With chilly ankles no longer it is time for your spring/summer shoes to enter the chat. Even as a sneaker girl through and through this season's exciting styles have me feet first in the heel, sandal, and boot craze. Breaking out your feet from hibernation is ultimately one of the most exciting parts transitioning from a winter to spring wardrobe.
Your shoe choice truly determines the vibe of the look. With a strong capsule wardrobe your shoe tells the story. Invision a pair of straight leg jeans and a white baby tee. Are we throwing on a little bomber and pointed pop of color heel for dinner and night out? Are we tossing on a cowgirl boot for a daytime chic look? Are we going full denim and adding a denim shoe to the mix? Ultimately, with exciting new and trending shoes in your wardrobe you have endless room to play around, even with the most basic of a clothing base!
Here are the top spring/summer footwear trends to get your hands on!
This may be my favorite shoe trend of the season. The possibilities are endless. You can maximize your Canadian Tuxedo and wear denim on denim with a denim pump. Throw on a white oversized button down shirt with a pair of denim boots to create the ultimate chic vibe to your look. Think of your denim shoes as a blank canvas just like your jeans, the possibilities are endless for what lies above.
Meow Meow Kitten Heels Are Back
Why is it called a kitten heel you may ask? The kitten heel was developed in the 1950’s and considered the beginner heel for young girls or little “kittens.” Beginner heels sound great to me and my feet! Kitten heels are between 1.5-2 inches tall. Styled with oversized denim, cargo pants, and trousers, the kitten heel adds a level of sophistication to your everyday looks. The closed pointed sling back style kitten heel is particularly taking the market by storm. Adding a little heel is the difference maker between taking your look from day to night. The versatility of the kitten heel makes it both a practical and exciting trend with the opportunity to explore different pops of color, metallics, materials, and styles within the trend.
The Wedge is Back
Do you have your wedges stored from your highschool dance?…Well it is time to break those bad boys back out because wedges are making a resurgence. There are definitely mixed emotions and feelings towards this one, however designers have modernized the wedge with unique sleeker sharp angles that I can get on board with. Designers are playing with straps, materials, and transparency in freshening up the wedge. Wearing a wedge brings an effortless nostalgic and almost vintage yet edgy undertone with the updated wedge.
Bling Bling Bling
With sequins, metallics, and shimmer dominating the industry all year it was only right for it to infiltrate into your spring/summer shoe collection. Just like sequins and metallics made their way to daytime wear, so will your embellished shoes. Adding a studded mule, metallic sling back heel, or blinged out sandal to both your day and night wear is the perfect way to make a statement in a quiet way. Maybe embellished clothing is not your speed; adding a blinged out shoe is the perfect accessory to dabble into the embellished world and get out of your comfort zone!
Yeehaw Cowboy Boots Are Here to Stay
The cowboy boots are seeing no signs of departure for this spring/summer season. Cowboy boots add such flare to your look. A sleek way to incorporate your cowboy boots into your spring wardrobe is with your midi dresses, long denim slit skirts, and jean shorts and a t-shirt. Adding a cowboy boy to your look is sure to make a statement and we will definitely see their presence during this festival season!
Bring Back the Ballet Flat
The ballet flat is having a major comeback as THE transitional shoe of the season. The shoe is returning in a new light. What was once the staple "preppy" and "poised" shoe is now serving as an edgy and statement addition to your everyday looks. Designers are playing with adding buckles, patent material, metallics, and color blocking, and even styling with chunky socks to create a "balletcore" aesthetic. The comfy nature of the sure makes it extremely versatile to throw on with a pair of boyfriend denim, trousers, and even cargo pants to edge up the ballet flat.