Summer shoe trends typically reflect larger directions in fashion: this year that means throw-back styles reminiscent of the ‘90s and early aughts (think delicate contrasts to beat up 501s or chunky shoes anchoring baby-doll or slip dresses). And so it is- the simplest way to update summer basics involves looking back (and beyond the sandal):
KITTEN HEELS: This harbinger of the 90's trend has maintained it-shoe status, working especially well in fresh white or bright colors for summer.
MULES: With stacked heels or closed toes, mules are showing up in a major way this season. Count on a mule to easily elevate summer jeans, city shorts or boho sundresses.
PVC: Spring's strongest materials trend extends to footwear this summer in the form of slides, sandals and heels that wink at playful naughtiness. Pair these "grown up jellies" with absolutely anything under the sun.
DAD SHOES: Dad Shoes are a fabulous closed toe option that contrasts brilliantly with every floaty item in your summer wardrobe (be sure you don't relegate Dad Shoes to athleisure looks exclusively).
1. Invest in one pair of shoes that echo these trends (you can shop many of these looks at Common Threads Boulder and Denver now).
3. Reap the benefits of updated accessories!