off-duty Rihanna with Vans skater shoes. If you’d rather flaunt your toes, get a statement pedicure and be inspired by RiRi’s gold bling with a pair of glossy metallic sandals to decorate your feet.
Rita doesn’t shy away from bold colour, whether she’s on stage or band spectating. Toughen up a chic dress with a pair of heavy boots, just as she did with her sunset-inspired Stella McCartney dress last year at Glastonbury. Switch from classic black to patent blue Dr. Martens to tap into Rita’s rainbow style. And never miss a festival act with a pair of Nike runners – the brighter the better.
Off-duty models have been nailing the normcore trend for years – think low-key, everyday fashion made fabulous by the person wearing them. Jourdan Dunn flaunts her endless pins to the max in teeny cut-off shorts and high-tops. Achieve the same effect with Converse classics and choose a bright colour to swerve mud splashes. For a more feminine vibe, try matching staple denim shorts to your footwear with Toms’ crochet slip-ons.
Keith Richards seems to be Harry’s style muse right now and that means lots of black, super-skinny trousers, and head scarves. Style yourself like Styles by steering clear of crisp white trainers in favour of stripped-back black and minimal branding. For something smarter, try a suede Chelsea boot – still just as comfy for sprinting away from groupies.