Boots, Daisy Dukes & Star-Spangled Everything: This Is What Stagecoach Festivalgoers Wear

After Coachella Valley Music Festival bows, country music fans flock to the same territory the following weekend for their own revelry.

The 2017 three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., kicked off Friday and includes a boldface lineup of crooners such as Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney, among other popular acts.

stagecoach outfits fashion style country music festival concert boots 2016 2017 Cowboy boots are the footwear staple of the Stagecoach Country Music Festivals in Indio, Calif. Here, a group of female festivalgoers teamed stylish booties and cowboy boots with flirty outfits. REX Shutterstock.

And while bohemian style rules at Coachella, the Stagecoach Country Music Festival embraces country western Americana — and with that, boots are the fashion statement.

“It’s always super country — hip country fashion with a California twist,” said Heather Sallan, owner and designer of BootRoxx, an accessories brand for boots. Sallan is among the vendors at the festival and sells chic boot cuffs and decorative elements that embellish the traditional boot silhouette.

bootroxx boots fringe BootRoxx’s Fringe Braid boot accessory adds trendy details to plain boot; $40; Bootroxx.com. Courtesy of BootRoxx
stagecoach outfits fashion style country music festival concert boots Star-spangled bikini tops and Daisy Dukes with cowboy boots made for a striking style statement at a previous Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif. REX Shutterstock.

Some of the head-to-toe style statements seen at Stagecoach can blend in seamlessly with its sister Coachella festival held one week earlier, but many of the ensembles are unique to the country music community.

Star-spangled bikini tops — and star-spangled everything — are abound; as well as Daisy Dukes and ornately designed belts with chunky buckles.

stagecoach outfits fashion style country music festival concert boots This festivalgoer showcases an embellished boot at a past Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif. REX Shutterstock.
stagecoach outfits fashion style country music festival concert boots This festivalgoer showcases an embellished boot at a past Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif. REX Shutterstock.

Cowboy hats are the preferred toppers to Coachella’s wide-brimmed styles.

The festival transcends generational gaps, so hoedown, folk-like costumes styled with traditional cowboy boots and vintage dress styles are not rare sights alongside contemporary outfits teamed with sleek ankle booties, of which the latter styles often incorporate accessories such as hats and bandanas to help nod the country theme.

stagecoach outfits fashion style country music festival concert boots Style at past Stagecoach Country Music Festivals in Indio, Calif. REX Shutterstock.
stagecoach outfits fashion style country music festival concert boots Star-spangled bikini tops and Daisy Dukes with cowboy boots were striking style statements at a previous Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif. Cowboy hats and fanny packs are apt accessories in the desert, too. REX Shutterstock.

Click through the gallery to see more Stagecoach Country Music Festival styles over the years.