Shoes can make or break an outfit. We’re huge proponents of dressing from the feet up. After all, investing in one pair of statement shoes can go a lot farther than picking one statement piece for the season. With spring fresh on our minds thanks to Daylight Savings and the sun setting after six pm, we bring you the five hottest shoe trends for spring and summer.
The Barely There Sandal
The silhouette of the season, and for good reason. The strappy, barely there sandal has always been around. There was Carrie Bradshaw’s sky-high, candy-colored Monolos and the craze that followed. Then there was the Stuart Weitzman Nudist shoe, a favorite of stars on the red carpet and regular people like you and me alike. Now, we have the newest iteration. Not quite as high, and usually in a new neutral, this version is Old Celine meets The Row. Perfect for dressing up or down.
The Sculptural Heel
You can thank Jacquemus and J.W. Anderson for starting (and continuing) this trend. The art-as-shoe trend results in beautiful heels that (thankfully for us) are surprising wearable. And with it manifesting in various shades of tan, white, and other earthy neutrals you’ll feel as if you’re lounging in the Mediterranean with the French designer Jacquemus himself. They’re the perfect way to dress up a pair of jeans or add a little oomph to a shirtdress.
Chunky dad sneakers are not going anywhere. And if they’re not for you? That’s fine. But if you’re even a little bit curious? Stick around. Open your mind up to the possibilities of wearing something so ugly, that it’s the coolest thing around. Louis Vuitton, Nike, Prada, and more can’t all be wrong. Not sure how to style it? Wear boyfriend jeans, a white t-shirt, and a jean or leather jacket for maximum style street cred.
The Mary Janes
Carrie Bradshaw (yes, I’m bringing her up again) once famously freaked out upon seeing Mary Jane Manolos in the Vogue closet. They fell out of fashion favor for a minute there, but now they’re back. Again, they’re a little different than the last time around, but it works out in our favor. Lower, block heels and a variety of colors mean there’s a pair for you no matter what your style vibe is.
We weren’t really ready for these to come back either, but then Chanel sent them down the runway in a bright turquoise. And then Longchamp sent them down the runway with an insane fringe. And you can’t say no to Chanel.
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