Summers is well on its way, and with it are brought new opportunities to get out and have fun. It’s time to organise your summer shoes for every occasion. From date nights and shopping trips to beach parties and nights out with friends; the warmer weather invites a whole new world of fun in. With this a whole new world of styling possibilities has its door opened. Where do you draw the line between functional and fashionable, and how do you nail seasonal trends without over doing it?
To tackle this issue, we have decided to create a list of our favourite footwear for every occasion that you are faced with this summer. Seasonal trends, clever detailing and comfortable constructions come together to give you something for every event.
With summer upon us, date night just got a whole lot more interesting. Whether you’re heading to a romantic movie screening or having dinner in a beautiful restaurant by the pier you can work gorgeous summery shoes. Try opting for something that you aren’t going to teeter over in but is still effortlessly sexy. Wedges are a sure fire hit; easier to walk in than stilettos, summer ready and leg lengthening they are a date night essential.
Try: ASOS Hawk Eye Wedges from ASOS.com
Lunch with friends
Lunching with friends is a summer must. Catching up in the warmer weather or enjoying your dining al fresco; it’s an opportunity to work some of the key seasonal trends. Flat sandals are perfect for lunching with friends. Comfortable and versatile you can team them with any sundress or pair of slouchy shorts for a killer look. Jelly sandals are set to be a big hit this summer, and they are the perfect fun footwear for a day with the girls.
Try: Silver Glittery Jelly Shoes from RiverIsland.com
Almost every girl loves to shop. Summer is a time of big sales and getting holiday ready so it’s important you are on top of your game when picking your footwear for a day out shopping. You want something that you can look and feel great in but aren’t going to get achy walking around in all day. Sliders are the ultimate shopping shoe; you can even slip them off easily when in the changing rooms so no need to get hot and bothered!
Try: Eliza Snake Print Double Buckle Footbed Flatforms from Boohoo.com
With warmer and drier weather upon us you can be a lot riskier with your footwear choices for nights out. No need to worry about ruining your suede boots running through puddles or getting chilly toes in your barely there heels. Choosing the perfect heels for a summer night out requires taking some serious advantage of this opportunity. Choose strappy heels in light colours and show off your pins.
Try: Valentina Lace Up Tassel Heeled Sandals with Contrast Satin Detail from Missguided.co.uk
Summer is the season for partying on the beach. Whether you’re cracking out the bbq or mixing up some cocktails it’s fun but risky business. Try keeping it simple for your beach party look with classic flip flops. Havaianas come in so many colours and styles you’ll be spoilt for choice; plus you don’t have to worry about your shoes filling up with sand!
Try: Havaianas Slim Womens Flip Flops in Guava Red from ExtremePie.com
Spice up your work style with some low heeled sandals for summer. With the weather warming up it’s time to get them toes up, and a cute block heel ensures sophistication. Try mixing trends up for a killer office outfit including monochrome, pastels and fringed detailing.
Try: New Look Wide Fit Plaited Heeled Sandals from ASOS.com
Summer is the holiday season, and all too many people make the mistake of not preparing for their travels. Look and feel great on your plane, train or cruise ship in a comfortable yet stylish shoe. Opt for something easy to take on and off as well as walk around the airport in. Espadrilles give off serious summer vibes and look great with almost any outfit.
Try: Lighthouse Espadrille in Rose Gold Leather from Office.co.uk
As you can see, there are so many opportunities to turn up the style with your summer shoes. Mix and match your trends, but most importantly go for what makes you feel most comfortable and beautiful. They key to a killer look, as always, is confidence.