One of the collections that excites me most in any wardrobe is shoes! I’ve always been obsessed with shoes because of how complete they make an outfit feel whether it’s a fabulous pair of heels, boots, flats, or even sneakers. You guys know that I’m a huge advocate of investing in shoes, especially if it’s one you know can last a lifetime in your wardrobe. Although I do experiment quite a bit with shoes when it’s warmer outside, there are only a few tried and true styles that I bring into rotation every summer. Today, I’m breaking down my absolute essential shoe styles for the summer and all the different ways you can wear them!
I’m a firm believer that espadrilles are the official shoe of summer. They’re honestly one of my favorite styles because they tend to be more comfortable than heels and slides but offer the same chic vibe. A few seasons ago, I splurged on the Chanel and Givenchy espadrilles and continue to wear them whenever it gets hot out. Despite my love for heels, I have to admit that no other pair of shoes strikes the balance between style and sensibility so perfectly. I often wear mine with denim cutoffs, mini dresses, or slightly distressed skinny jeans.
When you’re looking for ease and style, slides are the way to go. Not only do they dress up the more casual outfits, but they complement the dressier ones as well. My latest purchase was the highly coveted Hermes Oran sandals. They are definitely an investment, and I just couldn’t resist the iconic “H” strap. When I finally went to look at them in-stores, I immediately fell in love with the quality and color and knew I had to have it. They are one of the best wardrobe additions I’ve made this summer. Below, I included some dupes that exude the same chic look.
Wearing Tamara Mellon Heels
Heeled sandals are simple and appropriate for the hot summer months – and they’re quite perfect for any on the go occasion. Whether you’re looking to dress up denim or a need a special heel to go with an evening dress, my favorites of the season are by Tamara Mellon, Alexandre Birman, and Manolo Blahnik. I’m a sucker for ankle strap heels and love how they make all legs appear slimmer.
A classic, sexy, and sophisticated pair of pumps is one that never goes out of style regardless of what season we’re in. My favorite pumps ever are by Christian Louboutin, which are both trendy and classic. They’re a great option for strong professional outfits as well as jaw dropping date night looks. I wear mine with everything from denim cut offs to midi dresses.
Wearing Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Heels
I feel like I can never have enough pairs of neutral-colored heels. I usually alternate between a comfier block heel and a sleek stiletto heel, but either way, they work so well with any outfit. You’ll often see me wearing the Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong ones during this time of the year.
Wearing Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers
Sneakers almost always add a fun twist to simple look. I find that they’re perfect for summertime when I’m going to be traveling or spending more time outdoors and comfort is key. Currently in my wardrobe, the ones I’ve been wearing most are my Gucci Ace sneakers and Golden Goose in leopard print.