PostLost in Music – The Clarks Festival Edit

 

It’s hard to deny that through the power of social media, the rise of the popular weekend city-festival, hand in hand with the increasingly savvy attendee, has meant that festival fashion is as apparent, exposed and crucial as ever, with a huge amount of festival-revellers now admitting that the days of taking just the “I don’t mind if this gets ruined” members of the wardrobe are certainly over. Key looks, outfits and costumes are organised and agonised over weeks in advance, with just about everyone wanting to get the look just right. The festival has been transformed in to a main-stage of style know-how. Fields of glittery, sequin-filled faces, beautifully clashing with colourfully indiscrete outfit combinations - shiny uniqueness, a playground for ultimate iridescent freedom…

And currently we’re seeing Somerset gear up to host the biggest festival in the world, and Clarks, being based a just a mere eight miles from the Glastonbury Festival site, finds it almost impossible to not be influenced by the festival in one way or another. Along with the beautifully unique and magical personality of Somerset, helping to define Clarks’ brand spirit and personality – embracing those unexplainable feelings of joy and freedom, what it is to be you and being unconditionally comfortable with that.

So whether you’re counting down the days until Glastonbury or holding out until Bestival - whether it's the type of festival that plays no music at all, whether the weather is good or bad, all festival-goers will know only too well, you always need that perfect pair of good weather shoes on hand as well as your old faithful wellies. And there’s no need to compromise on style, or indeed comfort, when it comes to the perfect festival shoes – we all know just how crucial it is to tick both boxes.

If it’s to start your packing, or simply just to channel the trend, we’ve pulled together an edit of festival-ready footwear to see you through the whole summer...

The Women's Edit:

1. Coll Island - Fuschia                               

2. Hexton Glitz - Ice  Blue                     

3. Desert Kiltie -  Black                 

 4. Ledella Trail - Grenadine

 

5. Zelby Zest - Metallic                           

6. Cabaret  Scene - Tan                     

7. Desert Boot - Light Blue                

8. Marina Ramble - Mushroom

 

Buckles, studs and tassel details = instant edgy, festival detail staples. Flats in zesty shades, clashing-colour prints and glittery metallics, with chunky profiles and dual density cushioning - ideal for dusk-to-dawn dancing. Browse the full Cabaret collection for more festival footwear inspiration.

And all hail the Classic Desert Boot - spotted on famous feet nearly every summer. Easy to wear, versatile and unique, nails classic festival style every single time.

 

The Men's Edit:

1. Brinton Craft - Tobacco                       

2. Gosling Step - Multi colour               

3. Wallabee - Leaf                                   

4. Desert Boot - Brown

 

 5. Trigenic Flex - Teal                               

 6. Pennard Strap - Tan                                       

7. Gosling Walk - Grey

 

The most authentic Originals profiles couldn't be more ideal for festival season. The Desert Boot and the Wallabee both have a long-standing reputation, deemed as relevant now as the day they were designed for. Demonstrating casual yet impeccable style know-how, they're perfect for all types of festival. Plus they only get better with age, so they'll thank you for how much you'll end up walking in them...

Elsewhere look to thick stitch-down detailing, tobacco-tan leathers, loud, multi-colour canvas, cup soles and slip-ons for laid back, easy wearing.

 

So get the look, dance all night and love every minute. Celebrate freedom, enjoy the things you love. Feel good and look good doing them. Get lost in music, and embrace some Somerset magic...

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