photography by kara smarsh

Fashion

how nine west helps you nail festival street style

one shoe at a time

Nowadays, it seems as if festival style is just as important as the music itself. And while many people overthink each and every detail of their outfit—one that they will spend all day and night sweating in—we believe the best approach to festival fashion is to keep it easy. We're huge proponents of a simple crochet dress, cutoff shorts, and a trusty band tee. The hard part comes with shoe choice—after all, you need to wear shoes that are stylish, will take you from stage to stage in five minutes flat, allow your feet to breathe, and are comfortable.

Luckily, Nine West has a bevy of options that fit all the aforementioned qualifications and more. Whether you're looking for a cool sneaker, a killer gladiator sandal, or a good espadrille, the footwear brand has you covered. Click through the gallery to see our top picks—because you deserve to skip the long end-of-the-evening foot rubs and actually enjoy the music.

All photos by Kara Smarsh

To dress up your cutoffs, throw on a strappy espadrille.

Nine West, bigeasy open toe sandals, $89, available at ninewest.com

They're a super-comfortable way to add height (and they make your legs look amazing).

Nine West, bigeasy open toe sandals, $89, available at ninewest.com

A patterned slip-on sneaker is a cool, casual addition to any outfit.

Nine West, oranges slip-on sneakers, $89, available at ninewest.com

Easy and breezy. You can wear these shoes just about anywhere.

Nine West, oranges slip-on sneakers, $89, available at ninewest.com

A platform lace-up brings a '90s flair to a mini dress.

Nine West, orlov sneakers, $79, available at ninewest.com

The espadrille detail on these soles add a boho feel.

Nine West, orlov sneakers, $79, available at ninewest.com

It wouldn't be a real festival without a leather sandal.

Nine West, turntable caged gladiator sandals, $59, available at ninewest.com

Bonus: They leave some pretty cool tan lines.

Nine West, turntable caged gladiator sandals, $59, available at ninewest.com