6 Amazing Summer Shoe Styles & Great Clothes to Match Them With
Whether you’re hitting the beach, enjoying an evening out with friends or celebrating the holidays in style, summer calls for its own range of gorgeous footwear that inspires chic outfits without sacrificing comfort during the heat and long days. We’ve curated some of our favourite pairs that are not just on-trend but super-versatile, and will see you through all manner of summer occasions – as well as some effortless outfit ideas to go with them.
The slide sandal came back from the 90s with a vengeance recently, and it’s no surprise why. Breathable, easy to slip on and off and suited to so many outfits. This style is a favourite both on and off the runway and has been seen on many a style icon. Our fave right now is the Demi Slip On Slide Sandal. It’s available in in three ultra-cool colours. We’ve styled it with a fresh take on Riviera-chic – with nautical stripes as seen in the Capture Tassel Trim 3/4 Sleeve Tee, and crisp white pants, topped off with a classic straw hat.
Summer just got a whole lot hotter with these striking shoes! Make your wardrobe pop with an injection of bright red, with the Wide Fit Angela Sandal Heel. We love these tie-up heels – they’re edgy but still super feminine, and the tassel detail gives them a modern-boho vibe. Red heels can make an otherwise simple outfit show-stopping or be the finishing touch to a runway-ready look, and look great with anything from LBDs to skinny jeans and dressy shorts. We’ve styled them in a vintage-luxe look, with the Sara Longline Duster Jacket that pops with matching red florals.
Pleats & Denim
A pair of everyday sneakers need not be resigned to the running-errands, don’t-want-to-be-seen-today, old-leggings-and-t-shirts part of your wardrobe anymore! This classic shoe is an easy way to up your street-style cred and when given a twist, can create so many new outfit opportunities. The Jean Flatform Sneaker was designed as a main component to any ultra-cool style formula and looks fantastic when paired with more unexpected and feminine pieces, like a pleated midi-skirt and floral top. It’s a perfect mixture of off-duty and glam and softens any sense of formality, and gives a radiant, youthful vibe. Top it off with a denim jacket, and you have a chic weekend look sorted!
When summer calls for outdoor soirees and parties, it’s important to keep up the glam without forfeiting comfort. The Hibiscus Ghilly Tie Sandal Heel is cute not only by name but even more so in nature – a tie-front closure, cross-over straps and two essential colours makes this a perfect match for your floaty floral dresses and fascinators. The heel is not too high, either, and is crafted with a lightly padded sole to ensure you feel as great as you look. Paired with ethereal, boho-inspired pieces, like the Capture Tie Waist Maxi and a pair of classy statement earrings, we can just see ourselves living in these heels all season long!
Fashionable & Floaty
Make off-duty summer style a walk on the beach with a fashionable take on comfy sandals. The Kenya Slingback Thong Sandal Flats are not only stylish (thanks to metallic trim detailing and two beautiful hues), but they’re practical as well, ticking all the boxes of the essential summer shoe. They’ll keep you cool in the hot weather and match well with all your seasonal separates like denim shorts, beachwear, capris or maxi dresses. Our favourite combo, however, has definitely got to be with the Emerge Wrap Around Pants and a signature cami. It’s a heavenly fusion of lush colours and breezy, effortless luxury – perfect for weekend picnics or cocktails in the sun.
Sandal heels are one of the most versatile options for glam footwear out there. They’re modern and don’t make too much of a statement toward a particular vibe. They can be paired with anything from minimalistic, contemporary pieces to vintage styles and even boyfriend jeans. The Jenna Tassels Sandal Heel is a fun and chic update on this must-have. The tassel embellishment at the back that will give a bit of pep and movement to any outfit. The styling options are endless! Pair it with casual weekend brunch looks or with the Grace Hill Culotte Wrap Jumpsuit for a streamlined and sultry party outfit.
If this summer-inspired post has got your creative juices flowing, check out these summer trends for the warmer months too!