‘Charlie’s Angels’ Star Ella Balinska Says Your Festival Sandals Need to Have Style and Substance

Ella Balinska, who stars in the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot co-starring Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott, hosted Teva’s annual Festival Styling Suite at Palihouse in West Hollywood, Calif., on Monday.

FN caught up with the British actress to talk about her red carpet style, whom she’s excited to see perform at Coachella and, of course, Teva’s festival collection.

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Ella Balinska poses by a selection of her favorite Teva styles.
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“There’s a really great range. It’s not specifically tailored to one type of style. You can go to a festival looking a whole lot of ways,” the 22-year-old said with a laugh. “Especially with me — I like things that are quite tactical. I really like things that have quite hard functionality and that are comfortable.” Balinska dressed in a black T-shirt with black pants by Off-White and the brand’s Flatform Universal sandal in black.

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Ella Balinska
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“These are perfect,” she said of the Flatform Universal, which retails for $60 and comes in various colorways. “They’re my look, and what’s so great about them is that they literally do transform into loads of things. I’ve got on these kind of loose Off-White trousers, but I could put on a pair of shorts and still look cute.”

“That’s what’s really important to me,” she continued, “and it’s gotta look Instagram-friendly.”

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Styles from Teva’s festival collection for spring ’19.
CREDIT: Michael Simon
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Styles from Teva’s festival collection for spring ’19.
CREDIT: Michael Simon

Balinska shared that she normally will wear a boot to festivals, but since she’s in L.A., she figured she might as well sport something more breathable and aligned with Cali’s warm weather. “I like clean shapes, clean lines … it’s really well-made, it has an amazing sole, amazing durability, and it’s black and white — I love black and white,” the “Run Sweetheart Run” actress said when talking about the Flatform.

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Ella Balinska wearing Valentino at the <em>Vanity Fair</em> Oscar party.
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Comfort is important to Balinska, who works with stylist Jason Bolden, so that’s why she’s a fan of Teva. The starlet even wore biker boots underneath her Valentino Couture gown at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar party. “It’s not about making a statement; it’s kind of who I am,” she said.

So what will Balinska be wearing come Coachella time? That has yet to be seen, but we do know whom’s she’s excited to watch perform live. “I am so looking forward to seeing Jaden Smith, Billie Eilish, Childish Gambino. Genuinely, when I looked at the lineup this year, I was like, ‘This is poppin’!’ Ariana Grande …”

Charlie Carballo contributed to this story.

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