With temperatures getting hotter by the day and a jam-packed calendar filled with weddings, BBQs, festivals, and patio hangs, it’s the perfect time to bring some new life to your wardrobe. But rather than stocking up on new clothes, treat yourself to some of summer’s hottest footwear trends for an instant outfit refresher. And in case you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve rounded up the hottest summer shoe trends that fashion influencers can’t seem to get enough of that you’ll want to continue wearing even after summer comes to an end.
Keep reading for 6 hot summer shoe trends to shop!
Mark our words: strappy sandals are going to have a major moment this season. They’re the perfect mix of femine and sexy, and they demand attention for all the right reasons. While there are tons of bold colour options available, we recommend trying a more neutral tone like black, nude, or white, as you’ll be able to wear them with just about everything in your wardrobe. We’ve currently got our hearts set on this stunning Stone Cold Fox and Bellissma collab.
Tried and true, flip-flops are synonymous with summer. But now designers have upgraded this seasonal fave with a much-needed fashion-forward twist by adding a chic heel. This makes this beloved style perfect for wearing during the day and well into the night. Plus, it just so happens that Bevza has you covered with the perfect pair.
There’s absolutely no denying it, wedges are back and thankfully they’re a far cry from the chunky styles you most likely rocked in the early 2000s — let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of this look. The trick is finding the right pair that feels truly fresh and sleek, like this amazing pair by LA-based brand Staud.
You probably didn’t think that velcro would be making a comeback, but we’re here to tell you it is, and it’s hotter than ever. Sporty and chunky sneakers have been having a major moment this year and now designers have created a summer-appropriate version for summer. Because it’s so adorable yet functional, we’re thrilled to say that the sporty sandal isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The best part is more wallet-friendly brands like Aldo have released variations, so you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy this trend.
Taking major notes from ’70s styles, sky-high platform sandals are back in style and we’re officially living for them. Think of them as your go-to shoe when you need an instant outfit refresher, because the bold look will instantly add a playful touch to whatever you’re wearing this summer. What we love about this style is that you can find platforms in neutral colours, or funky prints (like this amazing palm leaf printed pair from Call It Spring), with fun details like buckles, ankle straps, and even an espadrille heel.
You’ve most likely seen this style grace the feet of fashion icon Kim Kardashian, and now it’s the perfect season for you to add it to your repertoire. The naked, clear look is totally in for summer, and you can find it in an impressive assortment of styles ranging from kitten heels and wedges, to slides and mules, so regardless of your taste and style, you’ll be able to find the perfect pair to match your taste (and budget). We’re living for this playful style from Dolce Vita, which has a fun metallic heel.
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