When it comes to shoes, summer may be the best season of the year because you have so many cool options and trends to choose from! From gladiators, to strappy heels, to bright flats and wedges, this season’s shoes will have you looking fab while at work, when on vacation or for any other occasion.
Check out our Summer Shoe Guide. The Season’s Hottest Shoes!:
1. Colorful strappy flats are perfect for adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. The gold hardware also helps add a little jazz to the most casual of outfits.
(yellow Prabal Gurung for Target flats, and neon green and blue Mossimo flats available at target.com; Dolce Vita flats available at bloomingdales.com, Eva Marcille image from fashionbombdaily.com)
2. Wedges are a great way to add a few extra inches to your height, yet they provide your feet with a little more comfort and support than normal heels. A neutral pair will go with everything in your closet, but it’s also fun to try a trendier pair, like a floral print, or color block wedge. You can rock a wedge with any outfit, but they are paired best with a cute, summer dress.
(neutral wedge available at shoptique.com; floral wedge available at iloveitsomuch.com; color block gray wedge available at shoptique.com; image from iheartvintagecouture.com)
3. The strappy heel has got to be the dressiest, most sexy shoe of the summer. They are definitely the go-to shoe for any special occasion. Throw a pair on with any outfit to add a touch of instant glam, and a little more sass to your step!
(all of the above items are available at zara.com)
4. And the last shoe that is a definite must-have for the summer is… The Gladiator! It is a very structured sandal, which may come across as a little intimidating at times, but when the shoe is worn with the right piece, a statement is instantly made. This season, we’re seeing the gladiator climb higher and higher up the leg to “knee-high” status. Feeling especially bold? Go Grecian and try out the knee-length gladiator sandal!
(studded gladiator available at nordstroms.com; knee-high gladiator available at gojane.com; image from fashionsteelenyc.com)
I hope you enjoyed our Summer Shoe Guide for the 2013 Summer Season. Make sure to have fab fun in the sun, while showing off your shoes!
By Fashion & Style Contributor, Karen Curtis, yourstylistkaren.com