With sunglasses, swimsuits, and maxi dresses comes the return of flip-flops and sandals. But if you’re looking to add new and improved shoe styles to your closet this summer, editorial fashion stylist and influencer Keicia Shanta is giving you the inside scoop on the trends to look out for this season.
From sporty sandals to heeled mules and chunky sneakers, get ahead on summer’s hottest shoe styles below.
Strappy Sandals – Dolce Vita Zayla Heels in Ivory $120
“These ‘barely there’ sandals with minimal straps give a nod back to the early 2000s,” says Shanta. Thanks to the low and chunky heel, they’re a comfy pair that you can wear to just about any event.
Sporty Sandals – Steve Madden Clementine Black $89.95
“Sandals with an elevated platform are also trending this season,” Shanta explains. We love this sleek, modern pair with an eye-catching wedge.
Snake Print Sandals – Sarto by Franco Sarto Risa Sandal $129
“Animal prints have covered everything from ready-to-wear to outerwear, and now your summer sandal is getting the same treatment,” Shanta explains. Whether you’re attending an outdoor bridal brunch or a fun girls’ night out, these sultry snake print sandals will give your dress or jumpsuit the glamorous edge it deserves.
Stacked Heel Leather Mules – Report Hannalee $50
“Adding a geometrical heel to your summer shoe selection is never a bad idea. Plus, it takes your look to another level,” Shanta says. The blush tone and stacked heel on this option add a touch of feminine elegance to any outfit.
Clear PVC Sandals – Ritch Erani NYFC Patricia $495
“From kitten heels to slides, there are many versions of this style,” Shanta says. Show off your trendy side with this fashion-forward heel for some added height and drama.
Chunky Sneakers – Fila Disruptor II Sneaker $74.99
“The dad sneaker returns this season with new colorways,” Shanta notes. “Wear them with a chic skirt or yoga pants!”
Crisscross Sandals – St. John’s Bay Alisa Slingback Strap Flat Sandals $54
“The crisscross sandal is another nod from the past,” Shanta says. We’re especially obsessed with this summer shoe trend because it combines different textures and colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect match.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
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