Pick These Shoes for Summer 2017

 

 

 

 

It seems shoe design is following suit, going back-to-the-future. That is indeed okay. We enjoy new twists on retro themes. At least, I know I do. And, let’s not be naive; It’s pretty much #facts… that all women have a shoe problem. That means no problem, buying another pair just for a slight detail or color change. Every year many of us walk into the closet and realize there are way more shoes than the closet space can handle. The first thought is typically something to the effect of cleaning out the closet. Reality suggests that thought gets buried somewhere during the process of choosing the #KOTD (kicks-of-the-day) and heading out the door. Moreover, we understand there’s a whole lot to do during the summer season and we’ve got to get out that door swiftly!

With that being said, it’s a find time to deliver the trending shoe fashions and comfort for summer.  Shoes can truly make or break the outfit and sadly, there will be a lot of people that cannot pass the shoe test. My advice: Never trust a person with poor taste in shoes. Why spend all that time on the your outfit, hair, and makeup just to be a total turn-off at the toes?? I respect style in every right, but some things we cannot accept. On anoher note, I can’t wait to see how you lovelies style these trends… So, here’s to hoping you all can pass some stranger’s shoe test!

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Gucci is Stepping All Over Summer

The luxury fashion house has come to reinvent our needs season after season and we love it! This summer, mules are in and Gucci is bringing the stylish comfort that we’re into. Mules are the epitome of relaxed sophistication, dating back to the 1700s. Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of the slip on because I never understood how a shoe that slips off your foot was perfect for running errands. Now, that I’ve graduated into adulthood, I realize exactly how convenient these babies are, car-to-desk. A good shoe for day-to-day labor, a mule probably got

Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of the slip on because I never understood how a shoe that slips off your foot was perfect for running errands. Now, that I’ve graduated into adulthood, I realize exactly how convenient these babies are, car-to-desk. A good shoe for day-to-day labor, a mule probably got its name for being just that – a mule. A shoe that’s withstood the test of a to-do list.

Even if Gucci isn’t quite your fit, take a look at the many options in mules that exist. If it’s not the mule you’re into….

Walk Your Talk with A Pair of Espadrilles!

Photo: Gucci Tian Espadrilles // Gucci.com

We all relish in the joys of our American culture and privilege, there’s something oh-so-American about borrowing from another. With that being said, it isn’t quite Summer 2017 without taking an exotic pair of Espadrilles for a spin at a festival. Summer evenings are meant for those romantic strolls or kicking back on a bench at a park. The style these shoes provide go right along with whatever you throw on for a relaxing evening on your feet. That sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s summertime, so you know what I mean. Whether you’ve been out on the town all day or simply want to look your best the Espadrille is the shoe. Find a pair with cute little straps to create a sweet-and-innocent look. Though, depending on how you pair the strappy version, you could very well make it sexy!

 

‘Flatforms’: Be hip and nostalgic at the same damn time.

Whether you’re old enough to remember or not, platform shoes used to be a really big deal and they’re yet again, a really big deal. Another contender for comfort, the “flatform” is the cross between a platform shoe and the casual flat. The best thing is that they put a twist on just about any outfit and don’t let the sole fool you, you could walk a mile in these babies!

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Photo: Gucci Ballet flat with removable platform

If You’re Feeling Really Stylish, Get a Bootie…

Don’t just get any bootie, though. After all, it is summer. Don’t muck it up just because you’re allowed to cross the weather line. As we continue to blur the lines of the age-old fashion rules like wearing white before Labor Day, shoes are no exception to the change. Ladies, looking to switch up the sandal game this season may find these booties are peep-toe-permitting. So, don’t worry, you can preserve your pedicure.

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Photo: Dolls Kill Glass Slipper Heel

The “glass slipper” or “Cinderella” trend is not only taking over but being taken to the next level. In other words, it’s likely to take all types of twists and turns before walking its way out of style. If worn right, I dare not call it tacky. I was able to find a few styles that may be eye-catching.

 

Last but Not Least…Sneak a peek at these Sneaks!

Attempting to be fashionable can often times mean foregoing comfort, but it doesn’t have to. This summer, you’re in luck because cute sneakers are totally – in. As I said before… Gucci is killing it – covering all of the spring/summer trends.

Photo: Gucci Ace Rose print sneaker with collapsable back // www.gucci.com
Photo: Gucci ‘Ace’ sneaker with removable patches // www.gucci.com
Photo: Gucci “Ace” Glitter Sneaker in Pink // www.gucci.com

Being realistic and all, I understand that we all cannot shop Gucci. It’s just not in the budget. Therefore, there are great brands out there making some affordable styles. Sneakers for ladies are continuing to make strides in design and this summer they’re taking bold steps! Sam Edelman has been a big name for a long time, but I feel the need to resuscitate the vibes with some of his latest work.

Photo: Sam Edelman “Leya” Faux Fur Floral Sneakers//www.nordstrom.com

 

Photo: Same Edelman “Leya” Faux Fur Sneaker in Soft Silver//www.nordstrom.com
Photo: Same Eelman “Leya” Faux Fur Sneaker in Dark Blue Denim // www.nordstrom.com

Whichever shoes you choose… Summer is a great time to replenish, splurge, and style. Clearly there’s so much to shop for that you don’t have to worry about having your style copied. While there’s no promise you won’t bumb into someone else with the same shoes, they just won’t wear them quite like you! Which style will you shop around for this season??  Leave a comment and share any exotic, cheap, and/or chic finds!

Which style will you shop around for this season??  Leave a comment and share any exotic, cheap, and/or chic finds!

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