We’ve got our sundresses and shades stocked and ready to go but the heavy, closed-toe shoes we relied on in winter and spring are time to be put to fallow for the season. Summer sandals have arrived! This early crop of summer shoes gives us options with just enough of a heel to work for nice occasions and also low profile looks that can go the miles comfortably for relaxed outings. Get ready to shoe-off your pedicure for summer.
Wedges are a fantastic choice for summer because they offer the lift of a heel paired with a solid, supportive foundation making them a lot more beach friendly. When it comes to wedges, though, there are as many different kinds as the eye can dream up. T-strap wedges like this “Marinaa” Wedge Sandal by BCBGeneration are a smart choice for making a sundress look more polished. Woven stretch styles combined with a wedge heel make for an even more comfortable option like this “Bingoo” Woven Wedge Sandal by Steven by Steve Madden. A playful, bright shoe like the Bingoo is perfect for sporting with a pair of shorts and tank and thanks to its color palette it is a versatile choice for many different outfits.
Revamp your approach to summer prints with a slightly wilder streak of footwear. Snakeskin is perfect for sandals because the print will never be big enough to overwhelm our outfit and make us look like the dragon lady. Try a lighter, dappled print of snakeskin like this “Onward” Ghillie Lace-Up Sandal by Naturalizer. It will give even our most basic looks a pop of cool styling that we can draw even more attention to with accent colors. If you prefer an even lighter shade of snakeskin then this nude, off-white “Liv” Thong Sandal by Donald J. Pliner is one to definitely keep in mind.
It wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t enjoy those weekends where we practically live in our favorite slide-on shoes. Just because sliders are built for ease doesn’t mean they have to look like house slippers though! If you need a new summer style that can work inside and outside the house try this “Kayden” Leather Slide Sandal that is super chic with studded detailing on a sleek leather body. For another slider option with a slight platform body the “Desire” X-Band Stretch Wedge Slide by Bzees hugs the foot for ultimate comfort while we walk and its tropical brush work design will look great for summer styles.
What type of outfit would you pair each of these summer sandals with?