Indulge your inner Carrie Bradshaw this summer by enjoying the season’s top sandal trends: wedges, flats, espadrilles, bright colors, platforms, and neutral tones. As Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” With all the options out there this season, it’s not going to be difficult to find the “right” shoes.
Wedges will make you stand out in any crowd—whether you pair them with casual jeans or sophisticated skirts, by adding height and visual appeal (minus the discomfort that usually accompanies high heels). Crisscrossed suede straps define these chic Steve Madden sandals, lifted by a towering wrapped wedge and platform.
Smoldering sunset shades spice up the season’s star shoe, the almighty espadrille. Paired with shorts or a maxi dress, the woven detailing adds another dimension to your classic style. Jaunty jute looks just right next to bright, floral-print grosgrain. A mix of polished and casual materials makes this Jimmy Choo pump a savvy choice for day or evening.
There’s nothing as electrifying as bright hues from head to toe. If you prefer just a pop of color, pair a vibrant shoe with neutral colored apparel. A boxy, recessed platform enhances the edge of this BCBGeneration ankle-wrap sandal set on a slim heel in a flashy lime green color.
Sky-high platforms give preppy looks a posh edge. Or reverse the effect and add playfulness to a prim-and-proper pleated skirt. Crisscrossing straps of luscious color encase the foot in this chic, breezy platform sandal by Jessica Simpson.
Neutral tones are essential to bringing an element of elegance to everything from jeans to cocktail dresses. They ground an all-white outfit for a fresh, natural look. But neutral doesn’t have to mean boring… crystal embellishments add sparkle and pizazz to this slim, chic sandal by Vince Camuto.