Summer is just around the corner and as restaurants and bars are slowly opening up again, we’re all ready to step outside in style. If like me you’ve started looking at summer fashion trends and planning your outfits for the sunny days ahead, or you want to upgrade your shoe closet after months spent at home with new exciting styles, keep scrolling. Here are five hot spring summer shoe trends for every occasion, from a quick run to the grocery store to a fancy cocktail with girlfriends, make sure to put your best foot forward!
Words by Ellie Delphine from @slipintostyle
The twisted square toe sandals
The ubiquitous square toe sandals have been everywhere and are getting a much-needed make over this season. From Versace to ASOS, you’ll find twisted square toe sandals at all price points. I’ve styled my ASOS ones with a midi skirt. They will look even cuter with a mini skirt. Don’t hesitate to go for bright colours such as orange or turquoise, the more colourful, the better.
The fancy stiletto sandal
High heel stiletto sandals never go out of style and after a year spent in lockdown, they’re the number one piece at the top of my revenge shopping list, that will be the cherry on the cake for all of my summer outfits. Think extravangaza: sky high heels, lace up, embellishments, metallic hues.
I’m wearing the Aquazzura Bougainvillea sandals to elevate my pyjamas, sleepwear as outerwear has never look chicer! You can also style them with a pretty ankle-length dress, a full, tiered midi skirt or cute shorts.
If you like to be chic but high heels are a no-no for you (especially after spending so much time inside in sneakers or slippers), then try flatforms, they are the perfection combination of style and comfort.
I styled my The Row Ginza flatforms with a feminine midi dress to tone down the formality of it and bring it into the realm of casual coolness. They also go well with a formal suit. Instead of wearing your beloved pumps with your blazer and pants, next time try some flatforms.
The heeled flip-flop
I love flip-flops; who doesn’t? They’re generally cheap, they’re practical, they conjure up memories of sticky, sandy feet at the beach. So, if you love flip-flops, you’re going to love heeled flip-flops, one of the major spring summer shoe trends for 2021. They are a more elevated alternative and come in a variety of heights. My Song of Style ones are a little less than three inches, they’re comfortable to walk in and instantly make any outfit more alluring.
I would recommend wearing heeled flip-flops with either dressy, feminine outfits or with more casual ones that involve knee length shorts or denim Bermuda shorts.
The block heels
Block heels are usually my go to heels as they are easier to walk in than stilettos.
This summer, block heels come in many interesting shapes and flashy colours. Put your slip dress on and go have some fun!
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