Style Guide: What to Wear to Coachella

Over the years, fashion has been linked with Coachella almost as much as the music. It’s a chance to be bold, expressive, and creative with your style. We offer our best tips.

It’s music festival season, and this time of year hundreds are preparing to make their way to the Indio desert for Coachella. Over the years, fashion has been linked with the festival almost as much as the music. It’s a chance to be bold, expressive, and creative with your style. However, with three full days of fun and dancing in extreme temperatures, it’s also important to be comfortable. So what to wear? We’ve put together the best Coachella outfits for 2019, as well as recommended shoes from our Heritage Collection.

Thunderbird Softsole | $42.95

Kilty Hardsole | $49.95


Besides keeping hydrated, having comfortable Coachella shoes is vital for sustaining a good time. To match an outfit with boho vibes, try moccasins with desert inspired embellishments like fringe and beading. Soft, flexible flats will serve you well when waiting in line for drinks and BBQ snacks.

Outfit: Maxi skirts are big at Coachella. They give you a little more coverage while they also feel lightweight in the heat. Combine your mocs with a flowy high-waist maxi skirt and crop top. A long, breezy dress works too. Bring a cardigan to ward off the desert chill.

TryKilty Hardsole, Thunderbird Softsole

Double Fringe Tramper Boot | $69.95

3-Layer Fringe Boot | $97.95


While you may be tempted to wear sandals, an enclosed shoe feels better as you trek across the Empire Polo Grounds and amidst throngs of festival goers. An ankle boot with a flat sole is the solution.

Outfit: Denim cutoffs are a Coachella staple. Make the look interesting with a kimono or fringe vest and a stylish pair of booties. On day one wear a feminine top like an off-the-shoulder blouse and hit the merch booths. You’ll be able to repurpose your shorts on day two or three with your new band/artist T-shirt.

TryDouble Fringe Tramper Boot, 3-Layer Fringe Boot

Front Lace Knee High Boot | $93.95

Front Lace Knee High Boot | $93.95


Taller boots are fun to wear and fit right in with festival wear looks. Our Front Lace Knee High Boot from our Heritage Collection for example, has been making appearances at festivals for 50 years. Avoid heavy boots with chunky heels. You’ll be more comfortable wearing soft boots with lightweight, sporty soles. Wearing boots will protect your feet and you’ll feel invincible crossing the field to catch a side-stage group.

Outfit: Knee-high and higher boot lengths look proportionately well with higher hemlines. Wear crochet shorts or a flared skirt with a peasant top. Another quick and easy option is a chic sundress. Layer with a denim jacket for when the sun goes down.

TryFront Lace Knee High Boot

Lauryn Boot | $80.00

Lauryn Moc | $65.00


Keep comfortable dancing in the desert from dusk til dawn with a pair from our latest collaboration with the ultimate festival-goer Lottie Moss.  
Outfit: Cut-offs are a classic festival favorite, pair with Lottie Moss x Minnetonka embroidered white leather boots to keep your look feeling fresh.  Add a floppy hat to keep the desert sun out of your eyes for a look that will inspire even the seasoned festival-goer.