Summer has arrived! It’s time to get our pedicures done and update our shoe game in preparation for a long, hot summer. An amazing shoe can instantly give your outfit extra dimensions, changing you from drab to fab!
Summer shoes are typically more comfortable because people are usually more active this time of year; out enjoying the nicer weather. But comfort does not have to translate to boring. Click through the next few pages and check out a few summer shoe options that are sure to become staples in your wardrobe.
Flat sandals and sneakers are the ideal shoes for summer because they are practical yet stylish. They can be worn to a day at the park, shopping with the girls or even to a music festival. From gladiators to Chucks and everything in between, you’ll definitely be able to find something that suits your personality while providing the comfort you need for amazing days and long nights.
Wedges can be worn from work to drinks after five. They provide the comfort of a flat and the height of a stiletto. These shoes are great for days when you want to wear heels but also want the ability to walk with ease.
Do Stiletto’s ever go out of style? Stilettos are timeless and can be worn in any season so this summer, focus on ankle straps, vibrant colors and bold prints.
These braided beauties have made a comeback! From flats to wedges, solids to stripes, animal print to florals, you’ll definitely be able to find a pair that suits your style.
Now is a great time to buy shoes! OK, so I say that all the time… but right now is an especially budget-savvy time to score deals on summer footwear and to shop new looks for fall. Just like your wardrobe, your shoes can transition between seasons, so keep a balance of trendy and classic styles.
Neon, color and tribal prints are still very popular in the shoe world, while emerging trends include super high wedges, sparkles and spikes. Animal prints and pointy toes are classic staples that are being resurrected yet again. I love the recent incarnations of timeless styles, and have shared a few of my favorites below.
I flipped out when I saw these amazing neon wedges! They are so cool and look so comfy. These will definitely stand out in any crowd.
Right now the whole spike thing is in, but sometimes it’s a little much. Choosing a sandal with some spikey embellishment means you can rock the style but you don’t have to worry about impaling yourself or anyone else. A little goes a long way with this glamorous sandal.
The mix of animal print and color make these pointy heels fierce for any season.
These Charles David shoes embrace both color and neutral palettes while being perfect for summer.
Animal prints are always in. I love how unexpected the tiger is. Make anywhere you go a cat-walk in these.
These Aldo Brindamour pumps bring artsy to whole new heights.
These Carvela wedges rock in a super glamorous way! The spike trend is softened by the stones for a spectacular shoe.
The perfect mix of playful and professional, wear these Kate Spade pumps to work or elsewhere to feel pretty.
The Reena shoe from Kate Spade plays with color blocking, yet the neutral shades make it ideal to wear anywhere and with anything.
Orange is the color of the year, and it is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.
Shoe shopping is always fun. But the next time you hit the mall, have a plan in mind. Find the trends you like beforehand, like prints or studs, and then try to spot them in the shoe department on styles that work for you. Happy shoe shopping!