Shoe Down: 4 Styles You Need For Summer

❤️ By Hannah Blu

We’ve been rocking our sandals here in sunny SoCal since February (#SorryNotSorry for the humble brag), but we know that many of you are just starting to retire your heavy winter boots in favor of more…breathable options. Believe it or not, summer is only weeks away, and that means it’s time to break out the hot weather gear and flock to your nearest body of water.

There’s a reason summer is our favorite season – we love all the fun and fabulous footwear choices that come with it!  That’s why we’ve compiled our top shoe picks, to sport wherever you go this summer…

Woven Wonders: Huarache Sandals

Your summer wouldn’t be complete without a comfy pair of sandals that can be paired with almost any outfit. That’s where huarache-inspired styles come in. These intricately woven shoes dress up your denim shorts like no pair of flip-flops could ever do. They also look ultra chic and laid-back when paired with breezy frocks or flowy maxi skirts.

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Tied For First: Gladiators

It’s no secret that gladiators are a summertime shoe staple. They’re perfect for adding a little drama to your favorite leg-baring looks. Go for a classic lace-up design or liven things up with gladiators that boast boho-inspired accents, unique straps, or rich hues. (We adore this burnt orange shade.)

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All About Jute: Espadrilles

Fashion houses like YSL and Chanel transformed what were once mere peasant shoes into the chic, luxurious style statements you know today as espadrilles. The quintessential summer shoe, espadrilles have been updated with lace-up accents and d’Orsay-inspired silhouettes. The casual jute rope sole design also makes for one gorgeous wedge!

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Nature Lover: Wooden Platforms

The sun is shining, and now’s the time to embrace all that nature has to offer. For your next picnic or lunch date, try wooden platforms that add a touch of rustic flare to summertime sandals and mules. Don’t worry, though… No trees were harmed in the making of these shoes. These faux wood platforms are totes eco-chic!

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Microtrend: Espadrilles

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While slipping on a pair of flip-flops or sandals every day during the spring and summer seasons is the bee’s knees in our book, you gotta admit… The casually-cool-yet-classically-chic demeanor of a pair of espadrilles is unbeatable. What was once only a flat shoe worn by the likes of peasants has become a warm weather staple for both men and women alike. Wondering why this trend has become such a coveted repeat offender? Well, when a shoe works so well with the dresses and the denim pieces in our lives, we can’t help but revert back to that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

C’mon, what other shoe can instantly transport you to a serene sailboat, coasting along the Mediterranean, with Zac Efron by your side? Okay, so maybe you don’t dream in nautical like we do; no biggie. These jute soled babies can be worn for a plethora of other occasions too, like an outdoor summer wedding or those casual trips to the farmers’ market every week. And if you need a little outfit inspiration, just take a gander at our street styled ladies above. Now do you get the picture? We thought so.:)

Whether you’re actually getting away or strictly staying poolside during these haute days to come, remember: what’s on your feet totally matters. And, girl, don’t be discouraged. Whether you fancy flat or wedged, printed or plain, there’s a pair of ‘drilles out there for everyone.

Shop the espadrilles microtrend & more @ GoJane!

 

 

 

 

 

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