Flip-flops are fine for walking down to the pool (or inside gym showers – gross!), but they are definitely not on the list for fashionable summertime footwear. This season, bold colors, clear accents and pretty sandals are the trends everyone will be wearing. Check out our Summer Shoes Guide, all available at Neiman Marcus, to find a new pair of kicks! Buckle up, lace up and slip on your new shoes – and leave your old plastic flip-flops in your beach bag.
You don’t have to sacrifice for fashion anymore! Strappy sandals will be your new summer go-to, as the wide heel makes for some of the most comfortable shoes you can wear. Stuart Weitzman’s Taborah Ankle-Strap Wedge Espadrille Sandals ($280.50) make a stunning neutral show, as the orange/tan straps will look great with anything.
Of course, if you don’t want to blend in, there are plenty of statement-making options out there as well. Look no further than the Gianvito Rossi Hologram Pointed Ankle Pumps ($660.80). These rainbow-colored beauties are multi-colored hologram, with a perfect pump and a 4.1″ stiletto pump. It’s OK to be a little extra every now and then, especially if it’s with these Insta-worthy shoes!
Clear is the New Nude
Another shoe trend this season is clear accent pieces. No more shopping for the perfect nude for your skin tone – see-through shoes will reveal your real skin underneath! The Melissa Shoes Cosmic II Slingback Flat Sandals ($71.25) have a chunky sole and two clear straps over the foot. These make a boring outfit way more interesting!
For a date night, wear these Christian Louboutin Jonatina Illusion Ankle-Strap Red Sole Sandals ($795) instead. The Napa leather sandals are nude, with a nude strap over the toes and ankle, connected with clear strap to make it look like a classy anklet. Wear with an evening dress for a dainty, feminine touch.
Chunky, Colorful Sneakers
My favorite trend this year is straight from the ‘90s – neon colored, chunky sneakers! These “dad shoe”-style kicks feel great on your feet and instantly make you happier when you wear them. Stella McCartney’s Sneakelyse Lace-Up Bright Sneakers ($695) come in three choices: white with black accents, black with white accents, and white with red and pink accents. Wear these while running errands, while working out or even with a sundress!
Guys can get in on this craze as well; after all, dads are the ones who used to love chunky sneaks! The more neon, the better. We like the Prada Men’s Cloudbust Knit Running Sneakers ($745), which are black and blue, and the Versace Men’s Barocco Chain Reaction Multipattern Sneakers ($994), featuring a rainbow display of colors and patterns with a thick, white sole. It’s summertime – don’t be afraid to try something new!