Music lovers gathered in the southern California desert for Coachella, where Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Frank Ocean and more kicked off the two-weekend-long festival, which is always about more than the music: It’s also a fashion show and launchpad for spring trends. And that first weekend, attendees seemed to agree on one item in particular — and that’s cowboy boots.
Picture a long denim skirt with Western-inspired shoes peaking from underneath, or a crochet dress balanced out by the leather kickers. We saw cowboy boots styled with maxi and mini skirts, matching sets, cargo pants and lots of denim. It makes sense: They’re usually a more sensible footwear choice than, say, sandals when standing all day and trying to protect your feet from days of sun and mud.
Scroll down to see how people styled their cowboy boots at weekend one of Coachella — and more great outfit inspiration from the festival