It’s not rocket science that when the weather changes so do our shoes styles. Summer Shoes that every woman should own are shoes that offer versatility, adaptability and endless possibilities of mix and wear. Trending shoes offer a way to freshen up your style, mix up clothing and styles with a way to enter your closet and suddenly come out with a new outfit because shoes change everything.
I personally build outfits from the bottom up, and I feel shoes calling my name when I see them in a store, so I am drawn to them. Now that the seasons have changed I have just found 5 Summer Shoes Woman Need For Their Wardrobe, and while you don’t need all 5 pairs, one of them will serve your wardrobe well. Imagine just choosing ONE Pair from the five will help you mix, match and get those trending styles amped up!
Styles change each season, so I tend to target a style that has been around for more than one season, that has been changed up just a bit and that matches best with clothing color schemes that I have in my closet. Lavishly live shoe fashion out loud and grab 5 summer shoes woman need for their wardrobe (or at least one)!
Style ~ Summer Shoes ~ Personality
To me, shoes are a direct reflection of my personality that day, so if I am just basic, I dress basic, but if I am ready to paint the town with attitude I make sure my shoes match. Some days I just want to keep things basic and it becomes a jean day, or a jean skirt, or possibly a jean shorts day. While my outfit might just be a simple tee and basic jeans, my shoes make it the ultimate. Other times, I need a little lift and I love wedges. I don’t like straps that hurt my ankles, or leave red marks and honestly some of the biggest names in shoes still have not addressed this issue, so keep an eye out.
Comfort is key, versatility is important, so watch what colors you add in, because a brilliant color is only as brilliant as the clothing and the seasonal color offerings for ward-robing. Are you ready to see what I have chosen this year to feature on my feet. Remember, I am all about practicality and I know that a great pedicure is priceless, but not always possible, so my picks will help you keep Summer moving along without restricting your fashion!
Wedges Keep It Simple
My love of shoes has led me to a new favorite style because of it’s set-up: The Wedge. A wedge shoe, comes in many shapes and forms, some have ankle straps, some do not, wedges can be woven, material, rubber, wood, plastic, etc. On a wedge there is no separation from heel to toe on the sole of the shoe. Often the top part of the foot is more exposed rather than the toes.
Wedges allow you to not worry if you have the perfect manicure brewing, rather, you can focus on creating the perfect outfit and that is easy to do with this stylish type of shoe.
1. Mamba Navy White Mountain
These are my Mamba Navy White Mountain Shoes. I love these wedges because they offer me a light heel, that has both Khaki and navy in it. Because the tip is accentuated with a little woven tapestry (a toe cap) it provides a little more oomph to the look. (yes ‘oomph’ is a great shoe word!) Additionally, the toe cap is quite effective on this shoe as you walk forward the consistent stress on this area is reinforced.
The ankle strap keeps my foot situated very comfortably and because it is elasticized there is give when I walk and I don’t get those red cramping ankle strap marks that cheap brands create. The heels on the shoe have a rubberized bottom, however.,…. do not wear this shoe in the rain, as the ‘Espadrille-like’ bottom will not react well. These are my favorite shoes, but, the woven rope, does not like water, puddles etc.
The woven rope on this shoe is on the very front part of the sole, and while it is covered lightly, water is not its best friend, even though they are beach looking shoes! This is based on my experience with a former flat Espadrille that did not fare well after a rainstorm, in fact it buckled and I could it feel it through the foot-bed of the shoe, and never wore it again, because of how distressed it felt against my walking precision.
Sometimes Life Needs Stripes
The world is a happier place with STRIPES in it, but I don’t necessarily like myself wearing striped CLOTHING but SHOES are totally the exception. I love stripes on my shoes, to pull out colors of my tops, and pants, I never worry with a stripe on my shoe, because it totally brings an outfit together.
My rules of stripe-wearing shoes are easy: 1) Make sure the shoes is a wedge, 2) make sure that at least one color in it is a staple color and 3) always make sure whatever clothing is being worn with it lets the shoes shine through (in other words, crops, skirts, shorts) never cover the shoe!
2. Pink Multi Striped Mamba
The stripes on the Pink Multi Striped Mamba provide me awesome clothing coverage, look at the color scheme: Pink (salmon), Black, Teal, Yellow and White, what more could a girl ask for? I can pretty much wear this with all my summer clothing, but its smashing against basic black, and crazy when paired up with white! Intense, stripes, hushed by an espadrille weave, toe-capped with a khaki tapestry, and finished with an elasticized buckle, these shoes are ready to rock the sidewalks, parks and boardwalks and then kick up at a bonfire. Fun, summery and totally bringing on the fashion, the White Mountain Shoes let summer in!
Add Some Sparkle To Your Feet
You know, it is all about the sparkle, the lighting and the shoes, ask any fashionista and she will tell you the same. I love a shoe that has a little heart to it, a blinging shoe that pops and makes a statement while keeping you trendy cool and I know what shoes will bring on the bling.
3. Chill In Black
Glamour, glitz and bring on the bling, it’s time to have a little shimmer in your wardrobe and for me, that means a pair each of bi-polar color opposites, Gold and Black. Perhaps it is the fact I live in Pittsburgh that I am enamored by both Black and Gold shoes. Maybe it is just the fact that nothing is as elegant when the light hits glitz, and when the glimmer and shimmer is on Gold and Black.
4. Sparkle In Cisco Gold Glitter
Dress up and outfit, or a pair of jeans with big ankle cuffs, bling is about to begin. While I love these for day, I prefer them at night, because when the light hits them, they sparkle and shine. These are for the minimalist who wants some glam, but does not want to have to adorn the wrists and neckline to get it.
The glitz is built into the wedge, the wedge is a comfortable shoe and life just can’t get much better! The ankle straps add a little something to the shoe and wow does this rock the short dress world. A flouncy skirt, and of course the infallible Maxi Dresses and skirts just love these shoes as the wedges will peep from below!
Falling Flat With A Little Support
There’s nothing like a flat shoe to pull your spirits up when you are down close to the ground (LOL). My baseline on a flat shoe requires some arch support and anyone that tells you it won’t matter, has not been through a little bit later in life (take my word on this, and fasciitis hurts). Be wise, be colorful, sparkle, shine and indulge in your feminine side by adding in some of the trending rose colored gold to your shoe wardrobe–You will thank me later.
Crush on genuine leather, then rubberized soles for traction, with a cushioned inside arch support that feels like butter on your feet. The rose-colored gold shoes are the winning must have for the season, as the flecks of gold dance off the sunlight and the moonlight while the rose color gives you the little hint of color your feet have been begging for. No pedicure, no problem, your toes are covered, your feet are comfortable and I highly doubt you will be kicking these off as the memory foam and gore will keep your feet cruising on silk.
The adorned toe tips have jewels that dance in the light, while the binding on the collar of the shoe is elastic, which means there is give. This is very important to you, especially if you have been on your feet all day, they do tend to swell.
Rather than leaving those impression marks on your feet from being too tight as the day wears on, the shoes moves along with your foot as the elastic expands and of course when you retire them for the day it again contracts to its original size. The Carella Rose Gold are perfect for travel as they are a light pack and provide comfort day-round.
Let your feet dance into summer, don’t worry about pedicures, but do give your feet freedom. Travel comfortably, travel cushioned, keep your peds locked in and propped! Get ready or a summer filled with fun, and indulge in shoes that just celebrate the season, with 5 summer shoes woman need for their wardrobe.
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