It seems as if it is a fashion lover’s intuition—whenever the weather starts getting warmer, it is time to go shoe shopping! For some reason, last year’s sandals just won’t cut it, as there is an internal yearning for the newness of the perfect open toed summer shoe! The sun gets hotter and our toes simply want to come out to play—but in the seasons most fashionable shoes, of course. So whether your obsession is flats, metallics, or summer booties, we have something for the shoe lover in everyone.
Every year, we see new trends waltzing down the runway on the most beautiful models in the world, so we’re going to break it down for any fashion challenged ladies out there so you will know what’s up when hitting the mall.
Mules- Yes…those shoes that you effortlessly slip on and often walk past whenever you are skimming through a row of shoes? Stop and try them on this time! Known for being the clog-like shoe that your grandmother wears whenever she decided to dress up, these are now highly acceptable and have undergone a makeover from designers globally.
Booties- Not just for winter anymore! Our beloved booties from the cold months have now transitioned into open toed versions that are perfect to wear while soaking up the cool summer breeze.
Skater Shoes- These functional shoes, traditionally worn by active skaters while flipping around on their skate boards has taken a fashion turn—for the better. Designers have re-vamped this trend and added embellishments like studs to make sure they can be worn everywhere.
Espadrilles- From classics to the fancier variety, this traditional summer time heel is here to stay. So, whether you pull out your favorites from seasons past or indulge in a new designer studded pair, you will be on trend and ready to hit the cabana bar.
10. Tory Burch, Blaise Flat Mule: $285
Known for her effortless style, Tory Burch hit the nail on the head with these Blaise Flat Mules for a new summer time shoe infatuation. In addition to being easy to slip on, they are a great price point for a designer shoe that you will surely find a way to wear all the time! The embellishment features an array of puka shells, resin stones, and tiny studs, perfectly placed. They are super feminine and perfect for your next warm weather getaway.
9. Stella McCartney, Wooden Heel convertible Mule Pump: $765
She may be Paul McCartney‘s daughter, but she sure knows her way around the fashion world! Known for being activist against animal cruelty, these mules are designed of faux leather and give you the option of wearing a mule or a summer boot—all in one shoe! The heel of these shoes were strategically designed for both comfort and embellishment, as they are created of a hollow piece of wood, with metallic facing. Overall, they are very signature Stella for their uber chic appeal.
8. Gucci, Caroline Crystal Band Espadrille: $770
For a night out on the town, with the wind flowing through your hair in the warm summer wind, nothing will complete your outfit better than these Gucci Caroline Crystal Espadrilles! They bring together the pure sexiness of metallic and multicolored crystal, as they shimmer from day to evening, embellishing the classic cork detail in the four and a half inch wedge. Be careful, because summer nights are known to be dangerous, especially whenever you have some Gucci on your feet.
7. Gianvito Rossi, Leather Split Peep-Toe Bootie: $790
Known for his chic women’s shoes that are surprisingly sexy, Gianvito Rossi has created perfection in these Leather Split Peep Toe Booties, captivating sexy appeal and a modern shape. They are truly a leather bootie built for summer, utilizing the rich cream color for lightness in the design. The peep toe will look fabulous with a fun pop of color in a pedicure “peeping” through, drawing even more attention. He took effortless one step further by making them slip on, perfect for on the go, sunshine filled summer days.
6. Valentino, Rockstud Leather Espadrille Flat: $795
Valentino is truly a master of everything that is meant to touch a woman’s body, and it is no different whenever he is designing shoes. These perfect Rockstud Leather Espadrilles magically bring together a classic design with edge to fashion a perfect summer time espadrille. Made from pebbled leather and braided jute, they are embellished with studded ankle straps that softly climb up the ankle for further comfort. Flowing seamlessly from day to night, these are certainly not your granny’s shoe!
5. Jimmy Choo, Dame Caged Leather Bootie: $995
With the color being called “neon flame” and the shoe being called “Dame Caged Leather Bootie,” you know that you are in for a treat! After all, forecasters are saying that orange really is the new black in the fashion world and everything is revolving around that bright pop of color to tie a look together, so these are hot, hot, hot for summer! These bright shoes are constructed of neon napa leather and enclose with a back zip, making them just as alluring from the back as they are from the front.
4. Christian Louboutin, Farfamesh Suede Red Sole Platform Bootie: $1,195
Known for his over the top, innovative design, Christian Louboutin certainly crafted a summer time bootie that is simply unmatched by anyone’s imagination. These Farfamesh Suede Red Sole Platform Booties capture everything that summer brings: bright colors, sex appeal, and fearlessness. The sleek lines of these booties are connected together provocatively through sheer mesh, creating a butterfly shaped vamp. Their final embellishments gives the shoe a peep toe and a tie in back, making them that much more tempting.
3. Giuseppe Zanotti, London Moc Sneakers, $1,325
Another fabulous find from Giuseppe Zanotti! His skater shoe is groundbreaking in the world of fashion and is a great casual look that also shows off your flair for style. These shoes are adorned in shining mirrored crystals as well as a silver metal toe cap, and constructed completely of suede. They are high class all the way whether you are lunching with friends or heading to a poolside bar, they are certain to take your look up a notch. Mr. Zanotti knows his shoes for sure!
2. Giuseppe Zanotti, Buckled Leather Strap Sandal: $1595
Born and raised in San Mauro Pascoli, a small village in Italy that is very well-known for their highly crafter cobblers, Giuseppe Zanotti is no different. Knowing his background, you can image the detail that went into creating this Buckled Leather Strap Sandal and all of its glory! It is a flawless bootie like sandal creating an unforgettable moment as well as lasting memories. It crawls up high on the shaft of the leg and featured heavy metal hardware buckled that are beyond provocative.
1. Tom Ford, Buckled Chain-Heel Cutout Sandal: $2,300
Could it get any hotter than having a summer heel made out of chain? We think not! Sexy should have been Tom Ford’s middle name after creating this Buckled Chain Heel Cutout Sandal made of calfskin leather, chain link heel, open toe, with gold hardware embellishment. This visionary designer knows what summer is all about and delved into the sex appeal of it all to capture everything beach bums are looking for after the sun sets.