Festival footwear

Summers are all about festivals, right? Roughing it, packing
your weekends belongings in a rucksack and generally having a merry old time.
Well, actually, no. I might sound a tad uptight when I say this but I need a
proper bed and mattress not to mention shower facilities and toiletries and no
rucksack has ever come close to meeting my needs. Hey, a girl needs options…am
I right?! That’s why the only festivals I’ve been to are London-based ones so I
can wake up and get ready at my leisure without freaking out that someone has
stolen something or thrown up outside the tent – these are worries I can live

I’ve skipped Lovebox and Hackney Weekend (rookie mistake)
and I’m heading to Wireless Festival this weekend to see Drake, Rita Ora and
The Weeknd (eek!) among many others. With all the magazine and blog features
over the last couple of months, I’m pretty sure you guys have your festival
look down already. I know it’s not the most imaginative look, but we all have a
pair of denim cut offs and a tee. What concerns me more is footwear.

For me, open toes are a no-no as it gets so filthy towards
the end of a festival. Judging by the weather over the last couple of weeks,
wellies may be the most appropriate choice but I just can’t bear to do it.
Whatever the weather, I usually end up in ankle boots. They’re safe and usually
weather appropriate and look pretty good with pretty much everything. However,
after pouring over pictures of Coachella and Hackney Weekend, I noticed a ton
of people wearing trainers. I’m not adverse to a pair of Converse but the now
ubiquitous heeled trainers are much more controversial. I also spotted these
hilarious stiletto print high tops from BE&D. What do you wear to

Left to right:

Hush Puppies studded moccasin boots – £80.80

Tatoosh oxford boots – £102

Koah Dolly boots – £121

Ash Bowie wedge trainers – £128.50

Converse Chuck Taylor high tops– £44.40

BE&D big city high tops – £109.65

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger
    July 4, 2012 / 2:50 am

    It's always wellies for me at stuff like this – went to V Festival a few years ago and my friend had gladiator sandals…the look of horror on her face as she realised just what her feet were in on the way past the toilets will never be forgotten (ew!). Hope you have a good time!

  2. Just Dee
    July 4, 2012 / 9:56 am

    I am definitly a boots girl at festivals, love the black mocasin ones here. I've bought quite a few pairs of flat mocassins since living in Cape Town as I do so much walking, so will definitely be checking these out. However, looking at the UK weather, think wellys might be better this summer!http://justmeedee.blogspot.com/

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