Hot Designer Shoes for Summer
As the temperature rises and much anticipated summer getaways draw near, everyone’s heading to the mall and online to pick up the latest trends in warm weather shoes. Whether the sky’s the limit or you’re on a budget, there’s something for every taste popping up this season!
As usual, Coach leads the upscale pack with primary-colored pumps and candy-hued flats to satisfy your summer sweet tooth while stuck at work, and a side of peep toe slingbacks to keep you dancing til dawn while you’re out on the town. Snap up the matching bag for a couture classic look.
The Ralph Lauren Collection caters to both the functional and the fabulous, contrasting sleek T-strap sandals featuring a variety of metallic accents – match it to your jewelry and wear with that little black dress! – with tall sea-blue raffia wedges. Natural materials like cork and raffia look amazing with a breezy summer dress; co-opt this celebrity style with sunglasses for the company barbeque or a weekend shopping trip with the girls.
Rounding out the usual lineup, Rachel Zoe boasts ballet flats in animal textures to match that bag you’ve been eyeing, but why not splurge on a strappy pair of sky-high architectural wonders? Summer’s splashy brights and hot metals are out in full force with Christian Dior’s recent line; whether you want flat thong sandals for a cruise or python peep toes for a hot date, the latest collection has something for every Dior Girl.
Bandolino has a surprising variety for the budget minded consumer, with gladiator sandals and ankle strap flats comfortably next to retro wood-look platforms; the perfect companions to a maxi dress or favorite pair of cutoff jeans. Naturalizer has cute versions of most popular styles of sandal, so you can enjoy a warm day at the museum, cheering at a sports match or browsing at the flea market unmarred by blisters or sore feet.
No matter how you wear them, this summer’s trends are sure to sizzle; just be sure to get a pedicure and pamper those lovely feet before showing them off at the beach!