Trends/ Wardrobe Tips/ Fashion / 27 Mar, 2019

Stylish Alternatives to High Heels When Comfort is Key


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing levi's shorts and givenchy espadrillesAs much as I love wearing high heels during spring and summer, there are times when I just have to give my feet a break. Between exploring new cities and just getting out more, it’s just not realistic to be in heels 24/7. I’ve always felt that finding a great pair of shoes that’s equally stylish and comfy is an impossible task. But it turns out that flats can put a chic touch on any look – even a going-out or vacation outfit. If you’re ready to slip into something more comfortable this season, here are the stylish alternatives to high heels that can take you from day to night.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white button down top and chanel espadrilles


I rarely splurge on summer shoes, but when I do, it’s usually a pair of high-quality espadrilles. My Chloe and Chanel espadrilles are my favorites – and they come into heavy rotation as soon as temperatures rise. I can’t wait to bring them out again! If you’re on the hunt for more affordable styles that are also super cute, I’m a fan of Castañer, Sam Edelman, and Soludos.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a cult gaia handbag at the four seasons hualalai

Lace Up Sandals

Through the years, I continue to be obsessed with lace-up sandals. They’re typically more practical later in the spring when the temperatures become more predictable. They’re such a flattering and fun way to dress up any outfit. I love neutral-colored lace-ups because they look stunning with printed dresses and denim cut offs.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a prada cahier bag and calvin klein coat

Flat Mules

If you’re looking for a more polished footwear option, then you can’t go wrong with pointed mules. They’re refined, clean, and can even be made appropriate for the office. You can pair them with a midi dress as well as jeans and a leather jacket.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white panama hat by rag & bone

Slide Sandals

The best thing about slide sandals is that I never need to pack an extra pair of shoes. They’re cute and stylish enough to wear for hours on end. If I’m going on vacation or hanging out by the pool, slide sandals are definitely my go-to!

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a pink blazer by veronica beard from intermix


When comfort is my top priority, then I don’t hesitate to reach for sneakers. Fortunately, pairing sneakers with dresses is no longer a fashion faux pas – and I’m loving the mix of feminine and sporty vibes. You guys know how much I swear by my Golden Goose sneakers, but any clean style makes a perfect easy, everyday flat.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a faux leather jacket by blanknyc

Block or Kitten Heels

If you really can’t give up the feminine, sexy look of heels, there’s always low block heel sandals and kitten heels! They’re just more realistic and comfortable for walking given their sensible heel height. These Chanel slingbacks are one of my favorite styles!

xo, Maria

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