While festival-goers will enjoy a killer stage lineup that includes such big names as Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Lorde and Kendrick Lamar, fashion-watching is also a major part of the Coachella fun. Free-spirited, boho looks rule the scene, including sandals, ankle booties and espadrilles featuring plenty of fringe, feathers, beading, embroidery and earthy color palettes.
And although Coachella is strictly for the 18-and-over crowd, teens can still get in on the fashion action from the sidelines with festival-inspired styles of their own. We shopped around and found some of the best boho footwear looks at budget-friendly prices.
New York label Soludos strips things down with this simple, all-leather thong sandal, decorated with delicate embroidery on the vamp.
Soludos embroidered sandal, $76.30; bloomingdales.com
Sam Edelman goes all out with its Gretchen gladiator sandal, which is loaded with colorful tassels, pom-poms, embroidery, shiny sequins and delicate braided straps.
Sam Edelman Gretchen sandal, $109.95; nordstrom.com
Steve Madden brings a sophisticated slant to the boho trend with this sleek, block-heel style, detailed with a perforated upper in an earthy, rust-orange color. The slightly-opened-up construction provides the perfect transition into warmer weather.
Steve Madden Neptune bootie, $82.45; nordstrom.com
If sneakers are your thing, Keds’ Triple Decker platform slip-on style delivers cushy comfort (thanks to an Ortholite insole) along with a boost of added height. The colorful abstract-shapes print — created by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Kristin Texeira exclusively for Keds — nicely complements Coachella’s desert vibe.
Keds Triple Decker Abstract sneaker, $54.95; keds.com
Vans, meanwhile, updates its classic Authentic lace-up shoe with an espadrille-inspired bottom and washed denim upper. The easy-to-wear style also comes in several other colors and patterns.
Vans Authentic ESP sneaker, $57; vans.com
To see all of our fashionable festival picks for teens, click through the gallery here.